Namco today officially announced the next installment of its popular Tales series of RPGs, Tales of Symphonia for the GameCube. The game's character designer is Kousuke Fujishima, known for work on Sakura Taisen and the popular anime Ah! My Goddess. Instead of 2D, linear motion battles will be fought in 3D in this installment. Furthermore, the main cast has also been revealed: Lloyd Aving, a boy protecting angels, the angel Coret Bluenel, and the magician Genius Sage.
Tales of Symphonia is set for a July 2003 release date in Japan.