Bandai Namco announced the release date for the remaster of classic GameCube JRPG Tales of Symphonia. Tales of Symphonia Remastered will release on PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One on February 17, 2023. It was also be compatible with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.
Set in the fantasy world of Sylvarant, Tales of Symphonia stars young swordsman Lloyd and his growing band of plucky friends and frenemies as they set out to save their world.
The fifth game in the Tales series, Tales of Symphonia originally released on the Nintendo GameCube in 2004. The RPG quickly becoming one of the best games on the platform, and introduced Western audiences to the Tales series. It featured a compelling story, high-quality anime cutscenes, and a rewarding real-time battle system that supports couch co-op for up to four players.
The developers posted a helpful Q&A on the remaster. While no new content is being added, the remaster will feature all the costumes, unison attacks and artes that were previously only available in the Japan-only PS2 port. Another new option for English fans will be a toggle between Japanese and English voices.
The remaster will feature “visual enhancements, extra quality-of-life improvements, and a highly nostalgic JRPG experience.” Visual improvements include enhanced character models and environments, while quality-of-life may refer to newly skippable cutscenes and improved ship controls.
Tales of Symphonia Remastered is based on the PC version, currently available on Steam. Like the Steam version, the remaster will run at 30 FPS on consoles.
After two decades Tales of Symphonia remains one of the best RPGs in the series, and in the running for all-time great. We would also heartily recommend the most recent game in the series, Tales of Arise.
Tales of Symphonia Remastered will release on February 17, 2023. It’s rated T for Teen.