Tales of Symphonia Chronicles

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Tales of Symphonia Chronicles
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Boxart.jpg
North American cover art
Developer(s) Namco Bandai Games
tri-Crescendo[1]
Publisher(s) Namco Bandai Games
Writer(s) Takumi Miyajima (Original)
Composer(s) Motoi Sakuraba
Shinji Tamura
Takeshi Arai
Series Tales
Platform(s) PlayStation 3
Release date(s)
  • JP October 10, 2013
  • NA February 25, 2014
  • PAL February 28, 2014
Genre(s) Role-playing video game
Mode(s) Single-player Multi-player
Distribution Blu-ray disc

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, known in Japan as Tales of Symphonia: Unisonant Pack (テイルズ オブ シンフォニア ユニゾナントパック Teiruzu Obu Shinfonia Yunizonanto Pakku?), is a high-definition remaster of the PlayStation 2 edition of the video game Tales of Symphonia and the Wii game Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World.[2] It is developed and published by Namco Bandai Games. The game was released in Japan on October 10, 2013, February 25, 2014 for North America, and February 28, 2014 for Europe and Australasia.[2]

Games[edit]

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles includes the PlayStation 2 port of Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World. New cosmetic additions were made such as illustrations and costumes. In addition, the North American and European editions of Chronicles feature dual audio, allowing players to select from either English or Japanese voice tracks for both games.[3]

Development[edit]

In May 2013, a high-definition remaster of Tales of Symphonia and Dawn of the New World was rumored by a Spanish news site to be in development on the PlayStation 3.[4] On June 1, 2013 during the Tales of Festival in Japan, the collection was officially announced along with its Japanese release date.[2] That same day, a North American and European localization was confirmed on Namco Bandai Games's European YouTube channel.[5] In Japan, the first run of the game will include a greeting card, a special video, and a PlayStation 3 theme.[2] Two other limited edition sets were also announced.[2]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
Hardcore Gamer 4/5[6]

Bradly Hale of Hardcore Gamer gave the game a 4/5, saying "this is a bundle worth its price of admission for the first game alone, especially because it’s been taken care of so well by Namco in this remastering project."[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fragile Dreams Developer Helped Make Tales Of Symphonia Chronicles". Siliconera. March 18, 2014. Retrieved April 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Romano, Sal (June 1, 2013). "Tales of Symphonia Chronicles announced for PS3". Gematsu. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Tales of Symphonia Chronicles HD Will Have Dual Audio". Siliconera. July 4, 2013. Retrieved July 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ Romano, Sal (May 12, 2013). "Rumor: Tales of Symphonia: Perfect Edition set for PS3". Gematsu. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Confirmed for Overseas Release in 2014". Anime News Network. June 1, 2013. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Hale, Bradly (2 February 2014). "Review: Tales of Symphonia Chronicles". Hardcore Gamer. Hardcore Gamer. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 

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