Tales of Hearts R Announced for the PlayStation Vita

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

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It seems Tales of Innocence will not be the only remake heading for the PlayStationTales of Hearts R Vita. Today it was revealed that Tales of Hearts R, a remake of Tales of Hearts, will be heading for the PlayStation Vita as well. The enhanced remake will feature the game in full 3D, includes a fully voiced scenario, new events, and a new party character named Kalsedoni.

Tales of Hearts was originally on the Nintendo DS.  Released back in 2007 for Japan only, it had two different versions of the game: the Anime Movie Edition and the CG Movie Edition.  Though it never reached the West, producer Hideo Baba has said that he wants the West to experience this game.

Tales of Hearts R is due out in Japan next year in Spring.


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  • I’m still holding out a bit of hope that this game will see an international release on the PSN. Companies like Atlus and XSEED are realizing that it makes more sense to release niche games like Unchained Blades and Way of the Samurai 4 on digital services at discounted prices. Maybe Namco will have the sense to do this as well, at some point.

    • Mizu D

      Well Namco Bandai did release One Piece Pirate Warriors on digital format here. The future is digital and we can hope to at least see some niche title release here on digital format. If anything I do hope Namco also localize Project x Zone.

  • Great, another remake to a game we’re not getting. C’mon NAMCO, localize Innocence R (and maybe Vesperia PS3) already, so we can (hopefully) get this one too.

    • Mizu D

      Yes exactly, considering the user base of the DS is leap and bound from what the PS Vita can ever hope, they never release any Tales for the system. And now for the Vita, they decide to remake a niche game of the series for a niche system.

  • Sniper D. Luffy

    i like where Baba is going with this… >_< release it here!!! Hearts is one of my favorites!!! it's been a long time in a Tales game when there's a couple i actually cared for since Symphonia!!!

  • caleb1993

    This is one of the ‘Tales of’ games that I’m really hoping will get a North American release. Since it’s now coming out on the Vita, I hope it will actually be taken seriously. If not, then I’ll just have to import it. 

  • I hope this game makes it way to North America. It would be a missed opportunity if it wasn’t.