The Tales series of Japanese role-playing games are some of the most popular J-RPG titles of recent times – and have become cult classics, due to their long-delayed release dates, and the fact that many gamers have had to import the games or find other means of playing them.
The latest game in the long-running series to get its release in the west is Tales of Xillia, and the game is due out on PlayStation 3 sometime later this year. The title focuses on two main characters – Jude Mathis and Milla Maxwell – who players can choose from at the start of the game.
Here are the character bios for the two protagonists:
“Everyone teases me for being a do-gooding honours student, and maybe they’re right. I just can’t let things like this go.” A young teen who has ventured away from his hometown to become a medical intern at the capital. For better or worse, he has a tendency to involve himself with other people’s problems. As a result, he gets wrapped up in an epic journey far beyond his control. Generally, he is a quiet, book-smart individual that doesn’t like physical violence. However, he possesses highly competent melee fighting capabilities that greatly help his allies in combat. He looks up to Milla for her strength and conviction. These are traits he feels he lacks, and so he travels with her to learn from her ways.
“Fretting over it won’t strengthen your resolve. Only willpower alone can do that.” A mysterious woman who is accompanied by the Four Great Spirits of Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water. She is bound by her strong sense of responsibility and duty as Maxwell, the Lord of Spirits. She will stop at nothing to achieve her goals. Though she is incredibly wise beyond her years, her lack of societal interaction has left her void of basic societal etiquette. Even the most trivial idiosyncrasies and customs of man are of great interest to her. Through her travels with Jude, she slowly gains a greater understanding of humanity and their emotions.
Longtime fans of the series will definitely be excited that this title – which has been available in Japan for quite some time – will finally be getting a European release. Keep checking back at GodisaGeek.com, for more information as soon as we have it.
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Tales of Xillia will be released in 2013 for PlayStation 3.