Hideo Baba Sheds Light Into Tales of Symphonia: Perfect Edition Rumor

Friday, May 24th, 2013

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At Expomanga last weekTales producer Hideo Baba was told by fans about a rumor for Tales of Symphonia: Perfect Edition. The game was reportedly a high-definition re-release for the original Tales of Symphonia game and its Wii sequel, Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World for PlayStation 3. As Baba called this fabled game “a representation of the dreams and hopes of the fans who have long wanted it,” he finally addressed this rumor after sitting down with JPGAMES.

Here is the intervew below:

JPGAMES.DE: Tales of Symphonia was the first-ever Tales of game to be released in Europe. That’s why it still has a lot of fans among Europeans. Now, there have been some rumors lately, even on Japanese sites like Hachima, that there might be a HD remake of Symphonia and Ratatosk no Kishi in the works. Is there anything you can tell us about this?

Hideo Baba: To be quite frank… I was at Expomanga in Spain last week and everyone was enjoying the event, and then I heard from fans “I heard rumors about a Tales of Symphonia Perfect Edition. Is that true?”. Actually, I was the one surprised by that! (laughs) That fan then said that it’s the 10th anniversary of Tales of Symphonia in Japan this year, and I just said that there might be something coming, as a celebration. But it will be more like a “Tales of Café” or an event at NamcoCon… but we actually have no plans yet, there are only ideas. We can’t really say anything before announcements are made and it’s always a bit surprising when people ask us about rumors like that. It would be best to just wait for new information [about Tales of Symphonia’s 10th anniversary]. Before we announce something, a rumor is just a rumor after all (laughs).

So there you have it, folks. While there are no plans for a Tales of Symphonia: Perfect Edition to be made any time soon, there are definitely ideas circulating from the Tales creative staff. It is only a matter of time before they reveal something Tales-related, and we can certainly look forward to it.

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  • Thedude3445

    I hope both games are remade for Wii U; that’d certainly be a console seller for many people.

  • Well if they do say something tales related, i can only hope they put it on the WII U and ps3, instead of just ps3.

  • So is it just an HD remake, or is is a full revision of the game? I’d like to see the models for all the characters to be un-migitized.

  • Ryan_oprainfall

    What’s the matter Baba, you don’t like money? This remake would sell. One of the best Tales games and GameCube games period. Easily one of my top 10 games ever. In HD? Yes please. Drools.

    • Vanadise

      On the other hand, they have a limited amount of resources and staff to work with. I can’t blame them for preferring to work on new material than remake something that’s ten years old. They’re in the wrong business if their only goal is to make money.

    • Yeah and i’d rather not get a half assed port either

    • Jonah Rosen

      Plus if they actually did go through and make this, it would need to be updated with features added later in the series like Free Run, Advance Guard & Backstep, etc. (Actually, I forgot, wasn’t Backstep & Advance Guard already in this one?) Try playing Tales of the Abyss & Tales of Vesperia for a good while then try playing this one again. The backwards transition doesn’t work very well.

    • Jonah Rosen

      Also, Overlimit & proper Mystic Artes would be nice, though not necessary.

  • Vallen

    Sigh, and here I was hoping for a ps3 port of symphonia since I sold my GC loooong ago