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Tales of Xillia is the 13th main line entry in the Tales series of action RPGs by Namco. The game was developed for the PlayStation 3 and was released in Japan on September 8, 2011 to celebrate the franchise's 15th anniversary. Tales of Xillia will be released in North America on June 6, 2013 and in other Western territories sometime in 2013.
A direct sequel, Tales of Xillia 2, was released in Japan on November 1, 2012.
Tales of Xillia was announced under the working title "Next Tales of" on August 2, 2010 as the 13th mothership title in the Tales franchise.
The game's staff stated during the Xillia's development that the game would break new ground and that players will be stunned when they saw the game running in real-time on PlayStation 3. The game promised to retain all the good points of the Tales franchise as well as create new play elements to create a title like never before ( source). The game featured a different visual approach compared to past games in the franchise with a focus on contrasts between light and shadow.
The character design for the game were done by both of the Tales series' main character designers, Kousuke Fujishima ( Tales of Symphonia, Tales of Vesperia) and Mutsumi Inomata ( Tales of Destiny, Tales of Graces). The game's anime cutscenes were done by animation studio Ufotable.