By Theophilus Fox / February 26th, 2013
Tales of Xillia is probably the best looking Tales game to date. And I’m pretty sure that when this game is released in the West it will do great. So, just to keep the hype going, here’s what we know about the game so far. As we know, Tales of Xillia will be released this year but it’s not confirmed when. And, as we also know, this game is a PlayStation 3 exclusive.
Now onto some features of the game. Xillia will feature two playable main characters: Jude Mathis, a medical student who goes to school in the capital city, and Milla Maxwell, a woman shrouded in mystery who is also accompanied by 4 unseen beings. As for the story: The kingdom of Rashugal has been experimenting with a powerful source that led to draining the mana from the world. Realizing the harm it is inflicting on the world, Jude and Milla set off on a journey to destroy it and restore the mana back to the world.
Some more features include:
New graphical expressions
Achieved by the development team’s technique and knowledge accumulated over 15 years, the world and characters are portrayed in their natural, life-size state so that players can feel the characters and objects in the game as if they really exist there.
“Dual Raid Linear Motion Battle System”
The latest version of the most dynamic battle system seen in JRPG gaming that allows players to have an advantage in the battle by using Linked Combat System to link two characters to team up in terms of attack, defense and support. The Player can enjoy more tactical battles by changing the party members with backup members even during the battle.
Hyper linked Combos
While characters are linked, their cooperative gauge called “Linked Artes Gauge” will fill up. Once the gauge is filled to some extent, characters can perform special attacks called “Linked Artes” that change variously depending on the arte the controlled character uses. Once the gauge is full, the player can perform Linked Artes combos until the gauge becomes zero.
Also if you did not know this game’s character design is a collaboration between Mutsumi Inomata and Kosuke Fujishima who also worked on other character designs in previous Tales games.
That was quite a lot of information. So this could be news for some or just a refresh for others. As for me, I can’t get enough information of this game. I am highly anticipating this game and I’m sure there are a lot more like me. Let us know of what you think about this information or if you’re anticipating Tales of Xillia like I am.
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