BANDAI NAMCO GAMES EUROPE LAUNCHES TALES OF HEARTSTM R IN EUROPE, MIDDLE-EAST AND AUSTRALASIA ON THE PLAYSTATION®VITA!
Fight with your Heart and Take Control of your Emotions in the First Ever PlayStation®Vita TALES OF TM Entry in the West
Paris, FRANCE – November 12, 2014 – Leading video game developer and publisher BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe launches Tales of HeartsTM R for Europe, Middle-East and Australasia, exclusively for the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system featuring PlayStation®TV compatibility. Tales of HeartsTM R is next title in the long running TALES OF RPG series and brings a classic tale of discovery and adventure to Western audiences with beautifully animated cut scenes conveying the story of the game’s main character, Kor Meteor, as he trains with his grandfather in the ways of the sword.
Impressed with Kor’s growing skills, his grandfather decides it’s time to pass down to Kor an unusual weapon called a Soma. However, Kor learns that a Soma is not only a tool for destruction, but can also be used to fortify a person’s ailing Spiria. Spiria is the embodiment of the heart and soul and plays an essential role in the world as it is the most powerful force known.However, as powerful as Spiria can be, its force can be disrupted in the face of intense emotions such as anger, hate, fear or even love. As such, Soma users must possess exceptionally strong Spiria in order to withstand such emotions.
Players will also encounter the story’s female protagonist, Kohaku Hearts, who is fleeing from a mysterious witch with her brother, Hisui Hearts, while they search for a Soma weapon. A series of tragic events then unfold and set Kor, Kohaku, and Hisui on a grand adventure to uncover the mysteries of the Spiria Core, meet and fight alongside new comrades and save the world from the clutches of an ominous and dark future.
“Thanks to a strong partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment, we are releasing this beautiful tale on the western markets. Our goal is to continue working towards an increase of the brand-awareness around the long running series: Tales Of! With its amazing graphics, J-RPG & Fighting mechanics; Tales of HeartsTM R will be a hit for all the fans! “Herve Hoerdt, Vice President of IP Strategy, Marketing & PR at BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe.
Tales of HeartsTM R features the TALES OF “Linear Motion Battle System” with an “Aerial Chase” element to allow players to maneuver enemies into the air for fast-paced aerial combos. Fans will also enjoy the artistic animated design that is characteristic of the TALES OF series with a heartwarming tale filled with adventures, action, and magic artes.
Fans getting the game on its release date will be able to get the amazing “Soma Link Edition” from either Zavvi, The Hut, Amazon UK, GAME or Shopto and get a chance to win 1 of the 5 Collector’s Edition signed by Hideo Baba!
Restore balance and save the world from a foreboding future when Tales of HeartsTM R launches in Europe, Middle-East and Australasia on the PlayStation®Vita starting today on the PlayStation®Network and Friday 14th, November on stores!