Tales of Hearts R coming west this winter
posted on 04.21.14 at 10:20 AM EDT by (@salromano)
PS Vita remake headed to the western market.

Tales of Hearts R

Update 4/21/14 at 10:20 a.m.: Bandai Namco has published the video taken down on Friday, again confirming the upcoming PS Vita release.

Here’s the story synopsis, courtesy of PlayStation Blog.

The adventure starts with Kor (Shing Meteoryte in the Japanese version), 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 (same name in the Japanese version, though she was also known as Amber Hearts) 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.

4/18/14 at 1:04 p.m. ET: Bandai Namco is bringing Tales of Hearts R to PS Vita in North America and Europe this winter, the company announced.

In North America, the game will be a retail exclusive to GameStop. It will also be available via digital download on the PlayStation Store.

As far as the European release goes, we’re still awaiting details. This post will be be updated and pushed to the top of the site when the information is released.

This announcement was posted prematurely in video form before being taken down. We don’t have a press release yet, and only know the North American release details due to a GameStop.com product listing earlier this week.

“Last year in 2013, I attended many events across the world and received lots of requests from fans to release Tales of Hearts R,” Tales series producer Hideo Baba said in a video message. “So we have been looking for a way to make it a reality and we have finally found it.”

He continued, “I’d like you to be excited for the Tales series with the release of Tales of Xillia 2, as well as more news about Tales of Zestiria and Tales of Hearts R.”

Tales of Hearts R first launched in Japan on March 7, 2013. A remake of the original Tales of Hearts, it adds full 3D graphics, a fully voiced dialogue, new events, two new party members, and other improvements.

Watch Baba’s video message below.

  • TheExile285

    Looking forward to it.

  • https://twitter.com/GaleGlory89 KiQun

    Sound like a promising year for Vita.

    Wonder if there will be anything left for E3.

    • jamurjamban

      Great right? Freedom Wars, Disgaea 4, and now Tales of Heart R. and E3 hasn’t even started yet.!

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      No. Vita was never really going to be a focus at E3.

  • Alos88

    Man, when he said it would be a Tales filled year he wasn’t kidding!

  • DarthBrian

    Yay! Glad it’s finally officially official. ^_^

    EDIT: FYI, can someone buy me a Vita? I had to pay the government $2600+ dollars in taxes this year. Thanks. :(

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Is your birthday soon?

      • DarthBrian

        May 24th! :)

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Hrm… You gonna buy the memory card and games. I could possibly get you one… $200 is a lot though… >.<

          • DarthBrian

            I already have games. ^_^

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              Memory card? Still costs $200 in all cases. >.<

              • DarthBrian

                I can borrow a friend’s memory card he no longer uses because he upgraded his 16gb card to a 64gb one I think. Or I can buy a 16gb. They seem to be less than $40 right now. I can upgrade after I get a job.

                • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                  Lol k. I’ll have to think about it. $200 is a lot…

                  • DarthBrian

                    Thanks for the consideration. I will completely understand if you don’t find it within your means to buy me a $200 piece of hardware. :p

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      It is much easier to buy a game. >.<;

                    • DarthBrian

                      That it is.

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Thought that counts right?

                    • DarthBrian

                      Yup. ^_^

                      Is it easier to buy a memory card though? hmmmm…

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      *pats your back* Maybe open a donations thing. I could maybe offer some money to that.

                    • DarthBrian

                      oooh, good idea.

                      How do I do that? :p

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      No idea. xD

                    • DarthBrian

                      Thanks for the sage advice. :p

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      lol I am not sure if you are being sincere.

                    • DarthBrian

                      I was being totally sincere. Totally. :)

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar
                    • DarthBrian

                      Hmmmmm…
                      Most people do this for non-self-aggrandizing motives. I have to come up with a way to make it sound like my life depends on having a Vita. Vita does mean ‘life’, maybe I can use that.
                      hmmmmm…

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      lol

  • Chris Yuen

    What do you know. Wagging my Vita in Baba’s face in Singapore’ Toy and Comic convention last August worked. Just kidding of course. Love Hideo Baba and his commitment to fans.

    Guess that marks the start of Shahid Kamal’s #JRPGVita stuff eh? Come on Valkyria Chronicles 3 and Type-0 for the Vita!

    • Revorse

      Soon as we get Type-0 I’m gonna buy the Vita.
      I just can’t justify getting a Vita for Golden and Hearts. Although I did get a 3DS just for Pokemon

      • Martian Wong

        Do it, do it. Get a Vita!!

  • adhesive

    Tales fans will only be pleased when every single game from the series is published with dual audio options.

  • MitsukiIX

    what about innocence r since both R versions are related ehehehe.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      I am doubting we will get Innocence R it was a highly unlikely event that we even got this one.

      • DarthBrian

        Yet we still got Hearts R. So it’s not out of the realm of possibility.

        Probability, maybe.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Notice the words doubting and unlikely. I didn’t say impossible.

          • DarthBrian

            I was agreeing with you, yet also trying to be optimistic. :p

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              Oh. I see. Carry on then. I’ll stick to being pessimistic-realistic.

      • Samsara09

        after hearts,if they don’t release Innocence they will be screwing with the fans…it would be like releasing Xillia but not xillia 2…there is an overall plot that connects Hearts R,Innocence R with the last remake that is supposedly being made…

        you probably know how it feels to get a rpg and not it’s sequel…or get a sequel and it sucks,it is almost the same feeling.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          It’s Namco. They didn’t even want to release Hearts R here.

          Yes I do.

  • Manny Being Manny

    Given that this is a Gamestop exclusive release, they probably aren’t pumping a lot of budget into it so I can’t imagine a full dub.. probably sub only.

    • Anime10121

      Tales games ALWAYS have dubs, Namco said its because dubs have the potential to reach a larger audience…

      • Manny Being Manny

        But other Namco Gamestop only releases like Romance Dawn and assumingly Unlimited World Red are sub only. If they really wanted to reach a larger audience, they wouldn’t do a limited release at only Gamestop.

        • Anime10121

          True, but Xenoblade was Gamestop exclusive and had a dub. Companies are weird and make “special” decisions sometimes :P

          • Manny Being Manny

            Xenoblade already had a dub ready from its Euro release a year earlier, so thats not really a good comparison.

            The way I view this release is similar to other Gamestop exclusives: Gamestop has helped fund the localization for games that wouldn’t otherwise see release here. If they were hurting for money in releasing it in the first place, they likely wouldn’t go out of the way to dub the game since thats the most expensive part of the localization process.

            • Budgiecat

              I remember when Gamestop (back when it was Funcoland) helped bring over the EU version of Shenmue 2 for Dreamcast when Sega wouldn’t localize it…(and it was Eng subbed only)

          • DesmaX

            But the dub was from the European release (And there it got a proper release).

        • Samsara09

          as the bros told you,tales of always dubs.
          Forgive the pun,but “Tales of quality” isn’t compatible with shitty jobs….that includes subs…

    • Kenny ケニー

      subs only is better than nothing, i actually have fun with games like Yakuza series that only having subs only.

  • Martian Wong

    Nice~

  • Mar Mar

    Just when I thought of importing it.

    What about God Eater 2?

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Probably waiting for the burst version. Maybe…

    • Renaldi Saputra

      don’t ask Hideo Baba, this only works for Tales of series only

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    I guess that is official. Well as soon as I am able ill be preordering

    • MrFinalgamer

      Told ya to believe!!!
      Now starts the hype for the next of #jrpgvita. Final Fantasy Type-0. BELIEVE~

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Like I said I keep expectations low so I can be excited when they are real. Type-0 is not going to be a thing unless SE is porting it to Vita which I doubt they will.

        • MrFinalgamer

          SHHHH!!!
          BELIEVE~

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            Nope~

  • http://youtube.com/kentamidorin Karmistral

    It’s a good day to be a Tales fan these past few months.

  • Dede Ogbe

    In one week, we’ve had 4 major localisation confirmations! 2014 is looking pretty good for the Vita. Pre-ordering this when i can.

    • Manny Being Manny

      I’m getting like 10-15 Vita games this year. As a niche gamer, Vita is everything I wanted it to be.

      • Dede Ogbe

        I know right? I’ve literally had to plan ahead on how am going to spend my money with the amount of games coming out in the next couple of months lol

  • dzeidzei

    Heh, I thought they had given up on this already so I placed an order for the JP version of this game earlier this month. At least I’ll get some Japanese practice.

  • LordKaiser

    He even sort of confirmed Zestiria also! A nice day to have!

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Zestiria has been confirmed since its announcement. =P

      • DarthBrian

        Wasn’t it confirmed to be a simultaneous release as well?

        Or was that a dream I had?

        • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

          That it was not.

          • DarthBrian

            It must’ve been a good dream then. T_T

            • Anime10121

              Sorry to wake you T^T

        • Kenny ケニー

          It is going to worldwide release, so it mean we can play it in the same times with the person live in Japan

          • Jesse

            Well, they said it would be released worldwide, they did not say the release would be simultaneous, at least not yet. ^^;

            • Kenny ケニー

              oh sorry for my mistakes, it still better than nothing, at least those games is coming over :P

              • Jesse

                A simultaneous release would be nice, though I’m not betting on it. ^^;

        • Samsara09

          that was a real cool dream you had.A pity.

    • Kenny ケニー

      Zestiria is going worldwide release, so it mean we can play it in the same times with the person live in Japan.

  • Anime10121

    Throws cash at Vita

    • MyBodyIsReady

      Dont scratch that beautiful screen!

      • Anime10121

        Oh trust me I was careful placing the monies on there xD

    • Guest

      Respect the Vita, it look like an insult to Sony lol

      • Anime10121

        Vita has ALL of my monies (especially if we get all dem Nep Nep games)!!!

        • Kenny ケニー

          lol i know, anyway i am just kidding in the comment, but it still feel funny xD

        • refrain

          Yeahhhhhhhh
          I imported all the Nep Nep games anyway

      • Samsara09

        yeah,it looks like charity.Vita needs much more money,like a pile!Well,from now on,I will be joining the vita sinking boat.Hope Hearts manages to at least get us more rpgs.

        Persona 4 golden,Hearts R,Innocence R,Tempest R(Maybe)…and at least 3 more rpgs…then I will be happy.

        • Tetsu

          We got Ys Celceta, Demon Gaze, Disgaea 3 and 4, Ragnarok Odyssey, Conception 2, Mind Zero, Over My Dead Body 2, Final Fantasy X-X2 HD, Muramasa Rebirth, Sorcery Saga, Atelier Totori and Meruru.

          And those are just the ones I can think of.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      hahaha have fun in SE comments?

      • Anime10121

        Huh?

        • Luna Kazemaru
          • Anime10121

            Oh, lol, yeah, I guess I shouldve known not to even try and just ask for happiness at getting the game ;)

            I swear, smh

            • Luna Kazemaru

              funny he actually thinks complainng works if that was the case we would have alot of games

              • Anime10121

                Which is why I bailed, his thinking… I do not understand it :/

                Plus, shit got ugly fast :P

                • http://lukalovesgames.blogspot.de/ Alkaid

                  You’ve got a good head on your shoulders if I may say so. xD

                  Sure am glad that Hearts R will come to us all, be it with JP dub or without it. Don’t get me wrong I’d weep like a child, if they could find a way to include the JP dub as well… But hey… better this than nothing.

                  Fought for years to get more Tales games here and I’m not going to ruin it now. xDDD
                  *genuinly happy* Now a follow up trailer and it would be perfect… and Vesperia, as well as Innocence R and…more Tales of the World. *greedy*

    • Samsara09

      Damn,my thoughts exactly…

  • EvE

    OH GOD I THINK I JUST WET MY PANTS!!

  • archvile78

    Don’t tell me i might’ve to buy a Vita now!

    • rekka_zan

      You might’ve to buy a Vita now.

