It's been a long while since we've heard anything on the upcoming sequel to the delightful Tales of Xillia, but today we've received not one, but two announcements regarding the eagerly anticipated Japanese RPG.

For starters, Tales of Xillia 2 will be arriving on European PlayStation 3s on 22nd August, which marks the start of an incredibly strong RPG line up as we head out of the summer, with sci-fi shooter Destiny following in September, and Dragon Age: Inquisition dealing damage in October. Secondly, and perhaps unsurprisingly, the title will boast a rather substantial collector's edition, which features a metal case, a replica pocket watch, a soundtrack CD, an art book, a figurine of protagonist Ludger Kresnik, and the game itself. Are you dying to jump back into Xillia's world to see what's changed? Celebrate the RPG genre with us in the comments section below.

Update: Tales of Xillia 2 will be smashing its way into North America on 19th August.

[via abyssalchronicles.com]