When Namco Bandai announced plans to bring Tales of Xillia 2 to the west it was just mentioned for PlayStation 3 in Europe, but it was suspected North America would also be getting it. Namco Bandai put speculation to rest in a press release today, confirming the RPG for North America and Latin America, as well.
There's also a treat in store for fans who have a save file from both Tales of Graces f and the upcoming release of the first Tales of Xillia, which hits the Americas on August 6. Though specifics weren't announced, players with those saves will receive bonus items in Tales of Xillia 2.
More on the story from Namco Bandai's release:
TALES OF XILLIA 2 focuses on the events a year after the climactic end of TALES OF XILLIA. Players assume the role of Ludger Kresnik, a young man with a zest for cooking who lives with his older brother and cat, Rollo. On his way to his first day at work for a local cafeteria he runs into a young girl named Elle Marta and the two soon become involved in an accident that will change both of their lives forever.
TALES OF XILLIA 2 focuses its story theme around the concept of “choice”, which is also expressed heavily in the game’s overall gameplay mechanics. Throughout Ludger’s journey the player will be able to decide how he reacts to various characters and situations. These choices can cause the story to branch out into different paths depending on the player’s decisions.