      • Budgiecat

        Nooo!! He told you not to tell him!

        • Samsara09

          hooray for proper reading too!

      • archvile78

        I shall buy a Vita then.

        • SprintsMcGee

          Hooray for peer pressure

          • archvile78

            Best “pressure” EVER. Actually though, i originally bought a PS3 for Graces F and i ended up with a large PS3 collections and i once said “when there will be a tales on Vita in the West i will buy one” so the day as come. :P

    • Samsara09

      we are in this together,mister/mistress Archvile78…time to get a vita indeed!

  • http://twitter.com/M_Demolish Demolish

    3 Tales games in this year, That Awesome :D

    • Samsara09

      don’t forget about tales of zestiria next year…and who knows,maybe Innocence R…
      Also,tecnically we are getting FOUR tales of this year…dawn of the new world counts too.
      Man,this is heaven.

  • LordKaiser

    W8!!!! This will be GS exclusive? Aka they will remove the wrap and sell as used for a lot of money?

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Yes.

      • LordKaiser

        Damn it!! But hey I’ll pre-order and keep it sealed.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          You won’t play it? o.o

          • LordKaiser

            I don’t have the Vita. Sony is jacking the prices of those damn memory cards for long also I’m broke right now. I haven’t fixed a PC in 2 months, maybe with the drop of XP support people will bring me their infected PCs more often. (I hope)

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              lol Oh.

            • DarthBrian

              I don’t have a Vita either. I was hoping someone who shall remain nameless would buy me one but they changed their mind. T_T

              • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                lol I might do it still. Don’t play the guilt card! :(

                • DarthBrian

                  okay. sorry. :(

    • Anime10121

      I’m gonna try ordering from their online store…Hopefully their warehouse games are safe from the store’s grubby hands :/

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Be sure to give me a link when it is available again.

        • Anime10121

          Will do :)

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            Thanks Anime.

      • Elvick

        Why would they open the games in the warehouse?

        They don’t, I order online with them all the time.

        • Anime10121

          That was kinda the joke (albeit a stupid one, but nonetheless, it is what it is) :P

          • Elvick

            I see

  • Budgiecat

    Namco is slowly coming around but where are mah Gundam and God Eater 2 localizations??

    • DarthBrian

      Where are my Idolmaster localizations!!!???!!! T_T

      • Renaldi Saputra

        Im@s won’t be localized

        • DarthBrian

          :(

  • ayb_91

    Finally !! A great game is gaming to PS Vita.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Persona 4 Golden was a great game. >:/

      • ayb_91

        Did I say it wasn’t -_-? PS Vita needs more games like this one. And P4G for sure. :)

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          You said “Finally!!” I took that to mean that you thought this was the first great game.

      • Samsara09

        only one great game doesn’t redeem a console…but man,now we tales of fans are morally obliged to buy a vita to buy this game or buy it in PSN,considering how namco went so far for us and for their business.

        You respond quite quickly,miss/mister Auragar.Can you help me with something?If I buy a PS vita game on PSN…I can’t play it on PS3,right?

  • HighBrowDrifter

    Yeah baby, keep em coming!….Viva La Vita

  • Alex

    [Hype intensifies]

  • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

    The only downside to this announcement is the distribution exclusivity of the physical version. Otherwise, just need to hear that EU details now.

  • Wolf Star

    Baba take my money now!!!!!!! :O

  • bloodiOS

    … will it bomb?

    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

      If FF XHD can sell 200k and Vita only sells 10k. Than yes.

      • MrFinalgamer

        FFX HD sold 260K, and the vita version sold 65K…
        Still bad, but no where near the terribleness that you’re saying.

      • sherimae1324

        10k? lol get your facts straight first stealth before posting ok ^_^

        • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

          NPD has Vita selling 10k units the entire month, putting it in last place. Just the way it was.

          • MrFinalgamer

            OH you meant the vita SYSTEM! I thought you meant the Vita version of FFX, WHOOPS!

            And technically, it wasn’t last place….the PSP sold 5K…

  • Northstar

    Now Baba bring to the west Tales of Vesperia F or R whatever lol

    • Budgiecat

      Don’t ask him about Vesperia he gets upset lol

    • LordKaiser

      The only way I see Vesperia coming is if it get’s bundled with Abyss HD or something…

      • Samsara09

        well,both games are incredibly huge…full of content.Can a PS3 handle those two together in one disc?

        • LordKaiser

          I think so. Or 2 discs W8 let me search Vesperia’s size to be sure.

          • Samsara09

            who knows.Maybe it is indeed best if we move along.Who knows,maybe if we prove more of our dedication as fans by buying their games…we might get rewarded with vesperia PS3…the PS3 still has life in it.

            • LordKaiser

              I agree but it’s possible as most PS3 RPGs don’t even fill up a 25GB Blu-Ray.

              • Samsara09

                great.Well,maybe a PS$ remake?
                *PS4,sorry for the joke.

    • Dimentionalist

      web.archive.org/web/20130426070112/http://www.playstationeuphoria.com/general/it-is-final-tales-of-vesperia-ps3-is-not-being-localized.html

      It’s not coming. They’ve said so on multiple occasions and they’ve skipped it over for eight different localizations — Graces F, Abyss 3DS, Xillia, Xillia 2, Symphonia Chronicles, Phantasia iOS, Zestiria, and now Hearts R. Namco only has so many resources and we should be grateful that we’re getting as many games as we’re getting now when we used to worry about this series’ future in the west.

      It’s been five years. It’s time to move on to bigger, newer, better things.

      At least we got an English version of Vesperia, unlike Destiny 2, Innocence, or Rebirth.

      • Elvick

        No one is giving up on Vesperia PS3. I don’t know why people put in so much effort to make comments like yours. No one is giving up. So just save your time and don’t respond to people that mention it.

        • Dimentionalist

          If you’re willing to ignore the words of the publisher, as well as the reality of how often the game has been skipped over in favor of other games (even a game on a system with low hardware sales and even less software sales — FFX Vita, for instance, did terribly), you’ll just continue to be disappointed each time something is announced for localization, There’s not a single thing wrong with what I just said.

          The next time they announce a Tales localization, you’re just going to get burned again.

          Namco Bandai has moved on from Vesperia PS3. It is time for the fanbase to do so, as well.

          • Elvick

            They won’t.

            But if you want to continue to waste your time, then by all means waste it. Just don’t expect results.

      • Northstar

        I know that. Eternal Sonata, Star Ocean 4: International, Tales of Graces, No More Heroes Paradise, the remade Ni No Kuni when launched with extra content to the west … I would imagine Vesperia with extra content coming here to the west too. I imagine that there is a possibility, because I never imagined that would launch Tales of Symphonia for PS3.

  • http://www.yazuka.net/ Yazuka

    Oh, yeah! Will be getting a new Vita just for this game. Every other game I’m getting is a bonus.

  • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

    This port is not a good version of this game, In fact, it is down right terrible.

    Disgaea 4 Vita? Now we are talking quality and the best version.

    Funny how that works sometimes.

    • LordKaiser

      Well we don’t have a way to play the DS version as the fan translation got cancelled so it’s the R version or nothing… No choice here…

    • Samsara09

      beggars can’t be choosers…Also,consider yourself lucky i made such a thoughtful response in my hyped state.You really should edit your comment in the part about best version.

      • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

        why would I edit anything? It is the truth of the matter.

        • Samsara09

          i can also say that the truth of the matter is that we never will get the DS version,so there is no point in this “which version is better”.
          Which truth is truer?None,I suppose.They are just opinion,in the end.

          Well,suit yourself.Just saying to enjoy what you can get.

    • xkumo

      Actually, you just have a case of shit taste.

      • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

        Not really, most import reviews were in the 50-70% range/

        • LordKaiser

          Some Japanese liked the R version better. This is a case similar to Wild Arms Alter Code F who I disliked btw.

    • Elvick

      It’s not a port, that’s why.

      And it’s a good game if you don’t whine about the DS version.

      • Samsara09

        it is a complete re-imagination.One can even say it is a new game….

  • $102890726

    Good news. Don’t think we’ll be getting God Eater 2 for a while until after Freedom Wars is released to prevent competition, that is assuming if we get it in the first place.

  • Bobby Jennings

    This is great. I bought the import so I’m definitely buying this one.

  • Rezar

    There was a rumor about this coming west a couple of days ago because of a GameStop listing. Glad another Tales game is coming west.

  • Zackasaur

    Pre-ordering immediately!

  • Samsara09

    FUCK!I can’t believe this! WE MUST BE DREAMING….oh my god,it is real!!!
    Alright.A stupid question,if i may.If I download it for PSN…can i play it on my PS3?No,correct?
    boy,guess I will have to buy a vita then…oh well,guess I will do my meager part to ensure we get Innocence R and perhaps Tempest R as well.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      There is no Tempest R…

      • Samsara09

        Well,a triverse with just two universes is kinda of a let down,wouldn’t you say?

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          *shrug* Ask Bamco.

          • Samsara09

            Well,the name is suggestive.
            They could announce it on their festival in may 31/june 1.
            Also,can you help me about my PSN question?

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              Considering Hearts came out only last year. (I seriously thought it was like two years ago or more… o.o) It could happen. Really want us to get Innocent R more than Tempest R being a thing.

              • Samsara09

                tempest R will probably be made from scratch.It’s plot will probably have as backstory what the bonus caracters from Innocence R and Hearts R are planning…they will probably be major caracters…

                Also,my question about PSN.Can you help me?

                • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                  Hmm? I am sorry but can I get that in English.

                  • Samsara09

                    eh?

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      I cannot understand what you wrote. LIke at all.

                    • Samsara09

                      oh,sorry.Well,in Innocence R,one of the bonus caracters got the soul of a guy…in Hearts R,one of them got a soma…

                      there are clearly two opposing factions working behind the scenes in Innocence and Hearts R…and what they are planning will probably be a important part of Tempest R…

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Uhm ok… that confused me even more. But that is not what I meant though. I meant I literally can’t read what you had wrote. “It is plot will probably have as backstory”.

                    • LordKaiser

                      I think he means a side-story.

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Hmm? You aren’t seeing it either. It is literally not correct/coherent English.

                    • Kenny ケニー

                      Not only you think that, i am kinda confused what he is talking about too lol

                    • Samsara09

                      the same goes to you too.

                    • LordKaiser

                      Don’t worry I understood you. English is not my 1rst language either.

                    • Samsara09

                      Thanks for the consideration. When I am too hyped,tying turns into a mess.

                    • Samsara09

                      allrighty,no need to beat on my poor english.

                    • Samsara09

                      more than that,a event that happened before the plot began…or an sidestory.

                    • Kenny ケニー

                      Hmm… why you want Tempest R? Did you know Tempest is not even calling as Tales main title so i don’t think they will remake Tempest…

                    • Samsara09

                      it is a triverse…what other game can they remake to complete it?There are pics in the bonus dungeon of the two remakes that hint to it too…

                    • Budgiecat

                      (true) tales of Destiny 2 R

                      Make it!

                    • LordKaiser

                      Destiny 2 of PS2 or Eternia?

                    • Budgiecat

                      You know what I mean why ask that?

                      I put “true” for a reason!

                    • Samsara09

                      If that happened them it is allright…that was the intention…”What could those caracters from the third universe-tempest R probably…are scheming”…

                      If you ask me,WEAPONS.One group will use a power based on the souls they got from Innocence R,while the other will use somas…or something like it…well,the protagonist will probably be that half wolf

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      You must be foreign. I mean not to be rude, but your English is pretty broken.

                    • Samsara09

                      Fucking hype is making me look like a clown,sorry.
                      Maybe If I put space after the commas you would get it?
                      Really?broken?

