Last Chance To Enter Our Tales Of Xillia Collector’s Edition Giveaway

By Spencer . August 9, 2013 . 4:07pm


We know there are a lot of Tales fans on Siliconera, so we’re going to give away a Tales of Xillia Collector’s Edition. That’s the version with the Milla Maxwell figure, music selection CD, art book, code for classic Tales character costumes, and a copy of the game.


Here’s how you can enter:

Namco Bandai announces new Tales tiles every year and the next game might be called Tales of Zestoria. We want you to come up with a logo and title for a made up Tales game. Send the logo to siliconera (at) with "Tales of Xillia contest" as the subject.


We’ll sort through the logos over the weekend and pick ten entries that we liked. Then we’ll hand the contest over to readers who will vote for their favorite made up Tales game. Whoever gets the most vote will claim the Tales of Xillia Collector’s Edition!



1.) Send a logo for a made up Tales game to siliconera (at) by Sunday August 11 at 11:59PM PST.

2.) After we pick ten entries we’ll open a poll for readers to vote on their favorite made up Tales game.

3.) The made up Tales game that gets the most votes is the winner.


This contest is open for all Siliconera readers in the US and Canada. Good luck and skip Tales of Catastora because Namco Bandai already trademarked that.

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  • AndromedaFlame

    I would love to enter in this contest and design a logo, but I don’t know the first thing about the Tales franchise. Good luck to those that do, and I’m looking forward to the creative designs.

  • X_Bacon

    That’s really cool, I’ll be waiting to see what you guys will come up with.

    Shame I can’t participate though. :(

    • neocatzon

      Same here, that “This contest is open for all Siliconera readers in the US and Canada” broke my heart.

  • Nanaki

    I’ll definitely participate.

  • Franggio Hogland

    Call my shop “Where’s my CE of Xillia?”
    Shop “durr durr, yeah right you ordered, but I sold it to someone else already, durr durr”
    Well EBay had it…but man the price.

    And that people is why you never hire a stoner.

    Edit: first, sorry for not answering sooner but had a hectic weekend.
    But yes, I got my money back, no I’m not going to complain, the poor dude probably has enough shit in his life.
    He doesn’t need more grief in his life.

    • Pyrotek85

      That sucks =/

    • Göran Isacson

      Aw man. All of my sympathy to you, that is downright awful of the store to handle their consumers with such neglect.

      • Franggio Hogland

        Well at least someone else can enjoy it. Now I just need to black out all RPG media so it doesn’t get spoiled.

        • $36598391

          that sucks, well I wish you luck in this contest, I already have a copy of the Collectors Edition so I won’t give you any extra competition

    • AnimusVox

      Wow, I’m so sorry D:
      Did you at least get your money back?

    • Raltrios

      Was it Gamestop/EB Games? Because that sounds like Gamestop/EB Games…

      • Maybe it’s just me, but I never had any issues with any GameStops I ever went to. Guess I’m one of the lucky ones.

        • Kaitsu

          If you live in a large area, most gamestops should be more professional than some other areas that are less populated.

          • Raltrios

            Really? One of the main ones in Winnipeg has screwed me over before. For some reason, last year they just…stopped calling people who’ve preordered games to tell them when they can pick them up. I mean, I know my release dates, but when they broke the street date for Fire Emblem Awakening I had no idea. Thanks to that, all of the preorder artbooks were gone by the time I got there on the ACTUAL release date to pick mine up. Never did get it :/

    • $36598391

      You should talk to the Gamestop Store Manager about it
      The guy who sold your preordered copy of the game could easily be fired because of that
      If someone screwed me over like that, I’d keep going at it and make sure he was fired or demoted

    • Repede91

      When Vesperia came out I had the CE reserved a few months in advance. When I go to pick up the game upon release a GameStop employee tried to convince me (and succeed) that a CE didn’t exist. So I purchased the standard version.

      Years later I would go onto find that the CE does in fact exist and is worth a pretty penny…

      • $36598391

        That’s even worse then selling a preordered collectors edition to someone else
        I had that happen to me with the Lunar Eternal Blue Complete special edition years ago, an employee lied about one being in stock in an effort to buy it for herself
        I just stood at the counter for over an hour waiting for the store manager to get there and had him take care of my transaction, that employee was so pissed that she just walked right out of the store, came back 5 minutes later and threw a cup of hot Starbucks coffee at my head
        Edit: This was back before GameStop when the stores were called Babbages and FuncoLand

  • Guest

    Finally… the time has come for Tales of Penguins!

