By Andy Na / May 24th, 2013
At Expomanga last week, Tales 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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