If You Played "Xillia" You’ll Know These Tales Of Xillia 2 Characters

By Spencer . July 19, 2012 . 12:35am

Set in a world linked to Liese Maxia, Tales of Xillia 2 takes place in a technologically advanced society. Alvin and Leia from Tales of Xillia return as playable characters. Let’s take a look at how they changed.


Alvin from Tales of Xillia

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… and Alvin in the PlayStation 3 sequel. He’s a businessman now and working on improving his interpersonal relationships.

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Leia then…

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… and Leia in Tales of Xillia 2. She’s no longer a nurse and works for a newspaper in Elenpios.

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  • Okay…I know that I am not the only one here…Who thinks Alvin looks like Aizen from a far distance.

    • Anime10121

      nah more like from a close distance, give em the same outfit and they’d look like identical twins!

  • Astrid Huang

    Alvin in Xillia 2 is a combination of Zack from Crisis Core and that pirate character in Rogue Galaxy…

    Honestly I prefer Alvin’s costumes and appearances in Xillia 1. But Leia looks better in Xillia 2.

    •  Oh I am completely aware of that, he still looks similar to Aizen from a distance though IMO

    • 10 points for reminding me of Zegram. (The pirate from Rogue Galaxy.)

  • MrKappa

    I’m still crying over Leia’s outfit. Goofy big hat and the yellow of her coat looks washed out. The rainbow colored diamonds on the hat are also pretty distracting to me.

    • Phlo

      Hey, look on the bright side. Maybe they’ll let us use her original outfit!

      …or more like, sell it to us for an outrageous price.

    • MrRobbyM

      I’m not liking her new design either. It’s just bad overall. Not that her original design was much better.

  • Every new update on Xillia 2 makes me more stoked for the first one. I have no idea how each character grows into what they’ve become now. Can’t wait to play the both of them.

    • Both? Are you importing 2? Because unless I missed something we probably won’t be getting 2 for quite a long time.

      • Rogerrmark

        The only way for Xillia 2 to arrive a lot later,or not ever be released here,is if Namco Bandai becomes (more) masochist.

        • It would be unlike them to give us two tales games so soon between each other especially if one is new in Japan. :/ Bamco is all derp nobody wants Tales over there. Even though they’ve been proven wrong.

      • Nah, I just have a hunch that the second one will follow. Eventually. I can wait.

        Also, he said this in a Destructoid article way back when:

        “Western Tales fans have been neglected in the past, with a plethora of Tales media not reaching our shores, but this is something Namco Bandai is looking to change. As reported a few days ago, both Tales of Xillia and the next game in the series will be coming to the West. Baba sees the various types of media the Tales series has been released on as a way to bring more people in, especially in the West.”

        But I also can’t seem to find any real proof that the second one is coming over. So I’ll just leave it as a hunch.

        • Hmm… ok then… well I still wouldn’t expect it too soon.

          • Yeah, no kidding. xD I wouldn’t be surprised if it ends up stateside in two years.

  • Xapth

    It’s like the title of this article is teasing me,

    2013, you couldn’t get here any sooner.

  • Now I’m curious to see if the others return and how they’ll look 2 years down the track.

  • XypherCode

    Leia still looks good xD

  • s07195

    Alvin wanted to improve his interpersonal relationships… so he grew a beard.

    Perhaps I should do too…

    • Tales_of_Master

      Judging by your profile picture…you shouldn’t.

      • Arcm

         I just fell out my my chair laughing sir. Bravo!

        • s07195

          Not bad.

  • Alexander Aubert

    when i saw tales character is look like a silent protagonist, it’s feel weird

  • darkfox1

    I see you still look like Aizen Alvin anow now even a little bit like Stark…… Suspicions are raised…..

    •  I want to know how in the hell did he break out of Soul Society

  • Haohmaru HL

    wonder what made Leia change the job, hm

  • Tien Ron

    from a nurse to a reporter …

    • keithmaxx

       IKR? But I can totally see it given her hyperactive character.

      Besides, she’s gotta know how to bust some chops when shady characters are about on her trail for a scoop.

  • Wow they look great. I can’t wait to play Xillia =^_^=

  • MrRobbyM

    Alvin is giving me some Malik moments with his new facial hair.

  • Alvin look even more like a conmen now lol.
    And is the MC a silent protag???

    •  More like a leader of a mafia family. Yes, it’s ironic, but there are others like that. lol

      The MC should be able to talk, but it seems like he’s minimized by these unspoken choices.

      • idk, he looks kinda host club-ish to me. Not that I mind any of these~ Alvin looks great in both games. :3

  • I knew she’d be a reporter. Only those girls get those snazzy and proffesional outfits. :)


  • Anime10121

    All this Tales of news has me fanatic!  Cant wait to get Xillia next year, and hopefully Xillia 2 in the next couple years (although by then, we’ll also probably be also asking for the next Tales of game thats sure to announced by then).

    • MrRobbyM

      It still hasn’t sunk in that we’re actually getting Xillia. I’m just no used to it.

      • I guess a release date would be enough to convince? :)

      • Anime10121

        Yep Namcos really throwing us a bag of bones, now all we gotta do is show them that we want em :)

  • Darkrise

    I’m kind of disappointed that we get a silent protagonist… The main character feels a lot less interactive with the story and scenario like past Tales of main characters, even though we have decision making they should at least allow Ludger to talk, like in Dragon Age 2 or Mass Effect.

    • Anime10121

       Do we know for sure that he’s a silent protag yet?  I mean these clips they’ve shown so far could just be weirdly awkward scenes where the protagonist doesnt have anything to say.

  • Am I the only one who thinks Leia is adorable in her new outfit?

    • Elemiel

       I want her hat badly.

      • Philip Irwin

        I read that as ‘I want her That badly’.


        • lol Wanting a game character is perfectly ok though. Asagi I hath claimed as mine though. >_>

      • lol Your avvie is there already enough art of her for that. Wow. xD

  • Based Prince Vegeta #BADMAN


    • yorudox


    •  oh, so he’ll stay around LOOOOONG after anyone wants him to?

  • epy

    Leia is no longer a nurse, huh? Jude, you’re an idiot.

  • riceisnice

    Is Jude a doctor or did he finally discard those foolish dreams and become a steel cage boxer?

  • Kit

    is ludger a silent protagonist?

  • Godmars

    Hate to sound like a sourpuss, but just how relevant are these character developments to the past and present stories?

    I mean its one thing to give nods to past games, but when cameos start to interfere with how the current game develops, that’s just going to make it harder for new players to get into the series.     

    • Arrei

      They’re actually party members, so they’re going to be relevant somehow.

  • Carocaro4

    Wow I wish I could be a nurse and then become a newspaper reporter! Gosh.

    •  it’s like going from House to April O’Neil

  • Tales_of_Master

    Speaking of Cameos, I hope we get a Cameo battle this time around. It was really disappointing having no cameo battle in Xillia, especially considering the fact that Xillia was released celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Tales series.

  • LightZero

    If they could make Ludger cool like Yuri then I would want him to be a talker. Otherwise I rather he be silent. Less risk of him being a bad or annoying character. Besides it could work like the megaten series or more recently Devil Survivor 2. They had plenty of good lines for the MC. 

  • Settsuo

    Still hyped that Xillia is getting localized!

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