Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Re-Introduces Us To Lloyd Irving

By Spencer . July 12, 2013 . 3:16am

Lloyd Irving, probably the most recognizable character in Tales history, is coming to PlayStation 3. Tales of Symphonia Chronicles shows him as an idealistic and at times dimwitted hero in Symphonia and then an "enemy" in Dawn of the New World.


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  • Cruxis

    The memories…

  • Christopher Griego

    Lloyd was my favorite lead until Yuri came along. I wish they’d bring Tales of Vesperia to PS3 in the U.S.

    • Misty Dawson

      Ugh. I don’t even get why they won’t. I want more Yuri damn it.

    • LightZero

      Not going to happen so there’s no point in wishing. Namdai already said no. Best to import or be satisfied with the 360 version which is still good. Vesperia is in the past. You are better off hoping for the next mothership title.

      • Superior Spider-Man

        But Symphonia is in the past and that is getting a HD release. If Xilia and Xillia 2 sell well, I’m sure they will consider releasing PS3 Vesperia over here since people who don’t have a 360 or know Japanese want it.

        • Elemiel

          It’s easy to bring Symphonia since it’s the same game but with graphical updates.

          The problem with Vesperia is that they would have to redub a lot of the game in order to include Patty and Flynn in.

          • Levi


            Except that they have already done all the voice recordings for the PS3 version as confirmed here by Troy Baker.

            Not to mention the entire cast is in love with the game and said they would gladly return to reprise their characters, as shown by Sam and Troy lending their voices to the Anime Movie ” Tales of Vesperia: First Strike”

            So something happened at Namco, maybe this was a trial run for Megamans new marketing campaign?

            Regardless, I have the 360 version and the PS3 version, and I dislike when people tell me not to hope for something like this. Two years ago, people were calling me crazy when I had my fingers crossed for a Tales of Symponia HD remake.

            So keep hoping Tales fans!

      • mike dickson

        well it was going to come but it actually got cancelled because of microsoft they wanted the game to be a 360 exclusives i call them a bunch of dicks for that reason

        • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

          It’s not that simple.

          • mike dickson

            that is true my follow tales of brethren

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      get a 360

    • Carabutifarra

      Get a Tales of Vesperia PS3.

  • David García Abril

    Wait a second! Lloyd is wearing a Guy costume? And Genis a Luke costume? (Both characters from “Tales of the Abyss”)


    • AkuLord3

      Wasn’t expecting that…Heck YEA

    • NightzeroAX

      I can understand Lloyd wearing Guy’s clothes but Genis wearing Luke’s….

      • Masengan

        Zelos should’ve had Luke’s, they obviously like to show off their mid section.

        • Leon_Tekashi

          Not to mention they’re both rich.

  • landlock

    I thought Kratos/Zelos were more popular then Lloyd tbh.

    • AkuLord3

      They probably are…but he’s still the main character so yeah

      • landlock

        yeah but the article doesn’t say the main character it says character period. But yeah I wonder how long we have to wait?

        • trigger91

          The article says “probably the most recognizable character”, not “most popular character”.

        • LightZero

          He’s still most recognizable. When people see Lloyd they will likely think of Symphonia in the west. Especially since it’s the FF7 of the Tales series.

          • And for good reason. It is a wonderful game that really defined the series for many people. At least up until Vesperia came out.

    • Exkaiser

      They said “recognizable,” not “popular.” If there’s any character that might be familiar to non-fans, it might be Lloyd… though I kind of doubt that, myself.

  • ZEROthefirst

    I honestly never really liked Llyod as a character. I prefer Veigue as my favorite Tales character, then Ruca and plenty of others.
    Can never go wrog while screaming KUUUUUEEEERRE!!!

    • Exkaiser

      I feel bad for Veigue, he gets reduced to a single line whenever the fans talk about him.

      • NightzeroAX


        This game should have been released in the West.

        • Exkaiser

          If only people cared about the combat, which is the best in the series!

          …well, most people prefer the combo-heavy ToDR stuff and things more in that vein, I suppose, but Rebirth’s heavily strategic play is fantastic.

          • ZEROthefirst

            ToR hands down has the best combat system in the Tales series (best Tales game imo too). If they used Legendia’s music in Rebirth… that would be the best game in the universe. I mean Rebirth’s already my favorite game with Mega Man X4 in a close 2nd, but if it had that music nothing would ever come even remotely close.

          • Demeanor

            Is Rebirth’s combat system really that good? I had watched some footage of the first scenes and battle, but it didn’t strike me as a good battle system, and Vaigue hit me as REAL mopey… maybe I should take a loong secondo look at it.

