Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Confirmed for Overseas Release in 2014
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Tales of producer Hideo Baba confirmed the release of the Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (working title) game on Namco Bandai's European YouTube channel on Saturday. The game is scheduled to be released in countries outside of Japan in 2014. The Playstation 3 game will bundle both the original Tales of Symphonia game containing the features from the Playstation 2 port, as well as the Tales of Symphonia: Ratatosk no Kishi (known as Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World in North America) sequel for the Nintendo Wii.
The remaster will feature new cover art, new Mystic Artes cut-in images, and new Tales of the Abyss-themed costumes for Lloyd and Genius (Genis in North America). All three theme songs for the game's Japanese release will be remixed for Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, including Day After Tomorrow's “Starry Heavens” and “Soshite Boku ni Dekiru Koto” opening themes that were used for the original game's Gamecube and Playstation 2 releases respectively, and Misono's “Ninin Sankyaku” song that served as the sequel's opening theme. It is not confirmed whether these songs will be used in the overseas version.
The original Tales of Symphonia game was released in Japan for the Nintendo Gamecube in 2003, with an improved port with new features being released for the Playstation 2 in 2004. A sequel for the Nintendo Wii titled Tales of Symphonia: Ratatosk no Kishi (Tales of Symphonia: Knight of Ratatosk) was released in Japan in 2008. All games were released in North America, with the exception of the Playstation 2 improved port. An OVA project with animation production by ufotable was green-lit in 2007, with the final episode being released last October.
The game is scheduled to be released in Japan on October 10.
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