Tales of Xillia 2 Brings Back Gaius, Muse as Player Characters
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
This year's 44th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump anthology is revealing on October 1 that the Tales of Xillia 2 role-playing game will bring back the characters Muse (voiced by Asami Sanada) and Gaius (voiced by Ryotaro Okiayu) as playable characters. In addition, the magazine is revealing that the game will add two additional characters: Ridō (pictured in bottom right corner of image at right in red), voiced by Koji Yusa, and Chronos (pictured in white), voiced by Junichi Suwabe.
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).