The original Tales of Xillia isn’t even out in Europe and America yet, but Namco Bandai have already committed to bringing the sequel to the Western world too. The first game will be out in August and now players don’t have to worry about missing out on the sequel when they’re done.
The news was announced at the Japan Expo in Paris. Don’t expect it to arrive any time soon though, it’s taken nearly two years for them to bring the first game to the West and it’s not known how long they have been localising the sequel. I’d take a guess at a release in the second quarter of next year.
This is great news though. To be honest, I thought the publishers might have waited to see how well the first game did before thinking about giving us the sequel. Thanks for having a little faith in your fans, Namco Bandai. With the original game on its way soon and Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles coming early next year they have given JRPG fans lots to enjoy beforehand.