    • RichyGaming


    • $36598391

      Tales of Murloc

  • leingod

    Damn, I would’ve loved to enter the contest.

  • Nightmesh

    Q_Q I have no artistic ability. I knew I should have gotten that title from that reoccurring artist.

  • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

    I sent my Logo!

  • Xillia

    wooooooow please let me enter I dont want the gift I swear it doesnt matter, I just wanna come up with a long and name pretty pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease, Im from Iceland !!

    • RichyGaming

      Very well. I give you permission to enter.

      • Xillia

        you’re joking right ?

        • $7573679

          Seriously, go for it kid. Send your entry to [email protected] and we’ll look at it.

          • Xillia

            hahahahah kid !!! very flattered ! :D

  • Onizuka Gio Hikari

    Looks like a nice challenge! never really made a logo or anything of the sort…but I will give it my all!

  • Solomon_Kano

    Curse my lacking artistic skills orz

    • Herok♞

      Kano your a mod rig the contest

      • Solomon_Kano

        Alas, it’s beyond my power~

        Actually, I wonder if I can even participate…

        • M’iau M’iaut

          Sorry but no. He can though and we can then laugh at his stick drawing.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Works good enough for me!

          • SoundMatch

            Even if I don’t live in US or Canada, can I participate?

          • Solomon_Kano

            I’m not actually involved with the contest, but I suppose there’s nothing to stop you from entering. You won’t be able to win though.

          • SoundMatch

            Doesnt matter, just wanna have fun

            [LOL AS IF I COULD WIN]

        • Herok♞

          I could participate, I don’t see why I couldn’t but I already have Xilla and don’t need a second copy.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Participate anyway!

          • Herok♞

            no thanks

    • Curan_Altea

      My time to shine~
      Or be lazy and forget to do it.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Yea, even if I had the skill, I’d likely forget lol.

  • Mental

    Not really a good artist when it comes to using pencils and pens, but maybe I can conjure up something digitally.
    Never hurt to try.

  • abysswalker

    Bring it on guys!!! take out the crazy design skills :) let me at least participate in this awesome contest by voting so I don’t feel miserable for not knowing the first thing about design.

  • Xillia

    oh btw, to all those who are wondering about Vesperia, I was just reading an interview with the producer, I dont think it’s new I dont know though, and I copied this for all of you :

    ” Can you, at least, officially shut down a possible localization for Tales of Vesperia on PlayStation 3? There may still be fans holding back importing.

    Baba: This is no official announcement that [localization of] the PlayStation 3 version is shut down. Of course, there is the still the possibility. But I don’t have any plans or an official announcement about the localization of the PlayStation 3 version of Vesperia, as of now. “

    • Seems like I’ll hold back on importing for a while a little more.

      • AnimusVox

        Yeah, this was one of the very few games I’d be willing to import but if there’s still a blue moon chance I can be patient.

        • Yeah, I was also thinking on importing it but if I can play it on english, I can wait too :3 Plus, I need to finish other games right now so it’s not like I would hae lot of time to play Vesperia.

    • AnimusVox

      Thanks for sharing.

      • Xillia

        you’re welcome ! if it never comes then I will just get the Japanese one :p I have never imported before, but this game is that good that I am willing to play it in a language I don’t understand, I will just fallow the guides .

        • Wiccan1109

          Hm, seems a bit odd to me that they’d continue to wait if they thought it might be possible. i mean PS4 is just around the corner and PS3 stuff is probably going to start dying down by next year. :/

          Between Xillia 1 and 2 would’ve been a pretty good time to capitalize because the series is getting good attention and ratings right now.

          • $36598391

            I hope not because there are a TON of PS3 games that haven’t made it outside Japan

        • Repede91

          I played through the first fee hours of the JP Vesperia on PS3 using the NA strategy guide for the NA 360 version. This method coupled with knowledge from having played through the game before, makes what otherwise would be a difficult experience relatively stress free.

