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Namco Bandai Games began streaming three character introduction videos on Wednesday for Tales of Hearts R, the PlayStation Vita remake of the original Tales of Hearts Nintendo DS role-playing game. The videos introduce protagonist Shing Meteoryte (Tetsuya Kakihara), Kohak Hearts (Marina Inoue), and Calcedny Arcome (Hiroshi Kamiya).
Tales of Hearts R will have Calcedny Arcome, a former non-player character, as a party character this time. Shing Meteoryte will still be the protagonist, but the main scenario will be fully voiced with 10 new animated story events. Additional cast members include Marina Inoue as Kohak Hearts, Masaya Matsukaze as Hisui Hearts, Saeko Chiba as Beryl Benito, Shizuka Itou as Innes Lorenz, and Hozumi Gôda as Kunzite.
The graphics, backgrounds, character models, and battle system will also be upgraded. The battle system will also feature 3D graphics and a "chase link" mode that will allow players to make aerial attacks if certain conditions are met. The new game will also include a field map.
Tales of Hearts R will ship in Japan next spring.
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