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Tales of Xillia

RPG of Unwavering Convictions

Director: Naoto Miyadera

Producer: Hideo Baba

Writers: Daisuke Kiga, Naoki Yamamoto, Itsumi Hori, Takashi Hasegawa

Designers: Kōsuke Fujishima Mutsumi Inomata, Daigo Okumura

Composer: Motoi Sakuraba

Animation studio: Ufotable

Platform: PS3

Release dates: 9/8/2011 (JP), 8/6/2013 (NA), 8/9/2013 (EU, AUS)

Story: The game follows Milla Maxwell and Jude Mathis' journey to free the Four Great Spirits and destroy the Lance of Kresnik, a powerful spyrix weapon.

Setting: Tales of Xillia has two worlds: Rieze Maxia, an Asia-inspired world with a focus on nature and spirits, and Elympios, a modern world focused on technology. The two worlds are separated by a powerful spirit arte created by the Lord of Spirits Maxwell. Rieze Maxia is split in two countries, Rashugal and Auj Oule, which are at odds with each other.

Nature and magic revolve around spirits and their incorporation into Rieze Maxian culture. Elympios is characterized by its lack of spirits, and, by extension, nature, because its spyrix technology kills spirits.

Relevant Books

Tales of Xillia Official Complete Guide

Editor: QBIST

Release date: 10/7/2011

Contents: Gameplay guide and data, short setting and character descriptions, glossary, illustrations, staff interviews.

Interest: The creator interviews provide insightful information about the creating and writing process, author intent, discarded ideas, etc.

Tales of Xillia Perfect Guide

Editor: Famitsu

Release date: 12/8/2011

Contents: Gameplay guide and data, setting and character descriptions, timeline, glossary.

Interest: More detailed than the Complete Guide when it comes to settings, characters, etc. The timeline and glossary are very useful.

Tales of Xillia Official World Guidance

Editor: QBIST

Release date: 12/29/2011

Contents: Timeline, detailed setting and character explanations, illustrations, Q&A corner, creator comments, cast interviews, short story.

Interest: THE main reference for all things Xillia. Its explanations are the most detailed and accurate and the creators take the time to answer a few common questions from fans.

Tales of Xillia Fan's Bible

Editor: Famitsu

Release date: 3/31/2012

Contents: Setting and character descriptions, interviews, illustrations, short stories, creative contents.

Interest: The short stories contain a lot of information about the Chimeriad's backgrounds. The interviews are also very long and insightful. The rest is just fun creative contents like a parody of a fashion magazine using screenshots from the game, etc.

Tales of Xillia Illustrations 

Inomata Mutsumi x Fujishima Kōsuke Character Works

Publisher: Ichijinsha

Release date: 12/27/2011

Contents: Illustrations, designers interviews and comments.

Interest: Interesting information about the characters designing process.