By Spencer . February 25, 2011 . 2:55am
On top of chaining basic attacks with party members, Tales of Xillia lets players combine artes. The resonance artes system links techniques resulting in more powerful attacks.
For example, Jude can link his Demon Fist attack, a skill that creates a shockwave of energy on the ground, with Milla’s Wind Lance, a piercing wind spear. Linking these two attacks creates the Severing Wind Blade (note: attack names are loose translations and are not final in any way), a cross wind blade that flies in a straight line.
Milla’s fireball spirit magic can be linked to Alvin’s Tearing Tiger Fang, a two hit killing strike. This combination yields the Crimson Sword, a blazing sword strike that ends with an explosion.
Namco Bandai also released screenshots of Leia Roland, who was announced most recently, using her staff in battle.