By Ishaan . July 2, 2014 . 10:02am
Tales of Hearts R will be released in North America on November 11th, 2014, Bandai Namco announced this morning.
Meanwhile, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment will be released on August 19th.
Buying both on release date, digital or not. Whichever I can get first!
Finally a release date. Now I can accurately mark my calendar. :)
No better time to own a Vita.
It looks like I’m buying about 2 games a month until the end of the year
I feel it…same here but it beats 3 or 4 games a month.
Very true. And the great thing about JRPGs this gen is that most aren’t $60, even on the PS3!
Thank god for that haha if they were I’d be broke for months on end.
Thankfully I’ve been catching up on my backlog of ‘JRPGs’ via the current PSN summer sale. Both Deception IV’s PS3+Vita for the original cost of the PS3 version, same for Ragnarok Ace. Then Wizardry: Lost Souls price drop… by the time I finish these the latest games about to come out will be on sale. :P
Same day as Master Chief collection?
Well time to schedule when I will plat Tales of Symphonia Chroniles and get Tales of Hearts R, and the game coming with japanese dub too… My boner is ready :P
*hugs Vita* Soon I will carry around guys and scare Asuka… I mean… enjoy the wonderful game play!
I think we have too many games between september and august so why add another to that list? They really should put sword art in October so that people won’t have to chose between as many games that month as september and august.
Actually they don’t want to put it in October when there are numerous games coming out they have to face and I don’t feel like naming them since it’s a lot.
Yeah good point I kind of meant late october to mid november but I forgot to write that in, but if they did move it too october that might be even harder for people catching up on games they missed.
Yes! So my predictions were correct :)
I’m glad that Tales of Hearts is coming out so early :D Though am mad that SAO is coming out the same day as Tales of Xillia 2 X(
I guess since the same company is localizing them it would make sense but seriously you realize that July is a month right? because no one seems to want to release any games then
Still happy that we are getting the games nontheless, so way-to go Namco Bandai :D
Wait July is a month? I thought it was like some holiday or something woah how could I have been so dumb? I swear that this is what goes through Namco’s and other companies heads when they release all of their games in a short time frame.
I will be passing on both. I was interested in SAO:HW but gameplay videos kinda turned me off.
this be long but hey the longer for released the more money we be saving =D
Maybe for people who don’t really know about both sword art and tales of Hearts they should add the demo from hearts and make one for sword art to get the people who are on the fence about it.
Going to pass on SAO, I’m buying tales of xillia 2 collector’s edition within the same month. I doubt ill have time to play both of the games. Probably would only buy it if I’m desperately to play something new.
First day purchase! Now… how am i gonna convince Metatron i’m playing SAO for the gameplay?
Pretty easy actually. It’s a fun game even without the dating elements.
He is not into human videogames, so he isn’t gonna bother with playing it before judging, and then when he gets drunk he tends to… exaggerate stuff, and he is really smooth, Archer smooth, so people never doubt him… like when i gave this one chick some chocolates by accident (dropped them of a cloud), and he convinced all the angels and half of humanity that she was having my baby.
I’m very interested in the Tales game, SAO on the other hadns looks decent, not really into it, but if there is a demo and I like it, might give it a chance!
EDIT: my curiosity will make me wonder for some time as to what the deleted post said, damn.
Good old Namco, releasing a Tales game 10 days before another high selling RPG. Thankfully, this time is Pokemon instead of Final Fantasy (and it’s on another handheld) but still…
Now that they’re localizing so many Tales games each year (Hearts will be the third in 2014, or even the fourth considering ToSC included two titles), it’s almost unavoidable to have some of them releasing near other titles that could have a similar target audience, especially if we consider every platform out there.
Good thing I put my games before things like food and shelter.. >_>
Lol how is that good. Pokemon sells 2 million day one but some ppl are luke warm on Ruby and Sap. Also if persona q ends up being november its gonna be weird for this games sales.
Will get Tales of Hearts R on day one for sure, they put graces f battle system in it so it’s a plus. Loved that system.
graces f system? That’s good to hear I really enjoyed graces f.
THEY DID? Oh my god. This will be amazing!!
From what I saw from the gameplay trailer they put, everything seems alike. Except that we have now the TP back.
I did my research to see if I was not saying crap, the “Limit Break” bar system is the same but the characters in Graces F had two combat style(which I didn’t remembered) and don’t seems to be the case with this one.
Well at any rate I’m super pumped for this release!
It’s a Tales of games so it’ll be good for sure!
Yeah, it isn’t Graces F battle system. Basically, have you heard how Xillia 2 is X1 system “Fixed”/”Improved”?, Hearts R is X1 system with a focus on Aerial/Mid-Ground gameplay and some quirks of its own, and just like X2, if you can master the battle system you can combo bosses into oblivion.
And another reason to get Hearts R (especially if they improve the translation), dat story :p
Oh that’s a nice explanation. Thanks. Looking forward to play it, I really have great expectation for it.
