Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Gets a Trailer

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

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Namco Bandai has released a trailer for the upcoming Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, the PlayStation 3 re-release bundle for the original Tales of Symphonia game and its sequel, ToS: Dawn of the New World. For those who have played these games, every moment in the trailer is a trip down memory lane, even if the character voices are in Japanese.

To get a taste of the HD remaster, it’s recommended that you watch at 720 or 1080 resolution:

From what was shown in the trailer, the high-definition remaster faithfully recreates the memorable charm for both Tales of Symphonia games, but not without some updates. For the first game only, the character models now look less cartoon-y, and are featured by a more realistic style of lighting. However, their animations have become cleaner and more visible to the eye. There will also be new unlockable costumes, like the Luke fon Fabre outfit for Genis, and Guy Cecil outfit for Lloyd, plus more.

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Tales of the Abyss outfits for Lloyd and Genis

In the second game, there aren’t any updates that are too blatant, other than the game having a cleaner resolution. AsĀ Dawn of the New World is heavy on the cinematic presentation, the graphical update should make them more pleasing to watch than ever before.

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles for the PlayStation 3 is releasing in Japan on October 10, followed by a planned early 2014 release in Western regions.

Personally, I’m feeling like a kid again.


UPDATE: Some accommodating screenshots for Tales of Symphonia Chronicles are available for your viewing leisure. Courtesy belongs to Gematsu

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles is available for preorder on Amazon:

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Andy was a member at Operation Rainfall since the beginning of its campaigning days. Though something of a troublemaker at the time, he now contributes to Operation Rainfall and shares his love for all things gaming and the visual arts. His favorite games include Xenoblade Chronicles, Kid Icarus Uprising, and No More Heroes. Andy currently holds a Bachelors degree in Cinema, which he uses to pursue filmmaking.

  • Namco, just take my money now. ToS is still one of my favorite RPGs of all time.

    • Lord Ackercocke

      Here’s my wallet. Give it to Namco when u see them. Tell ’em to keep it.

  • Norbert Gespenst

    Now I almost feel like getting the Japanese copy

  • Nonnahswriter

    It looks so PRETTY!!! <3

  • James Best

    This game. I love this game. Looks good in HD, but it looked good in SD anyway.

  • Tiredman

    I am looking forward to tackling a mean skeleton warrior again, in HD. Loved the optional boss fights in Symphonia.

  • redAPPLE

    Gosh, how lazy.
    How hard was it to recreate the games in Xillia’s engine? They expect me to pay to play the same thing again, I mean at least with Wind Waker the tried to make it look different, this is simply upscaling the games and charging another $60 for it.

    • Bec66

      Actually a lot harder than you may think considering that they would have to start with just the games script and have to re-create the character models, environments, ETC all from scratch and by then the PS4 would’ve come out. Really this is the best thing they could have done for Symphonia’s 10th anniversary, they could have just done nothing. Besides no one is forcing you to buy the game even though it came out 10 years ago.

  • Alan Van Dalsem

    The HD conversion looks AMAZINGLY awesome. I look forward to the US release, I do pray they have dual audo and can switch to JP Audio for the character dialogue and opening theme in Japanese.