Namco Bandai Games Ships Tales Of Symphonia: Dawn Of The New World
November 11, 2008
NAMCO BANDAI GAMES SHIPS TALES OF Symphonia: Dawn of the new world FOR Wii
Follow-up to RPG Smash-Hit Arrives on Wii with New Monster Collection System, Action-Packed Battles and a Huge Roster of New and Fan-Favorite Characters
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced that Tales of Symphonia®: Dawn of the New World™ has shipped to retail stores throughout North America. Exclusively for Wii™, the game continues the story of the best-selling Tales of Symphonia® for Nintendo GameCube™ while introducing a new monster collection system that lets players capture, evolve and do battle with more than 200 monsters alongside a huge cast of new and returning characters.
Set two years after the events of the award-winning Tales of Symphonia, Dawn of the New World introduces two new young heroes, Emil Castagnier and Marta Lualdi, as they journey to find the cause of a catastrophic change in their world. Crossing paths with fan-favorite characters such as Lloyd, Colette and Sheena, the brave adventurers will also encounter a spirit known as Ratatosk, lord of all monsters, who will grant them new and incredible powers over the fearsome creatures that now roam the land.
Debuting a major new gameplay system for the Tales series, Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World allows players to capture more than 200 unique monsters that they face in battle. Players can feed these monsters to make them more powerful, and even evolve them into several new fearsome forms. Up to three monsters can be taken into any battle situation, offering unique benefits against enemies and imparting new strategic depth to the Tales series’ lauded real-time battle system. Featuring a massive cast of returning playable characters, Dawn of the New World offers complete freedom in creating a custom party that best suits the needs of each enemy encounter. Up to four players can enjoy the full game together cooperatively, working together to strategically complete each battle.
“Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World offers the definitive role-playing experience on Wii with an engrossing storyline, a new monster collection system and the Tales series’ trademark real-time battles, providing the depth of content that gamers have been asking for” said Todd Thorson, director of marketing and public relations with NAMCO BANDAI Games America, Inc. “With Dawn of the New World and also Tales of Vesperia™ for the Xbox 360®, we’ve made the 10th anniversary of the Tales series a major milestone for role-playing fans across the country and set a high mark for quality that we intend to build upon as we look toward the future of this incredible franchise.”
Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World for Wii carries a suggested retail price of $39.99 and is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB. For more information on the Tales series, please visit www.namcobandaigames.com or www.talesrpg.com.