Tales of Xillia Possibly Arriving in August
Namco Bandai may have let slip a release date in Tales of the Abyss DVD box set announcement.
Namco Bandai appears to have let slip a more specific release date for Tales of Xillia. In its report a DVD box set for the Tales of the Abyss anime today, Hobby Channel wrote that Xillia will be released in early August.
It's unclear if this was a statement from Namco Bandai/Bandai Visual, or if Hobby Channel was misinformed. Stories like this are often reworded straight from press releases, so the former is a strong possibility.
For the record, Tales of Xillia is currently officially TBA 2011.
The DVD box mentioned in the Hobby Channel report is a commemorative 15th anniversary box set for the anime version of Tales of the Abyss. The ¥15,750 set includes all 26 episodes of the anime, totaling 624 minutes, and will see release on August 26.
As previously announced, Namco Bandai is also rebroadcasting the Abyss anime, which was originally aired from October 2008 through March 2009. Other Tales related events mentioned in the Hobby Channel story include the 3DS version of Tales of the Abyss on May 19, and this year's Tales of Festival fan event on May 28 and May 19.