Tales of Symphonia will return to the Nintendo console next month when Tales of Symphonia Remastered releases on Switch (and other platforms) on February 17th. Ahead of that date, Bandai Namco and Nintendo have shared a gameplay trailer to give newbies an idea of what to expect and encourage longtime fans to dive back into the GameCube classic.
The new trailer will be familiar to those who played the original on the GameCube back in 2003. There are pieces of gameplay there, from exploring cities to diving into dungeons (and yes, RPG fans, there’s a sewer dungeon). But the main focus of the trailer, of course, is on the combat in the game.
The combat system is called the Multi-Line Linear Motion Battle System – which may seem intimidating due to the name – places the characters in a 3D environment (the first series for Fairy tales in 2003) and allows them to run towards and away from the enemy or change their target to move in a different direction, towards a different enemy. But the game’s unique mechanic is the Unison Attack, which allows you and another party member to unleash a devastating attack.
Customizing Artes – the versions of skills in this game – and gear optimization are vital, but you’ll also be able to use items in combat and cook recipes to give your team bonuses and heal them after combat. This is a game where you can mess up the sandwich making. How? We are not sure!
We hope that Symphonia will be the next game in a long line of Tales remasters, but Bandai Namco has yet to promise to return to other games in the series, but simply said: “We are waiting for your suggestions.”