Tales of Symphonia Dated...Sorta
San Jose, Ca., (March 9, 2004) – Leading video games developer and
publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that Tales of
Symphonia, the latest installment in the enormously popular
Tales franchise, will ship exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube
entertainment system in Summer of 2004.
Using characters designed by renowned Japanese artist Kosuke Fujishima,
Tales of Symphonia unfolds with beautiful anime-style
cel-shaded graphics that make the expansive 3D worlds feel like a 2D
comic book. The storyline is an emotionally charged, epic adventure
that redefines the role-playing genre.
In Tales of Symphonia, players will command
real-time battles in a unique 3D battle system that gives them full
control over the characters. Execute and combine hundreds of special
attacks and magic spells. With more than a dozen mini-games and side
quests at the player’s disposal, Tales of Symphonia
offers over 80 game play hours and brings an exciting new storyline to
the Tales series.
The Tales series dates back to 1995, when Tales of Destiny was first
released on the SNES. Fans of the series consider Tales of
Symphonia one of the most promising RPG’s on current
generation consoles. While it follows a traditional RPG format, the
series is set apart by its slick presentation and art, real time
interactive battle system, and the clever level designs and puzzles.
check out our preview of Tales of Symphonia