Well apparently there are skits in Dawn of the New World’s data (and they are voiced) that are from a path where Zelos is dead in DotNW.
My really great friend found them and I translated them to the best of my ability. She also helped with that by giving me the English script from the actual game, you may find similarities in one of the skits!
Disclaimer: it is really rough, except the last one I am pretty sure that one is more refined than the rest. So feel free to correct me or change stuff!
I’ve been doing research on DotNW because of raisins. As always I’m reading with machine translators, feel free to call me out if I’m wrong, etc
- In a transcribed magazine article, Takumi Miyajima (scenario writer for ToS & TotA) reconfirmed that she originally wanted the game to take place 400 years after ToS. From what I’ve read, in her “KoR: Official Complete Guide" interview she elaborates on this. In that she states that the rest of the staff wanted to have a more matured Lloyd & co in the game, and in her original idea only Raine and Genis would still be around.
- Miyajima wrote the draft scenario and some sub events for the game. Not sure which ones specifically? The person who wrote the final version of the game scenario wrote a blog entry explaining their writing approach, and how they wanted to portray “personal growth” for the original cast or something.
- The producer/director gave an interview explaining the shift between graphical styles. They state the decision to go for the shading style that they used was to emphasize how the old cast has grown. “『シンフォニア』のキャラクタたちを見た時に、2年という時間の経過を感じて欲しいんです/ when you look at the characters of Symphonia I want you to feel the passage of 2 years”.
i’d feel time more if they had given them new outfits.
30 Day Tales of Challenge
Day One: Favorite Tales of Game:
↳ Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World