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Project X Zone 2 Announced, Yuri & Flynn Return

Project X Zone 2: Brave New World was recently announced and with the video and screenshots released for it, it revealed that Yuri and Flynn will be returning. The game will be released in autumn. (And yes, it's planned to be localized at that time too)

ToS OVA-Ibitsu Preview

So as mentioned before, the second Tales of Symphonia The Animation United World Episode ending theme is going to be released on 4/29 and Frontier Works uploaded a preview of the songs on the single. Ibitsu's preview starts at 1:30.
Even though the preview uses the same part of the song as the OVA, it sounds like a new recording, which isn't too surprising considering the original short version was done 3 years ago.

The tracklist of Akatsuki is as follows:
1: Irodori
2: Ibitsu (Tales of Symphonia The Animation United World Episode Ending 2)
3: Akatsuki (Akatsuki no Yona Ending 2)
4: Akatsuki -instrumental-

BanNam EU Claims "Massive Surprises" In Coming Months

Bandai Namco EU put up a video showcasing the different games in the Tales series to hype up the 20th anniversary (nothing really of note, it's pretty much like the video at the beginning of the Japanese trailers for Zestiria in that it shows off anime scenes of the games, although this one only shows localized ones). However at the end of the news they put out for it, there are claims that "massive surprises" are in store for the anniversary and "amazing news" is to be announced in the coming months.
Does this news only apply to western regions or also Japan since Tales Festival is in June? Is it a port of Zestiria as some speculate? A new game? A localization of a game we never got? Another rerelease of Phantasia? (Sorry, had to make that joke)

TalesFes 2015 Artists Announced

Some artists to appear at Tales of Festival 2015 were added to the official site.

So Motoi Sakuraba (series composer) is going to appear on Day 1 while Do As Infinity (Tales of Legendia, Tales of Asteria Hoshi no Kakera OP artist) are going to appear on Day 2.
The current list is:

6/6, Day 1

  • Masaya Onosaka (Zelos Wilder, Tales of Symphonia)
  • Kana Ueda (Pascal, Tales of Graces)
  • Katsuyuki Konishi (Lloyd Irving, Tales of Symphonia)
  • Akiko Kimura (Ruca Milda, Tales of Innocence)
  • Yuji Ueda (Spada Belforma, Tales of Innocence)
  • Kosuke Toriumi (Yuri Lowell, Tales of Vesperia)
  • Ryohei Kimura (Sorey, Tales of Zestiria)
  • Ryota Osaka (Mikleo, Tales of Zestiria)
  • Chihiro Suzuki (Luke fone Fabre, Tales of the Abyss)
  • Jouji Nakata (Van Grants, Tales of the Abyss)
  • Kanae Itou (Kanonno Earhart, Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2)
  • Misato Fukuen (Edna, Tales of Zestiria)
  • Motoi Sakuraba (Series composer)

6/7, Day 2

  • Masaya Onosaka (Zelos Wilder, Tales of Symphonia)
  • Kana Ueda (Pascal, Tales of Graces)
  • Katsuyuki Konishi (Lloyd Irving, Tales of Symphonia)
  • Kosuke Toriumi (Yuri Lowell, Tales of Vesperia)
  • Takahiro Sakurai (Asbel Lhant, Tales of Graces)
  • Takashi Kondo (Ludger Will Kresnik, Tales of Xillia 2)
  • Ryohei Kimura (Sorey, Tales of Zestiria)
  • Ai Kayano (Alisha, Tales of Zestiria)
  • Mikako Komatsu (Rose, Tales of Zestiria)
  • Ken'ichi Suzumura (Senel Coolidge, Tales of Legendia)
  • Tsubasa Yonaga (Jude Mathis, Tales of Xillia 1&2)
  • Miyuki Sawashiro (Milla Maxwell, Tales of Xillia 1&2)
  • Do As Infinity (Tales of Legendia, Tales of Asteria opening theme artist)

German release of ToS OVA to have LE

The German release of Tales of Symphonia The Animation will have a limited edition Blu-Ray and DVD which can be preordered here and here.
There aren't really any details yet outside of the price (99,99 Euro) and the date is most likely a placeholder.