Tales of Hearts R venturing to North American PS Vitas this winter

tales-of-hearts-r_logoThe PS Vita, to spite it’s somewhat lackluster global sales, still has a rather decent selection of already available and upcoming JRPG titles.

To add to that library, Namco Bandai today has confirmed that one of the next “Tales of” games, Tales of Hearts R, will be going portable and coming to North America sometime this winter.

We even get a very special, and slightly weird announcement from the producer of the series, Hideo Baba.

Tales of Hearts R – PS Vita Announcement:
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It’s impossible not to hear the shouts of JRPG fans worldwide asking for the chance to play a Tales of game on their PlayStation Vita.

So we’re happy to announce that Tales of Hearts R will be making its way to the Americas in Winter 2014!

For this very special occasion, Hideo Baba, Producer on the Tales series, has prepared a video message straight from Japan.

We’ve done our best to keep this announcement a surprise, and we’re really excited to see the fans welcome this new addition to the growing heritage of Tales games.

The adventure starts with Kor, a young man living in a small village by the sea. While watching the house in his grandfather’s absence, Kor meets a young woman named Kohaku who has come searching for his grandfather. However, a mysterious witch soon appears and casts a spell on Kohaku’s Spiria, the embodiment of her heart and soul. Kor attempts to lift the spell, but while doing so he accidentally shatters her Spiria Core, the source of her emotions. Armed only with the Soma, an unusual weapon given to him by his grandfather, Kor must now set out on a journey to find a way to make Kohaku’s Spiria whole once more.

With character designs by Mutsumi Inomata, and the new Aerial Chase Linear Motion Battle System enabling players to move freely in the air and experience aerial battles like never before,

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