Japanese Tales fans have something to look forward to this November, with the announcement of a November 1st release date for Tales of Xillia 2, along with some nice bonuses.

People who preorder the game will receive a book containing a short story that connects Xillia 2 to the original. In addition, a Japanese game blog, called Game Jouhou, reports that those who preorder will also receive download codes for in-game costumes, such as one inspired by Emil from Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World.

Rounding out the bonus bonanza are a couple of special bundles for the game; one, released by Namco Bandai, will include a special Tales of Xillia 2 themed controller, while Famitsu is planning a “DX” bundle that will include, among other things, a stuffed cat.

Namco Bandai has yet to announce a Western release for either Tales of Xillia, but hopefully, we’ll hear something eventually.



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