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Let me see if I understand this. You are saying that certain events happened in Innocence R and Hearts R that you think will lead to some sort of plot point in Tempest R (if it is a thing). It involves a certain character from Innocence R and Hearts R. Said characters got some sort of power that you think will have relevance to Tempest R and will also result in them being characters you use in Tempest R. And also result in a major change of the Tempest R story.

                    • Samsara09

                      YEAH! Well,sorry for abusing of your time like this…you haven’t played or seen walthroughs of those two games…
                      I see what you mean,I am typing too fast…the hype…

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Gotcha. Makes me curious as to what that “power” is and what relevance they will have. Too bad we are only getting Hearts R (so far).

                    • Samsara09

                      Well,I will try to type slowly…as I can…
                      Well,i imagine that Hearts will determine if we will get the other 2…
                      Imagine it like this…Innocence R,Hearts R are like “prequels” to the third game…
                      I am not talking about the main plot…but about a “side plot” involving the bonus caracters in each of those two games.This links those two games with Tempest R…Get it?

                      Also,now that I helped you,can you now help me about my PSN question?Boomers,ah,forget it…this is annoying me to no end.

                    • LordKaiser

                      They need to re-emagine the whole game tbh.

    • Warukyure

      No the PSN version is just for the VITA, you can still download it to your PS3 but it just stores the install files for the VITA there.

      • Samsara09

        Well,winter…I imagine this game will come by the holidays…by then I will probably snag a PS vita for a good price.
        Man,thanks…i was afraid my question was gonna be ignored.

  • PrinceHeir

    Lol already it’s 191 comments :P

    I guess I too am need for more Vita games!

    Is the game Japanese voice only or dual audio?

    Definitely pre ordering this!!! Finally Namco US is starting to take notice of the Tales Franchise.

    I just hope they also bring the Vita version of other games like Shin Gundam Musou and the like.

    • Vyse Legendaire

      Shin Gundam Musou is already announced for the West. However I believe its digital only in the U.S. Import is always an option.

      • PrinceHeir

        I meant the Vita version.

        EU i think is retail. So yeah way a go Bamco US!

      • OverlordZetta

        SGM was announced PS3 only. Like with One Piece 2’s Vita version, Bamco didn’t let the Vita version of this come over.

    • Budgiecat

      Or they should just let Koei tecmo publish it like they are for EU PS3 version instead of strong arming them, and focus more on actually localizing their own internally developed Gundam games again….

      • PrinceHeir

        That could work!

        Only if Namco Bandai US is reasonable though XD

        • Budgiecat

          Doesn’t seem likely that will happen…

      • Elvick

        I really wish TK got to publish it. It’s b/s that Bamco is being such tools. If the other company wants to do the localization better… let them.

        I just don’t understand decisions like that.

        Or, let them publish the Vita version if you think the PS3 version is the only one worth doing. What’s the harm in directly competing with yourself? :P

  • Vyse Legendaire

    You guys bashing this game as being the inferior version have clearly never played it. Its a damn fun game compared to the janky mechanics of the DS game…

    • Rogerrmark

      People on the internet always want to be the hipster idiot that brags about everything. Sad.

      • Samsara09

        There are people saying the DS version had better graphics.When you think it is bad…

        they say the sage is not the one who is bragging knowledge,always talking…but the one who stays quiet and listens…

  • Elvick

    So happy~

    • Budgiecat

      hey…..

      It’s retail too

  • Lara Croft

    Great news and all, but Winter? its going to be a looooong wait.

  • Samsara09

    Man,I have a favor to ask of you guys.PLEASE BUY THIS GAME.If you do,you are sending the message to namco that they can start localizing all of their mainstream tales of,even handheld ones,from now on…

    finally this bullshit will end,so please everyone,do your part,to make the entire fanbase proud…whoever fan here doesn’t have a vita,buy it for this game.

    I too am going to buy a vita to get Hearts R…and I would hate if we don’t get Innocence R…and I am sure many others are with me in this plan,so don’t let us down too.

    It is time to show to namco what we,the fans,are made of!

    • MrFinalgamer

      Everyone should have done that with FFX HD…65K sales from a total of 260K…hope this one does better in perspective =/

      • Samsara09

        Well,the game was released for PS3..and on the vita it was separated into two parts…that didn’t help.The fact it was for PS2 and many people already have X and X-2 doesn’t help.

        • MrFinalgamer

          I was hoping the numbers were, at least 1:2, instead of getting 1:4. I hope it has big enough legs for it to reach, at least 80K, then maybe Square will finally give a shit about the system, and localize the games.

          • Samsara09

            oh well,it is that thing…if the console doesn’t sell,the companies avoid it…but if they avoid it,it won’t sell…

            Namco is investing on the vita,SE should do the same and release some new and shiny iP like bravely default for the vita….guess they lack the balls for it,though…

      • tubers

        How many millions of PS3 are there compared to a fledgling system that’s the VITA? 65K of 260K doesn’t look so much bad when taking that into consideration, at least IMO.

    • 罪罰

      But what if I want them to make better games?

  • Zechs

    Fantastic!! It’s finally happening. :D

  • artemisthemp

    Funny that Tales of Hearts R is been releases before Tales of Innocence R.

    Oh well at less their is no chance for a PS3 release of Vesperia :(

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Which worries me about Innocence R.

      • MrFinalgamer

        I think it’ll depend in how well this game sells, and if Shahid is able to persuade them again.

        And yes, it has been confirmed that this is one of the projects in #jrpgvita, meaning that Type-0, and VC 3 could be coming states side too! E3 2014 hype!

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          That is kind of silly though isn’t it? Innocence should have been first cause release date.

          ONE of!? Oooooh. Shahid being a secretive motherfucker (in a good way, I kind of appreciate it actually).

          • MrFinalgamer

            Follow him on twitter! Then you can be hyped/frustrated with all of his teases ;)

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              Nope. I refuse to read all his blah tweets. I mainly follow Christopher Paolini favorite author ever.

          • Budgiecat

            Baba probably went off of what game people were requesting more of…

            • MrFinalgamer

              I do find it weird that we got this first instead of, say Type-0, or VC3 (both highly requested games). Maybe this game was easier or maybe…E3?

              • Budgiecat

                Maybe Baba

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              I think you mean Shahid or however you spell his name.

              • Budgiecat

                I was referring to what Baba said in the video….

                • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                  Oh? I didn’t actually watch the video.

                  • Budgiecat

                    Oh…I see….

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      I never watch videos with Baba in them. I don’t like him or his face.

                    • Budgiecat

                      that’s cool I guess. Helps keep you well versed and informed I guess…

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Who needs to watch the video when the news post gives you the info that actually matters.

                    • Budgiecat

                      You did……notice that Sal basically typed out what Baba said in the video since it was originally taken down right? So…the fact that you didn’t watch the video shouldn’t really even matter if you read the news post..

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      I did skim the news post.

          • Sevyne

            Yeah it is a little silly, but Hearts was the more requested one for some reason.

            • Samsara09

              Innocence DS sucked more than Hearts DS…so that ended prioritizing Hearts R’s localization…

              Honestly,this is good.if they localized Innocence R first and it bombed,we wouldn’t get Hearts R nor any future mainstream portable tales of.At the very least we have Hearts R,a safe foothold to get to Innocence…

              • Sevyne

                Oh, I’m definitely not complaining. People asked for Hearts and that’s what they got. I’m still going to support it of course. Honestly, these Vita jrpgs NEED to sell well. The last thing I want is for Japan to shy away from localizing games again. We’re just finally starting to get more of them again.

                • Samsara09

                  well,I am just offering to you a different point of view since you,good sir/siress,seen to be smart.

                  Yeah.Also,hopefully,jsome rpg makers will stop “mimicking” western style of games and go back to do what they do best….

                  • Sevyne

                    Right on. I hear ya on that.

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              Newer I guess.

              • LordKaiser

                Innocence for DS have a fan translation so people play it on flash card. With Hearts there’s no translation patch so that’s why it got more requested and the R version was the most viable since yes as you said is newer.

                • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                  I hate fan translations.

                  • LordKaiser

                    Well when people don’t get something they want it the hard way.

                    Fan translations is one of the things that drives people to hack consoles.

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Fan translations are garbage.

                    • MrFinalgamer

                      Much rather take that, than nothing…

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      I would rather have nothin’.

                    • Budgiecat

                      have fun with that……nothing…

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      *shrug*

                    • Budgiecat

                      in your opinion.

                      I enjoyed and appreciated:

                      tales of Innocence
                      Steins;Gate
                      Front Mission 5
                      Namco X Capcom
                      Valkyria Chronicles III
                      Fatal Frame IV
                      Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden
                      Jump! Ultimate Stars
                      story translation of Yakuza Kenzan!

                      just fine :P

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Yes it is my opinion.

                    • LordKaiser

                      BTW why garbage? Many of the translators are very professional and usually have a related job.

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Because it is not official, a superficial reason, but true of how I feel. *shrug*

        • Samsara09

          Well,people were pratically begging for Hearts R to be localized…and it helped that Baba wants us to play it…I doubt how much of this Shahid fellow’s persuasion worked…

          • MrFinalgamer

            …He confirmed this is part of the jrpgvita campaign that he started, and there’s still more to come.

            • Samsara09

              MORE TO COME?
              there we go,gotta pray Innocence R is in that pack.
              aside from Hearts R and Golden,can you tell me the names of kickass vita rpgs?

              • MrFinalgamer

                “kickass vita rpgs” “Golden”
                Ugh…My issues with P4G aside, I would say Ys Celceta, and Disgaea 3 (with 4 coming out soon) are the first that come to mind. There’s also FFX HD which should be a no brainer. These two might not be RPGs, but Soul Sacrifice, and (at least from what I’ve heard) Toukiden have pretty good story lines, along side some kick ass hunting action.

                • Samsara09

                  Don’t like Golden,eh?Well,if that doesn’t fancy you,let’s not go there…Yeah,there is Celceta…
                  X/X-2 I got for PS3. Gotta optimize money,especially now.

                  • MrFinalgamer

                    I just didn’t like a lot of the stuff they added, specially in comparison to the stuff they added in P1 (at least for america), P2 IS, and P3 FES.

                    You should try Disgaea, though. Fun Strategy RPGs with good humor in them. Oh, and you should support FFX|X-2! Square needs to know about the need for more of their games on the system!

                    • Samsara09

                      that is rather hard,especially with X and X-2 being spit in two different games and there being few vantages to buy them…honestly,I think Square set the two games to fail on the vita from the get go…if they wanna play it like this,then there is nothing I or any of us can do.

                      Celceta rather irks me because I hate to get in a serie like this when i only have a game…honestly,I only got to kingdom hearts mostly because it would be united in two packages of two HD remixes

                    • MrFinalgamer

                      It did sell a lot in Japan (then again, they did bother to put 2 carts in there…). Hopefully those JP sales were good enough for some Square love to come to the system.

                    • Samsara09

                      yeah,SE needs to get ou of their safety zone and go join the party with a bang…no,a blast!

        • OverlordZetta

          Where is this confirmation?

          Shahid doesn’t even mention the game on his twitter, let alone his involvement, and he’s tweeted plenty of times since the official announcement.

          If anything, unless he mentioned it elsewhere and is inexplicably leaving the success of a twitter campaign off of twitter, it confirms he and #jrpgvita had nothing to do with it.

          • MrFinalgamer

            He tweeted this today in the morning (around the time people found out about the video)

            https://twitter.com/shahidkamal/status/457216849647009792

            Not only that, but someone actually asked him about #jrpgvita, and if it was still ongoing, or if it was just this game, in which he replied it’s ongoing. I don’t know about you, but I think that pretty much confirms this being one of the (hopefully) many fruits that #jrpgvita will bring.

            • Samsara09

              that is the answer of someone who deserves respect indeed.
              Man,if this guys gets Innocence localized…

              • OverlordZetta

                Not really. Someone who deserved respect would have mentioned the name and not been so vague about it – this leads me to think Baba has no idea who he is but he wanted to try to steal Baba’s thunder.

