Bandai Namco just got in touch with us about the recently confirmed and western-bound Tales of Hearts R for the Vita.

Herve Hoerdt, Vice President of IP Strategy at BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe said:
“The TALES OF franchise has experienced incredible fan support and positive reception due to the fantastic artwork, storytelling and combat systems that the developers have been able to deliver over the past 15 years,” said “With a proven track record of bringing quality RPGs out to the West, we are confident that PlayStation Vita users can really look forward to hours of solid entertainment from Tales of Hearts R.”

Tales of Hearts R follows the story of Kor Meteor, a brave young man living in a small village by the sea, as he sharpens his fighting skills under the watchful eye of his grandfather. Impressed with Kor’s growing skill, his grandfather bequeaths to him a special type of weapon known as a Soma. Soma users must possess exceptionally strong Spiria, the source of all life from which the human mind and will are derived.

Armed with his Soma, Kor soon encounters a young woman named Kohaku Hearts who has been placed under a spell by a mysterious witch. As Kor attempts to lift the spell, he accidentally shatters Kohaku’s Spiria Core, the source of her emotions. Kor must set out on a journey to find a way to make Kohaku’s Spiria whole once more.

The title is slated for release this Winter and it cannot come soon enough! To whet your appetite we have a few images for you to enjoy. Who’s looking forward to this one?

  • Kurisu Makise

    Nice screens guys! Looking forward to this release so much.

  • Lester Paredes

    Yay! More JRPG goodness!

  • Good stuff. The visual engine definitely looks more polished than Innocence R looked when I imported it.

  • Buckybuckster

    GAWD!! Another JRPG headed for the western Vita?! Don’t we have enough of those already???

    Allow me to answer that question myself. H-E double hockey sticks no!! So happy I will actually get to play this AND be able to understand what’s going on. Man my credit card is going to be absolutely set on fire this year lol!