Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Collector’s Edition Headed To North America

By Ishaan . October 14, 2013 . 10:56am

Namco Bandai have announced a collector’s edition of Tales of Symphonia Chronicles—an HD compilation of Tales of Symphonia and its sequel Dawn of the New World—for North America.

 

Slated for release in 2014, the Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Collector’s Edition will come with the following items:

 

  • Set of five “Chibi Kyun Chara” figurines from the two games.
  • Paperback novel detailing the events between the two games.
  • A multi-disc soundtrack
  • Special collector’s edition packaging with art from studio Ufotable

 

The Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Collector’s Edition will be limited to 15,000 copies and will cost $100 at participating retailers.


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  • ronin4life


    Had no interest in buying this… would rather just play the copies I have on Wii/GC.

    But dat extras….

    ……….

    • Joshua Myers

      Yea i want it too

    • Shippoyasha

      Well, it seems this version will have dual audio, extra costumes and maybe even story additions. Knowing Namco, they do a good job when they do these high def Tales conversions. I have high hopes for the core content. I’m getting it for the game. The extras are a nice addition.

    • http://www.isfuturebright.com/ Silvio Carréra

      Exactly my feelings :O

  • Digital-Devil

    I’m definitely putting the purchase of the PS4 on hold with all these great games still coming out and will get this day 1. Namco Bandai is being kind of generous with all these localizations hopefully we’ll get some more Gundam done the line.

    • Anko Is Furious (King T.G.P)

      Along with some God Eater 2 also =P. That aside I’ve also put the PS4 on hold until we get a date on Kingdom Hearts 3 and FF15 and this Tales collection actually looks good, I want those figurines lol x.x..

  • Sentsuizan_93

    I already wanted this Namco.
    Don’t tempt me even further… ;_;

  • fairysun

    Man, I wish we can pick the five “Chibi Kyun Chara” figurines.

  • NightzeroAX

    You know damn well I’m getting this collection.

  • Chardo

    Ive bought and played pretty much every tales game, japanese and localized, hearts R, Xillia 2, tales of VS, narikiri X, you name it, but Im not getting this, its just an HD port with some costumes,

    • NightzeroAX

      Male Brawler :O

    • Mental

      Fair enough. I’ll probably get this since I don’t feel like importing a Japanese PS2 and the PS2 version of Symphonia.

      • Chardo

        I would only be interested in this if they had actually added more
        ougies or playable characters, like they usually do when they port a tales game to another console.

        but yeah, its perfectly fine to buy this game if you haven’t tried the ps2 version of haven’t originally played the game, that is alright.

    • AFatHouseCat

      I’m one of the few people who liked the sequel, so getting to play that on something with real controllers is enough to make me want to replay this, the Wiimote/nunchuck was so awkward

    • Ladius

      Maybe you’ve already played Symphonia’s PS2 porting with its new features, but most western fans played it on Game Cube since that version was the only localized one, and this remaster is the first time we can enjoy those new contents.

      Add in the graphical upgrade, the new costumes and cut-ins, DotNW and this CE and I think the package is quite good.

  • Brotato Chip

    whopping 100$ dam

    • http://vanilladice.deviantart.com/ Dice

      Yeah, that’s waaay too much money for “assorted goodies” if the game by itself is going for the “HD price tag” of $40-50.

      If I were rich…. but I’m not and can’t do it.

      • Aunna Terrell

        Yeah, the HD game itself is $40. I figured the CE would be about $70-80, but when I saw that it was $100, I was like “I guess the light novel and the figures added a bit more to the price than I thought it would.”

  • r0gamer940

    Have never played this game so where can I reserve this edition?

  • Arcana Wiz

    ugh the price, when it come here (my country) it will be so pricey, but i must have this >.<
    Argh this collector edition and BBCP will kill my wallet.

  • Holy_Angel_Kamineko

    Sweet! I definitely want to get this!

  • HerosLight

    This is extremely tempting.

    I don’t really buy collector’s edition, but I really want this depending on what KH 2.5 does.

  • doubleO7

    Whoa, they’re including a translated light novel? And nenderoids? All in a very attractive box? I’m sold.

    • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

      Besides echoing your sentiments, I just want to say that I love your icon. (And since I’ve been refollowing Big O on Toonami, I now need to buy the DVDs and watch it all through properly.)

      • doubleO7

        Thank you! I’m a big fan on Big O, and I also watch Toonami! Though I passed on watching their current run of Big O Season 2, since I just recently finished rewatching my DVDs of both seasons :)

        If you want to own it, your best bet it to wait until next year. Sentai picked it up and plans to put out both seasons on Bluray.

        • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

          Oho~! That is valuable info! Thank you much for that, I’ll definitely wait.

    • fireemblembeast

      Actually, they’re chibi kyun chara figures… If they were nendoroid petites, I’d definitely get this…>_> I know, I’m being picky.

      • doubleO7

        Ah, my mistake. I’m curious though, are there any significant differences between the two? Or are those just brand names?

        • outlawauron

          That’s like asking the difference between a Toyota Corolla and a Mercedes. A Toyota isn’t inherently bad, but isn’t near as HQ as Mercedes.

  • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

    That price is not bad at all for everything offered. I’m kind of surprised.

    Honestly, ToS didn’t really wow me, as fun as it was, so I wasn’t too interested in the Chronicles, but I kind of want this CE. ouo;

  • Nyandroid

    Fantastic!! I’ve been hoping we’d get this edition! Can’t wait to get my paws on Tenebrae! =^w^=~

  • Wappuli

    Wow, it actually has all the stuff from LaLaBit market edition.
    Even though I imprted that, I’m still most likely going to buy the English LE too.

    • Ladius

      As far as I know (my copy hasn’t arrived yet), the OST wasn’t included in the Lalabit edition, so the western CE should actually be better this time.

  • $45669872
    • xXDGFXx

      >Digital River…

      Yea… that’s not happening…

      • r0gamer940

        tales of xillia ce was limited and was on amazon

        • xXDGFXx

          Yes, but is this on there right now?

          • doubleO7

            Not yet, but it probably will be within a few days.

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    Symphonia soundtrack? I’m very sold on anything if the complete OST is included ^_^
    Sakuraba and Tamura usually compose over 100 tracks for each game. A complete OST for both games would be around 8 discs, right? lol

    • Mental

      I just want it for the soundtrack.
      I do like me some Motoi Sakuraba.

  • MrJechgo

    I’m pass this one out… I already played Symphonia and already own DotNW, so I don’t feel like buying and playing the same games again. Those who haven’t played them should though ^_^

  • Shinobikens

    Anybody know if Amazon will have it

  • VietKnight

    The only question is what select retailers other than namco

  • zferolie

    IS THIS AT GAMESTOP?! IF SO I AM RUNNING THERE RIGHT NOW!!!

  • r0gamer940

    I have the pre-order page open but I am going to Boston for college and I can’t change my address so I pray they do what they did with xillia and put this edition on amazon

  • ALfromHELLSING

    Love you Bamco, you rock! I didn’t see this one coming, I mean same epic Collector’s Edition for the West as well. EB Games better open pre-orders for it soon.

  • Kusabi

    Yes yes yes yes yes.

    Yes.

  • Istillduno

    Here’s hoping that either a retailer which ships to Europe has this or that the EU version gets this LE as well, that’s some nice swag right there.

  • artemisthemp

    I will import this Collector’s Edition, if EU doesn’t gets it.

  • FX102A

    Tried to order one but it only gives the U.S., Canada and U.S. Outlying Islands as options for shipping countries so importing to Europe is not an option.

    However, the Maxwell Edition of Xillia was originally only available in the Namco Bandai stores before being made available to other shops. Really hope this follows the same way (or Namco Bandai Europe offers the same via their own store).

  • isotrex

    Noooooooooooooo!!! Only 15,000 copies!!!! Gotta grab em….

    • ogglock

      I wouldn’t worry too much. I can still find the Tales of Xillia collector’s editions.

      In fact, my local retailer was trying to get rid of them for $25 a pop

  • Demeanor

    Have mercy on my little remaining room space, Bamco!!! XD someone needs to alert me when these kyun kyun babies are up for preorder… :D

  • Scarletmoonwish

    Anyone have a link to where I can preoder it from?

  • Ladius

    I should have had more faith in Namco’s western efforts instead of importing the Lalabit Japanese edition :P Oh well, double dipping Tales games isn’t so bad, and Symphonia Chronicles will be a fine pastime while waiting for Xillia 2. I wonder which limited they have in store for that game.

  • Dagobert

    .

  • NightzeroAX

    http://i.imgur.com/OKDctjN.jpg

    For those wondering about where to pre order from.

    • r0gamer940

      banzai!

  • Aqua King

    Any idea who the ‘participating retailers’ are?

  • AkiraScare

    Where can i find collectors edition?!!! (0_0) Plz say on Amazon i cant find it (TT_TT)

  • Yoshi Haku

    would like to hear about another special edition without those figurines, maybe if the figures werent chibi i would have cared more about it.

  • enorka miho

    I am definitely adding the 4 chibi figurine into my tales of collection!! Already got Yuri, Estelle, Jude, Milla, Sophie, and Leon.. I sure do hope Amazon have it this time.. I pray~~

  • Repede91

    I hope i can grab one of these. I missed out on the Xillia CE. As soon as Gamestop opens for preorders I`m all over this.

  • Learii

    another $100 man so much

    • Kamakuma

      I feel your pain… Xillia broke my heart with it’s 100. But quickly mended it when I tried to open it and Millia glared me down. t.t

      • Learii

        I guess all Namco collectors edition are $100

  • Crimson_Cloud

    Those Chibi figures… *slurps*

  • PoweredByHentai

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FRESMZE

    Collector Edition is now available on Amazon.

  • mc3027

    Preordered this, but I’m really hoping it’ll be sold on Amazon too. After the Ni No Kuni fiasco, I’d rather stay away from Namco’s store.

  • awat

    its worth the 100$ !

  • VietKnight

    Just finally got mines reserved at Gamestop today and I have a feeling this will only last at least one more day or worst the end of the day.

  • ShadowDivz

    God that chibi martha and astaroth….

  • mike dickson

    sad there not nendoriods

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