Alvin And Leia From Tales Of Xillia Look Better In Color

By Spencer . February 24, 2011 . 2:45am

You may have seen drab scans of Alvin and Leia Roland floating around. Now, see those Tales of Xillia lead characters in color.


Alvin, 26 years old, is a wandering mercenary who uses a gun and a sword in battle. He has a mature feel and calculating personality.

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Leia Roland, 15 years old, was revealed this week. She is a childhood friend of Jude’s and is training to be a nurse at his family’s clinic. She has a cheerful personality and carries a staff in battle.

pic_leia1[1] pic_leia2[1]


Tales of Xillia is slated for release in Japan this year.

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    Leia sure looks cuuute~

  • joesz

    I wonder what Aizen is planing to do this time.

    • DanteJones

      Uh oh, now that you mention it I can’t un-see it. XD

    • Ram

      Well… at least we now know what he’s been up to since he got put in the slammer.

    • Wiccan1109

      It was about time someone plagarised him, he looks good and you dont get a lot of characters copying that style. If they’re popular, theyll get it eventually though, may take a while but theres no running from copycat artists!

    • Cannot unsee.

    • Hmmm, now that you mentioned it… but he reminds me (look wise) of a mix of Albert Silverberg (Suikoden III) and Kiliko Lagen (+C: Sword and Cornett manga). But I can also see Aizen. XD

    • DemonicX

      Lmao. Now that you have said this, he needs an Aizen costume. XD

    • Barrit

      Maybe there will be glasses you can equip as helmet armor.

      • Ooooooh, glasses. Yum. :3

      • Exkaiser

        Well, Vesperia had those costume trinkets, and a couple characters had glasses, so it’s pretty possible!

    • Darkrise

      Butterfly form again. =/

    • You mean Kratos. ;)

    • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

      It’s impossible to have really original looking characters in Tales games because the generic anime style limits subtleties and really distinct facial features. In fact, they’re probably created by a randomized anime hair, face, and outfit mixing generator, with filters such as “suave world-weary man” and “delicate magic user” that limit the variations.

      But you’re right nonetheless.

      • Have you also noticed that the main character’s best friend forever is always cooler? :/

        • Masengan

          Like Mega Man X and Zero, then again I prefer red.

    • Zero_Destiny

      I don’t see the similarities at all. What are you talking about?

    • The antagonist will be Ichigo. Just wait

  • DanteJones

    Loving the character and clothing designs so far! What with that Graces announcement this is looking to have a better chance making it over here. At least I hope so. :)

  • Dodzkie

    Can’t wait to play this game! Haven’t bought a Japanese developed game for a long time. :(

  • Alvin – Prince of badass

  • taking a closer look at Alvin… alright… Ima very hype now… hope tales of graces f comes out sooner…

  • Darn D:! i want this so bad, omfg…

  • It’s Aizen!

  • Dimentionalist

    Leia looks delicious…

    Creepy statement aside, this is looking quite a bit better than it did in the initial trailer. Liking the graphical style so far.

    • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

      You know what else looks delicious?
      The sliced bread on my table. It’s so soft and flat. Yummy.

      • Dimentionalist

        You torment me my good sir ;_;

        • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

          My bad. I will say no more.

  • Oh God!
    Leia looks like Haruhi! <3

    • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

      I beg to differ. Leia’s wide eyed innocent expression looks nothing like the mischief brewing grin constantly plastered on the face of the energetic Haruhi.

      I’d say she looks more like a Clamp character, most notably Sakura.

      • She does look like a Clamp character… Add shoulder length hair and you get Kobato

      • puchinri

        You’re right! I see people comparing her to Haruhi, but the brown hair (and length) is all to me, but she does strike me as a CLAMP character. Especially Sakura. (Eye color helps.)
        They should have CLAMP do her other costumes and throw in one of Sakura’s. It’d be a complete set if they gave her a Kero and Tomoyo.

  • IceRomancer

    Character wise this game is looking great!
    Has me some high hopes for this one!

  • I just hope that Namco will localize this game (or the complete version that may come afterwards).

    • If it’s on PS3, it’s pretty much the complete version.

      • Hraesvelgr

        Or so they want you to think.

      • malek86

        Let’s wait for the NGP port with added content. That would be the last straw.

        • It would be a downgrade… a massive downgrade…

  • [The Hunter] Doomrider

    The game looks somewhat better than what I’ve seen on the first trailer, if I’m not mistaken. Nice!

    I’m also glad that Bandamco is finally giving more of a cinematic feel to the cutscenes (like they did in Graces), I think that’s the way to go.

    • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

      Controllable behind the back 3rd person camera too!

      • [The Hunter] Doomrider

        Really? =O Oh my, that sounds great! I hope the characters are appealing (they can make or break the game, sometimes) and the combat system fast paced (like the one in Graces, which was lots of fun). I gotta pay more attention to this one from now on!

        PS: I hope you don’t mind me adding you on PSN? I don’t really play much online, or even log in that much, but hey, at least you’ll be on my friends list =P

        • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

          Yea, if the characters have terrible personality or are two dimensional to a point I can’t relate to them, then I can’t play through the game. Definitely would like to see some more combat myself.

