Interest Madoka Magica Costumes Offered in Tales of Xillia 2
posted on 2012-09-23 01:43 EDT by Egan Loo
Namco Bandai Games announced at Tokyo Game Show on Sunday that it will offer Puella Magi Madoka Magica costumes as downloadable content (DLC) in its Tales of Xillia 2 role-playing game. The company made the announcement during its "Yappari Tales of Special Stage" event.
According to the 4Gamer website, not only can female characters wear the costumes, but even the Madoka Magica character Kyubey will apparently appear in the form of a costume accessory. More details, such as the release date and price, for the costumes will be announced in the near future.
The "RPG where choice weaves the future" is set one year after the ending of the first Tales of Xillia. The key to the story is an eight-year-old girl named Elle Mel Marta (played by Mariya Ise). Daigo Okumura (Tales of the Tempest, Yumeria game, Elementhunters) is designing the new characters, in addition to the ones previously designed by Mutsumi Inomata (Windaria, Future GPX Cyber Formula, Utsunomiko) and Kousuke Fujishima (Aa Megami-sama, You're Under Arrest, Sakura Wars).
The game will ship for the PlayStation 3 console on November 1. Pre-orders will cost 8,380 yen (about US$105) and include the Tales of Xillia 2 -Before Episode- novel and artbook by the scenario writer, three alternate downloadable costumes (including Tales of Symphonia's Emil costume for Ludger), and 17 custom PlayStation 3 themes. Buyers can also add an official Dual Shock 3 Tales of Xillia 2 X (Cross) edition controller for a total of 12,980 yen (US$163).
Update: In addition, Tales of Xillia 2 players can use DLC costumes from the first Tales of Xillia game, as a way of offering thanks to the people who bought DLC in the first game. In fact, some of the Tales of Xillia 2 DLC costumes can be used in the first game.
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