          • ZEROthefirst

            When watching some gameplay vids yes it looks pretty bland, it’s when you actually start playing that you get to see just how good it is. And Veigue is a bit mopey, but it’s mostly because of what he does on accident near the beginning of the game.

          • Carabutifarra

            Legendia OST is the worst OST in Tales of.

          • ZEROthefirst

            Are you kidding me!? That beautiful fully orchestrated sountrack is the worst to you? You’re the first person I’ve ever heard actually say Legendia’s soundtrack is bad.

          • Barrylocke89

            The Japanese only Tales games that I want to try the most are Destiny R, Rebirth, and Hearts. They all look really fun in the combat side of things.

        • ZEROthefirst

          It’s getting an English fan-translation soon at least. Of course it still needs so much love as imo being the best Tales game (of course some people say it’s great but whine about the whole racism point in the game).

          Rebirth should get an R as well like Innocence/Hearts, but they need to make sure to keep the battle system exactly how it is. If they got rid of it and changed it to the basic combat system like they have in Innocence/Hearts R I would be really disappointed.

  • JustThisOne

    Oh god. Unison attacks.

    *fond memories of Prism Stars*

    • NightzeroAX

      All those hits.

    • Barrylocke89

      Don’t forget that since this is going to be based off of the PS2 version, we’re going to get new Unison attacks, like Rock Mountain!

      • JustThisOne


        I know nothing of the PS2 version. So this will all be a surprise for me.

  • Randy Marsh

    The best Tales hero makes his sparkling reintroduction in HD, got to say I love the remaster of the graphics.

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      looks no different than HD Dolphin

      • Randy Marsh

        Then you must be going blind and I feel sorry for the unfortunate degradation of your sight.

        • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

          no sir. I have it HD on Dolphin with Anti Aliasing not a huge different

          • Randy Marsh

            I have it on Dolphin too. From doing a quick comparison there are differences, specifically in the cel-shading textures.

          • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

            then again this PS2 hd port

  • Zohard

    my money is not ready !

  • kaizin

    aww i like Lloyd but Reid is still my all time favorite tales main charcter wish they did a cross over with his outfit in the game and let Zelos or Kratos wear it all in all cant wait for this game.

  • Spirit Macardi

    Still say that the Guy costume would make more sense with Emil, considering they’re both voiced by Johnny Yong Bosch x3

    Genis getting a Luke costume though? The two aren’t even remotely similar; not in play style or personality. Unless for some reason they’re going to re-dub him with Yuri Lowenthal.

    Just Namco, whatever you do, DO NOT remove Presea’s Klonoa outfit. I know you’ve been all about screwing over that series, but for once could you maybe give your douchebaggery a rest?

    • LightZero

      Only in the English version. Guy outfit makes sense for Lloyd and it look pretty cool on him. They have somewhat similar moves.

      Early Luke and Genis are both arrogant brats but who cares it’s just fanservice. There’s no point in over thinking it.

    • JustThisOne

      I’d prefer if they make less sense, actually. :3 It’s more interesting just to see different costumes on people!

      I mean, as long as it looks good anyway.

  • NTaiyokun

    I just hope they bring back Scott Menville…

    You Bring him back for Teen Titans Go! but you won’t bring him back for Tales of Symphonia (Diff companies, but still…)?

  • Gilgamesh2025

    I really hope the costumes will also contain cameo battle themes. Can’t wait to see Emil and Marta in cameo outfits. It was a pain not being able to change their outfits in the Wii version.

  • CirnoLakes

    Oh gosh, that trailer was so close to containing a spoiler.

  • Demeanor

    The chibi style turns me off a bit… but I’ll get this anyway. Is the second game bundled with it any good, guys? Lol dem passionate speeches reminded me a lot of Saint Seiya pre-battle banter XD

    • Symbol de Au

      I think the second one is a lot better than the first actually but I’m a minority.

  • davidvinc

    I must be the only one who thinks that the graphics look exactly the same. I see no difference whatsoever.

    • Tiredman

      Well the game looked good to begin with. I bet if you did a side by side on a HD TV you would notice difference though. Just having it fit on a widescreen TV is enough to make me happy.

  • Antixono

    Never played the original so I’m gonna have a blast with this!

  • How I do miss the Unison Attacks…

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    Argh, they’re keeping the squat character models, which have not aged well! They aren’t even present in Symphonia 2, so that’s going to look even more jarring!

  • darkfox1

    Bring on the Tales of!!!

  • fireemblembeast

    Where’s the coffee scene? That’s what I think of when I hear “Lloyd Irving”.

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