Namco Bandai has announced today that due to the incredible fan response Tales of Xillia has received they will be upgrading all prior and future pre-orders to a special Limited Edition in North America.
Tales of Xillia tells the story of Jude Mathis, an intelligent medical student studying at the hospital in the metropolitan city of Fennmont, and Milla Maxwell, a mysterious woman who is capable of summoning all types of elemental spirits. Players will be able to choose either of the two protagonists when they begin adventuring through the world of Rieze Maxia, a land where humans and spirits live together in peace. Together with the help of a diverse cast of characters, Jude and Milla's paths intersect as they set off on a quest to stop the kingdom of Rashugal from draining the world of all of its mana.
The Limited Edition appears to be identical to Europe's Day 1 edition but with confirmation that it will include the pre-order DLC. The publisher didn't indicate if the artbook was the same 52-page size as the Day 1 edition, but considering the identical contents this is likely the case.
Tales of Xillia will be released on August 6 in North America and August 9 in Europe. Those over in Europe who buy the initial print run of the game will be able to get a special Day 1 Edition version with 52-page artbook until supplies last at no extra charge. Both regions also currently are accepting pre-orders for a special Collector's Edition retailing for £79.99 in Europe and $99.99 in North America which includes a collectable Milla Maxwell figurine with base and an extra 48 pages to the Day 1 Edition artbook.
UPDATE: We just received the following quote regarding the bonuses in the LE and CE:
[[quote]]The costumes, music CD, and character profile booklet are exclusive to the Limited Edition, while the Milla Maxwell figure, music selection CD, and art book are exclusive to the Collector's Edition. [[/quote]]
Source: Tales Union