RUMOR: Tales of Symphonia: Perfect Edition Headed to PS3

Monday, May 13th, 2013

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According to sources found by the Spanish site Koi-nya, a high-definition remaster of Tales of Symphonia called Tales of Symphonia: Perfect Edition is rumored to be releasing on the PlayStation 3. The enhanced re-release is said to contain both the original Tales of Symphonia, originally for the Nintendo Gamecube (which was later ported on the PlayStation 2), and its Nintendo Wii spin-off/sequel, Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World.

At Expomanga 2013 in Madrid, Tales producer Hideo Baba sat down with an outlet to explain the rumor’s validity. He stated that he was not in the position to confirm the game’s existence. He did, however, acknowledge the extensive desire by fans who wish to see this happen. Baba said it is “a representation of the dreams and hopes of the fans who have long wanted it”. He finally said that he might learn more about a Tales of Symphonia remaster later.

The found sources have also indicated that Tales of Symphonia: Perfect Edition is supposed to release in the United States, along with Tales of Xillia 2, which is also rumored to have secured a Western release. As exciting as this rumor may sound, this need to be taken with caution until further notice.

So is this something you guys would like to see? Personally, I would like to see newer Tales games be produced, but a Tales of Symphonia remaster isn’t out of the question. It’s still one of my favorite games, and a re-release should make a lot of old and new fans happy. Oh, and I liked Dawn of the New World.


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  • This most likely won’t be released outside of Japan, with how Namco is…

    • this is how namco has alway been hell we never saw a release of the original tales of game, tales of phantasia.

    • Tales of Phantasia was released on the GBA. I have a copy of it somewhere around here.

    • WishingTikal

      It was released thanks to Nintendo though, not Namco

    • sorry but much like how the Cdi zelda’s existence’s are denied, the same goes for this game as well, because it is a terrible port. i want either the PSX or the PSP version to hit PSN at some point.

    • I have a copy of the GBA version rolling around on my floor. You must be confusing it with Innocence, Hearts, Rebirth, Destiny 2, and Tempest. (Not that Innocence or Tempest were great losses)

    • i GBA version was terrible, they SHOULD have localized the PSP granted it was nintendo that was responsible for the GBA version being released in the US in the first place…

  • It better come to Wii U…

    • Hideo Baba said he has no plans to work on the Wii U well for now.

    • An Tran

      It’ll never come to Wii U. But, if they were to port one of the Xilia games to Wii U, it’ll most likely be a very bad port job (still annoyed by how badly done Tales of the Abyss 3D is).

    • “Badly done”? I think Tales of the Abyss is a really good port, and shows just how powerful a platform the 3DS really is.

  • I’m doubtful that this will be released in the West if it exists. I’ve heard that Nintendo owns the original localization, which would mean NB re-localizing it, which I doubt they’d do.

  • yea i would also rather see this coming to the WiiU also rather then just the ps3

  • Yeah I want it on Wii U. No way I’m buying a PS3 just for this game. If they put Lloyd in the new Smash Brothers and release this right after, it’ll sell well to all the people that buy Wii Us for Smash

    • youguysarestupid

      thankfully you won’t have to buy a PS3 just for this game. There will also be Graces, Xillia, Xillia 2, and Vesperia.

    • Pyrotek85

      There are loads of other great titles for the PS3 also (RPG or otherwise), and the bundle deals they have now are excellent. I wouldn’t fault anyone for not buying it when it was first released, but it’s a great buy now.

  • As I understood it, Nintendo owns the localization for Symphonia. As a result, we didn’t get the PS2 version when that released. So… If this is true, I doubt it’d have a North American release, unless there were a Wii U version as well.

    • Bec66

      Nintendo probably stopped caring at this point, besides that rumors probably as bull as the whole “Microsoft owns Vesperia localization”

  • I want this on the Wii U so badly.

    I played the original Tales of Symphonia on the GCN and that’s how I fell in love with the series to begin with.

    I’ll never understand their decision choices though. I mean Dawn of the New World more then matched Vesperia’s sales which had been on the XBox. Yet they brought Graces to the PS3 exclusively, and not the Wii (which the game had originally been on in Japan).

    I can live with out Graces, but I want Tales of Symphonia if they remake it.

    • The Wii version of Graces was full of bugs. Really bad bugs.

    • An Tran

      They managed to fix them though, and those fixes were carried over to the PS3 version. It wasn’t the Wii’s fault, but the developers who didn’t seem to put as much care into the game during the debugging stage even though it was a “Mothership” title.

    • All of which were completely patched, lol. So that matters how?

      Not to mention those patches would be applied to an English localization release had they brought it shortly after it’s Japan release.

  • So much Wii U lovers in this thread, so much butthurt here.

  • I would rather see Hearts, Rebirth, Destiny R & 2, and Innocence. We need to get the games that we haven’t already gotten, not more of the same game.

    • Pyrotek85

      What’s ridiculous is that their excuse is that the Vita isn’t selling well here. Well give us some games then! Games sell the system.

    • An Tran

      Well we ARE getting games…but people still won’t buy the Vita.

    • Ibi Salmon

      Can you blame them? The price of the memory cards are ridiculous.

    • Yea, i agree with Ibi. Its mostly the price of the system that makes me not want to buy a vita.

    • Ibi Salmon

      Honestly, the price isn’t that bad. I agree that the price needs to be brought down, but I think the Vita can get away with being around $215.

      The real problem is the memory cards. A 32 GB card goes for $100. That is way too pricy. As I said, the real problem with the Vita is the price of the memory cards. The sooner they lower the prices of those things, the better of the Vita will be.

  • handsomejack47

    If Tales of Xillia does end up selling well (by the looks of it, it’s going to sell pretty damn well), then there is no reason why they wouldn’t consider bringing this game as well as Xillia 2. The demand is obviously there, but there needs to be more to convince Namco Bandai to go for it.

  • Well there goes your chances of Lloyd being in SSB

  • Tales of Symphonia is my favorite Tales game. Also, it’s the only Tales game I’ve ever played, so it doesn’t have much competition.

    • Bec66

      Try some of the others to you won’t be disappointed.

  • An Tran

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this is true. Namco Bandai is completely obsessed with Sony now. It was a huge surprise that they wanted to work on Smash Bros.

    • Maybe YOU should treat Namco Bandai instead of waiting for THEM to treat you?

  • Brennan

    If Tales of symphonia was the most successful Tales game in the west then why wouldn’t it come back to the west? I think it would be great if this possible HD remake were to come to the Wii U because right now there aren’t many titles out for it quite yet. So if they did release it for the Wii u it would make it stand out more.