Bandai Namco announced the patch to fix issues in Tales of Symphonia Remastered for Nintendo Switch will finally roll out on May 18, 2023. This update is expected to deal with problems such as black screens, background music glitches, and freezes throughout the game. Players have been reporting game-breaking issues since the game’s release. It will bring the game up to version 1.2.
According to the patch notes, this update will fix significant issues including processing slowdowns while moving through the Triet area, freezes in the middle of boss battles, and sudden black screens that locked the game in place. This quality-of-life update, known as Patch 1.2, arrives about three months after the game’s release in February 2023.
Since the game’s release, many players have reported severe performance issues from framerate drops to missing effects and animations. As a response, Bandai Namco apologized for the problems found in the game and announced the team would be working on fixing them.
It’s worth noting this Patch 1.2 is only coming to the Nintendo Switch version of the game, which has been reported to have the most severe issues. Bandai Namco has not mentioned any similar patches for the other platforms so far.
Tales of Symphonia Remastered is currently available for the Switch, PS4, and Xbox One. Another version based on the PS3 release is available on PCs via Steam.