Tales of Xillia

PS3 / RPG / Release: Aug 6, 2013 / ESRB: T

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Tales of Xillia first-runs upgraded to 'Limited Edition'

Tales of Xillia first-runs upgraded to 'Limited Edition'

Tales fans have been waiting a long time for Tales of Xillia. Publisher Namco Bandai is hoping to entice fans with a special edition of the PlayStation 3 exclusive, available when the game comes out on August 6.

First-run versions of the game which be upgraded to the "limited edition," which includes a character profile booklet, soundtrack CD, and two DLC costumes. If you've already pre-ordered the game, you'll be upgraded to the LE at no extra cost.

Read more: Collector's Edition also coming »

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Tales of Xillia coming to PS3 on August 6

Tales of Xillia coming to PS3 on August 6

Tales of Xillia has been given a release date of August 6 for North America. This comes alongside news that the series' two Vita games are not planned for western release, making the decidedly old-school PlayStation 3 title the only pending option for Tales fans.

Read more: One main reason is 'Vita is doing relatively poorly' »

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Tales producer: Japan going 'back to roots,' avoiding 'westernization' of games

Tales producer: Japan going 'back to roots,' avoiding 'westernization' of games

Japanese games are slowly making a resurgence. Games like Dark Souls and Persona 4 have recaptured our attention, after many developers struggled to make hits that resonated with the American audience. Games like Quantum Theory, which poorly emulated Gears of War, proved to be duds--something that has Japanese developers going back to the drawing board.

Hideo Baba, producer of Namco Bandai's Tales series, said that Japanese designers are returning to what made their games so appealing in the first place. "I feel like a lot of Japanese developers, especially ourselves, we've really taken an effort to go back to our roots," he told us. "We look at what we started with and what we're good at, and we really tried to make an effort to strengthen what our foundations are."

Read more: We've never made an effort to 'westernize' »

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