Famitsu magazine confirmed Jude Mathis, the protagonist in Tales of Xillia, will return for Tales of Xillia 2. He graduated medical school and works in research facitlity that studies Liese Maxia and Elenpios, the world in Tales of Xillia 2. Jude will join the party as a playable character and he has a couple of new moves like "Ice Shattering Edge." Ibaru also returns in Tales of Xillia 2 drifting in Elenpois wearing the same costume plus sunglasses.
Tales of Xillia 2 is more open ended than the previous game. After story chapters, the party splits and you’re free to explore the world. You can take on quests to repay Ludger’s enormous debt or talk to party members with a red exclamation mark over their head to do a character side story event. Character episodes reward players with special items like clothes and extra event scenes.
Ludger, the main character in Tales of Xillia 2, can transform when you press L3 + R3. Famitsu explains Ludger has more than one form and as the story progresses he will get a second form that’s even stronger.
Tales of Xillia 2 comes out on November 1 and will be playable at Tokyo Game Show.