Yesterday, I got the chance to sit in on the Tales of Xillia panel at WonderCon and even meet Hideo Baba! The panel showed off some new footage and even one of the fully voiced skits. (it was about Jude not knowing what Bazongas are. Haha!)
Pros to the panel: The voice actor who plays Jude was there and talked about working for the Tales Of franchise. There was a funny video from the actress who plays Milla, because she couldn't be there.
I got to see a little bit of extra battle footage and watch the whole opening to the game on a huge screen around a bunch of people that are as big of Tales Of fans as me.
Cons to the panel: They still didn't announce an actual release date like I was hoping they would. The only "surprise" was that they are bringing Tales of Xillia figurines to North America. The panel just wasn't very long. And I didn't win the gift bag raffle which had A LOT of great things!!
All in all, it was completely worth it. I got Hideo's autograph and I even got to film a little interview for the Tales Of YouTube channel! All it did was build my anticipation even more for this game.