The hottest topic on the JRPG rumor mill at the moment has to be Tales of Symphonia: Perfect Edition. Tales of Symphonia: Perfect Edition is allegedly a compilation for the PS3 including remastered versions of both Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World. The rumor comes via Spanish anime, manga and video game site Koi-nya, who recently conducted an interview with Tales producer Hideo Baba. When asked directly about the rumor, Hideo basically said that he couldn’t speak on it but that he realized that the Tales fan base would love something like Perfect Edition.
To be more precise, Hideo actually said that such a release would be ” a representation of the dreams and hopes of the fans, who have long been wanting it “.
According to Koi-nya’s “unnamed sources” (always approach that term with extreme skepticism) both Tales of Symphonia: Perfect Edition and Tales of Xillia 2 – the sequel to Tales of Xillia, which itself will be available in North America and Europe in August – will see an international release. It goes without saying that this rumor should be treated as false until Namco says something, but wouldn’t a Tales of Symphonia HD re-release be excellent?
Plus we’d get to play Symphonia and the sequel on the PS3. This is one rumor that I definitely hope has some truth to it.