    • $36598391

      Hopefully Namco gets their shit together completely
      Seeing how they brought Tales of Xillia outside of Japan, made a nice Collectors Edition for it and got some good voice actors for the characters, they are currently heading in the right direction
      I hope they don’t do a 180 and screw up with Tales of Xillia 2

  • lorelai4cuties

    cool ^-^ im gonna let my friend help me out to made a logo..great contests

  • AnimusVox

    Good luck everyone. I will be entering mine tomorrow night. I’ve never done this before though, but I really want this collector’s.

  • I’d enter… but I KNOW I’m not going to win…

    Ah, what the hell, why not? Nothing to lose.

    • RichyGaming

      And then you won 1st place.

      • Thanks for the motivation.

        Guess I’ll start working on it now. More effort, better chance of winning, I think.

        • RichyGaming

          The way “Tales of” has a certain unique kind of typing. It looks like a pain in the ass because I REAALLY can’t do something like straight lines with colors like that.. But yeah. Better early for more time. I’m gonna leave it for tomorrow though.

          • All Tales games have different kinds of typing, though. They usually use colors depending on the story and so forth, so as long as you use the same guidelines, you should be fine!

  • ReidHershel

    So do you have to draw the logo or can you just give the name?

    • RichyGaming

      Both I think.

    • You have to send a drawing, illustration or whatever of the logo for your idea for a Tales game.

      • Arcana Wiz

        can i submit two or it’s a single entry per person?

        • Lloyd Christmas

          Pretty sure it’s single.

        • Single entry per person, of course. It wouldn’t be fair if someone made three dozen entries.

      • ReidHershel

        *drops pencil*
        WELP, that’s it for me then XD

  • Herok♞

    I have my copy already so the winner is gonna be one lucky guy or gal.

  • ***Reads title: Heck yeah! There’s no way I’ll miss this.

    ***Reads information: … If only I was a good designer….

  • mojack411

    Noooooooooooo! I’m gonna be gone all weekend! Unless I make one right now one the spot!

    *Sits down to draw
    *30 minutes later > GRAAAAAAH! I have no ideas! Where is my inspiration?!

    • RichyGaming

      Don’t worry, I gotcha covered.

      • Penguin

        i’m voting for that

  • Lloyd Christmas

    I’ll give it a shot. *whips out photoshop*

  • Go2hell66

    Im far too lazy to enter this but good luck to everyone

  • lunier

    Are parodies okay? Or does it need to be completely original

  • I already have my collectors, but I hope whoever gets it will enjoy having it as much as I do. Good luck to everyone entering =^_^=

  • Kamakuma

    Already got mine. XD Good luck to everyone though. :3

  • ninjabart122

    I don’t really have any knowledge of a Tales game, so I wouldn’t feel comfortable entering this contest. I’m pretty confident in my illustrating skills though, mind you.

  • fireemblembeast

    Really cool idea! I already have the CE, but I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s creations!

  • Lazulis

    I am an art student!

    I have NO ideas!

    Good luck to everyone entering though!

  • Tristan Diaz

    Giving this a shot!

  • Seraph

    Gonna get started on my entry. MSPaint FTW! Hope I can do as well as everyone.

  • brian

    Tales of Friendship, since that name is essentially inevitable.

  • Guest

    I’m in! I love the Tales series! Good luck to everyone!

  • darkfox1

    “We want you to come up with a logo and title” gah darn it at that point I was like there is no hope for me!

  • cloudcaelum

    I will send my logo, can i do Xillia logo? Like the name.

    Wait, no for EU? Dam. :(

  • Lanili

    I’m in! Love the Tales series and good luck to everyone!

  • Sounds cool! I have no dough for the CE and missed out on it so I’ll give it a shot.

  • Lavitz

    Sent my logo in :D
    Good luck to everyone! This is a fun idea for a contest

  • Suicunesol

    *sigh* So we can’t send more than one logo, huh? :( EDIT: Nevermind.)

  • joemari5

    Everyone (well not everyone, but you get the idea) is complaining about their lack of artistic skills as a reason for not being able to join while I am here, an artist who wants to join but lives in the Philippines. That, I think is sadder. :/

  • Hinataharem

    Tales of Siliconera gogogogogo

  • Amber XLeonhart

    After newegg messed up my order of the collectors edition and dropped it..I think this is worth a try..I was really upset cause I wanted it really badly..

  • Crimson_Cloud

    Nice, I have a free time right now so I can… * reads that it’s for Canada and US only* … well crap…

  • bluegarigari

    ooo exciting

  • Letiumtide

    Whelp, I sent mine in.