                And even if he had had a hand in this, his history quickly negates any potential respect that might earn him anyway.

            • OverlordZetta

              … Actually, this tells me exactly what I thought.

              He doesn’t mention the game by name, he doesn’t answer directly when questioned about the game – he avoiding answering questions, while his initial statement was incredibly ambiguous and makes no implication to his involvement whatsoever – it’s like saying I wanted pizza and got pizza. That doesn’t mean he got it for me.

              I won’t write him off just yet, but this doesn’t really prove anything at all as far as his involvement goes.

              Meanwhile, Baba said they wouldn’t bring Hearts R over until more Vitas had sold. Well, more Vitas have sold since then and people continue to pester him for Hearts R long after #jrpgvita (and were doing it long before it too), so it’s entirely possible he came to this decision himself.

              • MrFinalgamer

                That was, what? A year ago? Based on the fact that in 1 month the Vita barely passed the 10K mark, I doubt the user base has become that much bigger to justify the localization now. It could very well be that the game hasn’t been technically announced, and, like he has said previously, doesn’t want to reveal said game. Part of a “privilege” or something like that.

                • Budgiecat

                  Well….wouldn’t be the first time a tales game had a long gap between Japanese release and U.S./EU release. Vesperia (360) was the closest (only a difference of a few days between region releases).

                  tales of Hearts R came out March 2013, so by the time it comes out the end of this year, it’ll be well over a year and a half wait.

                  tales of Xillia 2 came out November 2012 and still does not have an exact release date (just Q3 2014), so that could be in the end, a 2 year gap….

      • Samsara09

        Me too.
        If hearts sells well,maybe they will release Innocence R as well.
        I imagine some people will hold on buying hearts until they see that Innocence is gonna get released.Buying a vita just for 2 rpgs…is bothersome.
        Honestly,if the vita manages to get at most 7 good rpgs,it will already be a miracle.

        • xytherion

          i bought my vita just for p4g, and look at how many other games I discovered that I liked and bought: 20.

          • Samsara09

            yeah you are right.
            With hearts R localized,I guess I have to bite the bait…and buy persona golden…just my rotten luck…I finished downloading the original for PS3 10 days ago…

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          I really doubt that Hearts R will effect Innocence R and it will not sell that well.

      • OverlordZetta

        I think we can safely assume Innocence R just isn’t happening.

        Which makes me sad, but this is more than I was hoping for at this point.

        • Samsara09

          graces was tecnically relased on 2009…we got it on 2012…well,if we get Innocence by 2015,it is still viable…

          • OverlordZetta

            Hearts was 2013 and we’re getting it near 2015.

            They’re not going to go backwards.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Yah I know.

    • Alpha Prime

      My only hope is that they will maybe, just maybe…… do a rerelease of the PS3 version of Tales of Vesperia for the PS4 like they did with Symphonia for the PS3

  • orzorzorz

    i knew i should’ve held off on importing. ah well, hopefully they’ll have a different box art so i can warrant having both, heh

    • Bobby Jennings

      Why hold off on Importing? The game came out a year ago.

      • MrFinalgamer

        …Because a localized version is coming in his (probably) native language, and it sucks to have to double dip, specially to support a series that barely gets any love on handhelds outside Japan?

        • Bobby Jennings

          What I meant to say was, why regret importing a game that comes like nearly 2 years later? it wasn’t bad to import. Not only that but it does help the series.

          • Budgiecat

            It really doesn’t. they don’t really count overseas sales and most if not all of that money goes to the import store.

            the vocal requests from Westerners that were actually heard by Baba did more to help the series than whatever minute financial impact some Western foreigner importers like you did…If Western importers like you were to make that big of a financial impact like you think, then what would be the point of localizing a niche Vita game if the Western niche audience already got their fill from importing? Most unlike you and him don’t double dip…

            At least he is considering getting the localized version, which is more than I can say for the many times I’ve seen smug importers brag about getting the Japanese versions and refusing to support localization (especially if said game is dub only or slightly censored, which then is a tainted game to their purists needs..), which then results in the companies falsely thinking the West doesn’t want their games -_-

            • Bobby Jennings

              It actually does though. if the Japanese didn’t buy the Vita versions there wouldn’t be any possible Vita Tales games. So in reality yes it helps the series a lot.

              And I will be buying it again.

              • Budgiecat

                Japanese?

                I’m talking about importers lol

                Pretty sure you’re not Japanese

                • Bobby Jennings

                  We count as those when importing.

                  • Budgiecat

                    No you don’t count

                    • Bobby Jennings

                      lol

                    • Budgiecat

                      lol’er

      • orzorzorz

        i ordered it around august and didn’t get around to it yet, but i was planning to soon. now i’d rather let it collect dust so i can understand the dialogue better than my broken translation.

        i mean its not a big deal but i’d rather have picked up something else in the meantime

        • Bobby Jennings

          Ah I understand.

    • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

      whynotboth anyway? You know 8-4 is good for this =3

  • fireemblembeast

    We truly are in a golden age of Tales of games. I love being alive!
    *hugs everyone*

    • Budgiecat

      I….can’t…breathe!

      • TheBlackRabbit

        I don’t…know….cpr……

        • Budgiecat

          G-get me Scarlet Johannsen….she knows cpr….

          • TheBlackRabbit

            :0 i…don’t….have…her…number….X_x -dead-

  • Sevyne

    I’m not the biggest tales fan, but they’re good enough for me to show my support for more jrpgs and buy it.

    • Budgiecat

      I read a Japanese poll just now from a French website for most requested sequels; first was FF XV and second was……Wild Arms,
      third was Romancing SaGa, fourth was Suikoden and fifth was tales!

      http://www.jeuxvideo.com/news/2014/00071598-les-30-suites-de-chefs-d-oeuvre-les-plus-attendues-d-apres-famitsu.htm

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        A sequel to FFXV without the original even being out? Makes sense.

        • Budgiecat

          that’s not…..what they meant…

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            “for most requested sequels”

            • Lelouch Vi Britannia

              That’d be like calling all Mothership Tales titles after Tales of Phantasia sequels when the only sequels were Tales of Destiny 2, Tales of Xillia 2, and No way am i counting TOSDOTNW cause its a spinoff and even the Good ending has No canon connection to Tales of Phantasia.

              • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                Don’t know why you are telling me this.

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            *reads the article* Final Fantasy. Not FFXV. *smacks you* Silly to call it a sequel though.

            • Budgiecat

              FF XV is the next main FF in line to come out so….

              • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                Yes but it is about sequels.

                • Budgiecat

                  Well maybe they view them as sequels. Go smack them then…

                  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                    I smack you because you said FFXV not FF. I should smack them for calling them sequels. The only sequels are FFIVTAY, FFX-2, FFXII-2 (and the Tactics games), and the 10 billion games in the FF7 series.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Yes I said FF XV so what. FF XV is the next up and coming FF so what i said was correct

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      No, no it isn’t correct, but believe what you will.

        • MrFinalgamer

          They already confirmed FFXV sequels being a thing, though…

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            They have said they want to do them, and yes they will likely be a thing if FFXV sells (fuck even if it bombs because they are idiots.)

            • MrFinalgamer

              They’re going to do FFXV sequels, regardless of the sales. They need to make money back somehow, and I doubt they’ll get any profit from FFXV, heck I doubt they’ll even break even without sequels…

              • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                I added the parenthesis.

                • MrFinalgamer

                  But it’s not because they’re idiots, it’s because they need to make money out of this (or more money if they somehow manage to gain some). Just like with FFXIII.

                  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                    Make a new FF completely unrelated to the one that bombed. If it bombed nobody will want more. Just like FFXIII people were pissed they kept on releasing them and wouldn’t fucking stop.

                    • Budgiecat

                      reusing assets saves them money

                      Especially when Versus was no where near done and they’ve been sitting on a bunch of other IP’s doing nothing with them….

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      I suppose that is true… well reuse certain assets but make new ones as necessary such as character models for new characters.

                    • Budgiecat

                      not sure what you mean by that….

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      I mean take like buildings, and certain textures and stuff and reuse those. But make new characters and areas and when necessary make new assets so it feels different enough.

                    • Budgiecat

                      It would look too similar. S-E doesn’t do that with FF unless it’s a direct sequel….

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      *shrug* If the problem people had was the story then that would be better in my opinion.

                    • Budgiecat

                      don’t follow you…

                      there were many various “problems” people had with FF XIII, not just it’s story

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      I am well aware of that.

                    • MrFinalgamer

                      Making a new one takes a long time you know, reusing the same mythos , and assets from the previous game is easier, and more cost effective.

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Read my reply to Budgie. It does make sense to reuse yes. Same mythos? Not sure what that means. Story can be redone and costs nothing.

                    • Budgiecat

                      mythos = lore. Like the story setting.

                      Reusing the main game characters, backdrops, battle engine, game engine, scenery, npc’s, enemies etc

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      I did mention redoing the story costs nothing. They just have to change enough to make it different. Which they kind of have to do for sequels anyways. Except with all new characters.

                    • MrFinalgamer

                      With sequels (specially in the FF series) you just try to expand SOMEHOW in the story. That’s it. There’s a lot to write about if you start from scratch. In a sequel you lift that weight off your shoulders. It might not cost nothing, but it takes quite a lot of time, which is the last thing FF sequels want to do.

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Which is why it wouldn’t be a sequel. It would be a completely new game. If people didn’t like the original it makes sense to move on.

              • Budgiecat

                that depends on what the budget is (which I doubt they’ll ever reveal) and how many games are sold….

      • LordKaiser

        Also Game Informer from the UK had similar statistics.

      • Elvick

        Wild Arms ftw

      • Reki Honoo

        There was an article a few days ago that I read. It said that in a recent Famitsu magazine, Akifumi Kaneko,who worked on designs and scenario for the Wild arms series, says that there is a new wild arms game in the works, but it is still far off to even mention the summary or anything like that for the new game.

        If anyone doubts me, go onto siliconera, and type in wild arms in their search bar. It will be the article on april 4th.

      • MrFinalgamer

        TWEWY being at #9, and VC being at #12 makes me slightly happy (if only SEGA bothered to localize the damn game…)

      • TrueDefault

        I miss Suikoden like crazy.

  • AdamBoy64

    This is fantastic news. Unbelievable.
    Looks like I’m getting a Vita, along with quite a few here, I’d imagine.

    And, going off the Japanese release, the game is not compatible with Vita TV, so it’s nice to have that question answered from the start.

    • Sevyne

      Getting a Vita eh? Well, we shall welcome you to our dysfunctional little family. Trust me, once you have one you will find tons of hidden little gems for it. It may not have a huge lineup of AAA games, but it’s got a whole lot of fun little games.

      • Samsara09

        yeah…guess i better get used to the vita’s party…it may not be a banquet like the PS3 and 3ds…oh well.

      • AdamBoy64

        Thanks for the welcome.
        Your response gives me more confidence in buying one.

  • Ace

    Yo.

    • jujubee88

      Yes?

  • jujubee88

    Are there really over 300 comments? O.o

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      If it says so then yes.

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    ありがとうばば先輩

  • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

    I know I’m late to the party but this is awesome!!!

  • ayb_91

    Wow. So many comments ! I’m glad they are happy, I guess. ^_^

    • jujubee88

      Indeed! I think it’s because no one saw this coming.

      • Elvick

        Except everyone that saw the GameStop listing a few days ago, and the GS list rumor a week or so before that…

        • jujubee88

          I saw that rumor (keyword on it being a rumor).

          I was still surprised/glad it’s real.

          • Elvick

            Doesn’t matter that it was a rumor. It became painfully obvious that it was happening when GameStop leaked the web listing for it.

            • jujubee88

              Whatever. It was a rumor.

