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Tales of Symphonia, a compilation of Tales of Symphonia and Dawn of the New World, now has a release date. The PlayStation 3-bound HD collection will arrive in North America on February 25, 2014.
The original titles were released on the Gamecube and Wii. Tales of Symphonia is heralded as one of the strongest in the series. For more on the franchise, check out associate editor Kim Wallace's RPG Spotlight on the Tales series.
Thanks to reader "avLambo21" for the tip.
Our TakeI've not yet played a Tales title, but Kim has strongly suggested to me that this is a great place to start. You can also read her recent review of Tales of Xillia, another strong entry in the franchise.
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This collection is going to be amazing! Already pre-ordered my collector's version!
@Mike Futter: This is definitely a fantastic place to start. Symphonia is arguably the best Tales of game still. The battle system was revolutionary for its time (might feel a bit dated when compared to Xillia's), and the character and plot development will keep you engrossed until the end. There is tons of replay value to be had in this title thanks to the grade system. You'll be coming back for more again and again.
I had forgotten that this was even in the pipeline. I'll mark it on my calendar right now. ^_^
Haven't yet played a Tales of game, so I am considering picking this one up.
I will have to make sure to pick this up.
With the amount of great PS3 games coming out still, I can easily wait for the first PS4 price drop it seems :-)
It also has a special edition for 100 bucks.
I still have my Gamecube disc and I will be buying this anyway
This game was the reason I bought a gamecube back in the day.
I don't really care about the sequel. But I'm really glad this version is including the bonus content which never came to the US. I was really disappointed back in the day to hear that the PS2 version wasn't going to come stateside.
Loved Tales of Symphonia, I really wish this was coming out on the Xbox as well.
There are some many RPG's coming to America and being released in glorious HD. I'm so pumped to become a fan of so many series I haven't gotten the chance to play.
Looking forward to playing the game again and finally getting to play the sequel!