news\ Apr 21, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Tales of Hearts R confirmed for North American Vita release

Following rumors pretty much confirmed by the leaking of a YouTube trailer, Namco Bandai has announced that Tales of Hearts R will be released in North America for the PlayStation Vita this winter.

"It’s impossible not to hear the shouts of JRPG fans worldwide asking for the chance to play a Tales game on PS Vita. Your hearts resonated across Facebook, Twitter, and gaming forums everywhere. So without further ado, we’re happy to announce that Tales of Hearts R will be making its way to North America in Winter, 2014," Namco Bandai community manager J. Kartje announced on the PS Blog.

While I'm not too familiar with JRPG's, Kartje did provide a brief summary of the game:

The adventure starts with Kor, a young man living in a small village by the sea. While watching the house in his grandfather’s absence, Kor meets a young woman named Kohaku who has come searching for his grandfather.

However, a mysterious witch soon appears and casts a spell on Kohaku’s Spiria, the embodiment of her heart and soul. Kor attempts to lift the spell, but while doing so he accidentally shatters her Spiria Core, the source of her emotions. Armed only with the Soma, an unusual weapon given to him by his grandfather, Kor must now set out on a journey to find a way to make Kohaku’s Spiria whole once more.

Unfortunately, game details like the inclusion of Japanese audio and pricing have been kept a mystery until a later date.

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