Regarded by many fans as the best game in the Tales series, Tales of Symphonia first launched in Japan in 2003 and the following year in western territories for the Nintendo GameCube. Despite releasing to decent sales and general critical acclaim, the title was also ported to the PlayStation 2 after a short while in Japan in an attempt to garner more sales.
Thankfully, if you haven't had the chance to play Namco Bandai's classic JRPG, you'll be able to do so when it releases on the same disc as its sequel in 2014 under the name of Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, which will come complete with a shiny HD coat. The aforementioned sequel, Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, launched in 2008 as a Wii exclusive, and featured a story that followed on from the events of the original. Unfortunately, the release wasn't received nearly as well as its predecessor, so we're hoping that some improvements can be made for the PlayStation 3 revisit.
Having spent hundreds of hours exploring and battling our way through the first game, it's safe to say that we're massive fans, and it's nice to know that the publisher seems to be in touch with how popular Tales of Symphonia was and still is. Did you help Lloyd Irving and his memorable party regenerate the world in the original? Would you jump at the chance to do it all again? Let us know in the comments section below.