Well, looks like the wait is finally over! A release date was officially announced for Tales of Hearts R recently in this week’s Jump magazine. The game will release on March 7, 2013 for 6,480 yen (5,830 yen for digital version). It has also been revealed the the Limited Edition of the game titled ‘Tales of Hearts R Link Edition’ will include a clock application (I believe something like this was also released for Tales of Innocence R, if I remember correctly) and original accessories. This is priced at 9,980 yen.
For those of you that want to get an early start on the pre-order, you’re in for a nice treat! Namco Bandai has said that first print copies will come with a download code for a game called ‘Tales of Hearts R: Infinite Evolve’, which Jump magazine describes as a “infinite evolution 2D action RPG”, so it’s pretty cool they are throwing a completely free game in for early pre-orders, even if it turns out to be a mini-game! So, there you have it, folks.
I’m really not sure if this will ever see the light of day outside of Japan, but if it does, we’ll be sure to let you know. In the meantime, for those that don’t want to wait for a possible localization announcement, or just love importing like myself, go pre-order yourself a copy as soon as you can so you can get that awesome pre-order bonus!
Credits go to: Game Jouhou