Tales of Xillia Announced For Western Markets

Friday, July 6th, 2012

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At this years Japan Expo (Which is held Paris), series producer Hideo Baba has announced that Tales of Xillia a PS3 exclusive ‘Tales of‘ title, will be localized for Western Markets. We assume this would include North America and Europe.

The game will be released next year. They also said that if sales are strong, Xillia 2 will also likely be released.

UPDATE: Tales of Xillia IS coming to America!
TalesofU, which is Europes official Tales of page tweeted this:


Tales of Xillia  is the 13th flagship tile in the series. It was also originally released in Japan in September of last year with the highest pre-orders the series has ever seen, rated highly by Famistu, and has a huge new element introduced to the series which is letting the player choose between two main characters(Jude, and Milla) at the beginning of the game. Being able to see one or the others view point, and by playing the game twice to see where the characters path diverges.


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  • Finally, after months of saying maybe, we finally have a definite answer. After the disappointment of Graces f, I hope this one can reach the levels Vesperia did.

  • Wow, sort of unexpected. Hopefully this and Ni no Kuni won’t cannibalize each others sales.

  • RyanOPR

    Finally some Tales love for us!

  • Innocence R am crai

  • Hooray! I should finish up Graces F, though.

  • Gary65

    And no sign of it being brought to 3DS like Abyss was. BOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! X(

    • RyanOPR

      Abyss was ps2 game. 3ds could not handle a full on ps3 game. There was really no chance of that happening. You have to realize that Xillia and Xillia 2 are the latest entries in the series, they are not older games.

    • Gary65

      Then they should make it for Wii U or something. Keeping it to PS3 when the Ninty port of Abyss did so well is just stupid.

    • No it would be stupid to expect Namco Bandai to do such a thing when the sequel is well on the way out the door and into store shelves.

    • RyanOPR

      That and a PS3 will cost you way less than a Wii U. You can get a ps3 for $150 on ebay.

    • Gary65

      That’s true but no one, that doesn’t own one already, is gonna buy a PS3 just so they can play Xilia, especially with the air being thick with PS4 rumours. However, as the first next gen system to release, people are a lot more likely to buy a brand new system like Wii U if it has a good game, like a Tales game, in its roster

    • RyanOPR

      I won’t disagree with that, but NB is hardly concerned with Wii U sales. True they will sell more copies of the game if they release the game on the Wii U, but they did not have much success with the only Tales game on the Wii, ToS 2. That could be the reason they are hesitant, Granted that game was pretty bad. Near unplayable for me.

    • RyanOPR

      Graces was released on Wii in Japan, but since this topic is about the Western market, I wasn’t counting that.

    • Gary65

      True but they must see how there is a niche for the game on U’s launch line-up(or within the first 6 months). Not a JRPG in sight on U’s line-up. After Pandora’s Tower, Last Story and Xenoblade, JRPG lovers are on a high. Ninty has proved that it knows how to handle a JRPG. That’s not including the fact that these 3 stellar games were on Wii, whose capabilities are far below U’s. This is why this makes no sense to me. Xilia would be perfect for U. All the LS/Xeno/PT lovers will latch onto it on the spot.

    • RyanOPR

      It seems early adoptions for RPGS on new consoles is rare. But there will be Dragon Quest X and I’m guessing that it makes Nintendo’s launch window.

    • Too risky for their blood, its not easy to port something into something brand new as you think it is. Besides nothing is stopping you from buying a PS3 and playing the game.

    • Gary65

      Yes but Wii U will already be released by the time Xilia is released. Doesn’t it make sense to try and capitalize on the brand-new-next-gen-system hype by making it for Wii U too? You can’t honestly be suggesting that you think it would hurt Xilia’s sales.

    • RyanOPR

      It would be too costly. These Tales games don’t make a lot of money because they don’t sell in the millions. The game is already made for the PS3. They would have to redo the game for the Wii U. It does not make much financial sense. The Wii U will likely have to wait for the next game after Xilia 2.

      But who knows, maybe they will bring the game for the Wii U later down the road.

  • disappointment?…oh yeah…it was cutsey like ff9, right?…that was a disappointment, too…please…people bought it…that will teach the company a lesson NOT to let people go too long being disappointed in NOT getting a game…hopefully this will bring tales of hearts here…we bought it…it sold…and the ps3 one got xtra stuff…and we get xillia 1 and prob 2…+ nights…smile and buy…nuff said…]xD…

    • RyanOPR

      FF IX was a disappointment? I loved that game, regardless of it being “cutesy”. But I cannot tell if you were being sarcastic 😛

  • PS3 is region-free! This is a win for PAL gamers too! 😀

    • RyanOPR

      It’s coming to PAL, I’m guessing you mean you want to import the US version for cheaper prices? Cannot blame you 🙂

    • Definitely, and like Ryan said, it’s actually coming to PAL. (Abyss sold gangbusters across the pond!) And knowing that this is Namco Bandai, you guys will probably get a really kick-butt special edition on the side!

  • Dan

    The only Tales game I’ve played is Abyss. I hear the others are way better. 🙂

    • Tales of Graces F has one amazing combat system, do yourself a favor and pick that game up post haste 🙂

    • RyanOPR

      I recommend Symphonia and Vesperia personally. Give them a try if you have the means.

    • Devin Kotani

      I second @RyanOPR:disqus’s recommendations! I’ve put 150+ hours into each of those games.

  • *Mr. Burns voice*

    I’ve played Abyss, Phantasia, Symphonia and a bit of Graces, so I really can’t wait for Xillia, considering the extremely positive response it has had in its home country!

  • RichieBerry

    Huh, the katakana below the title says it’s pronounced “Eksillia” (like Xavier can be pronounced “Eksavier.”) I’d always pronounced it “Zillia” like Xylophone.
    Anyway, that’s excellent news.