By Spencer . February 22, 2012 . 4:31pm
Namco Bandai hasn’t forgotten about Tales of Hearts. In fact, they took an extra step to protect the title in North America by filing a second trademark for Tales of Hearts on February 17, 2012.
The difference between the original trademark, registered in 2008, is the new trademark applies also applies to downloadable video game software. The previous trademark covered computer game programs, coin-operated amusement games, and networked video games. Perhaps, Namco Bandai is considering to release Tales of Hearts as a digital download?
Tales of Hearts was originally released for the Nintendo DS in 2008 with either anime cutscenes or CG movies. The game has a number of Namco crossovers including Lloyd Irving from Tales of Symphonia, Jade from Tales of the Abyss, Klonoa, Heihachi from Tekken, and KOS-MOS from Xenosaga.