Tales of Symphonia: Unisonant Pack Remaster Bundles Original Symphonia, Sequel
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Namco Bandai Games announced the Tales of Symphonia: Unisonant Pack remaster of both Tales of Symphonia games at the Tales of Festival 2013 event on Saturday. 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 will be remixed for Tales of Symphonia: Unisonant Pack, 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.
The game is scheduled to be released in Japan on October 10 for the price of 6,980 yen (about $70). First copies of the game will come with an original greeting card with an illustration from animation studio ufotable, a greeting card from Katsuyuki Konishi (voice of Lloyd) and Hiro Shimono (voice of Emil), an original Playstation 3 custom theme, as well as other unannounced contents.
A limited edition pack for Namco Bandai's LalaBit Market was also announced, and will contain a new original novel that tells the story of what happened in the two year gap between the two games, a set of 5 “Chibi Kyun Chara” figures modeled after Lloyd Irving, Collet Brunel, Marta Lualdi, Emil Castagnier in Ratatosk Mode, and Tenebrae. The LalaBit Market set will cost 9,980 yen (about US$100), and pre-orders are being held from Saturday until July 15.
In addition, the company announced that a Blu-Ray box containing all episodes of the Tales of Symphonia the Animation, Tales of Symphonia the Animation: Tethe'alla Episode, and Tales of Symphonia the Animation: The United World Episode OVAs has been green-lit. The box will contain 3 Blu-ray discs, and have a new original cover art by OVA character designer Akira Matsushima. The set is scheduled to be released by Frontier Works on November 6.
Namco Bandai also announced that the Tales of games will once again be returning for a Tales of event at Namco Namja Town in autumn. The event will introduce new foods and desserts themed after Tales of characters. Namco Namja Town is scheduled to reopen on July 1.
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.
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