              Now not.

  • Nate

    Awesome.

  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

    Don’t worry about this weekend Shahid, Drinks on Vita fans for this one!

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      You go on ahead and do that I will not be part of it.

      • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

        Oh? Are you not happy to have Tales of Hearts R coming our way? Is it not refreshing to see a company actually trying to please it’s fans? I don’t understand your comment at all, please explain it to me.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          I don’t like drinking or alcohol. Nor would I spend money on it.

          • Budgiecat

            Wait…who said anything about alcohol only?

            And you said you ‘”don’t like drinking OR alcohol” as in drinking ANY fluid? that means no juice, milk, lemonade, non alcoholic beer, energy drinks, coffee, tea, WATER?

            You only consume solid matter? O_o

          • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

            Oh, should have said so, plenty of non-alcoholic refreshments available!

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              I don’t like bars either.

              • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

                You’re partying with us if it’s the last thing I do lol!

                • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                  I am quite bad with parties, I don’t hate them per se, but I am very socially awkward especially at parties.

                  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

                    Heh, well nothing wrong with that per se (thanks for the correction), this is a pretty open and understanding fan party. And we won’t stop until E3.

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      It is se not say. And well alright I guess. xD

      • xkumo

        No one wants you to.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          No one even knows you.

    • DarkLegacy

      I’ll be part of it lol

    • DarkLegacy

      Just forgot to ask, is the party tonight?

      • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

        The party lasts until E3, for fear that Sony forgets the VIta again T_T;

        • DarkLegacy

          Yeah I’m coming!

  • Bobburt444

    Hmph now the only thing that would make this even better is if we got the Vita TV out west.

    • Budgiecat

      And, going off the Japanese release, the game is not compatible with Vita TV – AdamBoy64 • 4 hours ago

      • Nitraion

        Yeah it shame…. though ToI:R is compatible what a BS :V
        now i just hope sony considering release Vita TV on the west… maybe there is some “update” by then

        • jujubee88

          It’s got nothing to do with Sony. NB has to basically to a little fix in the code to make it work on VITA TV but they don’t wanna.

          • Nitraion

            Yeah i know its software issue…
            but if Vita TV release on west maybe they fix it
            hope this version work on Vita TV because its really a BS its not working on Vita TV ><

            • jujubee88

              NB just need to make the update to the Japanese version and that core controller fix will work on western release.

              This is the case w/ P4G and a few other games.

              • Nitraion

                Hmm maybe we should tell them?
                do you know where?
                because i think this game is simmilar to ToI and this game isn’t gravity rush that use touch control a lot
                what do you thing

                • jujubee88

                  I’m not sure where to submit these ideas. I doubt NB would listen because so few are requesting. The Vita TV would have to be in the hands of a lot of people.

                  • Nitraion

                    Nah who knows…..
                    well i try using playstasion blog first

                    • jujubee88

                      Good idea! Blog.share is supposed to open up (sometime in the future). I’ll upvote this kinda idea. ;)

                    • Nitraion

                      http://nicoviewer.net/sm22257504

                      Someone give video about playing ToH:R on vita tv but with FW 3.00
                      and FW 2.60 works too but when you upgrade newer FW it didn’t

                    • jujubee88

                      Holy crud! Nice :D

                    • Nitraion

                      Now –” i assume why ToH:R can’t play on Vita TV
                      just because of little error on newer FW

                    • jujubee88

                      Huh? So a FW upgrade took away the compatibilty? Weird.

                      Also, a spoiler warning in the video. xD

                    • AdamBoy64

                      Thanks for finding that.
                      I guess I’ll wait till the end of the year to see if it is compatible by then, to work out whether to go for a Vita or Vita TV.

                      For whatever reason, I’m not confident.. but guess we’ll see.

    • Elvick

      A product that makes more sense for the west than Japan, but SCEA + Vita = NOPE (and a lesser extent SCEE).

      • MrFinalgamer

        I think you misspelled Sony of America there.

        • Elvick

          Not sure if you didn’t see my edit or…

          • MrFinalgamer

            Just saw the edit =P

            • Elvick

              Ah, okay.

              I know that if you manually “reveal” a comment, you’ll see the original. Even if it’s been edited. Any changes have to be refreshed to be seen.

              Kind of annoying for me, since I never proof read BEFORE posting. :P

    • LustEnvy

      Unless they up the framerate to 60fps for streaming, the Vita TV is gonna hurt 60fps game fidelity… they really need this fixed on the Vita.

  • kirby755

    Yep its going down, hypeness lol
    http://i.imgur.com/DCEuoTt.gif

  • Pyrofrost

    Pretty amazing that this is happening. Though what I find more amazing is the fact that some people can find a reason to complain, even though they are finally getting something they begged for. There is just no pleasing some people.

    • Samsara09

      Just checked the tales of facebook,and holy…while 4/5 of the comments are quite inspiring and cool…the rest is people angry that the game won’t release for the 3ds…when they know that tales of is sticking with sony’s consoles,abyss 3ds being a happy accident

      • Pyrofrost

        Yeah, a Tales game generally manages to find it’s way to the Nintendo platform once or twice per console. It has always been that way since the conception of the series though. I’m 100% sure we will get some sort of Tales on the Wii-U before long as well.

    • Elvick

      I begged, and I have no issues with it. :P

      • Pyrofrost

        Then my statement doesn’t apply to you. ;)

  • Nightcore34

    Doing well, while your at it consider bringing vesperia to the ps3 please.

  • DarkLegacy

    Good news. I’ll be buying this day one

  • LordKaiser
    • Budgiecat

      Not gonna watch. I dont want that OP song stuck in my head all day its too catchy!

      • LordKaiser

        I also linked the Artes video.

    • Kenny ケニー

      Heart to heart :3

    • Revorse

      Did that one knight have a goddamn ham?

    • Samsara09

      THE HYPE IS NOT ENOUGH,WE NEED MORE!!! sorry about the caps lock,just trying to get in the mood.So,if things go well..we will get THIS

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw5YhjeOSO4

  • Ryumoau

    the year of Tales continues!! :D
    I swear i will faint if the end up announcing Tales of Zestiria also launching by December this year. :P

  • Yuri4prez

    OH.MY.GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh Thank you for this!!!! Best news I have heard in a long time!!!

  • Raoni Marques

    A new Wild Arms in the making, Tales of Hearts R localized to the west…dude…what a great time to be a gamer

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      There is no Wild Arms in the making. Nothing concrete has been said about it at least.

      • Ta23 Ta28

        Not “in the making”, but there is something “in the planning” at the very least. And it shows.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Show it to me or I shall take you for being a troll.

          • SOforever

            Last WA game was XF for PSP back in 2008
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Arms_XF

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              And? When was the last real Megaman game? When was the last Metroid game? It has been several years for several games. Doesn’t mean jack.

              • SOforever

                Mega Man- with keiji Inafune gone Capcom doesn’t know what to do with him anymore :( he will at least be in the upcoming smash bros game. Mighty no. 9 is pretty much the SUCCESSOR to mega Man :)
                Metroid- one will come be “patient” :) (gives head pat)same goes for Zelda and other Nintendo IP’s

              • LordKaiser

                Maybe he now holds the WA IP.

          • Ta23 Ta28

            Err…calm down. I was making a speculative statement, surely such thing isn’t a troll behavior.

            Take a look at this:
            http://oreiro-sky.tumblr.com/post/81591468931/wild-arms-news-kaneko-akifumi-blog-translation

            Here’s what Kaneko, the series creator, said:

            “I want you to know that it’s because of the strong support I received from Nishijima-san, Motomura-san, and my other good friends up in SCE, that I was able to work discreetly over the six years and eight months since Wild Arms XF was released.”

            He’s basically saying that he’s been working with SCE executives behind the scenes for years. Maybe new WA isn’t in the making, but talks and meetings surely had been taking place. Why it’s taking this long that we haven’t seen a new Wild Arms for a while might have been because Kaneko and the other Wild Arms staff have left Media.Vision to make their own company, Witchcraft, so the transitions might have slowed down some things. Not to mention Kaneko has been working on Symphogear. And PS3’s CELL might also be an issue if presumably a new WA title was planned for PS3 originally.

            In conclusion, the Dokodemo Issho x Wild Arms crossover, SCE’s producer statement about his desire to make a new Wild Arms(he even said “SCE will never forget about Wild Arms!”), and Soul Sacrifice Delta receiving Wild Arms contents, are pretty much signs pointing to a new Wild Arms being in the planning stage right now.

            EDIT: Dear me, I wrote a quite long post that isn’t even on-topic with the article. Anyway, yay for more Tales localizations!

    • Kenyah

      There is also a upcoming remake game from cyberconnect2 though, a .hack remakes.

    • Kenny ケニー

      No new Wild Arms is in making, since Media Vision is busy on new Digimon game now.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        A fantastic looking Digimon game at that. That we will never get cause why would we.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          well
          pessimistic as always

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            Realistic as always.

            • Renaldi Saputra

              not really
              with Bamco made a digimon forum on Bamco USA forum

              • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                And?

                • Renaldi Saputra

                  and it proves that Bamco is still looking forward for further digimon games

                  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                    No, no it doesn’t.

                    • Renaldi Saputra

                      if it doesn’t, then what does it mean?

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      That they recognize that they had made Digimon games and that there are fans of Digimon in the states. But a company doesn’t care about its fans. Just their money. Could also be to support the anime that reran not long ago and the newest series which Nickolodeon or however you spell it seemed to have dropped half way through like TV stations seem to often do for “kids” shows in the US.

                    • Renaldi Saputra

                      I think not only that…
                      but, well, just look in the future

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      I do think only that, or else I wouldn’t have said it. It is better to think it is this than to think we will actually be getting a new Digimon game. It is as I always say, think the least be happy with the most.

                    • Renaldi Saputra

                      let’s just see
                      we haven’t even reached 30k signs

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      30k signs? For what?

  • SOforever

    Everybody wins!!!! Nice to see Mr. baba acknowledging wants of US fans :) even SE is going back to focus on what sells for their company rpgs.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_(series)
    just counting “MAIN SERIES” here So that leaves “4” Tales games I assume

    Vesperia PS3 port (given up on localization but fan made translation is my HOPE now) Innocence R, rebirth, and
    Destiny 2 (PS2) not ps one game which is eternia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_of_Destiny_2

    • Lelouch Vi Britannia

      i have yet to play Bravely Default though it’s supposed to be awesome.

      • SOforever

        played demo “non stop” you will like it. Atlus puts out some good games as well

  • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

    gamestop exclusive does not sit well with me. The price is going to skyrocket after a few weeks.

    • OverlordZetta

      So buy it before then or digitally whenever you feel like. Easy.

      • Lelouch Vi Britannia

        I don’t even have a PS Vita yet and i’m still gonna pre-order this game.

        • Elvick

          I like your attitude. *high five*

    • Wolf Star

      This is why I preorder games that are worth it because when I go to eBay or amazon, it’s not pretty.. The price is ridiculous :/

    • MrFinalgamer

      I can already see this game being $60+ in a couple of months…

  • AlphaSixNine

    Retail exclusive to GameStop? I wonder what it means for me here in Asia.I sure hope they’ll stock it here in stores. GameStop doesn’t exist here in the Philippines. :(

    • Kenny ケニー

      check out play-asia

    • Wolf Star

      You can order the game from GameStop. go online and order it and they will ship it to you. Just saying. (Whenever the preorders gets announced)

      • AlphaSixNine

        If only shipping wasn’t so expensive and import taxes didn’t exist. I try to avoid importing as much as possible, especially if it’s a localized game.

        • Wolf Star

          Daang

    • Ladius

      If you can’t order from Gamestop, it could be available in Europe and even the US version will probably be picked up by some other online retailer, like Videogameplus.ca (they still have Xenoblade in stock, despite it being a Gamestop exclusive too).

