‘Tales of Hearts’ Is Coming To The West On The Playstation Vita

The Playstation Vita is notorious for being a wonderful handheld for JRPGs these days. With games like Toukiden: The Age of Demons and Dangan Ronpa:Trigger Happy Havoc, in which both were reviewed here on The Inquisitr, Playstation Vita owners are more than busy with role-playing games with outrageous difficulty levels and ridiculous story lines.

Well another game is being added to the Playstation Vita’s tall list of JRPGs, and it is part of the elusive “Tales of…” Series.

According to IGN, Bandai Namco’s Tales of Hearts is meandering its way to both Europe and the United States. This is actually a smart move since this will entice three niche groups in gaming: Playstation Vita owners, “Tales of…” fans, and JRPG fans. Not to mention, any game in this series, including Tales of Hearts, are usually well-developed and fun to play.

Tales of Hearts originally launched on the Nintendo DS in Japan back in 2008. It then saw a re-release on the Japanese Playstation Vita in the form of a renamed title called Tales of Hearts R (I do not know what the “R” means). Storywise, the game revolves around two characters. The first is Amber Hearts and the second is Shing Meteoryte. They team up to battle mystical beasts known as the Zerom.

Over the past two years or so, the “Tales of…” Series has re-risen in the west. With the release of Tales of Xillia, Tales of Xillia 2, and Tales of Symphonia on the Playstation 3, it is understandable why Sony would want this game ported outside of Japan.

As of now, the “Tales of…” Series is at fifteen titles in the main part of the series, three in the sub-series, and six one-time entries. Tales of Hearts is technically the 11th entry in the main series.

The reason why gamers and game sites believe Tales of Hearts is coming to the west is because of their inclusion on GameStop, before it was taken down. If the link is followed, it is supposed to be an exclusive through the branch, meaning extra content might be involved, primarily music discs, instruction booklets, and cell phone straps.

If you want to see what Tales of Hearts is all about, check out the official Japanese trailer for Tales of Hearts R below. Unfortunately, it is only in Japanese with no subtitles, but the trailer shows how the game will look and play.

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