With the success of Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch, Namco Bandai has proven that Japanese role playing games have a strong following in Europe and that a well developed title can be successful on the market if promoted the right way.
Tales Of Xillia will be coming to Europe and North America during this year and Namco Bandai hopes to make the game as successful as Ni No Kuni: the game was originally released on September 2011 and it was released to celebrate the series 15th Anniversary.
While localization work still seems to be underway, we have received some interesting info straight from Namco Bandai: on the Official Namco Bandai French Site the publisher answers some fans’ questions regarding the game. One fans asked about a possible dual audio option for the game and Namco Bandai confirmed that the game will only include the English dub.
The publisher apologizes to gamers since they said there was a chance that the Japanese voice overs could be included: Namco Bandai was forced to make this decision in order to devote all resources to critical issues directly released to the European release of the game, most likely referring to the multiple languages localization.
Tales Of Xillia still doesn’t have a set release date: some rumors state that the game will be released this Spring or early Summer.
The Tales of Xillia panel over at WonderCon 2013 is officially over! Here's some news gathered from the panel!
First off, nope, it looks like they STILL haven't announced the proper release date. I'm hoping that bit of news will be what the Your Tales Of Twitter teased that will be coming up in a couple of weeks.
Next up, voice actors. So far, only Jude and Milla's VAs were officially revealed: as many guessed, Sam Riegel for Jude Mathis, and Minae Noji for Milla Maxwell. Though Sam was there, Minae wasn't around because of a shooting for a movie. She had a pre-recorded introduction video instead, with her ordering a burger and fries in Milla's voice. Here it is:
Here's a video of Sam Riegel talking about his role as Jude. Thanks to Kazemon15, who was there at the event, for the video:
Here's another short video (again from Kazemon15) about Hideo Baba's comment on the English voices:
Next up,"progress" will be retained as the game's opening. I'm not sure if this is officially confirmed yet, but given that they kept on talking about Ayumi Hamasaki during the event, we're assuming such. This was announced and is confirmed. Thanks to Kazemon15 for confirming! You can see the announcement video of it here on Facebook.
They're also trying to get a "Western release for the Milla Maxwell figure". I'm assuming they mean the one by Alter. Oh, apparently they mean the Ichiban Kuji Milla Maxwell figure, not the one by Alter.
There's also a new mini trailer/video that features a bit of the other characters' voices (mainly a bit of Elize, and some of Alvin and Rowen). Updated with a better video from Kazemon15. Thanks!
Tales of Xillia 2 has received an Award of Excellence from the said event. Other games that received this prestigious award include GRAVITY DAZE, Super Dangan Ronpa 2, Dragon Quest X, Dragon's Dogma, New Super Mario Brothers 2, Resident Evil 6, Puzzle & Dragons, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Fantasy Life, Bravely Default, Persona 4 Golden, Pokemon Black 2/White 2 and Yakuza 5
The full Tales of Xillia presentation from Expomanga 2013 in Madrid, Spain is now online thanks to Otaku Music Radio. The entire presentation's an hour long (and is mainly in Spanish), but it features a few new gameplay scenes and some skits in English dub.
For the specifics, the gameplay is at 18:40, while the two new skits are at 28:15 and 31:35. We also get to hear Teepo's English voice for the first time.