Partner characters are critical in Tales of Xillia. In addition to chaining attacks, each character has a signature support move.

 

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We mentioned this earlier, but in case you missed it Jude, using his medical knowledge, can revive incapacitated characters in battle with "Restore."

 

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Milla can freeze enemies in their tracks with "Bind" and this status puts the poor wolf in position for a pincer attack.

 

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Rowen’s support skill, "Auto Magic Guard," creates a barrier for him and his partner character. This move is automatically triggered if an enemy casts a spirit magic spell. The shield stays with both characters, so you’re free to move around.

 

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If you have Elise as your partner and you knock an enemy in the air there’s a chance "Tipo Drain" will activate and Tipo, her doll, will drain HP and TP.

 

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Slam an enemy to the ground and Leia will attempt to swipe an item using her "Item Steal" partner skill.

 

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Battle-hardened Alvin may have the second most useful partner skill. For enemies that frequently block, "Breaker" can crush their guard and has a chance of paralyzing a foe.

 

Tales of Xillia comes out on PlayStation 3 this year in Japan. As of now, Xillia has not been announced for North America, but Namco Bandai appears committed to releasing Tales titles overseas.

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