Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Will Feature Dual Audio

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

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Hideo Baba confirmed at Japan Expo today that Tales of Symphonia Chronicles will feature dual audio. In other words, the localized version of the game will allow players to select between English and Japanese voice acting.

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles is an HD remastered version of the PlayStation 2 version of Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World that is heading to PlayStation 3 this October in Japan. It’s projected for release sometime in 2014 in North America, Europe, and Australia. Since the game’s announcement, we’ve been given tons of information about it, including a recent trailer and screenshots.

For those unfamiliar with Tales of Symphonia, Namco Bandai’s JRPG was released on the GameCube in Japan back in 2003 and everywhere else in 2004. The game was also ported to the PS2 in Japan in 2004, which is the version that will be included in Chronicles. Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World came out on the Wii in 2008/2009.

Whether you’re a fan of Tales of Symphonia or looking to learn more about it, Operation Rainfall has you covered! Check out our recent review of the game  and our upcoming playthrough stream. And be sure to stay tuned for more Chronicles news!

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  • William Matthews

    I wish this was on vita as well

  • Roberto Ruiz Contreras

    Ok, Im buying it.

  • Alex

    GREAT SUCCESS!

  • Billy Bass

    Xillia in just a little over a month and this next year? I’m a happy fan of the genre right now.

  • Seth Hoffman

    Rerecorded Audio, or the same tracks from the original? Part of me wants a rerecording, but most of me doesn’t want the voice cast in the first game to change.

  • MoonOwl

    Finally learning the tricks, are they (granted, it could be just a budget/space issue that they had to deal with, but still)?

    This makes me happy!

  • Tara

    Now, the one question that comes up now… I wonder if they’ll get the appropriate licensing for the original theme songs…? That’d be nice. The “generic english themesong” thing was always kind of a downer. Hopefully they’ll keep the original English voiceovers, though I’d prefer the Symphonia voices over the DotNW voices for all of them. (Though I guess Brian Beacock has been Lloyd more than Scott Menville at this point, so… I guess Brian Beacock is more Lloyd now anyway. Preferred Scott Menville myself, though. And Crispin Freeman as Regal. At least Cam Clarke reprises his role…)

  • Ashitaka

    Such a welcome trend among these games recently. English VAing is largely horrific, so grateful that a lot of companies now are realizing that a lot of westerners prefer the originals.

  • John Ellis

    Strange usually with Namco you get either English only or Japanese only dubs.

  • Tim

    At least now I have one Tales of.. game to buy as I wont buy Xilia because it wont have dual audio, now if they decide some time in the future to add the Japanese VO via DLC then I’ll get it until then pass.

  • CrcLinnie

    IF it comes out on the Wii U I’m buying it :3