Tales of Symphonia Remastered Release Date Announced
Bandai Namco has announced Tales of Symphonia Remastered will be released on February 17, 2023, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. It will also be compatible with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
Tales of Symphonia follows Lloyd Irving and childhood friend Colette Brunel as they grapple with the horrors of living in a dying world. Along the way, they’ll add charming new heroes to the party’s often tragic, but resilient, roster and introduce a new generation of Tales Of fans to one of the earlier games that popularized the series’ action RPG mechanics.
Today’s announcement shared a second look at the remastered experience in a new trailer, which Bandai Namco says will feature “visual enhancements, gameplay improvements and new features.” The Chosen Edition will be its only physical print and includes a metalcase, art prints, and stickers.
Tales of Symphonia originally launched for GameCube in 2003 but was later ported to PlayStation 3 and PC. Like in its initial release, Tales of Symphonia Remastered will host its local co-op mode for up to four players, giving friends a way to jump in when a battle kicks in.
The enhanced Tales of Symphonia experience was first revealed back in September during Nintendo’s last Direct showcase. The Gamecube classic was one of several older titles in the presentation with a makeover announcement, including reveals for Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life, Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, and Rune Factory 3.
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