Tales of Xillia 2 Will Have Bonus Items For Loyal Tales Fans

By Ishaan . July 8, 2013 . 9:00am

As reported this past weekend, Namco Bandai are bringing Tales of Xillia 2 to Europe (and Australia, too, they say) in 2014.

 

Prior to the game’s release, this August will see the release of the first Tales of Xillia game in the West, and Namco say that if you have a save file for both Tales of Xillia as well as Tales of Graces f on your PlayStation 3, you’ll be able to avail bonus items in Tales of Xillia 2.

 

Namco haven’t specified just what these items will be, if you look over our Japanese coverage of the game, you’ll see that Tales of Xillia 2 has a whole lot of DLC in Japan to pick from.

 

Tales of Xillia 2 follows the adventures of Ludger Kresnik and Elle Marta. The game features a “choice” mechanic, where the player is asked to make on-the-spot choices using the L and R buttons. Tales of Xillia 2 also has a weapon swap feature in battle, which allows Ludger to switch between dual pistols, dual blades and a sledgehammer.

 


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  • Karysonson

    hopefully it will be ludger’s voice early

    • TWE

      They’re going to wait for us to complain about that first, then go “We fixed it! Ten dollars, please!”

      • Patrick McAleer

        You can unlock his voice after you beat the game, in the Grade Shop.

        • Ferrick

          for free too

      • Ferrick

        see ? this is why the phrase “look it up first before you talk” was invented

  • Zonic505

    I really like it when developers do this. Looking forward to hearing what the items will be. Maybe special costumes based on characters from said games?

    • abysswalker

      Unfortunately I dont think that would be costumes, it would be awesome though. I think it’s more possible they give you a set of gels and the herbs that increase your status permanently (saffron, verbena, etc) like with the save from ToS from gamecube in ToS 2 for Wii

      Costumes are most certainly going to be DLC

      • Gilgamesh2025

        In the Japanese version you got plushies to attach to your characters, such as Sophie, Milla and Jude. So in the US and European version it will propably be the same.

  • Yellow

    In the JP version if you loaded TOX2 with a TOX2 file on the same account, then you had access to all the previous DLC again for free. So all the outfits you bought for TOX were transfered to TOX2

  • Koji Kabuto

    I suppose they are going to be the same ones that were in the japanese version. Just some plushies to use as attachments.

  • Chris Yuen

    Whatever it is, I hope that they are finally bringing the Code Geass and Magica Madoka outfits. I remember how sad I feel when I could not dress Richard up as Lelouch, as well as the .Hack outfits we missed out on.

    • Leon_Tekashi

      Licensing can be a bitch sometimes.

      • Wolfs_Rain

        This has puzzled me since Code Geass and Tales are both owned by Namco Bandai. Oh well..

  • Courtney Levi Osborn

    woahhh kickass. I will most definitely have save file from both games!

  • Wappuli

    Most likely same items you got in JP-version for having saves from past games, Jude, Milla and Sophie dolls.
    There was also Yuri doll for having ToV save.

    • Anime10121

      Yuri doll for having ToV save ;_;

    • http://www.4pgames.net/ Rhys

      I wonder what they’ll do about the Yuri doll. Will they simply remove it from the game, or find another way to let players unlock it?

      Or, you know, we can be conspiracy theorists and assume ZOMG WESTERN VESPERIA PS3 CUNFURMMD

      • Wappuli

        Maybe a bonus if you have save for both of other games.

  • katzedan

    Tales of Graces f US = checked
    Tales of Xillia US = in process.

    It would be cool if they could put another bonus if the player has both platinum trophies in their account, but since I don’t know if they can check this, just this is fine :3

    anyway, Namco I love you *—*

    • Letiumtide

      I’d be sad about a platinum bonus, because I simply don’t have the time to beat games into the ground anymore.

  • Go2hell66

    so were getting this before symphonia then? seeing as they didn’t mention it anywhere

    • Anime10121

      They mentioned Symphonia 2 days prior when talking about the Dual Audio in the game.

      • Go2hell66

        I was talking about the save data. They didnt mention anything about unlocking content with symphonia savedata so naturally i assumed that xillia 2 will be released before symphonia

        • fireguardiancoty

          maFor Japan it was Vesperia, Graces, and Xillia. Symphonia Unisonant didn’t exist when X2 was made/came out. I can see them substituting Vesperia for Symphonia for us, but I don’t think it’d happen.