          Sure, go right ahead. Are you still Doomrider on PSN? Because my ID is different on there. JinFei3. I haven’t touched my PS3 in a week or two but I should have some time tomorrow so I should be able to add/ confirm by then. I don’t really play online either… XD

          • Guest

            My PSN is Jbaka, I’ll send you an invite as soon as I can =)

          • [The Hunter] Doomrider

            Ok, something happened to my comment below, so here it is again:

            My PSN ID is Jbaka, I’ll send you an invite as soon as I can =)


          • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

            Nope. Too late. Sent YOU an invite first already.

  • malek86

    So we have Lelouch, Panty, Aizen and Haruhi. Who’s next? My money is on Miku.

    • Barrit

      Hey good observation! That explains Panty’s messy hair.

      I’m not sure about Miku, didn’t they do that in Tales of Graces already?

      • Croix

        Intentionally/directly, no less?

    • puchinri

      I was actually thinking femme!Rutee, someone else, another younger and sexier character and… And well, Leia is just generic and simple. Her dress doesn’t help. I wish I could remember who the other two make me think of. And no more Miku… No more Vocaloid. Everyone seems to be copying Prof Layton (Namco included), but maybe they’ll be clever and make a Luke, Flora or Remi.

  • Zero_Destiny

    All Alvin needs is some oversize glasses that keep falling down so he needs to constantly push them up and he’ll complete “THE LOOK” :)

    • Zero_Destiny

      There we GO!!! Now he looks better :)

      • [The Hunter] Doomrider

        Your paint skills are quite remarkable, sir.

        • Zero_Destiny

          Why Thank you :) It wasn’t much though. That was just a result of messing around in MS paint while being bored in class. lol

  • Darkrise

    The fact that he’s voiced by Tomokazu Sugita just makes Alvin more badass. I really hope we can get Xillia, with dual audio. =/

  • RX_93

    Graphically some of the backgrounds remind me of .Hack.

    • I’d devote a shrine if CC2 made a Tales of spinoff

      • puchinri

        I hope you would allow me to join in on devoting that shrine.
        I almost want to say I wouldn’t mind them doing a mothership title (even if it’s not possible or likely at least). I like the look of Solatorobo and Asura’s Wrath, so I’d have faith in them if they did (and they have .Hack to add to their experience).

        • Probably Tales studio will take hold of the development of mothership titles, but it would be nice if they had something to do with the Tales of the World series, like Alfa System

          • puchinri

            That would be nice. I notice Innocence is a mothership title not developed by them though, so maybe there is hope~.

  • Draparde

    from her art looks like she uses a bo staff? i hope so X_x i sure do love melee characters.

    • The pole she uses extends as well.

      • Ren

        Innuendo detected.

        • Barrit

          trap detected.

          • Ren

            Internets awarded.

      • Yeah, apparently there’s some kind of skill that extends the staff for a period of time – so that her attacks can hit a massive range.

        I have a hunch that she’s going to be the new broken character. Infinite Tidal Wave Rita?

    • puchinri

      That would be awesome. ♥

  • Croix

    This game looks to have stylistically improved quite a bit even from the most recent Tales games. I really like how these new characters look to have the same style of Tales of the Abyss, while Mira definitely has the feel of a Team Destiny character.

    • puchinri

      Oh, good point~. I hadn’t quite exactly realized how Abyss-y the style of everyone else is. I love the Destiny Team (and art) the most, so I’m glad Mira fits it so well. x’D (I just wish her hair wasn’t *so* all over the place.)

  • Caligula

    Twenty-six-years-old! Ancient by RPG standards. $100 he’ll be the butt of old man gags.

    • Or he can be as awesome as Jade. Jade alone makes Abyss worth playing

      • Zero_Destiny

        No I’m pretty sure once the world is saved Alvin will end up here:

        • I’m quite sure he’ll be made king D: Looks like Alvin got you under Kyouka Suigetsu

      • I loved that Jade joked about being an old man at 35 years old.

      • puchinri

        That’s so true.
        Looking back though, the Tales series have frequently featured older characters in the main party. Older characters that are actually awesome and make the game.

  • Yukito

    Leia looks really cute.

  • Character designs are ridiculously gorgeous *___*

    I wonder how menacing the antagonists will be

  • I can’t wait to see the rest of the characters.

  • Leia a childhood friend and nurse-in-training, i predict a love triangle =) (at least that’s what hope :( )

    • puchinri

      It does sound like a love triangle (right out of Graces), but I really hope it isn’t actually. x’D
      [Or can we least get a triangle or mini-harem with a girl in the middle. I don’t mind if (all) girls or guys are gunning for her even.]

  • HarryHodd

    I really like Leia. I really hope folks buy Tales of Graces f so we’ll get this awesome looking game localized.

  • PrinceHeir

    he looks bored like most wanna be cool guys XD

  • puchinri

    Alvin is pretty sexy. Something looks weird with Leia though… I like the design, but the rendering of her hair and eyes looks a little freaky. But I also found the same thing somewhat when I was looking at cutscenes in ToG F.

    Still looking forward to the game though.

  • Hraesvelgr

    Well, I think Fujishima’s designs generally look better in-game than they do in their art form, but the same can be said about Inomata in Leia’s case.

  • Enter, Mr. Older Wise Guy and Innocent Childhood friend. You’re right. They do look better in colour!

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