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Tales of Xillia

Platform(s): PlayStation 3
Genre: Role-Playing
Publisher: Namco Bandai Games (EU), Namco Bandai (US)
Release Date: Aug. 6, 2013

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'Tales of Xillia' (PS3) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 9, 2012 @ 11:42 p.m. PDT

The latest in the Tales of Japanese role-playing game franchise, Tales of Xillia lets players enter the world of Rieze Maxia in a tale of unwavering convictions.

Tales of Xillia follows Jude Mathis, a clever medical student attending school in the capital city, and Milla Maxwell, a mysterious woman accompanied by four unseen beings. Players will be able to choose either Milla or Jude at the outset of their adventure through the world of Rieze Maxia, where humans and spirits live together in harmony.  The kingdom of Rashugal has been experimenting with a powerful device that has been draining the mana from the world.  Realizing the harm it is inflicting on the world, Milla and Jude set off on a journey to destroy it and restore the mana back to the world.  Over the course of the game their lives will intersect with a vast ensemble of characters that will teach them the strength of unwavering conviction.

Players will engage enemies with the critically acclaimed Linear Motion Battle System that the Tales of series is famous for.  The system allows for real-time movement and attacks, giving the player a more tactile role in the midst of fights.  The battle system in Tales of Xillia has been upgraded to Double Raid Linear Motion Battle System to let two characters combine their attacks to utilize devastating dual-character attack, letting fans strategize the best party setup for their style of play.

“The recent success for this year’s releases of Tales of the Abyss and Tales of Graces f has helped make localizing Tales of Xillia for North America one of the easiest decisions we have ever made,” said Carlson Choi, VP of Marketing for Namco Bandai Games America Inc.  “The latest game in this prolific series gives gamers a brand new world and cast of characters to get lost in along with its celebrated battle system that has yet to be rivaled by other Japanese RPGs.”



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