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1 September 2004 - Battle wild creatures in the dark and mystical depths of two entwined fantasy worlds to save them from evil! Tales of Symphonia is a stunning 3D role-playing game full of twisting plots offering gamers over 80 hours of immersive real-time role-play. Tales of Symphonia is exclusive to Nintendo GameCube and goes on sale across Europe from 19 November.

In a dying world called Sylvarant, legend has foretold that one day a Chosen One will appear from amongst the people and the land will be reborn. As Lloyd Irving, joined by his close friends Genis Sage and Colette Brunel, you must return your world to health. Experience exquisite landscapes of beautiful cel-shaded graphics, high-quality anime cut scenes and character design from renowed artist Kosuke Fujishima. Dive into a unique, real time battle system. Execute and combine hundreds of special attacks and magic spells. The line between good and evil blurs in this immersive, emotionally charged epic adventure where the fate of two interlocked worlds hangs in the balance.

Get ready for mystery and adventure, not everything is as it seems in the world of Tales of Symphonia. Players can complete mini-games and fight over 250 different enemies in their battle against evil. By defeating such foes players earn Experience points. Gain enough points throughout the game and your character will become even stronger, learn new combat techniques and spells. Tales of Symphonia also offers players a degree of freedom in choosing their path through the game through the choices and decisions they make.

Up to four players can take part in the game and this unique opportunity allows one player to control the group's movements, until it's time to defend their territory and fight. Using the controller and the A and B buttons, players will be able to execute combo attacks, special moves and magic spells. If players are feeling a little fatigued by all the excitement Tales of Symphonia offers they can pass their battle move decisions over to the Nintendo GameCube and it will do it all for you!

This epic role-playing quest offers players real flexibility in terms of character building and storyline decisions. With its endless adventure possibilities, players should expect to be completely absorbed into the dark and magical experience which is Tales of Symphonia.

Tales of Symphonia has been developed for Nintendo GameCube by Namco. The Tales of series has had a long and successful history in Japan and this is the first time a Tales of game will be released in Europe.

Join the quest as Tales of Symphonia launches on Nintendo GameCube on 19 November across Europe priced at around 60 Euros.

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