Previously released info on Tales of Xillia 2 says that the main hero, Ludger, has been having financial problems as of late. The game introduces a debt repayment quest to help Ludger through this hurdle. This new scan shows how the quests work... and how it may get in the way of Ludger's journey.
So, how huge is Ludger's debt, exactly? Sadly, the poor guy owes around 20 Million Gald. That is seriously one huge debt to pay and I have no idea how Ludger even managed to make such a debt. Anyway, this is where the Debt Repayment Quests come in. It was announced before that Nova is the one in charge of his debts, and according to the scan, you pay the debt to her. The top area shows the remaining debt that Ludger has to pay, while the numbers below it indicate the amount of Gald you wish to allot for that paying time.
But why is it so important to pay, though? Unfortunately, the Debt Quests are actually a somewhat big part of the game. You will be given an amount to pay at given times, and unless you pay them off, you won't be able to move on to the next areas of the game... Specifically, areas you may have to go to. Ludger's debt basically controls where you'll be able to go. So, every time a part of the debt is paid, you get more areas to explore.
The game also has mini-quests called Merit Quests, which can be taken by talking to people that have the Merit Sign over their heads. Completing the quests will grant you Merit Points, which can be used for what seems to be purchasing various titles for the characters.
The game also introduces a GHS for everyone, which is pretty much a mobile phone. With it, you'll be able to know your location anywhere. There might be other features, though.
Tales of Xillia 2 will be released in Japan on November 1, 2012. Pre-orders are now available at the following places. Be quick, pre-orders run out fast!
Tales of Xillia 2 Regular Version - Play-Asia | CDJapan | Amiami | YesAsia
Tales of Xillia 2 Famitsu DX Pack - Play-Asia | CDJapan
Tales of Xillia 2 Lalabit Market Kyun Chara Pack - Play-Asia | CDJapan
Tales of Xillia 2 X Edition (w/ PS3 controller) - Play-Asia (all slots currently sold out, check again later) | YesAsia