Tales of Symphonia Remastered
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Tales of Symphonia Remastered (NSP, XCI) ROM + v1.3.1 Update

Tales of Symphonia Remastered SWITCH ROM - This game is an action role-playing video game developed by Namco Tales Studio and published by Namco for GameCube.

App Name Tales of Symphonia Remastered
Genres Role-Playing
Realese Year 2023
Image Format NSP
Region USA, JPN
Latest Version 1.3.1
Language USA: English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
JPN: English, Japanese
Required Firmware 16.0.3
File Size 10GB

Tales of Symphonia Remastered is an action role-playing video game developed by Namco Tales Studio and published by Namco for GameCube. The fifth main installment of the Tales series, was released in Japan on August 29, 2003, in North America on July 13, 2004, and in Europe on November 19, 2004. In Japan, the game was ported for the PlayStation 2 with additional content and was released on September 22, 2004.

The game has been adapted into seven manga collections, two novel series, seven drama CDs, and an OVA anime series. A sequel entitled Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World was released for the Wii in 2008. Tales of Symphonia and its sequel were collected as a PlayStation 3 high-definition release in Tales of Symphonia Chronicles in 2013. A Steam version was released on February 2, 2016. A remastered version was released for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on February 17, 2023.

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Like previous installments in the Tales series, Tales of Symphonia consists primarily of three major areas: an overworld field map, town and dungeon maps, and a battle screen. The overworld map is a 3D model, featuring a scaled-down version of the game’s fictional world which the player travels through to reach the game’s locations. As with preceding games in the series, the world map can be traversed by foot, on the party’s quadrupedal pet Noishe, and flying vehicles known as Rheairds. On field maps, characters are directed across realistically scaled environments. The battle screen is a 3D representation of an area, in which the player commands the characters in battles against CPU-controlled enemies.

On the overworld and field maps, various skits between the characters can be viewed. They involve animated character portraits, subtitles, and, in the Japanese version, full voice acting. Skits concern anything from character development to side details. Overworld map skits affect Lloyd’s relationships with other party members. The player will be able to make certain decisions that imperceptibly affect how the other characters think of Lloyd. Some of these choices have minor ramifications for the game’s storyline. During battle sequences, the game uses the Multi-Line Linear Motion Battle System.

Tales of Symphonia Remastered

Four characters from the party are chosen to battle; those not controlled by a player are guided by artificial intelligence with instructions set by the player beforehand. Damage dealt to the opponent fills a “Unison Gauge”.  When this is full, a “Unison Attack” can be triggered, allowing the party to use techniques simultaneously on a single enemy. When certain techniques are combined, a special attack results in additional damage. After the battle, a currency called Grade is awarded or subtracted based on specific criteria that are fulfilled in battle. It is used to purchase bonuses during New Game Plus. Players are also prompted to cook food after battles if they have the materials.

Cooking recipes determine the benefits received such as health recovery. The degree of the benefit is determined by which character is chosen to cook. Tales of Symphonia’s skill system is built around the use of “EX Gems”, which come in four ranks. Each character can equip up to four EX Gems and set abilities to those gems. The abilities determine if the characters will learn Strike or Technical techniques and spells. Combinations of EX Gem abilities can also grant additional abilities called “EX-Skills”. The development of a character’s attributes is determined by their equipped “Title”. Titles are earned through story progression, side quests, or completion of miscellaneous criteria.

Tales of Symphonia Remastered


The initial setting of Tales of Symphonia is Sylvarant, a world in a state of decline due to the depletion of mana, a force essential to life and the use of magic. 4000 years prior, a war was waged by an evil race known as the Desians, who were sealed away by the legendary hero Mithos via a pact with the world’s goddess Martel. Due to Sylvarant’s weakening mana, the Desians have reemerged and are terrorizing humanity, conducting biological experiments on abducted humans in facilities known as “human ranches”, which further consumes mana. During this time, humanity puts his hopes upon the descendant of Martel’s angels, the “Chosen”, who must undertake a pilgrimage and awaken the “Summon Spirits” who protect Sylvarant.

This will in turn awaken Martel, who will reseal the Desians and restore the world’s mana, and the Chosen will be reborn as an angel. The Chosen’s pilgrimage is complicated by the presence of the Renegades, a group that deliberately dresses in Desian garb and has assassinated Sylvarant’s Chosen for the past 800 years, preventing Martel’s awakening. Later, the existence of a parallel world named Tethe’alla comes to light. The two worlds are separated by a dimensional barrier that can only be passed through using magical technology (or “magitech”). They share a single source of mana and are caught in a precarious equilibrium in which mana is unevenly distributed; as one world prospers, the other declines.

