Two years in a row Namco Bandai released a new Tales game for the DS in Japan that never got localized in North America. I can live without Tales of the Tempest, but why skip over Tales of Hearts? The strange mix of adult looking CG characters and staple 2D cheerfulness is intriguing. Japan is scheduled to get Tales of Hearts this winter. Shortly after it was announced Namco Bandai trademarked the name in North America. Hmm… I doubt Namco Bandai would spend money to trademark Tales of Hearts just to tease us so it’s going to be used for something.
Take a look at a trailer of what we might see next year in English. All of the names are conveniently romanized so we can uniform the spelling of Shing and Kohak.
Images courtesy of Namco Bandai.