The developers of the Tales of series revealed why Tales of Symphonia remaster appeared. Provided through an official Q&A on the Japanese website, the answer is relatively simple. Due to Tales of Symphonia being the first “worldwide” release in the Tales of series, the choice came naturally. Additionally, the answer reveals that demand for a Tales of Symphonia remaster was high, which ultimately led to the decision.
You can read the answer below:
The Tales of Symphonia remaster will be the second remaster we’ve worked on after Tales of Vesperia. Symphonia was the first worldwide release in the series, and many fans abroad and in Japan have said “I want to play this game on the latest platforms!” Which led to the planning of this particular remaster.
The remaster will feature upgraded visuals, and the inclusion of paid DLC content, which will be available entirely for free. This includes the PlayStation 3 specific DLC costumes. The developer Q&A also states that no content has been removed from the game. Previously, Bandai Namco released a story trailer for the remaster. It goes over key events in Tales of Symphonia, and also features several animated cutscenes.
Tales of Symphonia Remastered will release for PlayStatio 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One on February 17, 2023.