Speaking at the Japan Expo in Paris today, NAMCO Bandai has announced that it will be bringing Tales of Xillia to North America, Europe, and Australia sometime in 2013.
The PS3-exclusive action-RPG, the thirteenth in NAMCO Bandai’s Tales series, was released last September in Japan to a warm critical and commercial reception.
“The recent success for last autumn’s release of Tales of the Abyss and the anticipated release of Tales of Graces f and its exclusive European Edition has helped make localizing Tales of Xillia for the western market one of the easiest decisions we have ever made,” said VP of Marketing for NAMCO Bandai America Carlson Choi.
As a bonus tease to all English-speaking Tales fans, series producer Hideo Baba even said that Western markets may be able to get their hands on Tales of Xillia 2, which releases in Japan this November, if sales of this localization go well.
By Jeff Dunn