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[PS3 HD Remaster Review] Tales of Symphonia HD

Follow Lloyd and the ‘Chosen’ Colette as they embark on the Journey of Regeneration, a quest to save the world.

The original role playing classic returns with remastered visuals, additional content and a dual audio track including the original Japanese voices and theme songs.

Tales of Symphonia is a JRPG of the Tales Of Series and was originally released for the Gamecube back in 2003. It has then been ported to the Playstation 2 (Japan only) in 2004, and this version has then been ported again on the PS3 as part of the Tales of Symphonia HD Chronicles pack. This HD collection contains the original Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World which was released exclusively for the Wii in 2008. This review however will only cover Tales of Symphonia HD.

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[Japanese PS Vita game] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment announced

Sword Art Online (SAO) is a Japanese anime that aired in Japan between July and December 2012. The story follows Kirito, a gamer who gets stuck along with 10.000 players in a Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG). If you are into Japanese anime and haven’t watched SAO yet, you’re really missing out! An English-language version aired on Toonami during last July, and that is a great option for anime fans.

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[PS3 RPG Review] Tales of Xillia

Tales of Xillia follows Jude Mathis, a clever medical student attending school in the capital city, and Milla Maxwell, a mysterious woman accompanied by four unseen beings. Players will be able to choose either Jude or Milla at the outset of their adventure through the world of Rieze Maxia, where humans and spirits live together in harmony.

Tales of Xillia is the latest Japanese-RPG from Namco Bandai Tales Of Studio and is also a milestone for being part of the 15th anniversary celebrations of the “Tales Of” franchise.

I played a lot Tales of Graces f last year, and loved it! When I started playing Xillia, I was wondering how (and if) this game could be even better than Tales of Graces was.

After having played through it, I can say that not only is Xillia way better than Tales of Graces was, but I would even say that this game ranks among the best JRPGs of this generation!

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Tales of Xillia sequel will be localized to NA/EU in 2014

A few days ago, Hideo Baba, the producer for the “Tales of” series announced on the official PlayStation.Blog that the follow-up to the Japanese-RPG Tales of Xillia (which will be released August 6th in NA, and August 9th in EU), Tales of Xillia 2 would be localized and released in 2014.

Tales of Xillia 2 has been out since October 2012 in Japan, and even though we knew that Tales of Xillia would be localized, there had been no word on the sequel.

This news comes only a month after the confirmation that Tales of Symphonia HD Collection (including Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of a new world) would also be released exclusively to PS3 in 2014.

I really can’t wait for the release of Tales of Xillia (be sure to read my full review!), and I’m now even more trilled to see that we’ll also get the sequel next year!

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