    Good luck everybody!

  • ShootThatWay

    Mine has been sent as well. So much blue in it. :D

    • Suicunesol

      Hmm… *edits own logo*

  • DragKudo

    so does it have to be original? can it be a parody?

  • sagakarikikkaru

    Do I need to provide my address in the email?

  • mugendrive

    wordart lol

  • DSanchez

    I’ve sent my entry, thanks for the contest.

    • DSanchez

      Here is mine too for you to see. I hope the email made it through. Thanks for offering the contest.

      • Great, Well I know I lost…

        • DSanchez

          Ah don’t say that. Contests can always go either way from past experiences.

      • Letiumtide

        The fact that it’s slightly off center on the top hand of the clock is really bugging me for some reason.

        • DSanchez

          I see that too now. Wish I had before submitting :-D

      • Suicunesol

        ****, I lost. :P Nice logo.

        • DSanchez

          Ah don’t say that. Thanks for the compliment though.

      • JustThisOne

        Oh man. That’s beautiful. :’)

        • DSanchez

          Hey, thank you!

          • JustThisOne

            Hmm, I swear I recognize your name from somewhere… Have to joined other contests for Silliconera in the past?

            Or.. maybe it wasn’t Siliconera.. hmm..

          • DSanchez

            Hmm.. I visit this site every day for the articles, but rarely post. It may have been a couple of contests from another gaming news site I sometimes view.

            Or possibly my website or art community site?

          • JustThisOne

            Hmm. Maybe deviantart or something. *shrug*

  • Arcana Wiz

    sent my entry, i’m slight positive towards it so i think it will go to the top 10.

  • Gael Summers

    I really hope I can get this. Too much happened this year and kept me from saving up for it like I planned

  • I guess this is where I count my blessings. I got my CE version with no muss or fuss.

  • Guest

    Here my Logo just for yall to see

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      Here ya go!

      Had to edit it a bit

      • JustThisOne

        Wooah. Good edit. Must’ve take forever to think of a cool Talesean font too.

  • Lloyd Christmas

    So out of curiosity how long will the polls be open?

  • Dagobert

    Mine had some dents in the box so I had to sell it (yes I’m picky), and now I’m seeing all stores sold out of this and it’s selling for a lot more on ebay. So I’m kind of out of luck unless I win this.

  • Dagobert

    Great… I was working on the logo on my glossy monitor and it all seemed nice color wise. I’m using two monitors so the other one doesn’t have that glossy display and after emailing the logo I just looked at it in the non glossy monitor and the color which I thought looked fine looks like shit now. Oh well, yolo.

  • JustThisOne

    Ack. I got four hours to go. Still working on it.

    I can’t decide between three of my semi-finalists! ;__;


    • SoundMatch

      WOW YOU MADE THREE? WTF I was just barely able to get 1 done.

      • JustThisOne

        Nah, they were just sketches. Then they went to a sort of “first draft”. That’s what I meant by “semi-final”.

        I only had enough time to finish one. xD The other two were too hard to complete in the way I wanted.

  • Suicunesol

    Is there a maximum size we are limited to?

  • ffboi7

    sent mine in lol minimal work for a minimal logo hahaha

  • Onizuka Gio Hikari

    Just sent mine in I just wish I had more time >.<" working all weekend messed me up lol but i learned a lot doing this

  • Suicunesol

    Sent mine. Couldn’t decide whether I should go with a minimalist approach, or a “Monster Hunter”-style logo. >_>

    I hope I can at least place in top 10.

  • sagakarikikkaru

    Sent mine in, I just hope I can make it into the top ten. Alot of quality work was put into this. Did anyone send their shipping address in the email?

  • Lloyd Christmas

    Here’s my “logo”.

    • Suicunesol

      And we have a winner…

      And you know what’s so great about it is how simple its color scheme is. Red and white. A little pink. Really subdued colors achieving so much.

      • Lloyd Christmas

        Don’t jinx me now. XD Thanks a lot though, this made my day. :D

    • Vanderba

      You got some logo in your art there. XP

      Pretty darn spiff-tastic, man. If this doesn’t make it into the second round, then I don’t know what will.

      • Lloyd Christmas

        Figured I’d go all out. xD Thanks man.

  • Abiane Ilustrisimo

    so when will this contest end?

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