      • AlphaSixNine

        Oh cool… I hope the same goes for this game. Don’t want t miss on Retail version just because GameStop wants to hop it all for themselves. It’s not like they exist on every country in the world.

    • Samsara09

      The vita is not region locked.hence,all you need to do is get a copy.All legal means are at your disposal.

      • AlphaSixNine

        I want a Retail copy but I’d like to avoid importing since that cost a lot of money to ship + import taxes. I’m worried this GameStop exclusive means I won’t be able to buy the Retail copy on local game stores here in my country. GameStop doesn’t exist where I live.

        Not really an issue of region locking.

        • Elvick

          You’re probably screwed then.

        • Samsara09

          Don’t be worried about it.I said that in order to help you relax.Everything will work out in the end,you will get your game,I am sure of it.

          Your country can’t be that bad,says me,the voice of experience.You can get someone to buy it for you in the USA,or find a story that bought it from gamestop.

  • Ladius

    I’m really happy about this announcement, it just shows how Namco has changed in the last years from handling the Tales series like a Japan-exclusive series to one of the most localization-heavy jrpg franchises, hearing the requests of western fans even for handheld entries like Hearts R.

    I will be sure to preorder Hearts R in order to support their efforts, and it’s also interesting to notice that on the US PSBlog the Bandai Namco PR answered to a fan saying that Innocence R’s localization could be possible if Hearts R sells well.

    • Samsara09

      they said the same thing about xillia…and they localized xillia 2 based on just the pre-orders for xillia

  • DesmaX

    Kor? Seriously?

    • TheBlackRabbit

      LOL ….yea

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      Might be an ok name, give it time. But yeah I like Shing.

  • Budgiecat

    Why the name change? (KOR)

    Is it the mid 90’s again?

    • Samsara09

      Kor=Cor=Heart

      • Budgiecat

        so

        • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

          I guess to go with the heart theme in the title instead of the mineral theme.

          • Samsara09

            They didn’t change his surname…so it is Cor Meteoryte.
            I imagine they changed it to Cor because Shing is rather troublesome for the native english speakers to pronounce.

            • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

              Weak. I hope no others are changed.

              • Samsara09

                yeah,me too.
                Honestly,this is a funny situation.When Kohaku became amber,everyone was whining.Then,when it is back to Kohaku,many are whining.

                Can’t please everyone.

                Well,I imagine Hisui will still be Hisui.I am curious as to why they did this.

                • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                  Amber sounds like the generic name for a valley girl.
                  I’ve often thought more variety was needed in RPG character names. Most are European names. I know RPGs are heavily based off Lord of the Rings and D&D, but this is the 2000s. Let’s move on to more something new.
                  Who is Hisui? Was that Jadeite?

                  • rekka_zan

                    Yes, Hisui is Jadeite.
                    It’s quite funny that you think Amber sounds like the name of a valley girl because that’s what she is XD She’s a country girl who lives in a snowy isolated village where everyone speaks with a weird accent.

                    “Amber and Jade siblings” is also pretty cheesy but maybe they intentionally wanted it to be so.

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      there’s suppose to be a lot of refs to stones, minerals and hearts and souls in the game which is why Amber and Jadeite made some sense despite not being their original names. I though Amber/Kohaku was gonna sound like Stephanie Sheh (voice of Hinata in Naruto).

                    • Samsara09

                      all the names in the game refer to stones and minerals.

  • Jesse

    So, they changed Shing to Kor, but kept Kohaku. Huh, weird.

  • Blaz

    “Nothing to announce right now but you will know soon! We’re going to be mainly focusing on Tales of Xillia 2 starting from tomorrow.”

    Finally some info!

    • Reki Honoo

      Where did you find that?

      • Blaz

        European PlayStation blog coment section.

        Zhao_Yun16 21 April, 2014 @ 3:11 pm 4

        Thanks for bringing more Tales games to the West!
        Any information on whether this will get a physical release?

        likes6

        Reply

        Isshak Ferdjani 21 April, 2014 @ 3:43 pm 4.1

        Nothing to announce right now but you will know soon! We’re going to be mainly focusing on Tales of Xillia 2 starting from tomorrow.

        • Samsara09

          E3.Well,i imagine we will get it by august,july.Xillia 2 has about as much to dub as xillia…and I heard that,ever since XIllia’s localization was finished,they have been working nonstop on xillia 2.

          they only need to look for VAs for the new caracters…less than 7 I can say.And while they do it,they can have the xillia 1 VA do their thing.

      • Blaz
      • Nightcore34

        I also found on the facebook page of Namco they replied to someone and said “stop worrying, you’ll be happy…tomorrow! (That’s a promise)” so it’s quite likely we’ll see some news whether or not it’s important like gameplay or a release date is up to fate.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    the facebook page is amusing right now

    • Samsara09

      When i started to read about “Oh,this game should have released for 3ds”…”Durr,the 3ds is doing laps around the vita,it is too expensive ,there are no games”…man,this is pathetic.
      if those people screw us over and get in the way of Innocence R’s future localization…

  • Samsara09

    i really liked “Shing”…but,eh…”Kor”…that is gonna need some using.

    Still,Cor means “Heart”,so it still fits with the game.If they decided to call him,I don’t know,Robert,then we would have a problem.

    but yeah…why did they decide to keep Kohaku is anyone’s guess.Maybe they wanted to keep the mineral theme in the names of the caracters less obvious.

    Oh yeah,they said that,about Innocence R,anything is possible if Hearts R sells well.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Which selling well probably means exceeding a huge number that it will not reach.

      • MrFinalgamer

        It being GS exclusive is pretty telling of how much they expect to sell *SPOILERS* Not much.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          For Innocence R to come over? It is still going to be a stupidly high number they will never reach. Besides there is digital as well.

          • MrFinalgamer

            This game is gamestop exclusive, I doubt they’ll print that many copies, specially because of how niche the game is in an already niche console. If the retailers run out of copies fast enough, and there’s still demand for more copies, then we’ll probably get it (or maybe by pre-orders alone, like how we got Xillia, and probably Danganronpa 2)

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              Nope. They will print enough copies that they won’t sell out and they will bitch about it not selling enough and not bring Innocence R over. And like I said there is the DIGITAL VERSION as well. That is why it is a GS exclusive because without that we wouldn’t even have a physical release.

        • Samsara09

          *xenoblade says hello.
          I am not saying it is gonna pull a xenoblade,it is impossible…but well,we may get positively surprised.

          • MrFinalgamer

            Xenoblade sold out for the same reason this game will become pretty expensive, and rare months after release, XSEED never expected such a big sale. If this happens with this game, I can definitely see us getting Innocence R in 2015

            • Samsara09

              Yeah.Have faith.if we don’t get innocence R,it is as if we got Xillia 1 and not xillia 2.
              When you play Hearts R,I think you will understand what i am saying.
              All we can do for now is spread the word for people to buy Hearts R.It may seem meaningless but it is the most we can do for this game.

      • Samsara09

        xillia’s pre order was enough to localize xillia 2…It just needs to impress them.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Was Xillia a GS exclusive? They are sending it to die. Yet will want exorbitant numbers to impress them.

          • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

            They’ll get their numbers, people want the game bad.

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              No, no they won’t. I know Namco.

              • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                Well at least we’re granted Xillia, Xillia 2, Zestiria, Hearts R and Symphonia Chronicles. I think between all that, we can say Namco is paying attention to the west more.

                • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                  I am not denying that, but I am not going to give myself false hope.

                  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                    How about cautious optimism?

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Realism is superior.

          • Samsara09

            well,they sent xenoblade to die…it didn’t

            Well,what I meant abut xillia is,it just needs to impress them,nothing more.It doesn’t need to be HUGEEEE sells.

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              It won’t impress them without huge sales.

    • rekka_zan

      Eh, Cor means Heart? I didn’t know that. What language?

      Btw I’m disappointed they decided to keep Kohaku’s name. First they’re being inconsistent because it’s already been localized once. Second, (just found out last night) apparently plot-wise Amber’s name is actually taken from a mineral. Or more exactly, a tree, which had its name taken from a mineral (Amber Sakura).

      • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

        Latin I think. Cor in FF15 is named Cor Leonis as a reference to Lion Heart.

        • MrFinalgamer

          Ew, they named someone after one of the most “meh” protagonists in FF history? Sure hope his only Leon Heart in name only…

          • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

            Not sure if you’re talking about Squall but I think there was another guy before him in FF2. But either way, Squall wasn’t so bad to me. And I think Nomura used “Cor Leonis” to keep the FF tradition up. There have been characters and weapons and skills that reference “Lion Heart”. So that might be the reason. From what I hear about FF15’s Cor here’s a 42 yr old soldier/knight veteran. And kinda pissed but loyal to the cause of standing up for what’s right.

            • MrFinalgamer

              Huh…there goes all my skepticism! XD

      • Samsara09

        It is really odd the Kohaku thing.Maybe Shing was troublesome to pronounce in english?

  • vileBrenman

    I hope they don’t skimp in the voice acting and not voice the skits. Because I really enjoy voiced skits. They seem to be good when it comes to that lately but ya never know

    • Samsara09

      They rarely “screw”with voice acting,dawn of the new world is an exception…and even then it is better than many rpgs out there.

      Ever since Vesperia,”all tales of” localized had the skits dubbed,even dawn of the new world.

      it is possible Hearts will be an exception,but considering how much people begged Namco for it,I am sure they will do a superb job…because,well,if the game sells bad,the fans will be blamed,lol.”Namco did their part”.

      • vileBrenman

        Yeah. I’ll enjoy it either way. I’m quite shocked its coming out this year. I wonder if they would even give us dual audio. I mean they gave it to us in symphonia HD so I wonder if that will become a new trend for them

        • Samsara09

          maybe,maybe not.I imagine tales of symphonia’s sells influenced in Hearts R’s localization…but to say it will turn dual audio into a standard like voiced skits is hard to say.

          Innocence R,for instance,doesn’t have all skits voiced.
          But yeah,I think the age of “mute skits” has passed.

      • klkAlexar

        ToA 3ds didn’t have voiced skits in NA.

        • Samsara09

          *ever since vesperia
          When was abyss originally released?Before Vesperia.That is also the reason the remaster of the original symphonia isn’t dubbed,if you or anyone else asks.

          There is your answer.

          • klkAlexar

            Huh, they’re kinda lazy with rereleases then.

            • AdamBoy64

              Yes, they really could have done so much more with Abyss 3DS.

              • Samsara09

                if they were serious,they could have released abyss for vita.

                • AdamBoy64

                  Hmmm yes. It wouldn’t have had to take a hit to the visuals in that case. I kinda just wish it had multiplayer functionality.

                  Though, Voice Acted Skits would have been amazing.

                  • Samsara09

                    but yeah it is as I said early.The game was made 5 years ago.Honestly,about voice acting,nothing could be done…

                    “asking the VAs to return to a job they did 5-10 years ago…they no longer remembering how to do the voices…or even in the middle of another work…or even not working anymore..or their voices changed.In this casa,what is done is done.”

                    • AdamBoy64

                      Hmm yes, they might have run into those problems, and have to revoice the whole game.

                      Still, I think it was devoid of a lot of effort – similar to the Symphonia Collection.

                    • Samsara09

                      yeah,that was pitiful cash grab.Still,symphonia was to the USA gamecube only and it’s sequel was wii exclusive.So the remake was quite appreciated.

                      I bought it just to support the series,since we aren’t in the position to be picky,even if rightfully…but honestly,they could have put vesperia graphics or even dawn of the new world ones on the original symphonia….
                      I wouldn’t mind new VA,as long as they sounded like the old ones.

            • Samsara09

              They are right.Imagine,asking the VAs to return to a job they did 5-10 years ago…they no longer remembering how to do the voices…or even in the middle of another work…or even not working anymore..or their voices changed.