  • Raltrios

    Dammit. Now I’ll have to play Graces before ToX2. I was hoping to hold off on buying it for a bit because of the plethora of great games getting announced, but it might be hard now…

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    Yes! With Tales of Xillia coming out next month, this means that I have half the requirements already done lol =^_^=

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    Yes! With Tales of Xillia coming out next month, this means that I have half the requirements already done lol =^_^=

    • Anime10121

      Got you beat! I have 2/3′s of the requirements under my belt :D

  • Wake

    Gotta love that the PS3 is still churning out all these potentially great games at the twilight of its lifespan. I was so convinced that we wouldn’t get Xillia at all, now we’re getting both Xillia and its sequel. Kudos Namco.

  • Spirit Macardi

    Wow, this is quite un-Namco-like behavior. They normally don’t show any loyalty to their fans, especially overseas ones!

    Still going to remain cautious though. I won’t be able to tell if they’ve truly changed their attitude unless they let Hideo Yoshizawa start making games again.

  • Ardus

    I wonder if it will work if one is a US save file and the other is an EU file..?

  • new_tradition

    Argh, I imported Graces F from Europe and I’m getting Xillia here in Canada. Damn it xD

  • Freud_Hater

    YES!! THAAAANK YOOOOOU!!!

  • Nitraion

    Lol i have 2 save version on graces one Asia, and one EU and Platinum it both XD
    guess i have to choose version of Xillia now

    • Wappuli

      i have platinum in all 3 versions off Graces. :x

      • Nitraion

        GOTTA PLATINUM IT ALL!!!!

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Oooh save data bonuses, eh? Got a clear save for Graces f and now i’ll wait another month for Xillia. Save data bonuses are a rarity nowadays, but when they happen, they can be pretty damn good :)

  • Barrylocke89

    I remember Symphonia 2 did this as well. It was nice to get a little treat for being a loyal lil’ fan.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I always loved save data bonuses, so this is pretty cool.

  • Prinnydoom

    Hmmm i wonder if this works with japanese save data cause i have TOGF japanese and english versions and Xillia japanese. Lots of bonuses if it works ^_______^

  • FFmax

    I hope and pray it’s just not some gels and gald.

    • Ferrick

      if its the same as JP version, then it would be costumes from ToX1 and some costume add-ons depending on whether you finished Mira or jude’s story arc

      • Wappuli

        Those game clear costumes for Jude and Milla didn’t carry over to Xillia 2.

        • DawnWolf

          Thats not what he means. All the DLC costumes in Xillia work in Xillia 2. Also just for having save data you get some dolls and accessories in Xillia 2. You got more the more you did in the games (AKA just having a file in Xillia got you something, and then beating it got you some other stuff).

        • fireguardiancoty

          Yes they did. You just get them through doing their character episodes.

          • Wappuli

            I know that, I said that they don’t carry over, as in you get them from those episodes even if you don’t have Xillia 1 save.

    • Slayven19

      Its not so don’t worry about that.

  • AnimusVox

    *high fives Namco*

  • artemisthemp

    Happy that we get a bonus for playing 2 previous Tales Title, but mean I will have to find my self a EU copy of Tales of Graces F :(

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-WmpoP6ZSs Kira

    Nice i have Graces f and i will buy xillia

  • XiaomuArisu

    Loyal we are,thats for sure!

  • CirnoLakes

    Oh~.

    Lucky for me I have a European copy of Tales of Graces f~.

  • Crimson_Cloud

    I have Graces already and soon Xillia. I’m pretty much set. ^^

  • Guest

    So is it still unconfirmed for NA?

    • $7573679

      Tbh, Playstation is region free, so if it comes to the EU you can just have it shipped. That said if they localize it to the EU why wouldn’t they bring it to the US as well? Most of the work would already be done…

  • http://vindictushots.tumblr.com/ Okuni-chan

    I’m rather enjoying this love/attention Namco is showing.

  • AkuLord3

    You know i miss that in games, you really don’t see Save data things like this anymore, so its cool they’re doing it for this

  • http://www.youtube.com/Lyonharvestmoonfan Eduardo Rocha

    Great, great news,

  • http://www.youtube.com/Lyonharvestmoonfan Eduardo Rocha

    Great, great news,

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