Namco Bandai has dissolved their Namco Tales Studio as a separate studio, but that doesn’t mean those same people aren’t working on a new Tales game! Tales of Xillia 2 is a direct sequel to the game that the rest of the world is still waiting for a translation of sometime in 2013. Xillia 2 takes place one year after the original and is being released only a year and a few months after the original game in Japan on November 1, 2012. That’s soon, and so Namco Bandai is already advertising the game.
These two new commercials show off some of that fancy cel-shading that looks oh-so-nice. If you look closely in the first ad, you’ll even spot a clip of one of the anime cutscenes animated by Ufotable, who also provided cutscenes for the first game. This is all a bit of a tease, considering international gamers won’t get to see this game for a while because we’re still waiting on that first game, but it’s still something to keep an eye on for JRPG fans.