Namco Bandai showed another English trailer for Tales of Xillia 2 at New York Comic Con. For now, it's a video taken by camera but I'll replace it with a better one once available.
Replaced with official upload.
Today at Japan Expo, Namco Bandai announced that Tales of Xillia 2 will be released in Europe in 2014.
Since series producer, Hideo Baba, teased the announcement as being for Europe and North America, I have no doubt NA is getting it too. Will update at a later time with official confirmation. European press release North American press release
It confirms Elle's last name was changed from Mata to Marta, and that Lulu's name was changed to Rollo.
It would seem both Ludger and Elle's middle names were dropped.
As a reminder, the first Tales of Xillia is hitting western regions next month.
It's been about a week after release, but the Tales of Xillia 2 site updated. Milla Maxwell's profile was added to the ??? section of the Character pages. There are some voice clips to listen to if you'd like.
Hi-ougi were also added under the System pages.
I've covered covered how to do regular hi-ougi before for both your Master and Slave characters, as well as Ludger in Gaikaku form (Master-set Special skill, hold down O after Link Arte in Overlimit; Slave-set Special skill, hold down O+L1 after Link Arte in Overlimit; Gaikaku-Level 2 Gaikaku, use L1+O arte and hold O afterward).
I didn't cover Link Hi-Ougi though.
Get your intimacy level between Ludger and the others up, set the Special Link Artes skill, link Ludger with someone and hold R2 during Link Arte in Overlimit.
A short section on poker was added to the Quest page.
The sports costumes were added to the DLC pages.
There's a list of Tales of Xillia DLC that can be used in this game, and the schedule's been updated to include everything released for November 8.
(And for those wondering what the DLC that came with Ayumi Hamasaki's LOVE mini album was, it's those earring attachments at the bottom.)