So many games in the fall… I may not be able to keep up…
So many news for NA releases
(°_° ( °_° ( °_° ) —-> (º﹃º) Must. Day. One.
Everytime these NA announcements pops out
Some of the vita stuff shoulda been last year when the vita was in a dry spell. examples tales of the hearts r and danganronppa 1.
All these news for NA releases
(°_° ( °_° ( °_° ) —-> (º﹃º) Must. Day. One…
what’s that from?
no game no life
No Game, No Life anime.
No Game No Life!
It looks like No Game No Life, but I’m curious too~.
Yaay, I finally have my release date for Tales of Hearts. Now I just need dates for Freedom Wars and Diva f 2nd, and my pre-order list will be complete!
Same here but im hearing freedom wars is crazy hard.
November, huh? Maybe I’ll try to pre-order it, but get a Vita for Christmas. I am so excited though. ;u;
I kinda wish Bamco would release the DS version on E-shop though~.
Nope. Tales of Hearts R is too close to Pokemon ORAS
isnt it on the same day last i checked. also persdona q is rumored to come out right before thanksgiving off amazon.
Pokemon is ten days later
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment. Finally, you’re in my sights!
I’ve been saving PSN funds for this! Looks like I got a lot to do next month, too!
This yeaar, in the war of systems, the gamers won.
Well, I’m gonna head to Aincrad once I get my Vita.
Don’t lump me in with the fanboys of this series who can be brutal at times. If one got to see what I’m like, they’d be thrilled~
Looks like I’ll be having top ramen next month unless I get hired.
I’m excited to see both games. I hope neither will disappoint me.
So nice Tales of Hearts comes out on my birthday. Will make a nice present for sure~
And SAO Hollow Fragment on mine, we are going to have very good birthdays this year! *high five*
Going to keep my expectations in check for ToHR, mainly because the translation looks incredibly bad.
I might just import it actually and look up a guide.
So rather than buy the American Version that still includes Japanese Audio and is going to be considerably less in price. You’d rather buy the Japanese game with no translations and spend more to use a guide on the internet? I’m trying to figure out your logic. It’s not working.
I’m not seeing the point in supporting a translation that’s as bad as what the videos from E3 were. Assuming those are what the translation looks like, that is. They got quite a number of lines wrong and hell, the UI had errors in it.
And yeah, I would buy a game without a translation as that’s what I’ve been doing for god knows how long. Hell, I have the original Hearts for the DS. It helps me pick up Japanese better too.
-is going to be considerably less in price.
That’s the thing. The Japanese version is going for $20 bucks at a local shop.
It’s probably going to be more than that, given Namdai’s past exclusives.
I can understand your point. I’m mainly thinking that they appreciate localized support when bringing these games to the west. After all we fans have whined and screamed for them to do it. They do and now we have folks going I’m not buying it because it’s not the way I want it? Ok, you can’t have your cake and ice cream and eat it too.
You know the language and that’s cool, I respect that, but for folks like me who don’t go out and learn Japanese 101 this is great that they are even localizing a game that they weren’t ever going to. So if it doesn’t have literal Japanese meanings is meaningless. As long as the story is coherent and i enjoy it, that’s what matters.
Like I said, I respect your decision, I just found it a bit flip floppy that something that’s wanted is no longer wanted or appreciated. Everyone knows their history with Tales games coming West.
-You know the language and that’s cool
I don’t though. I’m learning. That’s kind of the point. Even someone with incredibly basic knowledge like myself can spot serious errors.
I expect a good translation. That’s all. I’m not allowed to say I’m not impressed with what I’ve seen? If you’re bringing something over, you don’t just go in with a lackluster translation with the original audio intact with non-existent QC. If you were, wouldn’t a partial dub be cheaper?
I hope the translation’s good or at least DECENT. I’ll wait for reviews and what not because Hearts DS was one of my favorite games on the system. I was initially really excited when they announced it was coming, even despite it being Gamestop Exclusive for Retail copies.
The E3 videos and the animated intro really dimmed my confidence about this being a good localization, given they’re being incredibly weird about it all around with the translation, name changes, exclusivity, sub only, etc.
“I don’t though. I’m learning.”
That sums it up for me. I would say if you were fluent in Japanese I’d have no problem folding on your point, but this isn’t credible enough to throw everything their doing out the window. I’ll say they are being on the cheap end compared to Xillia, Graces, Abyss, etc etc, but come on they told everyone they had no plans to release any Vita Tales game West. It’s cool you don’t have to like so don’t buy, but I really hope fans don’t adopt this double standard with Namco Bandai over their Tales games.
-I would say if you were fluent in Japanese I’d have no problem folding on your point, but this isn’t credible enough to throw everything their doing out the window.
Because someone needs to be fluent in order to pick up proper grammar, right?
But hey, don’t take my word for it.
^ Somebody who actually knows Japanese and was fan translating it before the announcement.
