Namco Bandai had plenty of Tales news to announce on the PlayStation Blog today.
First up, the publisher announced that the 15th game in the Tales “main series,” Tales of Zestiria, is in development for the PS3. The game will be released simultaneously in Japan and the west, a first for the series. Details are still scarce, but Namco Bandai is planning to release the game as part of the 20th anniversary of the Tales series, so don’t expect to play it until 2015.
Namco Bandai also confirmed that Tales of Xillia 2 will be released for the PS3 in North America and Europe in 2014. Even though its a sequel Xillia 2 will follow two brand new characters, Ludger Kresnik and Elle Marta. But Hideo Baba, a Producer on the Tales series, ensures fans that they should “expect to see plenty of your favorite characters returning to help Ludger and Elle on their journey.”