Tales Of Hearts R: Infinite Evolve Is Like A New And Old Tales Game

By Spencer . January 10, 2013 . 12:49am

Planning on buying Tales of Hearts R? If you get a first print copy you’ll get Tales Of Hearts R: Infinite Evolve as a bonus. This 2D action RPG uses the sprites from the DS version of Tales of Hearts. It looks like you can switch between Shing and Amber by pressing the L button. You can call in crossover characters from other Tales titles with the right analog stick.


Players earn gald for defeating monsters, which you can use to purchase HP/TP restoring gels, attack/defense boosting items, and other partner characters.


Tales of Hearts R and Tales of Hearts R: Infinite Evolve come out on March 7 in Japan.

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  • I’d highly prefer this or Tales of Hearts vanilla to Tales of Hearts R. The gameplay just seems better in the original and the sprites are far more charming.

    • JuVu

      I agree. When I compared the DS and Vita versions, I’d much rather play the DS version.

      It’s really sad to think that this game will probably never reach western audiences in english, in any form. I really hoped Namco Bandai would have localized the DS version.

      I still hope they would, even though DS is getting old as a platform for new games. At least there would be a larger amount of potential buyers when compared to Vita version.

    • Sergio Briceño

      I like this game over both ToH, but I like the Vita ToH over the DS. The reason is that the Vita version is more complete, but it still doesn’t look like a real To game, it still screams portable lighthearted adventure to me. I like ToHIE the most just because it IS supposed to be a lighearted adventure and it’s also a cross-over. You can’t go wrong with cross-overs most of the time, especially on To games.

      • LynxAmali

        Actually, that’s not far off. It was lighthearted at points (not as much as Graces which for the most part, was entirely lighthearted.) but it also got quite dark during a few areas of the game.

        The thing is that Hearts was supposed to be a throwback in terms of battle system to the days of Phantasia and Destiny in the way the combat system. By making it 3D, you’re really just making it a NEO-Tales game (Though the aerial chasing looks interesting and fits, considering Shing’s personality and all.) Need I remind you of the port of Innocence R?

        Besides, the fact that had the DS version had neither TP or CP was a plus. Shame they took out the Emotion Gauge with this.

        • Sergio Briceño

          No. Don’t remind me please.

  • Elvick

    This would likely be a download code, correct?

    Stupid Vita, why can’t you have a boss user system like the PS3?

    • Mr_SP

      There’s apparently a workaround that lets you do that… though it takes long enough that you don’t want to do it too often, and I haven’t tried it yet, since I don’t have anything to try it on.

      • Kevadu

        If you’re referring to the ‘trick’ of keeping two memory cards and using one for JP stuff and one for NA stuff then that doesn’t really solve the problem. Sure it will let you access the JP store so it’s better than nothing, but there’s no way to play downloaded games on your NA account so if you care about trophies and things like that it doesn’t help there.

        • Mr_SP

          No, this “trick” of resetting your Vita to factory defaults, but *not* formatting the memory card, then using your other account details, downloading whatever you want from the store, then resetting your Vita again, putting in your old details. As a result, you get your normal account, with the download from the other account.

          • Kevadu

            I don’t think you can do that anymore. I think there was a firmware update that now makes formatting the memory card mandatory.

  • Bobby Jennings

    This game looks amazing. I can’ wait for Tales of Hearts R as well.

  • neetyneety

    I know this is getting old, but….


  • Göran Isacson

    So is this like a bonus game purely for passing the time, or can you use the money you earn in it to buy things in the actual game or what?

    Although that would essentially just be a way to include MORE grinding so maybe that was a stupid question and I should have thought a little harder before I typed.


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