              • http://twitter.com/GNPixie Lynx

                Bosch still sounds like the Bosch that did Abyss.

                Same thing with Lowenthal.

                • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                  Don’t forget Blum, Tara Platt, Wendee Lee, Steve Staley, Liam O’Brian. Most anime VAs are adult and voices aren’t changing unless the smoke a lot.

      • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

        Most games have great voice work except Symphonia’s sequel. So I hope they give it their all this time too. I can’t think of voices for Shing (hard to tell if he’s an energetic teen or just “a child at heart” type) or Innes just yet, but I can bet on what the rest will sound like. I hope they get a good cast.

        • Samsara09

          considering his voice actor voices Natsu Dragneel from Fairy Tail,I think you know what you can expect

          An wild,impulsive,eager to please,honest,and friendly guy…if I were to keep it simple.

          • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

            Well that’s ok. Overdone, but at least he’s not an ass to his party members. I hope he’s not dumb.

            Myself, I’ve always wanted a smart detective character to be a lead in an FF or Tales game.

            • Samsara09

              I don’t mind it.Let’s suppose you could get a good look at all the current living humans’s personalities…there may be variances in disposition,indeed…
              but you will notice that many things are repeated,one way or the other,many values,many attitudes.
              We aren’t so unique.

              Also,I have saw the jap version,and even though I couldn’t understand Cor,I still liked him.So…he served his purpose,at least to me..

              • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                Yeah I get that feeling from Natsu and FT characters and the overall cast of most Tales characters. At first they look like generic randomie (random anime) characters. But then they evolve over the course of the story and grow on me. I don’t think Tales or FF game has a full cast I hate. I’m sure Shing/Cor will be a badass in a fight and at least funny in dialogue.

                • Samsara09

                  yeah,fairy tail makes you love even the support cast.Tales of has a really great cast.yeah,so does FF.

                  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                    Because they actually get along and make good on that “family” theme. Some shonen manga just state that theme and don’t show the characters do anything about it in a real family way.

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      Only Abyss, I think, messed up with the skits. Most of the game was voiced I think though. One of my first Tales games till I got the GBA or Phantasia and then Legendia (another that had voiced skits).

  • Samsara09

    P.S:Everyone,please read this:Namco already said a year or two ago they are gonna avoid splintering the series among the consoles of the gen…in order to avoid what happened in the PS2-GC gen and what happened in the first half of the PS3-WII-XBOX360.That is also the reason that graces F,vesperia PS3 and symphonia chronicles and tales of innocence R and Hearts R were made

    in other words,consider abyss 3ds an exception to the rule.All tales of from now on are gonna be preferentially released on sony consoles,where the fanbase is concentrated.In other words,PS3-PS4 and Vita.

    there won’t be a fucking port of Hearts R to the 3ds…and if you think that there is no point in buying the vita for just one tales of,then you are screwing all the fanbase.if Hearts R sells bad,we won’t get Innocence R and the other tales of that will come to the vita soon,the next remake.

    In other words,we will miss 2 tales of.Also,if you like rpgs,play persona 4 golden or YS Celceta….there you have it,5 rpgs.Isn’t enough of a reason to buy a fucking vita and not screw us?

    • Rogerrmark

      Those idiots on Facebook probably won’t even get the game anyway. I know how you feel, though.

      Tecmo’s Atelier page is on the same level to worse.

      • Elvick

        lol, Atelier page annoys the fuck out of me.

        In particular when Ayesha PS3 was announced English dub only.

      • Samsara09

        if you get it,that is all that matters.

    • OverlordZetta

      We’re not getting Innocence R, and Reve Unitia and all of their mobile games prove their focus is just as much elsewhere as it is on Sony.

      Abyss 3DS wasn’t a situation like Vesperia getting updated on PS3 – it was the same game. It wouldn’t have been localized if it had been significantly different.

      Also, a source for this would be nice – and again, if this was said two years ago? Reve Unitia just negated it anyway.

      That said, I have no doubts Hearts R is staying on the Vita.

      • Samsara09

        “Please,Namco,Localize Tales of hearts R!!!!”-says a fan

        “No way,they never will,after all,it is a portable.WE WILL NEVER GET HEARTS R,GIVE UP”-says another in response

        Yeah right,we will get it.We got hearts R…without innocence,we won’t have a complete triverse.

        • Ladius

          That seems to be the case: today, a Bandai Namco spokeperson in the US PSBlog answered a question by saying that anything is possible regarding Tales of Innocence R’s localization, provided Tales of Hearts R sells well.

          While this could be considered a token answer, it’s worth mentioning that they have been adamant in denying any chance of localization for Tales of Vesperia’s port, so it seems Innocence R could really have a small chance to be translated if things go in the right direction.

          • rekka_zan

            Let us all support Hearts R so they will localize Innocence R too! o/

            • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

              All anyone can do is buy the game. There’s nothing more to it. It’s up to them how they look at the numbers and weigh their options. I wouldn’t worry about it. In one way or another they’ll be some Tales games in the west. We should weigh our options too. Don’t just buy anything ol’ thing just to try and get a company to do what we want. I want to play the games too. But I’m not gonna just spend money. 9 times outta 10 I just buy the game, play it, enjoy it and play it again down the line. No collector’s editions, no DLCs, just the game. That’s all I can do.

          • Samsara09

            vespeira is a lost cause.

            • LordKaiser

              Unless..Abyss HD for PS3 happens.

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      Here here to Ys Celceta. Fun game.

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      Rebirth was originally on PS2 but never came over. Same with Destiny’s redux. I thought both of those games were sought after.

      • Samsara09

        maybe sells influenced.Well,they didn’t have much faith in the series in the west.Proof of that is how they didn’t voice the skits of symphonia and abyss…

        but yeah,they did localize tales of radiant mythology…and the game’s fluke made them ditch the localization of all portable games till now,lol.

    • LordKaiser

      I’ll get the game and keep it sealed. I’m sorry but the price of the Vita’s memory cards is a ripoff when compared to the SD cards or even regular memory sticks. I won’t be getting a Vita anytime soon.

      • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

        Buy a vita used or refurbished. Way cheaper.

        • LordKaiser

          I never buy used consoles or portables. And about portables I only buy them in blue and it nust be a very nice looking blue like the Cobalt Blue 3DS that I got.

          • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

            You never buy portables… but you’d buy one only if it was in blue?

      • Samsara09

        shit…so,I will need to buy a memory card?Grin and bear it…I got screwed too,but I am not backing down,for i believe many others are doing this same sacrifice for our cause here :D .

  • SOforever
  • Ta23 Ta28

    I’m really surprised that they’re actually bringing the Vita version instead of the iOS version, considering how the market is.

    Really glad for this. I have to pick up a Vita soon.

  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

    So his name is Kor instead of Shing now? I thought it was Shing like “shine” to go with his light magic.

    • Samsara09

      he isn’t a mage.
      he does have many lightning elemental artes,though.

      • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

        I thought he was like Leon and the majority of the cast of Destiny, part swordsman part mage. Mixing swordplay with elemental blasts.

        • rekka_zan

          The difference is Swordian users can actually cast magic, while Shing can’t. He has elemental attacks (light and thunder) but he’s more like Reid, I guess.

          • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

            So Swordians are like Milla (Xillia) and Jade (Abyss). Attacks sometimes spells other times.

            • rekka_zan

              Yeah. Most of Hearts characters are also like that, the exceptions being only Shing and Innes.

              Btw the Soma Build system in Hearts is great because you can decide a character’s primary stat by yourself e.g. Kohaku can be a fighter, caster, tanker, or an all-rounder. And elemental attack’s damage is affected by MATK so even for a pure fighter like Shing/Innes you might want to consider putting some magic stats for their skills. It’s really fun to tinker with.

            • Ladius

              Swordians are actually the living swords in the Destiny 1-2 continuity, which are able to grant powers to their users.

              The hybrid casterswordsman characters are often known as Magic Knight because of their role and of the Radiant Mythology class with the same function, even if that class doesn’t fit all the different takes on this archetype seen so far in the series.

              • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                SPOILER ABOUT INNOCENCE R:

                Wasn’t Sparda a living sword in Innocence? That make him a Swordian too?

                • Ladius

                  SPOILER ABOUT TALES OF INNOCENCE

                  Not exactly, he was the reincarnation of the spirit of a divine sword, while Swordians are artifacts unique to the Destiny 1-2 world.

                • rekka_zan

                  [Innocence and Destiny Spoilers]

                  Swordian is unique to Destiny universe. And they’re different. Durandal was a living sword, and Sparda is his reincarnation. A Swordian, on the other hand, is a man-made device. It channels the soul of a person to a sword and convert it to magical powers (or amplify it). Eventually, the original owner’s soul became bound to the sword. So it’s not a living sword, but rather a sword with a person’s soul trapped inside.

                  Swordians can be used in two ways: using your own soul (like Dymlos-person using the Dymlos-sword, or Hugo using the Berselius-sword), or using another soul inside the sword (like Stahn using Dymlos-sword with Dymlos’ soul inside).

                  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                    I think I’m starting to get it. I wish I played Destiny though….

                    • rekka_zan

                      Too bad Namco didn’t localize Destiny remake and Destiny 2… together they make a really great story.

                    • LordKaiser

                      If they want they can do the HD version of Destiny DC, Destiny 2 and Rebirth in one package for PS3, Vita and maybe PS4.

                    • rekka_zan

                      In one package? That’s asking too much! XD (though I don’t mind)

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      I’d buy that. Always like Leon and Stahn’s son seems like he’d be cool. Also Rebirth’s lead looks like a that most mature of the leads other than Yuri and Jude.

                    • Pyrofrost
                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      What’s your point with this?

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Just a jest, Rebirth has the best story of the series imo (while Vesperia is a close second). Though Rebirth has the least likable cast imo, (while Vesperia has the best); again, just my opinion.

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      oh, I can’t understand any of the text of dialogue. So my bad. I thought it was some kinda trolling video and you were just being as ass. Ok, thanks for the heads up. If they bring it over here I be getting it.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Nah, I love all the Tales games. :3

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      That’s why I wanted to ask, and not assume anything by the vid. Even if we don’t get Rebirth as it is now. Maybe they’ll do an Rebirth R on PS4. Maybe that can be the first Tales RPG on it. And as a R it can have the characters built up more.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      If anything, what I would most like to see make its way to a newer console is Destiny R. Mainly because it wasn’t importable without needing a modded console or a swap-magic.

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      I heard talk that a lot of collector stuff came with that too, if that is your thing.

                    • Samsara09

                      Vesperia probably has the best cast…but yeah,it had rather weak antagonists…

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      I didn’t like the name…. Duke? That’s a title. He looked more like a Nobunaga-type to me.

                    • rekka_zan

                      “Kurea” is an inside joke of Tales fandom :))
                      I agree with Pyrofrost, Rebirth has a great story but unfortunately the characters are very weak.

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      I heard there’s a lot classism issues in it with the characters trying to overcome all that. And in Graces they showed that Veigue can see super far.

                    • Samsara09

                      *Racism,and quite heavy.
                      I doubt it is as heavy as symphonia,though.

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      Eugene the Panther demi-human….

                    • rekka_zan

                      The main theme, even. It’s a very rare and interesting theme but I can see why that could be problematic.

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      No it’s good to cover it. I just would’ve used people rather than play it safer (by comparison) with demi-humans.

                    • Samsara09

                      in symphonia,racism was so bad,if you were a half elf,that-your existence itself- was more than enough reason to treat you like trash and even kill you,regardless if you rubbed them the wrong way.

                      in real life it is a little more subtle,but it is quite displeasing and depressing to see racism happening,with all our knowledge…

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      Yeah I only played Symphonia once, and that was rough. I felt for them.

