Namco Bandai announced earlier today that the next installment of their Tales RPG series will eventually be released in North America in 2013. The status of Tales of Xillia had been unknown, as dwindling sales have made Namco Bandai hesitant to localize their more niche titles. This isn’t too surprising considering the rate at which they release these games, but according to Carlson Choi, their VP of Marketing,
The recent success for this year’s releases of Tales of the Abyss® and Tales of Graces™ f has helped make localizing Tales of Xillia for North America one of the easiest decisions we have ever made.
The game will play much like previous entries in the series, using the Linear Motion Battle System the series is known for. Are you excited about this announcement? Or do you think the formula for the “Tales of” games is overdone? Let us know in the comments below or over in our forums.
Source: Press Release