The thirteenth installment of Namco Bandai's highly appraised Tales series is fastly approaching western RPG fans this August due to it's lack of localization. The PlayStation exclusive which has been out in Japan since September of 2011 looks like every JRPG fan's wet dream and you can hardly blame them.
Still need convincing? Well here's five reasons to be excited for Tales of Xillia even if you're new to the series or genre in general.
1. Interesting characters
Various roleplaying games are known their range of diverse characters and Tales of Xillia is no different as the rpg sees you meeting a variety of standout characters each with their own individual personalities and stories for you to emerge yourself in. There are six playable characters altogether with the two main protagonists, teenage Jude Mathis colliding paths with the 20 years old gorgeous Milla Maxwell.
2. A Unique Battle System
The real time battle system known as 'Dual-Raid Battle System' will always keep you on your feet and deep in the fray for players who love action. From flashy chained combos to double teaming unfortunate foes, it's all here.
3. Replayability Bonus
Tales of Xillia isn't going to be a quickie, the Namco rpg will have lots for you to do while you wander around the vast world of Xillia including over 102 side quests to boot which involve progressing story events that develop characterization and other minimal tasks.
And that's not all because after your first playthrough, you have a chance to replay the entire game and see different story events exclusive to the character you choose in the beginning.
It's a rare and risky procedure when deciding to add multiplayer to a single focused rpg game but somehow Namco Tales Studio has managed this feat, allowing you to couch play with three other friends to help you in battle.
5. Amazing Music
The Japanese composer Motoi Sakurai who's been behind such memorable OSTs such as Tales of graces, Golden sun, Star Ocean till the end of time and Mario Tennis just to name a few, is the man behind Tales of Xillia soundtrack, so expect a quality soundtrack and plenty of eargasms.
The Playstation exclusive Tales of Xillia is out in North America on the 6th of August and Europe players get their copies on the 9th.