It was recently reported that Hideo Baba the producer of Namco’s Tale Of franchise had stated that there was plans for a HD collection of Tales of Symphonia coming for the PlayStation 3 under the title Tales of Symphonia: Perfect Edition.
Baba has now commented that he had been misquoted with his response taken out of context and sensationalized. Speaking with JPGames.de he commented on the situation,” To be quite frank… I was at Expomanga in Spain last week and everyone was enjoying the event, and then I heard from fans ‘I heard rumors about a Tales of Symphonia Perfect Edition. Is that true?’ Actually, I was the one surprised by that! (laughs) That fan then said that it’s the 10th anniversary of Tales of Symphonia in Japan this year, and I just said that there might be something coming, as a celebration.”
He continued on to clarify what those celebration plans would likely be, “It will be more like a ‘Tales of Café’ or an event at NamcoCon… but we actually have no plans yet, there are only ideas. We can’t really say anything before announcements are made and it’s always a bit surprising when people ask us about rumors like that. It would be best to just wait for new information [about Tales of Symphonia’s 10th anniversary]. Before we announce something, a rumor is just a rumor after all (laughs).”
There you have it, a rumor is just a rumor until confirmed. Unfortunately for fans of Tales of Symphonia, the fabled HD collection is not to be, for now that is. Stay tuned for more information on the 10th anniversary celebrations of Tales of Symphonia as details come to light.