Tales Of Xillia’s Homage To Pop Idol Ayumi Hamasaki

By Spencer . August 1, 2011 . 2:04pm

Tales of Xillia’s theme song "Progress" is performed by Ayumi Hamasaki and you can dress Milla Maxwell like the pop idol. Limited edition copies of her mini-album Five include a code for a singer costume for Milla, which is based on one of Hamasaki’s costumes. As of now, the only ways to obtain this outfit is to buy the CD or scour Yahoo! auctions for product codes.


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Namco Bandai also shared screenshots of the game’s level up system where players can boost one of six stats with GP (short for Grow Up Points). As you grow the hexagonal grid, you also reveal unseen skills and arts. The key is lighting up adjacent nodes on the web, which creates connections and unlocks additional nodes. If all of this sounds too complicated you can let the computer manage character growth. The game has a built in auto node feature.


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Namco Bandai also released screenshots of King Gaius and another look at the game’s resonance artes system where you can combine techniques in battle. Tales of Xillia comes out on September 8 for PlayStation 3.



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  • puchinri

    Lol, one of those pics totally reminded me of Suite PreCure. That is odd. And that outfit isn’t that cute, but it doesn’t look too bad on Milla. But now I wish we had more badass outfits for her and everyone else.

    And a well deserved unf to King Gaius. Yes Gaius, I will buy ToX for you, your majesty.

    • Setsu Oh

      well it IS a game for 15yo, i dont think they mind the clothing….only legendia looked likea bit more mature than the other tales…too bad it was on an obsolete toy

      • puchinri

        Lol, is it really? I didn’t realize. x’D

        I think Rebirth looked a bit more mature and to a point, so did Hearts. To me, Destiny felt more mature, but I don’t know if I can entirely say it looked more mature.

    • raymk

      Well tbh the suit much better and hot on millia than it does on ayumi lol.  As for things looking mature I think Destiny looks the best along with hearts.  I just want to see some original costumes now all they showed is cameo costumes so far.

      • puchinri

        I haven’t seen Ayu in yet actually. I just can’t like it period, but I hope that if Milla wears it well, Ayu can wear it somewhat well, or that’s a waste, lol. x’D

        Complete and total agreement there, Destiny and Hearts definitely look the best to me. And good point! I think I was kind of disappointed because we haven’t seen any original ones, but I didn’t actually realize it.

        Hopefully we’ll see some of those next~.

    • SerendipityX

      Haha And here I thought I was the only who thought King Gauis was looking rather smexy in that red tunic.

      • puchinri

        Haha, not at all~. I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought that. 

  • Learii

    Ayumi <3 my  fav singer yay

  • AzureNova

    I love Ayumi Hamasaki, and I definitely want that outfit for Milla! I really hope there are percs like this for the localization of the game.

  • DanteJones

    They keep selling me on the game even though I’ve already been sold! I don’t know how much more selling I can handle!

  • Stop making Mira more haw T_T

    • raymk

      I don’t think that’s possible bro >_>.  Millia is the queen of hotness and they can’t stop it.

  • Setsu Oh

    the idol who can’t sing huh?
     namie is alredy behind pokemon, koda ff10-2….ayu could have been into games more like female based or something… willia is more an utada hikaru thing with her able to sing both in us and jp. at least w wouldn’t have a weak instrumental of epic-censored- for an intro. vesperia was a fine move that way….wait did ayu learn english? if she could have learned to sing high that would be nice too.

    • puchinri

      Lol, Ayu can sing~! Though admittedly, I haven’t listened to her music in at least a year or two since my tastes shifted. (It’s all about Crystal Kay, baby.)

      But then again, Ayu has had music in a RPG before most other idols. Thousand Arms, anyone~? (And Ayu does indeed know English, but I don’t know how much she learned.)

      • shy_mel

        I believe I watched an interview with Ayumi speaking English.  Ah, I found it, but it’s a few years old:

        • puchinri

          Huh, I’d never seen any of this Talk Asia stuff, or that interview. Thanks for the link! Although it’s weird that they called her a teen idol even though she was almost 30 at the time of that interview. x’D

    • Ayumi >>>>>>>>>>>>> overratedImakeRihannasoundlikeWhitneyhouston Namie Amuro.

  • Elemiel

    Gaius looks so COOL! :O

  • Seriously, the more I hear and read the more I’m willing to do to make sure that this game gets over to our side.

  • I want more bad-ass costumes. . .

  • SerendipityX

    Cute outfit for Milla! ;D

  • LezardValeth

    Why is this game not in the works of being localized publicly yet? Just can’t fathom it at all…..Either the Japanese make it a must to keep all of the absolute best stuff for themselves or the people deciding what gets localized and what doesn’t are absolute morons…I wish the North American gaming crowd was a bit more open-minded about games instead of just shootan’. It seems like all of the older generations of gamers will go tooth and nail for stuff like this but basically everyone 15 and under only cares about Call of Duty…..if only they had gamed back in the PSX days….they’d understand…they’d understand.

  • Wow, and to think that this is coming out next month… I bet we can see a spike in sales of the Five mini-album.

  • Darkrise

    Milla looks hot in that second pic.

  • Mister_Nep

    So I’m getting the CD, but won’t be able to redeem the code. So who wants it? I’ll just give it to you.

    • If you’re really not interested in keeping your codes, I’d love to take them off your hands.

      • Mister_Nep

        When I receive the CD I’ll give it to you. What’s your PSN?

        • My PSN would be “Culdcept” and I should be around a PS3 sometime this week so I’ll accept your friend request then. =3 Much appreciated.

  • Xerain

    While it’s asking quite a lot, assuming Namco actually brings this one over…. Ayumi Hamsaki could have some guaranteed CD sales if she released the CD here through an online vendor just so people could buy it for the code.

    But she sells so many CDs already I doubt anyone cares.

  • The GP system looks intriguing enough. Although, I’m drawing comparisons to the Gambit system of FFXII. I know that there are glaring differences, but it seems the concept is the same. I also like the fact they allow for the computer to go auto-pilot, because I can see some people getting frustrated by the managing their GP manually.

  • Don’t forget to catch Ayumi Hamasaki’s “Five” [Limited Edition] !!

    – http://www.play-asia.com/SOap-23-83-encg-71-cv-49-en-84-j-70-4azl.html

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