                    • rekka_zan

                      It’s good to cover, but might be too heavy for the main Tales audience. People in rebirth don’t kill others just for being a different race (maybe throw rocks and exile them but not kill), so maybe it’s not as harsh as Symphonia, but everyone always seem so depressed.

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      Is it the darkest Tales game?

                    • Samsara09

                      that would probably be abyss.

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      Yeah due to a “certain mistake by a certain someone, a lot of people died”. You know who I mean.

                    • Samsara09

                      yeah,no tales of game has killed so many people…more than 100.000…easily.

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      And all because he trusted a guy, who admittedly acted trustworthy for years, but still….

                    • rekka_zan

                      Don’t know about darkest, but certainly the most depressing, hahaha.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      I would say Vesperia is the darkest due to having the first protag I’ve ever seen just murder people in cold blood, in a JRPG. However, the major flaw with that story is that Yuri’s actions were just forgotten when the “end of the world” catastrophe came; and it was never dealt with. That is the biggest thing that held back Vesperia’s story imo.

                    • Samsara09

                      What about a tales of where you not only do we accidentally anihilate a town with more than 100.000 people but we also purge more than 50.000 people in order to save the world from a poisonous mist?

                      We didn’t see each of thsoe people dying in abyss…but well,the vigilantism in vesperia was rather justified,in a way,only assholes immune to justice and punishment were killed.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      I can see how that would be dark and all, but I personally didn’t feel as much of an impact from that as I did from Yuri’s actions, just in the way the story was being told.

                      Though I also hated Luke as a character, so that could play a role in my perception.

                    • rekka_zan

                      Maybe it’s not the event itself, but rather how the event was presented.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Pretty much

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      Ok. Then it’d be better to show the depth of the tragic time by showing the dying bodies in the black ooze or show people screaming as they fell. I think that’d help.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      I don’t know if all that is necessary. I just felt the weight of Yuri’s actions more than Luke’s; just in the writing and presentation.

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      My bad, yeah, they is a teen game. And not an horror one.

                    • rekka_zan

                      It could be because Yuri was killing people on purpose, while Luke’s action was accidental.

                      Or was it not? Was it not? I haven’t played Abyss, only watched the anime lol.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Luke was more or less being duped and didn’t know what the hell he was doing. Yuri, as you said, was out to take life on purpose.

                    • Samsara09

                      About the Replicas,Luke intentionally killed 50.000 of them,or so…and we saw them vanishing…

                      also,I am not trying to prove anything.I got your point,and yeah,vigilantism is quite shady compared to accidental killings or intencional ones…just arming you with information.It can’t hurt can it?

                    • Pyrofrost

                      From what I remembered, he was being manipulated by Van when he obliterated that city.

                    • Samsara09

                      Yeah,I meant the tower of rem business.

                    • Samsara09

                      Luke intentionally killed 50.000 people.It was that scenario “you kill 100 people to save 1000″.

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      yeah he was tricked, used by a guy who pretended to be a father figure to him.

                    • rekka_zan

                      [junk]
                      This is the 666th comment on this page.

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      Yeah this was a long conversation. I was read Attack on Titan and just started talking here non-stop. LOL

                    • Samsara09

                      well,in akzeriuth’s destruction,the party fell into the depths of the planet,where the sea was an acid mud that would devour anything that fells in it…they fell into a big rock with a flotable ship close by and survived…but a kid fell into a small rock…and they saw him sink into the mud,half dead,begging for his father to help him.Oh,have I forgot to mention there was a dead man atop the kid?it was probably his father.You saw him begging,till he sank.That is presentation to you.

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      I don’t remember that part, heavy.

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      Did your opinion about him change once he mature and “snipped some red”?

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Not really, it was all just too convenient. Though I do feel that Abyss had the best cast of antagonists in the series.

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      Yeah most games have one human lead who talks and a large list of huge monster bosses. I hate that. I want to know what the villains think. Only Abyss really had a group of foes you really got to know and were flushed out.

                    • Samsara09

                      well,xillia had that,to a lesser extent.

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      Gaius was a beast and had some cool characters with him that got their due. They never explained that lady’s cat ears though. Presa was her name I think.

                    • Samsara09

                      well,imagine if you discovered that your entire life was a lie,that you were a “imposter”,born just to meaninglessly die as a puppet.You killed 100.000,and your friends ditched you…Luke’s entire self worth was disintegrated.If Luke had nightmares with killing bandits…imagine with killing 100.000….robbing 100.000 of their futures and dreams.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      While that may have been what happen, I just didn’t feel the weight of his actions like I did for Yuri. That’s all I’m saying.

                    • Samsara09

                      don’t worry,I understand what you are saying.

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      good point

                    • Samsara09

                      a portuguese writer used to say that “your toothache hurts more than a war on China”…basically,he said that a million dying far from you is just a statistic….compared to when you see an individual breathing their last right in front of your eyes..

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      Yeah Abyss, there was a lot of accidentally murder my a certain cast member.

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      Don’t most Tales character kill people? They just make sure they do it out of self-defense or to stop a Hitler-type zealot.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      I haven’t seen any protags in a Tales game stalk and murder in cold blood (even if it is for the greater good). There is a difference.

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      True. Yuri as a character was kinda dark. He was also the only one who didn’t care about the ladies. He was focused. Though he did tease the Karol and Estelle.

                    • Samsara09

                      as said in abyss,to kill a person means to rob them of their dreams and their future…while also potentially ruining the lives of people related to them.

                      and as said in many rpgs,can a measly human judge and condemn another to the death,even for a rightfull cause?Who gave em the right to play god?

                      That is why killing is dealt carefully….

                    • Samsara09

                      it is almost 10 years…I doubt we will be getting them.

                    • LordKaiser

                      The older they are the higher the chance but it’s up to Bandai Namco.

                    • Samsara09

                      that would be really funny…in 2 years will be tales of destiny DC’s 10 year birthday.
                      Imagine,tales of destiny chronicles…the fanbase and the internet would MELTDOWN.

                    • rekka_zan

                      I hope Bandai Namco read this comment.

                    • Samsara09

                      I will be charging them!

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      They should get the VA for Leon in Tales of the World.

                • Samsara09

                  In innocence,only the reincarnations of the ancient gods can use magic.That is why In innocence R everyone is a mage knight.

              • rekka_zan

                I think he meant Swordian users/masters. Hmm, now that you mention it, I guess Swordian users are technically not Magic Knights because they can’t cast spells without their Swordians.

                Edit: I’m talking about Destiny characters. The original Swordian users (Dymlos, Atwight, etc) are Magic Knights.

          • Samsara09

            reid has elemental artes?

            • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

              Fire and wind I think

              • Samsara09

                just an arte or two.

                • rekka_zan

                  Lightning Blade and its derivatives, Rising/Burning Phoenix. Tempest Strike and Spiral Attack derivatives (though I forgot whether those were wind of non-elemental).
                  I can’t remember whether Aurora Artes were light elemental or not.

                  • Samsara09

                    ah,that.Shi…OOOPS.I mean,Kor has 17 elemental artes…fire,light and lightning.
                    Reid has 9,among fire,wind,lightning and light…

                    but,well…that is rather predicatable since there is that symphonia style arte system where arcane artes are made by merging base artes…so if the base arte in it had an element,so will the arcane one.

                    • rekka_zan

                      Of course Shing (haha) has a lot more, he’s a Soma user after all. Reid was just a self-taught hunter lol.

                    • Samsara09

                      That is what I like about team destiny’s gameplay.
                      Magic isn’t concentrated on 2 or 3 people…almost the entire cast is a mage or mage knight.

                      That is good,adds variety,and increases the possibilities of party.That is why I liked xillia…and why I think I will like Hearts and innocence…

                    • rekka_zan

                      All of Destiny 2 and Innocence’s playable characters can cast spells too. Was Innocence made by Team Destiny? How many teams do they have, btw?

                    • Samsara09

                      well,in destiny 2 it was half the party,3 caracters.In Innocence,everyone.they had two teams,team symphonia and team destiny.

                      However,after vesperia,the two teams have merged…or so it seems.

                      But,ah…there is obliviously,overall,games where team destiny’s influence is quite clear…like in hearts and graces…(I checked the facts and alfa system developed innocence…)

                      and where team destiny is taking care of battle system and team symphonia is taking care of the story

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      Maybe they should break tradition and make all future Tales games have connected stories in the same world. That way the similarities of the teams and games style will sync up even more.

                    • Samsara09

                      yeah.But if you check the battle system of xillia,xillia 2 and hearts R you will get what I say.

                      It is great.Team symphonia games had wonderful stories…the battle system was fun,but it was locked,in a way.
                      Team destiny had the opposite situation.By uniting both teams,they can do games with great stories and great battle systems.

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      I like the way Abyss played the best battle wise. Everyone could use their Mystic without preventing others from doing it. In Graces you could this some but mainly only one mystic per boss battle. Xillia had a good evolved version of Abyss. So far I think I like style. Graces was still fun though.

                • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                  I think his Mystic Arte in Tales of the World was fire based. But I guess that doesn’t count, that game is not canon.

  • LordKaiser

    I hate retail exclusivity, I kinda want another store to overtake GS.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      You and pretty much everyone else.

      • SOforever

        it can’t be helped :) Pretty sure NB & GS came to an agreement of some kind. Just say Mario Kart 8 was “GameStop only” would that stop ya from reserving? No because you would want to play it :)

        Like vesperia, Blue Dragon, and Infinite Undiscovery being console exclusive “if I have to buy a 360 to play these games so be it”

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Never said I wouldn’t get it. Fuck digital.

          • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

            yeah I like having things in my hand. I avoid digital unless it’s an indie game.

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              I only do digital if I have to and it is a game I really want.

            • SOforever

              There is no stopping it games will eventually be ALL DIGITAL. personally don’t like the idea but already accepted it. However a game like Ducktales Remastered being digital only first then having physical disc release later on that’s odd… Single Player games will last FOREVER :) If your game is multiplayer dependent like “Titanfall” when severs shut down that game is now useless

              • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                I doubt ALL games will be digital. But it may reach a point where only wealthy company still do physical copies. If all games go digital what would be the point of game systems having a disk window. Especially since they love not making system backward compatible anymore.

                • SOforever

                  that’s why I bought LOTS of spare PS2’s :) nice to have back ups

    • Samsara09

      grin and bear it.It can’t be that bad,can it?

    • SOforever

      at least third-party exclusivity is not like it was years ago :) if more people can experience a game regardless of platform = fun for everyone!!!! & it means more earnings for the developer & publisher

    • Lelouch Vi Britannia

      I miss Funcoland, sigh.
      that place was awesome cause they sold Retro gaming consoles and games for good prices. Sadly they were bought out by Gamestop.

  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

    Nothing like the smell of official news in the morning. To support Namco not going digital only, I’ll be sure to put a pre-order in as soon as EB Games allows me to.

  • Samsara09

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tkGu8AeZV8#t=18

    P.S the trailer is subbed…i think this is the second time they do this…so don’t go off thinking this game won’t be dubbed.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    I did. Also the spelling.

  • OverlordZetta

    The punctuation doesn’t mean anything – “finally” implies there aren’t any great games already, regardless of how you punctuate.

  • LordKaiser

    Instead of “a” he could use “another” to be more clear.

  • OverlordZetta

    None of that matters. The fact finally was said at all, regardless of how, makes the implications – intentional or otherwise – very clear.

    “Another great game” or “This great game” would have fixed it, but using “A” after finally makes the implication of the statement (statements can be more than one sentence) what many are explaining to you.

  • LordKaiser

    They cut out content or something?

  • Samsara09

    That guy is somewhat drunk on his own opinion.The remake is rather fine…

    It did cut some artes…and the way it remade some scenes ended up making them a little worse…but it is nothing game-breaking,especially since many scenes got even better with the shiny new graphics and with the re-imagination.

  • Budgiecat

    hmm