Tales of Symphonia Remastered

Sylvarant and Tethe’alla are inhabited by humans as well as elves, a race of long-lived humanoid extraterrestrials who originated from the giant comet Derris-Kharlan and can manipulate mana to cast magic.  Although normally only those of elven blood can cast magic, humans such as Kratos and Zelos can gain the same ability by ingesting the powdered ore “Aionis”. Offspring born between humans and elves are half-elves, who bear both the fighting spirit and curiosity of humans and the longevity and magical capabilities of elves. Because of this, they are discriminated against by condescending elves and jealous humans, and in Tethe’alla they are deprived of civil rights. The Desians are composed entirely of half-elves who act out of vengeance for this discrimination.  Several characters bear an “Exsphere”, a small jewel that enhances the wearer’s natural abilities when implanted onto the skin, and is also used as a power source for machinery.

However, an Exsphere’s amplifying capability can only be awakened at the cost of human life, and the Exsphere parasitically feeds off the user’s mana unless a suppressant named a “Key Crest” is installed. An evolved form of Exsphere known as a “Cruxis Crystal” grants its user immortality, a pair of angel-like wings, and a relinquished need for human functions such as eating or sleeping, but eventually erases the user’s ego if worn without a Key Crest. The Chosen is said to be born holding a Cruxis Crystal, though it is granted by its namesake organization Cruxis, the central body of the religion surrounding Martel. Cruxis must ensure the perpetuation of the Chosen’s genetic lineage in the prospering world and to guide the Chosen’s pilgrimage via an oracle in the declining world.

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The main protagonist is Lloyd Irving, a young swordsman who joins the Chosen’s pilgrimage as a means of protecting his childhood friend Colette Brunel. He also seeks to defeat the Desians and avenge his mother, who was said to be killed protecting the Exosphere on the back of Lloyd’s hand. The other members of the pilgrimage include Lloyd and Colette’s mutual friend Genis Sage, their village schoolteacher and Genis’s older sister Raine Sage, and the traveling mercenary Kratos Aurion, who is hired by the village church to escort Colette. The group is later joined by Sheena Fujibayashi, a ninja from Tethe’alla who initially tries to assassinate Colette; Zelos Wilder, the arrogant and womanizing Chosen of Tethe’alla; Presea Combatir, a young lumberjack with superhuman strength as a result of Cruxis Crystal-related experiments; and Regal Bryant, an ex-convict who wishes to avenge his lover.

Whom he was forced to kill. The organization Cruxis is led by Yggdrasill, a half-elf whose ultimate goal is to turn all people into lifeless beings to bring about an age free of discrimination. Yggdrasill’s secret identity is that of the legendary hero Mithos, an ageless half-elven boy who seeks to revive his older sister Martel, whom he propped up as a goddess following her death in the ancient war. Before Yggdrasill’s appearance, the oracle Remiel, who promotes Colette’s transformation into an angel, serves as the primary representative of Cruxis. The Renegades, a group attempting to thwart Cruxis’ goals, are led by Yuan, a half-elf who aided Mithos in ending the ancient war and was engaged to Martel.

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Colette is summoned to her village’s church to receive the oracle who will initiate her pilgrimage to regenerate Sylvarant. She is protected from an apparent Desian attack by her friends Lloyd and Genis, as well as the traveling mercenary Kratos. Lloyd and Genis are initially denied the opportunity to accompany Colette on her pilgrimage, and Colette, hoping to protect them, secretly leaves early with Raine and Kratos. However, Lloyd and Genis’s intervention to rescue a friend of Genis at a nearby human ranch results in their village’s retaliatory decimation and their subsequent exile, leaving them no other option but to join Colette’s pilgrimage. During the journey, the process of the Chosen’s transformation into an angel is revealed to entail the gradual loss of Colette’s humanity. They also encounter and eventually make peace with the assassin Sheena, who comes from the parallel world of Tethe’alla. From her, they learn how the two worlds vie for each other’s mana through the journey of regeneration. Within a human ranch, the group discovers that Exspheres are cultivated within humans, with Lloyd’s Exsphere having came from within his mother. Hoping to find answers from the oracle Remiel, the party meets him at the Chosen’s final destination and are betrayed by Remiel and Kratos; both are revealed to be members of Cruxis, an organization that seeks to use the Chosen’s body as Martel’s vessel.

The party is rescued by the Renegades, a group that poses as Desians and aims to prevent Martel’s resurrection. The Renegades’ leader, Yuan, explains that the Desians are servants of Cruxis and act to terrorize the population of the declining world and stimulate the growth of the Chosen’s Cruxis Crystal. When Yuan declares his intent to secure Lloyd to further the Renegades’ purpose, the party escapes for Tethe’alla, where they restore Colette’s humanity after crafting a Key Crest for her Cruxis Crystal. In search of a way to save both worlds, the party determines that awakening the Summon Spirits in both worlds will sever the mana tie between them. Believing that to be the answer, they successfully sever all mana ties between the two worlds. Their actions instead destabilize the Great Seed, the supplier of mana to both worlds, causing it to grow and engulf Sylvarant at an exponential rate. After the party re-stabilizes the seed, they learn from Yuan about the origins of Sylvarant and Tethe’alla and how they used to be one world but were split by Cruxis’ leader Mithos with the Eternal Sword; the party realizes they can save the world if they wield the Eternal Sword, merge the worlds, and germinate the Great Seed. They decide to confront and defeat Mithos before seeking the Eternal Sword.

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