Watch Calcedny Do An Aerial Rave In Tales Of Hearts R

By Spencer . December 20, 2012 . 12:49am

New videos from Tales of Hearts R showcase Innes Lorenz (bottom) and Calcedny Arcome, a new playable character in the PlayStation Vita version. Namco Bandai changed the battle system into 3D with an emphasis on air combos.


Tales of Hearts R comes out on March 7, 2013 in Japan.



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  • Go2hell66

    these guys never heard of gravity? :/

    • psycho_bandaid

      blatant disrespect for Sir Newton if I’ve ever seen it.

    • Elvick

      You never heard of JRPG? :P

  • ragingmerifes

    Hmmmm… I didn’t pay enough attention but is there going to be any Aerial Mystic Artes?

    • Very unlikely considering there’s a grand total of one truly Aerial Hi Ougi / Mystic Arte in the entire series so far; Stahn’s Hiou Zetsuenshou in Destiny R.
      If you mean just Aerial Enabled MAs, then it’s most likely it will have that since the original did.

  • JustThisOne

    Goodness, “Calcedny”? That sounds awfully hard to pronounce.


    The video itself looks cool though. Aerial combos have always been welcome in my book.

    • His name should be spelt “Chalcedony” like the mineral, actually. That’s part of the engrishy names but Hearts names are all related to minerals.

      • JustThisOne

        I didn’t even know that was a mineral, but it makes tons of sense now.

  • Tales_of_Master

    Calcedny is defiantly going to be my main, dem aerial raves. This, DSSH, SMTIV, EOIV, and FEA are gonna make my wallet cry…..this is truly a great time to be a RPG fan :D

  • Charmchar

    The game combat looks so freaking fun, hours of grinding here i come!

  • s07195

    Huh. ToH already had 3 battle themes, so how will they incorporate new battle themes into the game? Kinda curious. Unless they get rid of the old ones…

  • Yuriangels

    shut up and take my money!!!

  • xavier axol

    I have faith that this game will come to the u.s. and e.u.
    namco has been doing a pretty good job trying to bring some jrpg content (ni no kuni, dark souls and tales of xillia). and while i understand the vita situation, it’s not gonna stop tecmo from releasing deadoralive 5 and ninja gaidan2 (yes i know that it’s ports, but we are seeing more and more support from developers). there’re more games being announced for the vita, just look at all the siliconera post. though it’s not doing well like the 3ds (content wise), we can’t just be negative for this rather complex situation with the vita.

    sony has alot of work to do, but i just can’t imagine sony droping support for this particular device (seeing how much they spend in making it). plus there’re more content we don’t know a about (coming from sony itseft, after all they have more studio houses than any other publisher). my point is that sony doesn’t need a cod or a monsters hunter game to sell vitas, what it need is a constand flow of games that can show the vita potential like gravity rush (with the sixaxis and camara), littlebigplanet vita (the touch screen makes more fun and accessible to play ‘ cause it work!), persona 4 golden (big jrpg games that can’t be played on other handhelds), and a game that uses the multiplayer mode that can’t be done on other handhelds (hopefully that game is soul sacrifice).

    while we can criticize the vita success if you compared it to the 3ds, which i don’t think it’s fair (from many circumstances). i remain hopefull to those criticism, just like how sony was not doing well with the ps3 (i remember all those people were saying how the ps3 didn’t have any game). they turned that around pretty well. i do know that this is a tortally different situation seeing that publishers won’t do risky business, but i’m sure that making a vita game won’t cost that much to develop going forward in the future.

    • Sergio BriceƱo

      Don’t worry. Original games are coming. And like you said, it’s not that their ports are bad either :p I’d take a Vita over 3DS any day. The thing is, the japanese market is way too different than the west and when they don’t like something that’s it.

      The PS3 succeeded because it was japanese and more powerful than the Wii. I don’t think the first party games mattered that much as they were very western games and when it came to exclusives Xbox dominated in Japan for the first few years.

      It’s different this time around, japanese developers aren’t ready for a PS4 and Sony itself won’t invest in games for Vita as much as they are for PS3. So yeah, the future might seem a little grim, but I’m sure the Vita will suceed… Eventually. Probably by the time Japan is ready for the PS4.

      • xavier axol

        “The PS3 succeeded because it was japanese and more powerful than the Wii.” mmm…. may be in japan? but overalll i think, it was their world wide studios, second party, and third party west developers (that started to support sony, after the price drop announcement). if you look at back the only japanese support that sony got was valkyria chronicles and metal gear solid 4 guns of the patriots. soon after that uncharted came out and then kill zone two, follow by heavy rain and so on…

        on the vita situation, i’m not saying that sony will do the same (it’s a different time, different situation all together). but a price drop does help if it’s announce along with some exclusives, far more than what we are seeing. in japan they are gainst nintendo who can’t let them release a game that could sell the hardware, because they encounter it with another game that it’s more applealing (and their catalog library is larger than the vita since it was launch a year before the vita).

        so i’m thinking that may be sony is trying to persuade japanese third party developers to not only make a game for the vita, but for the ps3 as well (if you think about it, publishers wont lose money if it doesn’t sell well on vita). the only drawback is the incentive to go out and buy a vita, so if we could get more vita exclusie and may be any game that is for the ps3 to also be for the vita it could work.

        another thing it could do is trying to focus their resources on their world wide studios like ben’s studio and make more vita, may be forget japan for a while and concetrated in the west. they could come back once the price drop is implemented and make sure that third parties comfortable makin a vita game that it isn’t as expensive as it is today (they won’t have to worry about the risk and focus on just making what ever game they want).

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