Even though Tales of Xillia was a huge hit in Japan when it launched there on the 8th September last year, the 13th game in the longrunning Tales series still has not arrived on Western shores. That hasn't stopped Namco Bandai from announcing Tales of Xillia 2.
Tales of Xillia 2 is due to be released in Japan on the PlayStation 3 for Winter 2012. Since the first Tales of Xillia has yet to be released in US and Europe, it's hard to say when the sequel would be localized and released.
This is only the second time in the series that a Tales game received a direct sequel; the other time was Tales of Destiny 2, and even then it was called Tales of Eternia in Japan.