Tales of Xillia coming to North America

Namco Bandaiannounced todaythat their long-running, critically lauded RPG series "Tales" will be getting new installments in North America. The first up will be Tales of Xillia, which previously released to critical praise in Japan on September 8, 2012, and is now planned for a 2013 release in NA and Europe.

The series producer, Hideo Baba, said at Japan Expo in Paris today that there's "a good chance" that the game's direct sequel "Tales of Xillia 2" will be released in North America and Europe as well if the first game sells decently.

Tales of Xillia has been extremely well received in Japan, garnering a near perfect score from Famitsu (39/40). Tales of Xillia 2 will be arriving in Japan on November 1, 2012.