Long-running JRPG series can be daunting prospects to get into. For example, I cannot begin to tell you the amount of times I’ve had friends asking if they need to have played all the others before starting the latest Final Fantasy game. I get it, naming conventions suggest they are all related. So, going back to an earlier title will only ever help, right? Whilst the Tales series aren’t going back to the very beginning with this next release, it is certainly far enough back to get new players interested. From the series most recent release in Tales of Arise, we are heading back some 20 years for the next release. Tales of Symphonia Remastered is out today on Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch.
In Tales of Symphonia Remastered, you play as Lloyd who accompanies his childhood friend Collette on a journey like no other. Not to put too much weight on Collette’s shoulders, but she is destined to save the world. But how does saving their world affect others around them? That is not for me to say. Check out the launch trailer below for a look at this JRPG classic:
Tales of Symphonia Remastered features enhanced graphics and gameplay whilst retaining the core feel of the game. The anime cutscenes will look even better, and the four-player co-op mode will run better than before.
Tales of Symphonia Remastered is on the Xbox Store now priced at £34.99. There are no digital extras to speak of; it is by and large the same game you will remember. Our review will have the final details coming soon, stay tuned for that.
• AN EPIC ADVENTURE Explore a rich and lively world filled with unforgettable characters and experience an emotionally charged storyline like never before. • FULLY RESTORED Features graphically enhanced and improved gameplay. • THRILLING BATTLES Play with up to 3 friends in local co-op mode to fight powerful opponents in real-time battles. Combine hundreds of special attacks and magic spells. • A 3D MASTERPIECE Watch stunning anime cutscenes and become absorbed in endearing cel-shaded characters designed by renowned artist Kosuke Fujishima.