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Surprise! Namco Bandai Confirms Tales Of Symphonia Chronicles For North America

by Mike Futter on Jun 05, 2013 at 10:07 AM

OK, this really isn't a surprise. Earlier this week at the Tales of Festival, series producer Hideo Baba expressed his sincere interest in bringing the collection of Tales of Symphonia and Dawn of the New World to the West.

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (which is a working title) will be arriving on our shores in early 2014. The compilation upgrades the original Gamecube and Wii titles with HD graphics exclusively on PlayStation 3. The gameplay is intact with the series' familiar and lauded real-time combat system.

For those who haven't had the opportunity to play these two titles, this compilation provides a perfect excuse to enjoy two of the best in the Tales series.

SAN JOSE, Calif., (June 5, 2013) – Leading video games developer and publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today officially announced that TALES OF SYMPHONIA CHRONICLES (Working Title) will be available in early 2014 through the Americas exclusively for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.  Experience the most celebrated TALES OF game, TALES OF SYMPHONIA™, again for the first time with crisp and colorful high definition graphics and additional content along with its 2008 companion title,TALES OF SYMPHONIA®: Dawn of the New World™

Follow Lloyd Irving as he embarks on a grand adventure with his friends to restore mana back to the world of Sylvarant, a source of energy necessary for the survival of their world.  Along the way they learn of the parallel world of Tethe’alla, whose survival rests on the same source of mana Sylvarant needs to sustain life.  How will Lloyd and his friends find a way to ensure the survival of both worlds?  TALES OF SYMPHONIA takes the signature real-time battle system of the TALES OF role-playing games, allowing for direct control of their character through fast-paced tactical battles.

TALES OF SYMPHONIA: Dawn of the New World continues the story from the previous installment by delving into the consequences set into motion by Lloyd and his friends at the end of TALES OF SYMPHONIA.  Take on the role of Emil Castagnier as he seeks to uncover the mysteries that have befallen his world.  Dawn of the New World advances the series’ battle system by introducing a new monster recruitment feature that lets players capture more than 200 unique monsters and train them to participate in battles.  Players have complete control over their roster of party members and monster allies, allowing for limitless combinations to take out to the battlefield.

TALES OF SYMPHONIA CHRONICLES (Working Title) will be available throughout the Americas early 2014.  For more information regarding the TALES OF series please visit: www.namcobandaigames.com and www.facebook.com/tales.