Namco Bandai may be focusing on Tales of Xillia 2 over in Japan at the moment, but they haven't forgotten about their plans to localize the original game over in the West since announcing it earlier this year. And with TGS 2012 now underway in Japan the publisher has released the first-ever English localized screenshots of the game.
Tales of Xillia utilizes the contrast between light and shadow, which will lead to the game having a different art style direction than Vesperia's anime-style graphics or Graces's watercolor-style graphics. Baba stated that when he saw some of the concept artwork images running on actual hardware he was very impressed.
Tales of Xillia will be released sometime in 2013 in North America and Europe.