Famitsu has more information about Ludger Kresnik, the hero in Tales of Xillia 2. He gains an ability to transform later in the game and can travel into another dimension which has an alternate history. Bizri, the president of the Clanspia Company, knows of the other world and wants Ludger to destroy it. When he enters the alternate dimension, Ludger can has to find and break time factors to escape.
Players can also use Ludger’s transformation in battle by pressing L3 and R3 when a gauge is filled. This brings all of the monsters into another dimension where Ludger has a huge advantage. When Ludger transforms he doesn’t have to worry about stats like HP, TP or AP. It’s unclear what happens to ally characters when Ludger transforms.
Speaking of allies, Ludger meets Elise (from Tales of Xillia 1) when she’s on a friendship mission to Elenpios. Elise has Tipo in a trunk and her Tipo has changed since we’ve seen her in Tales of Xillia. Rowen, the butler, is now the right hand man for the King of Gaea and a prime minister. He traveled to Elenpios to start a peace treaty and a cease fire agreement.
Bizri, the president of Clanspia is 43 years old and, and her secretary Vell is one of Ludger’s childhood friends.