Tales of Hearts R Soma Build system detailed
posted on 12.19.12 at 07:32 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Production I.G. to handle PS Vita port's 10 new anime scenes.

Famitsu this week has the latest update on Tales of Hearts R.

Mystic Artes

  • Shing and Amber: first details on new Dual Mystic Arte in next Famitsu.
  • Amber and Jadeite: “Satsugeki Bukouken” and “Tsutsuinuwashi Tsugaikaze.” These are the same artes from the DS version.

Soma Build
Players can level-up their party to obtain Soma Build Points (SBP), which can be allocated to Spir Parameters to strengthen their stats. This is tied to Soma Evolve. By evolving the Soma, players can obtain new skills.

Shing’s Spir Parameter’s include “Purity,” “Fighting Spirit,” “Faith,” “Will-Power,” and “Endurance.”

The Soma can be modified into different forms, judging by the equipment screen. Shing’s default Soma is Asteria, but it can also be changed to Rovash, Russell, Shedal, Jedick, or Meisa.

New Anime
Production I.G., known for Patlabor and the Ghost in the Shell series, as well as the intros and artwork for Tales of Symphonia, will create the game’s 10 new anime cutscenes.

Other Bits

  • Some event scenes will feature illustrations.
  • Characters Richea and Incarose are introduced.

Thanks, Tale Tale Source, Game Nyarth.

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  • zakou

    All good xD but i will never get to play it as i don’t/can’t speak/read Japanese ^^

  • Zuhri69

    Namdai, do the right thing!!

  • Those are some serious attempt for this title.

  • Jesus, can’t wait for this.

  • FaithlessMr

    NB is not holding anything back for this one, amazing!

    • KurisuMakise

      Agreed but I’d have liked to see UFOTable for the anime cutscenes but I don’t have a problem with IG.

      • FaithlessMr

        Well yeah that’d be amazing, sure, but we’ll have to make do with Xillia next year :D

        • KurisuMakise

          My body is ready for Xillia! TOGF was ah so good and I haven’t even done everything for the Platinum yet =(

          • FaithlessMr

            I’ll try to add Graces to my platinum collection that consists of two Platinum trophies atm: FF XIII and XIII-2. Both done out of sheer fanboyism :D

            • KurisuMakise

              Haha, I haven’t gotten a single one yet admittedly /so late to the trophy game. How hard was XIII’s Platinum to get? I’m nearly done so I probably should revisit XIII after I do some more cool stuff in RE6 /off topic. On topic though, if Graces F was anything, I hope R’s trophies really push you to delve into the mechanics of the game. There were some really good trophies in F that make completing it seem worthwhile.

              • FaithlessMr

                To be honest, FF XIII’s platinum was a bore. It’s not hard by any means, it just requires LOTS of patience. Every single trophy is easy to get, but that treasure hunter trophy took me about a week of mindless grinding (playing about one or two hours a day, farming and farming and farming). But yeah eventually I got it, and I was glad I did it simply because the FF franchise meant so much to me before.

                SE is set on killing everything I ever felt for the franchise in the latest years tho, but yeah.

                • KurisuMakise

                  I know how you feel, to think FFXIII, FF Versus XIII were my reasons to get a PS3 and I didn’t enjoy XIII that much, Versus isn’t out and instead I fell in love with third person shooters instead xD That’s okay, I owe Tales of Graces F a lot in terms of getting back into RPGs. Hence the Tales series becoming special in my heart, easily replacing FF.

                  • FaithlessMr

                    Nowadays, it’s easy to find things to replace FF, since the series is fast sliding down to irrelevancy…:/

                    • KurisuMakise

                      My childhood weeps for that sad reality. Unless Luminous Studio saves them.

  • uhawww

    This is getting multitudes more coverage than Innocence R got. Hopefully it’s a lead up to more Bamco support on the platform.

  • refrain

    DAT ASS!

  • Ramza Beoulve

    This is one of the Tales of games i want to play

    Soma build is like Tales of the Abyss build