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Tales of Symphonia Remastered is due out for the Switch, PS4, and Xbox One on February 17, and lately fans have been talking about the potential for other remasters.

In the official Q&A on the website, Bandai Namco says the following:

Will there be future remasters or remakes of older Tales titles?

We really appreciate the enthusiasm shared by Tales fans worldwide on wanting to experience our portfolio of games on modern platforms. As of now, we are focusing wholly on the release of TALES OF SYMPHONIA REMASTERED, though we are always happy to hear what our community would love to see for future games.”

That’s not exactly a clear indication that anything is going to be remastered. However, I take confidence from the fact that they highlighted it as a question on their own. When that sort of vague answer is given during an interview, it often feels more like they just don’t want to shut down the possibility, but here it’s something they specifically brought up.

(Why exactly this is coming up now when that Q&A is from November, I’m not sure. I’ve seen people translating the Q&A from the Japanese site, but they seem to be the same answers.)

Personally, I’d like the next Tales remaster to be one of the games not released outside of Japan yet, so that we get another chance at getting it. As I mentioned in my updated list of untranslated games I’d love to see get localizations, Tales of Destiny 2, Tales of Rebirth, and Tales of Innocence R are some of the most notable Tales games not released in the west yet.

One by one, games I’ve wanted to see localized have gotten new, translated releases. Will one of the older Tales games be next? Or do you think something like Tales of Xillia will be the next choice for a Tales remaster?

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  5 Responses to “Bandai Namco Mentions the Possibility of Other Tales Remasters”

  1. Tales of Xillia feels too recent for a remaster… I’d find it a bit weird if that’s what they went for next!

    • I don’t know, Tales of Symphonia came to the PS3 and PC more recently than that, and that’s what they picked for a remaster (although Xillia probably doesn’t have the same advantage of popularity there).

  2. I agree, Xillia feels way too recent. It honestly would be easier to make the game downloadable for PS4 and 5, if they haven’t already.

    This sounds interesting overall, though I’m not too pleased with the recent remasters/remakes. It’s a bit disappointing that the remaster of Symphonia won’t have the sequel Dawn of the New World. I enjoy Symphonia but Chronicles on PS3 is the superior version in my eyes since it has the full story. I haven’t finished Vespiria, but playing it both on the Switch and PC, I had very noticeable audio issues. PC, massive differences in audio levels between scenes. I had to constantly change the volume since character were screaming or whispering. Switch, some of the skits had very poor audio.

    • It would be nice if they’d just make all the PS3 games possible to download on PS4/5, but so far they haven’t for any of them.

      Yeah, I don’t understand why they included Dawn of the New World with the PS3 release, but then skipped over it for the PC release and now the new remaster. I know it’s not as popular, but why skip it when they already brought it to the PS3?

      I haven’t played Vesperia yet, but I wonder what’s up with the audio issues.

  3. […] looking forward to the next Tales announcement, whether it’s the next entry in the series or another remaster. For that matter, we still don’t know what Tales of Arise: Beyond the Dawn […]

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