Also is very nit picky. Why doesn’t he/she apply to be the localization director? Look the game is no where near release and I’m sure most of the text used was quickly done for E3. We’ll see in November, well those of us that pick it up. Also you aren’t fluent in Japanese so I’m still not folding to your point. I appreciate the link though, isn’t this from the guy who was fandubbing the game and never finished it? He instead trolled everyone instead of working out his fandub? Sounds like a way too biased link. :S
No? Fan translating. You do realize how much work goes into things like that, right? You have to create programs meant for insert the text and everything, all while making sure it doesn’t break.
This is in addition to translating the actual game.
Too bad they beat him to it eh?
lol you can go and buy your game with the bad translation, we don’t really care. No need to bashed someone who ACTUALLY care about the quality of the game that they LOVE and try to point out the mistakes done, But hey! I guess It’s fine to become a blind fan too! I mean love makes people blind after all
“Gentleman, you are in luck!”
How Zero Wing. If this is an example of the translation quality we may have a new “All Your Base” meme on our hands. :P
Agreed. It’s just like crap console->PC ports and when people complain they’re told “but you wanted the game on the PC and now you’re complaining about it!”; it’s a case of respect.
If your port/translation does a *bad* job of the translation, it disrespects both the authors of the original work, and the customers who purchase the product.
I’ll tolerate errors in fan translations, because often the translators are just like me; they’re still learning the language and using the translation as part of the learning process.
But for a professional product, typos are fine, the occasional wonky sentence is as well, but major translation errors, or continual half-arsed English really isn’t acceptable.
why they bother changing the subs so much and keep the game in jap dub is beyond me, if you love jap dub you know how bad the sub matching the jap dub
Are you crazy? So because the game’s translation is supposedly bad even though it’s not out yet, you’d rather buy the japanese version instead…
Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney AND Sword Art Online, both coming out in the same month?! O_O
And before that, games like One Piece: Unlimited World R coming out this month too?
Come on guys, my wallet’s already crying out for more money already, it doesn’t need your help.（；＿；）
HDFN REBUIRTH is a week after Sao and i think abiras trip 2 is on the 27th as well.
Tales of Hearts R release 6 days before my bday and Pokemon ORAS release 4 ahead of my bday. Man great month to get them :D And cant wait to get SAO
Anyone know if dlc will come out for SAO? I’m thinking of importing the Asian version, but don’t want to miss out.
Should be the same they did a huge patch for added levels in japan this mnth. Think draGONS CROWN.
the asian ver have some grammar prblms though
any idea if the game will be available digitally? i plan on picking up the digital version now, and the physical version a bit later since my best and i are going halfsies on the game and we both want to play the game.
Good News: Yes. available digitally.
Bad News: It’s digital only.
i live in the US, last i heard, GameStop was publishing the physical version of the game, and it will have an english dub. i was just wondering if it will be available digitally in the US.
ah, you mean Tales of Hearts, yes you are right. Physical copy is GS exclusive if I’m not wrong.
from the looks of it, the US version will be the only one dubbed… if they don’t dub it, changing the character’s names would be pointless.
Is it dubbed or not? I keep hearing conflicting news… I don’t know why this is not clearly stated from Bandai Namco…
BandaiNamco confirmed that the EU version of the game will have the Japanese voice overs only, but both the EU and US versions of the game will share the same translation, so even the name changes will still be in effect. which in my opinion dumb, since you will hear characters being called one thing, but read an entirely different name.
I’m totally pumped for Tales of Hearts R, but… I’ve heard nothing but bad things about SAO Hollow Frag. Has anyone here played it?
well… the game is an enhanced rerelease of the PSP game, and it looks it, the only part that looks like it was meant for the Vita was the Hollow Fragment stuff that happen in the beginning, which boasts it’s own story so to speak.
Yes i have the asian verison full english and all awsome dood!
The only complaints I’ve heard about SAO Hollow Fragement is translation quality and pretty much the same things people complain about regarding SAO, period.
The former, as much as the translation was clearly done by someone who isn’t the best person to ask for English advice, is still readable at the very least, and the Western versions appear to have a different script anyway so we have no clue if that’s good. The latter . . . well, this is SAO, you come in expecting waifus everywhere, what more do you want?
The combat’s actually kinda fun in it’s own way though.
Whoah, SAO is coming out on mah birthday, it’s going to be one very good day.
Sorry if its a dumb question but why is the SAO fanbase considered so terrible?
Probably ranting about how great it is and no other anime can overcome it… basically overrating the whole anime… Its a good anime but its definately NOT the best too overrated imo
Like how pretty much every notable anime fan-base tends to be for their respective show? Especially the part where outsiders consider x anime overrated despite the fan-base calling the anime the best thing since sliced bread.
I like SAO. It really struck a note for me when I first got wind of it. The second arc isn’t the best, but I don’t feel it’s so much for people to call the series the “Twilight of anime.” Some of the things in the 2nd arc that people hate, they approach it unreasonably anyway. Once you strip those details down, they don’t make the series crappy, they’re just a tad shocking to Western audiences. I think it’s good and I can definitely put it in my personal favorites, but I wouldn’t put it on the list of best animes out there…unless the list wast 100 entries long, then there could be a spot for it.