Tales of Xillia English screens are full of wide-eyed wonder

Tuesday, 16th October 2012 23:22 GMT By Brenna Hillier

I’m very excited about Tales of Xillia finally getting a western release in 2013 but this latest batch of screenshots makes nearly every female cast member look like she’s been lobotomised.

Just look at these wide-eyed, drooling automata; the stuffed cat one of them is holding looks more intelligent than its owner. Thankfully Milla, the scantily armoured one seen strolling through the environment and in profile with fellow protagonist Jude, generally shows a bit more spunk – and also beats the crap out of things on a fairly regular basis.

You can choose either Milla or Jude from the beginning of the game, according to a little Namco Bandai blurb which accompanied these shots, an explore 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 the device and restore the mana back to the land. 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.”

Right. Skip the justification and let me smack things and level up, please. Tales of Xillia arrives on PlayStation 3 in the west sometime next year; a sequel hits Japan on November 1.

Thanks, Siliconera.



  1. mtnman3888

    Really excited for this and glad that Namco Bandai are more open in respect to Western localization of these great RPG’s. Really enjoyed Tales of Graces F and can’t wait for this one. Between this and Ni No Kuni, 2013 is looking like a good year for JRPG fans.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Moonwalker1982

    I really enjoyed Vesperia but i hate Graces F. Beyond horrible voice acting, very uninteresting characters and simply not interesting at all IMO.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. mtnman3888

    Never played Vesperia so I can’t comment on that, but I really enjoyed the combat in Graces. I can agree that the characters weren’t that interesting, but I didn’t think they were terrible. They did fall in that JRPF trope, however. I’ve heard good things about Xillia, so I have high hopes for it.

    #3 2 years ago

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