For those who made that arduous trek through the entirety of the 1st Tales of Xillia, you probably shed a tear once Jude and Milla’s journey came to a close. New allies were gained, a new world was discovered, new conflicts came into play and many lives were lost. All in all, this Tales of… series entry was an excellent JPRG worth spending your precious hours playing.
Bandai Namco is now in the process of finally bringing over the direct sequel to such a powerful JRPG. Tales of Xillia 2 not only introduces new lead characters, but it also changes the series format up in several different ways.
Here’s everything you need to know about Tales of Xillia 2!
1. This Sequel Takes One Year After the 1st Game’s Event
Tales of Xillia 2’s plot focuses on a new lead male named Ludger Kresnik, who works as a chef who lives and works in Trigleph city in Elympios. Ludger lives alongside his brother Julius and their loyal cat Rollo. He looks to continue his brother’s legacy and following in his footsteps by joining the Spirius Corporation as an agent. The Spirius Corporation is a huge company that’s known for developing most of the technology needed for most fields of work.
One fateful day, Ludger comes into contact with a young girl name Elle Marta. Elle was traveling alone and looking to re-discover her father at the mythic land of Canaan. One Ludger and Elle join up together, their tale and impact on the world will come to fruition in Tales of Xillia 2.
2. Plenty of Characters From the 1st Game Will Make Their Return
Since this game is a direct continuation of the 1st game, a lot of the characters who journeyed the world beforehand will be making their return in Tales of Xillia 2. Some of the main characters who will be returning include Jude Mathis, Alvin, Leia Rolando, Elize, Milla etc.
3. Ludger Won’t Be Able to Speak, But You Will Be Able to Decide How He Reacts to Different Instances
In a huge departure from past entries in the series, the main character of this direct sequel won’t be speaking. Even though he will be a silent protagonist, players will be able to live through him by making important choices during many of the game’s big situations. The differing choices you make will play a huge part in determining how the rest of the game’s story will unfold.
4. The Game’s Battle System is Receiving a Few Changes
Tales of Xillia 2 will be refining the battle system that series fans are familiar with. The name of this retooled battle system is entitled the “DR-LMBS (Double Raid Linear Motion Battle System).” During battle sequences, players will have access to brand new special abilities, the new Weapon Sway system and Chromatus transformations.
5. A Longtime Tales of… Character Designer Has Returned to Help Design Characters for This Release
Famed Tales of… series character designers Mutsumi Inomata and Kosuke Fujishima are lending their expertise to this game, but another longtime character designer helped design Ludger and Elle – Daigo Okumura.