In my experience with full-blown RPG video game sequels, they incorporate a mixture of old and new characters to deliver both new storyline and some familiarity and linkage to previous games (Take the example of Final Fantasy X and X-2 – while Yuna and Rikku were playable, the rest of the original games playable character cast were NPCs). With Tales of Xillia 2 – it has already been confirmed that five of ToX’s six playable characters would be making an appearance as playable characters. Turns out the female protagonist from the original game “Milla Maxwell” could very well be making that six out of six.
Information from the latest issue of Jump magazine have revealed that Milla will be appearing in the game to some extent. As with all the returning characters, she will appear in a new outfit.
There is no word on English localization plans for ToX2, but an international release of ToX1 is slated for 2013. To read my review on the Japanese release, click HERE.