Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Announced

June 3, 2013

Namco Bandai have today officially unveiled Tales of Symphonia Chronicles which will be released for the PlayStation 3 in Japan on October 10th and early 2014 in Europe, Australasia and the Americas.

Players will be able to experience the most celebrated Tales of game to date, Tales of Symphonia, again for the first time with crisp and colourful high definition graphics and additional content along with its 2008 sequel Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World.

Tales of Symphonia sees characters wonderfully designed by renowned Japanese artist Kosuke Fujishima. It comes featuring beautiful anime-style cel-shaded graphics that make the expansive 3D worlds feel like a 2D comic book. The storyline is an emotionally charged, epic adventure that redefines the role-playing genre. Players will take on the role of Lloyd Irving and will embark on a grand adventure with his friends to restore mana back to the world of Sylvarant, a source of energy necessary for the survival of their world. Along the way they learn of the parallel world of Tethe’alla, whose survival rests on the same source of mana Sylvarant needs to sustain life. How will Lloyd and his friends find a way to ensure the survival of both worlds? Tales of Symphonia takes the signature real-time battle system of the Tales of role-playing games allowing for direct control of their character through fast-paced tactical battles.

The sequel, Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World continues the story from the previous installment by delving into the consequences set into motion by Lloyd and his friends at the end of the first game.  Players in the sequel will take on the role of Emil Castagnier as he seeks to uncover the mysteries that have befallen his world.  Dawn of the New World advances the series’ battle system by introducing a new monster recruitment feature that lets players capture more than 200 unique monsters and train them to participate in battles. Players have complete control over their roster of party members and monster allies, allowing for limitless combinations to take out to the battlefield.

Olivier Comte, Senior Vice-President at Namco Bandai Games Europe stated:

“As a response to fans’ expectations to bring more Tales of titles to the West, we are very proud to join our headquarters in Japan and our colleagues in the US to make a worldwide announcement for Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (Working Title), The Tales of series, which is already very successful in Japan, has been expanding greatly in the Western market, and we believe J-RPG fans will continue being pleased with this updated HD edition of two of the most classic Tales of games.”

Some screenshots have also been released. Let us know if you will be revisiting these great games via the comment section below.

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