In the tradition of HD remakes, Namco Bandai will be releasing Tales of Symphonia Chronicles for the PS3 next year in Europe and North America. The collection will include both the original Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Symphonia 2.

From the press release:

    Leading video games developer and publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games made a worldwide announcement this week-end during the Tales of Festival in Japan, that Tales of Symphonia™ Chronicles (Working Title) will be released for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. This special edition will be released on 10th October, 2013 in Japan, and early 2014 in Europe, Australasia and the Americas. Experience the most celebrated Tales of game to date, Tales of Symphonia™, again for the first time with crisp and colourful high definition graphics and additional content along with its 2008 sequel Tales of Symphonia™: Dawn of the New World.

    “As a response to fans’ expectations to bring more Tales of titles to the West, we are very proud to join our headquarters in Japan and our colleagues in the US to make a worldwide announcement for Tales of Symphonia™ Chronicles (Working Title)” said Olivier Comte, Senior Vice-President at NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe. “The Tales of series, which is already very successful in Japan, has been expanding greatly in the Western market, and we believe J-RPG fans will continue being pleased with this updated HD edition of two of the most classic Tales of games.”

    Using characters designed by renowned Japanese artist Kosuke Fujishima, Tales of Symphonia unfolds with beautiful anime-style cel-shaded graphics that make the expansive 3D worlds feel like a 2D comic book. The storyline is an emotionally charged, epic adventure that redefines the role-playing genre.
    Follow Lloyd Irving through as he embarks on a grand adventure with his friends to restore mana back to the world of Sylvarant, a source of energy necessary for the survival of their world. Along the way they learn of the parallel world of Tethe’alla, whose survival rests on the same source of mana Sylvarant needs to sustain life. How will Lloyd and his friends find a way to ensure the survival of both worlds? Tales of Symphonia takes the signature real-time battle system of the T ales of role-playing games allowing for direct control of their character through fast-paced tactical battles.

    Tales of Symphonia™: Dawn of the New World. continues the story from the previous installment by delving into the consequences set into motion by Lloyd and his friends at the end of the first game. Take on the role of Emil Castagnier as he seeks to uncover the mysteries that have befallen his world. Dawn of the New World advances the series’ battle system by introducing a new monster recruitment feature that lets players capture more than 200 unique monsters and train them to participate in battles. Players have complete control over their roster of party members and monster allies, allowing for limitless combinations to take out to the battlefield.