Don’t let his mild-mannered, refined appearance fool you. Tales of Xillia 2’s Rowen J. Iibert – one of your party members from the first game returning for the sequel – is a master at typing text messages on mobile handsets.

I’d love to see him go toe-to-toe with Steins;Gate’s Shining Finger, Moeka Kiryu.

Heck, this guy might even be able to clear the hardest song in Miku Flick in Break the Limit mode.

 

Watch Rowen (CV: Makoto Terada, better known by his stage name “‘Mugihito”) fight alongside protagonist Ludger Will Kresnik in these two following clips, also published today:

 

Tales of Xillia 2 is set one year after the original Xillia, and its story revolves around 20-year-old Ludger Will Kresnik (CV: Takashi Kondou) and 8-year-old Elle Mel Mata (CV: Mariya Ise).

In many of the promotional materials it is hinted that at some point in the game the player may have to be prepared to “destroy the entire world for the sake of one girl”.

Other characters returning from the first game include Alvin.

Tales of Xillia 2 for the PlayStation 3 is slated for a November 1 release in Japan.

Namco Bandai Games will release an English version of the original Tales of Xillia sometime in 2013.

 

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