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Tales of Xillia 2 Gameplay and Story Details

Guess which major character won't be playable in battle?

 
Elle won't take part in battle.

First solid gameplay details have surfaced on Tales of Xillia 2. Tales Source has a detailed writeup from this week's Famitsu.

At the game's announcement a few weeks back, we were introduced to two characters, Rudger and Elle.

Rudger is 170cm tall and 20-years-old. He lives with his older brother in Trigraf. His brother is busy at work, so he takes care of the house, including caring for his pet, Lulu. From feeding his brother, he's become quite good at preparing a variety of foods.

Elle is 130cm tall and 8-years-old. She's making her travels to the land of Kanan, where legend has it one can fulfill any wish. It seems that Elle wants to use this to help her father. Along the way, she meets Rudger in Trigraf, and the two promise to go to Kana together.

On the gameplay front, first the big news: Elle will not take part in battle.

Other story and gameplay details include:

Weapon Shift: By pressing L1 and R1 simultaneously, you'll be able to toggle between your weapons. Press L1 and R2 simultaneously, and you can toggle in the reverse direction.

World Affairs: Liese Maxia and Elenpios are moving towards a state of peace and harmony, but due to different thinking and cultural level, there appears to be some conflict brewing.

Klanpios Company: A giant corporation that has its home base in a giant building in Trigraf. It commands the top share in a number of fields. Rudger wants to work for them.

Origin: A next generation technology which allows one to perform arts/magic without killing spirits. It's not yet in use.

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