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Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Brawls Online with First Translated Trailer

Posted by Robert Ramsey

Lloyd Irving, wake up!

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.

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User Comments (10)

rjejr

#1

rjejr said:

I think I played this for an hour and the first cave crushed me so bad I had to return it. Not sure why, may need to back and try again.

RudysaurusRex

#2

RudysaurusRex said:

I don't think this looks like it needed an HD remake. The chibi style of characters really doesn't need an HD "improvement". But I don't know, maybe some people really wanted this.

ShogunRokAdmin

#3

ShogunRok said:

@RudyDog Yeah the art style has held up well. Really I just think the HD treatment for this is to iron out things like jaggies. I don't think we're going to see a huge improvement, though.

Zombie_Barioth

#4

Zombie_Barioth said:

I'm actually glad this is coming out. Lost my TOS save to a corrupt card and to play the sequel I'd have to replace my nunchuck and sensorbar. Those wireless ones eat through batteries like nobody's business.

@ShogunRok
Both games were made for SD systems so thats probably the main reason for it, neither game really needs much else. Dawn of the New World will need a bit more work though since they have to rework the controls.

Gemuarto

#5

Gemuarto said:

Japanese version of this trailer was much better because of songs and realese date.

JaredJ

#8

JaredJ said:

Loved TOS on Gamecube! Can't wait for this. Wish it was coming to Wii U though.

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