While Namco Bandai is giving the Tales series a big push, we missed out on a bunch of games. Speaking with Siliconera, Tales of producer Hideo Baba said Tales of Phantasia was one of the most important games since it started the Tales series.
"To expand the fanbase, I would like players to have a chance to play previous titles that weren’t released overseas," Baba declared. I asked which title in particular he wants to bring to the West.
"I received so many inquiries about the PS3 version of Tales of Vesperia," acknowledged Baba. "Personally, I would want players to play Tales of Hearts for the Nintendo DS because the team pushed the DS hardware to the maximum and the game’s story is about the heart. Unfortunately, we don’t have any plans to localized Tales of Hearts, but this one is my favorite one."
Tales of Hearts came out in 2008 and was released in two flavors – one with anime cutscenes, the other with CG cutscenes.