Namco Bandai Games showed off the first English-voiced trailer for Tales of Xillia 2 during Tokyo Game Show today.
The trailer (embedded below) introduces Xillia 2‘s new primary protagonists, Ludger Will Kresnikand Elle Mel Marta. Set a year after the events of the original Tales of Xillia, which only just saw release stateside, Tales of Xillia 2 revolves around Ludger’s unique ability to travel and destroy alternate timeliness. Expectedly, Ludger is being exploited by Clanspia Inc., a company that I guess somehow turns a profit by destroying alternate timelines. Or perhaps the business itself is just a front. That seems much more like.
Tales of Xillia 2 originally debuted on PS3 in Japan November 1, 2012, and is is coming to North America and Europe sometime 2014.
EGM’s Andrew Fitch described the original Tales of Xillia as “the Final Fantasy X of Namco Bandai’s venerable Tales RPG series” in his review, saying that “it’s an enjoyable experience, but it also discards several tried-and-true franchise conventions—such as a traversable overworld map—in favor of a smaller, more focused adventure.”