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Tales of Symphonia Website Updated

by Jonathan Metts - June 30, 2004, 7:31 am PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: Namco Newsletter

Get a pre-order bonus and learn more about the gameplay features.

Namco's official Tales of Symphonia website has been updated with a lot of new information. Specifically, there is now a listing of preorder bonuses being given out at certain retailers. Both EB and Gamestop are giving away a lithograph when you preorder and an art book when you pick up the game. EB also has a coupon deal for $20 off the price of Tales of Symphonia when you trade in Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles. Can you smell the rivalry?

Other updates on the site include explanations for many of the game's systems and features, such as multiplayer, EX skills, cooking, and skits. There is also a new gameplay movie to download.

Click here to visit the official Tales of Symphonia website.

Tales of Symphonia Goes "Gold"

That means it's finished and almost ready for release, and also that it jumped higher than any of the other contenders.

THE EPIC BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL NEARS…

TALES OF SYMPHONIA GOES GOLD!

Highly Anticipated Role-Playing Game Journeys One Step Closer To Store Shelves

San Jose, Ca., (June 21, 2004) – The perilous quest for survival will soon be a reality. Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that its popular quest-driven role-playing game, Tales of Symphonia, has gone gold. Exclusively for Nintendo GameCube, Tales of Symphonia will lead players on an epic adventure filled with intrigue, sacrifice and surprises as it makes its way to retail outlets on July 13, 2004.

“Tales of Symphonia establishes a new standard for the role-playing genre of games,” said Rod Nakamoto, executive vice president of research and development.“ Combining a dynamic battle system with breathtaking graphics, Tales of Symphonia provides an incredible game play experience with its story-driven action. Fans of previous entries in the Tales series will wholeheartedly embrace Tales of Symphonia when it arrives in stores this July.”

The latest installment in Namco’s popular Tales series of games, Tales of Symphonia offers full control of characters through its unique real-time battle system, allowing for the execution and combination of multiple magic spells and special attacks. Including more than a dozen mini-games and side quests, the game redefines the role-playing genre with an emotionally driven storyline transcending more than 80 hours of game play. In addition, Tales of Symphonia features characters designed by renowned Japanese artist Kosuke Fujishima, delivering beautiful anime-style cel-shaded graphics to the game’s expansive 3D worlds.

Tales of Symphonia is rated T for Teen by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board and

carries a suggested retail price of $49.99. The game will be available in stores nationwide beginning the week of July 12, 2004. For more information about the game or to enter the “Chosen One” sweepstakes visit the Tales of Symphonia web site at http://tales.namco.com/.

Tales of Symphonia Shipped

Froth no more.

THE CHOSEN ONE ARRIVES: NAMCO’S TALES OF SYMPHONIA NOW AVAILABLE

Highly Anticipated Role-Playing Game Ships Exclusively For Nintendo GameCube

San Jose, Ca., (July 13, 2004) – Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that its popular role-playing game, Tales of Symphonia, has shipped to North American retail outlets. Developed by Namco Tales Studio Ltd. in Japan, Tales of Symphonia is now poised to send players on an epic quest exclusively for Nintendo GameCube.

“The wait is finally over--Tales of Symphonia is here,” said Rod Nakamoto, executive vice president of research and development at Namco Hometek Inc. “Tales of Symphonia clearly establishes a new standard for the role-playing genre of games, and we are certain fans of previous Tales iterations will be delighted with this next journey.”

The latest addition to Namco’s popular Tales series of games, Tales of Symphonia gives players full control of characters by way of its unique real-time battle system, which allows for the execution and combination of multiple special attacks and magic spells. Offering more than a dozen side quests and mini-games, Tales of Symphonia delivers an emotionally fueled storyline spanning more than 80 hours of game play in its expansive 3D worlds. Additionally, the game features characters intricately designed in beautiful anime style cel-shaded graphics by renowned Japanese artist Kosuke Fujishima.

Tales of Symphonia is rated T for Teen by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board and carries a suggested retail price of $49.99. For more information about the game or to enter the “Chosen One” sweepstakes, visit the Tales of Symphonia Web site at http://tales.namco.com/

Talkback

RobageejamminJune 30, 2004

Yes! Finally. I kept asking my gamestop if theyd have a preorder bonus and they said no. My spider sense told me to wait

Bill AurionJune 30, 2004

That's why it's better to get the deal online where it's guaranteed...

MysticGohan24June 30, 2004

I'm confused, is it a mini poster or lithograph?

Bill AurionJune 30, 2004

Maybe it's a lithograph and EB is calling it a miniposter? Because I'd trust Namco more...

MysticGohan24June 30, 2004

Isn't a lithograph a cel-drawing? correct me if I'm wrong, I remember similair deals with Zelda Toot.

awesome!!!

DjunknownJune 30, 2004

hehe, when I first reserved ToS (before I cancelled and got MegaMan AC), the employee taking the reserve excused himself for a moment. when he came back, he had a lithograph (mini-poster techincally)!

Its not bad, it has a big close-up of Llyod, Genis on the right, with the mercenary dude beside him. Collete, Sheena, and a few others I don't know the names are on the left. Nice little piece to tide the people over.

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JaleJuly 01, 2004

Does anyone know if/when this is coming out in Europe?

KDR_11kJuly 01, 2004

Q4. Not sure about the preorder boni, though.

Uncle Rich AiAiJuly 01, 2004

and probably 2010 for us Aussie.

or never....

PaleMike Gamin, Contributing EditorJuly 01, 2004

Has anyone seen this art book yet? Is it gonna just be a little boring paperback thing, or is this gonna be a bound bookshelf worthy book?

Bill AurionJuly 01, 2004

If it's anything like Namco's SCII promo artbook, it will be paperback...The SCII one is about 100 pages long...

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