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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Tales of Hearts R
The Tales series is returning to handhelds today with the release of Tales of Hearts R. The PS Vita exclusive follows Soma-wielder Kor Meteor and siblings Kohaku Hearts and Hisui Hearts on their adventure to rid the lands of the despir epidemic. In order to heal those inflicted, the trio must venture into their Spiria Nexus and purify the Spiria Core. To defeat those behind the disease, players will be able to utilize a new Aerial Chase maneuver to land lengthy combos in the Linear Motion Battle System.
Tales of Hearts R is fast approaching for PS Vita owners. As its release closes in—just one week to go—Bandai Namco has released a new batch of screenshots. Additional details were also revealed about the story, which will have players take on the role of Kor Meteor in a battle against the Despir epidemic. Kor must purify the Spiria Core of those affected by venturing into their Spiria Nexus and defeating the feasting Xerom. The new images reveal what these Spira Nexus environs look like as well the invading Xerom.
Some new Tales info today from Bandai Namco. Pre-orders for the upcoming Tales of Hearts R will come with access to six extra costumes, each taken from a different entry in the series: Tales of the Tempest, Symphonia, Dawn of the New World, Graces f, and Vesperia. The physical copy, which will only be available at GameStop, will come with a voucher to download the costumes, while the downloadable version, the Digital Limited Edition, will be bundled with them. The Digital Limited Edition will be available to purchase on release day, November 11, until the end of the month.
Gamers attending the 2014 Anime Expo, running from Thursday to Sunday in Los Angeles, will be able to check out several gaming events being hosted by Bandai Namco. An hour-long panel on Japanese RPGs, the JRPG Power Hour, will kick things off on Thursday with talks on Tales of Hearts R, Tales of Xillia 2, and Sword Art Online. Two tournaments will also be held at the company’s booth (#101) throughout the weekend, one on Friday for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle and another on Saturday for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst. Additionally, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment producer Yosuke Futami and One Piece Unlimited World Red producer Koji Nakajima will both be on hand to sign autographs. The full event schedule is available below.
Bandai Namco has announced a slew of new titles across all platforms. Some of the highlights include the development of Grid Autosport for 360, PC, and PS3, the localization of both Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment and Tales of Hearts R for PS Vita, and details about Tales of Xillia 2’s $130 Collector’s Edition. Additional info about each of those, and more, can be found below. We’ve also posted some new screenshots from the free-to-play PSN release Ace Combat Infinity, the PC version of Dark Souls II, and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle for PS3.