Namco Bandai Games Europe have today confirmed that the latest title in the ‘Tales Of’ franchise, entitled Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, will be heading to European shores on the 28th Feburary 2014 – but more importantly an extremely limited Collector’s Edition bundle will also be released.
The ‘Collectors Edition’ version of Tales of Symphonia Chronicles is being released as part of the 10 year anniversary celebration for the franchise, and judging by the contents it seems Namco are going all out. Included inside the ‘Collectors’ Edition’ bundle, which is limited to 10,000 units within Europe is:
– Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Game- five Chibi Kyun Chara mini figures
– Paperback Novel
– Multi-Disc Soundtrack Collection
– Limited Edition Packaging and Fold out Box
As mentioned the Collectors Edition bundle for Tales of Symphonia Chronciles will be limited to 10,000 units within Europe, Australia and New Zealand, so it is going to end up as a ‘very rare’ collectors piece. Mathieu Piau, EMEA Marketing Director for Namco Bandai Games Europe, explains why this collectors edition was produced for the European market:
“In celebration of the Tales of Symphonia 10th Anniversary, we wanted to mark the occasion! Bringing back this epic and oneiric adventure was the first step to please fans and newcomers alike. The second step was to offer to all our beloved Tales Of fans the Collector’s Edition they deserve, with some fantastic collectible content to dive further into the Tales of universe!”
Tales of Symphonia Chronciles features both “Tales of Symphonia” games on a single PS3 Game Disc, which is ideal for European ‘Tales of’ fans trying to get the complete collection.
Tales of Symphonia:
Follow Lloyd Irving as he embarks on a grand adventure with his friends to restore mana back to the world of Sylvarant, a source of energy necessary for the survival of their world. Along the way they learn of the parallel world of Tethe’alla, whose survival rests on the same source of mana Sylvarant needs to sustain life. How will Lloyd and his friends find a way to ensure the survival of both worlds? Tales of Symphonia takes the signature real-time battle system of the Tales Of role-playing games, allowing for direct control of their character through fast-paced tactical battles.
Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World:
Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World continues the story from the previous installment by delving into the consequences set into motion by Lloyd and his friends at the end of Tales of Symphonia. Take on the role of Emil Castagnier as he seeks to uncover the mysteries that have befallen his world. Dawn of the New World advances the series’ battle system by introducing a new monster recruitment feature that lets players capture more than 200 unique monsters and train them to participate in battles. Players have complete control over their roster of party members and monster allies, allowing for limitless combinations to take out to the battlefield.
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles will be released exclusively onto the PS3 on the 28th February 2014 across Europe.