Tales of Xillia 2
Director: Kenji Anabuki, Asana Inoki
Producer: Hideo Baba
Writers: Naoki Yamamoto, Daisuke Kiga, Itsumi Hori, Takashi Hasegawa
Designers: Kōsuke Fujishima, Mutsumi Inomata, Daigo Okumura
Composer: Motoi Sakuraba
Animation studio: Ufotable
Release dates: 11/1/2012 (JP), 8/19/2014 (NA), 8/22/2014 (EU)
Story: Saddled with debt, Ludger becomes a Clanspear agent and needs to destroy fractured dimensions to save the prime dimension, while looking for the Land of Canaan at Elle's request.
Setting: It takes place in the same world roughly one year after Tales of Xillia. The main difference is that now Rieze Maxia and Elympios are not separated anymore.
New elements include fractured dimensions, the Chromatus ability, the spirits Origin and Chronos, and Origin's Trial.
Tales of Xillia Official Complete Guide
Release date: 12/1/2012
Contents: Gameplay guide and data, 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
Release date: 2/1/2013
Contents: Gameplay guide and data, setting and character descriptions, timeline, glossary.
Interest: Settings and character explanations. The glossary is quite complete. The timeline in this one is pretty short but reveals new things.
Tales of Xillia Official World Guidance
Release date: 3/2/2013
Contents: Timeline, detailed setting and character explanations, illustrations, Q&A corner, creator comments, cast interviews, short stories.
Interest: The main reference for Xillia 2. 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 Official Scenario Book
Release date: 12/7/2013
Contents: Game script, short story.
Interest: Useful for checking something from the script directly. The short story.