Tales of Symphonia is getting remastered for modern consoles

Tales of Symphonia Remastered

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A classic entry in the Tales series is getting new life on newer consoles. Tales of Symphonia Remastered brings the story of Lloyd, Colette, and company to PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch in early 2023.

Revealed during today’s Nintendo Direct, Tales of Symphonia Remastered brings the GameCube-era RPG to modern systems. It will get a version on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and be playable on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S via their respective versions.

Tales of Symphonia originally released in 2003 and was brought over to North America in 2004. The remaster will feature both graphical enhancements and improved gameplay, though no details have been given just yet.

Alongside a physical edition, Bandai Namco is also publishing a Chosen Edition of Tales of Symphonia Remastered. This will come with a special metal case, art prints, and stickers. Both editions are up for pre-order on the Bandai Namco store here.

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Tales of Symphonia is a fondly remembered entry in the long-running Tales series. It was likely the introduction to the series for many players, myself included. It’s definitely a lengthy role-playing game, but it has an incredible cast of characters and a really fantastic story.

Seeing another Tales game get a modern port, much like Tales of Vesperia did a while back, is great. While Tales of Arise laid out a path forward for the series, I’m excited that newcomers will have an easy way of playing Symphonia too. Honestly, just keep this train rolling and dive back into some older entries while we’re at it. My fingers are now crossed that Abyss is on a list somewhere at Tales HQ.

Tales of Symphonia Remastered arrives for PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch sometime in early 2023.

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