Tales of Symphonia Chronicles: Debut Screenshots

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

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Namco Bandai has released the first small batch of screenshots for the HD compilation Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (or Tales of Symphonia: Unisonant Pack in Japan), which shows various scenes from both Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World.

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Screenshot 2 | OpRainfall Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Screenshot 1 | OpRainfall
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For those who don’t know, last Saturday at the Tales of Festival Nacmo Bandai  announced the previously rumored HD Collection, now known as Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, which will contain high-definition remasters of both Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World. It will be a PlayStation 3 exclusive and will be released in Japan on October 10th of this year. This includes a Limited Edition you can see below. Not long after, Hideo Baba confirmed a Western release and said we would most likely be seeing it released in early 2014.

Tales of Symphonia: Unisonant Pack Limited Edition | OpRainfall

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  • Ryan_oprainfall

    I wish they were selling each game individually. I have no desire to buy Dawn of the New World.

    • Jonah Rosen

      Then just don’t play it, it’s that simple. They’re going to sell it at $60, so it’s like Having Tales of Symphonia at $30 which is a lot cheaper than anywhere online for the GCN version. Hell, even $60 is a great a price for the first game, so it’s like ToS2 is a freebie bonus. So you can buy the first game and ignore the second one at no cost to you.

    • Ryan_oprainfall

      Unless you already own Symphonia like I do, though I would love to have an HD upgrade with some extras. But paying $60 for it is a bit steep. I get what you are saying and in the end I probably will buy the game, still it would have been nice to have the option to buy only one of them.

    • Jonah Rosen

      I also own Symphonia as well as Symphonia 2, and while I understand the negative sentiment towards Symphonia 2, it’s by no means a truly terrible game, it just gets a lot of things wrong. (pokemon like monster mechanics which seem to be flooding a few jrpgs of late, not retaining the original voice cast with a cast that doesn’t work very good [I’m looking at you VA for ToS2 Regal, butchering ToS Regals victory cries! You too, NOT Scott Menville!] and throwing in a protagonist that falls into the whiny twat category of jrpg heroes that the likes of FFX’s Tidus has infested in.) It still has it’s moment as few and between they are. Either way, I’m still getting the game because it’s cheaper than getting a resolution upscaler for my Gamecube.

    • Ryan_oprainfall

      My dislike for the game has nothing to do with negative sentiment, I simply think it is a horrible game that is nothing like its predecessor. But of course, people like different things so it’s cool if people like it.

      Seems like we agree on a lot of things that were off about the game.

    • Jonah Rosen

      Oh? what parts do you not like about the game, if you don’t mind me asking?

    • Ryan_oprainfall

      I’ll just say I didn’t like it at all and leave it at that. The reasons you gave are all good examples on why I didn’t like it. I only played through the game all the way to the end for the characters from the original and I have no desire to ever play it again.

    • Jonah Rosen

      Fair enough then.

    • redApple

      Chances are they would sell each for $60 if they were sold separately anyway, so you’re basically getting much more content for the same price; if you don’t care for DotNW simply stick to the original and there you go!

  • Jonah Rosen

    I hope they release that special edition over here, though if the special edition of Xillia is anything to look at, that might actually happen.

    • Pyrotek85

      Agreed, I’m betting we’ll get it too.

    • xHeraCross

      The 100 page artbook is nice for the Xillia LE but I don’t care for figurines, especially cheap ones, so I cancelled my order considering how expensive it is. A special edition for ToS HD would be nice though. It would be worth it just for that fucking sexy packaging box^!!

    • Jonah Rosen

      Aw come on, the Milla Maxwell Figurine’s the best part IMO. I Also like the figurine her for the ToS HD special edition, the Lloyd Irving one especially because of how ridiculously overemphasized the cowlick is on the figure. X’D

  • redApple

    I don’t get it, these are screenshots of the actual PS3 game? What exactly is HD about it?

    • Jonah Rosen

      It’s more of an HD Upscale than an actually “Remade in HD Graphic OMG”
      For those who can’t afford a device to upscale the quility of their GCN. (Seriously, try playing a GCN on a 46′ HD TV like me, it’s not a pretty site, all the graphics are blurry as shit, especially with a game that uses the kind of cel-shading technique that ToS does.) Also, this is based on the PS2 version of ToS, which means more goodies to play with. 🙂

    • Pyrotek85

      Yeah, without a good scaler most older systems look like garbage on HD displays. I’ve got one myself and the results are great, but it’s not for everyone because good ones aren’t cheap.

      Even though I can nicely upscale my Gamecube, I’ll still buy this since it’s going to be based on the PS2 version, which had additional content. Heck, I’d buy it because I want to support the series, I want them to localize future games.

    • Jonah Rosen

      Same here, the more Tales games we get, the better. I’m stilling hoping they’ll change their decision on the Vita Tales games and release those too. (And maybe Tales of Vesperia PS3…Don’t look at me like that! I can dream, dammit!) I’ve bought almost every English released game in the series to date, because I care, dammit! The only ones I don’t have is Destiny, Eternia PS1, (Though I’ve got the PSP version) and Vesperia 360. (But that’s only because I don’t own a 360 anymore, nor will I ever own one again even if my life depends on it.)

    • Jonah Rosen

      What scaler do you have? I’ve been thinking of getting one once I can afford it, and those SNES, Genesis, N64, GCN & PS2 games aren’t going to upscale themselves. (Unless companies start releasing them in higher quality like this. XD)

    • Pyrotek85

      I’m using an XRGB-mini, I ordered it at http://www.solarisjapan.com/xrgb-mini-framemeister-compact-up-scaler-unit/

      I discovered it through http://retrogaming.hazard-city.de/framemeister.html and there is also a very long but ongoing thread about it’s use at http://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=33450&sid=a572340f6cd4d8e3ae3f1020f5603ce2

      It’s a lot to read but worth it if it’s something you’re interested in.

    • Jonah Rosen

      Yikes! That’s a lot of money. Guess I have to either save up a lot of money for a long time or get an actual job instead of this temp work crap.
      Thanks for the link anyways, it should be something to look forward to when I do start actually working.

    • Pyrotek85

      Yeah it’s basically the cost of a new console. What’s great about it is the speed it processes at, very little latency. Also does a good job at scan lines, which I think some older games look better with IMO.