Bandai Namco is bringing the fan-favorite Tales of Symphonia to the PC via Steam next year. Good news for those looking to expand their JRPG libraries from their home computers as it will follow in the footsteps of the most recent entry in the franchise, Tales of Zestiria, also confirmed for a PC release this October.
This version of Tales of Symphonia is based on the HD port brought to the PlayStation 3 last year. No word if its unpopular direct sequel, Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, will be accompanying it, but I have a feeling that it will not be.
Aside from maybe the first one, most will point to Symphonia as the most important of the Tales games. It is one which put the franchise on the English speaking world’s map when it launched for the GameCube in 2004. Only in recent years does Tales of Xillia really trump it in terms of how much fans talk about it, but if there was any Tales game to break your teeth on, this would be it.
I’m only hoping that Bandai Namco gets around to re-releasing some of the older games through Steam. They are so difficult to come by these days.
No release date yet, but you can expect Tales of Symphonia to launch on the PC next year.