Unlike the other Tales games in the Tales series, Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World picks up right where the 2003 Gamecube game left off. You're going to see a lot of familiar places and faces from Tales of Symphonia. Most of the previous cast joins your party, but Lloyd is different. He doesn't play the lead character. Newcomer Emil replaces him and views the hero as a monster. Siliconera spoke with Minako Takahashi, localization producer at Namco Bandai USA, and Andy Tsai, localization producer at Namco Bandai Japan to discuss what happened to the world and how the monster catching system got into a Tales game.