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ToZ Videos from 5th Monthly Stream (Part 2)

And as a follow up to that last post, here are a few more videos from the latest Tales of Zestiria stream, featuring dungeons, attachments, and finding Normin.


The next stream will be on November 26 (probably gave us two this month to make up for not having one last month)

ToZ Videos from 5th Monthly Stream (Part 1)

The fifth monthly stream on Nico Live showed some new videos. This post will have the character videos for Lunarre, Symonne, and Sergei. Will replace with official uploads later.


ToH-R Launch Trailer

It would seem Bandai Namco managed to get a launch trailer for Tales of Hearts R up without me noticing. So...uh...here it is.

ToH-R Costume DLC 1 (NA+PAL)

With the release of Tales of Hearts R, the first DLC set has been released. This time around are swimsuits which go for $2.49 each or can be bought in a bundle for $15.99.
Edit: Other prices are up now: £7.99/€9.99/$14.95 for the bundle or £1.69/€1.99/$2.95 for each individual costume.

ToH-R Release Day

Tales of Hearts R releases today in North America. Other regions will be getting it later this week, though I'm only making one post that also happens to be shorter this time (sorry guys).

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Tales of Hearts R
Platform: PlayStation Vita (PlayStation TV compatible)
Character Designer: Mutsumi Inomata
Anime Cutscenes: Production I.G

Kor, a young man living in a small village by the sea, is enhancing his sword fighting skills under the careful supervision of his grandfather. Impressed by Kor’s growing skill, his grandfather bequeaths him an unusual weapon known as a Soma.

Soon afterwards, while looking after the house in his grandfather’s absence, Kor meets a young woman named Kohaku who has come searching for his grandfather. Kor is enchanted with the young woman, the first girl he’s ever met from outside his village.

However, a mysterious witch soon appears who casts a spell on Kohaku’s Spiria, the embodiment of her heart and soul. Kor attempts to lift the spell by connecting to her Spiria through a technique known as a Spiria Link, but while doing so he accidentally shatters her Spiria Core, the source of her emotions.

Kor, armed only with the Soma given to him by his grandfather, must now set out on a journey to find a way to make Kohaku’s Spiria whole once more.

Characters

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Kor Meteor
Age: 16
Voice: Tetsuya Kakihara

Kor lives in a remote village called Seaville with his grandfather, Syden, who is a Somatic. After finding Kohaku and Hisui near his home, he embarks on a journey into the world outside his village for the first time in his life. Although his curiosity often puts him in harm's way, he is blessed with a single-minded and strong Spiria.

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Kohaku Hearts
Age: 17
Voice: Marina Inoue

A girl guided by the voice that dwells in her Spiria, Kohaku travels with her brother, Hisui, in search of Soma. Kohaku meets Kor after escaping from a mysterious witch, Incarose. Although spirited, she lost most of her emotions after her Spiria was shattered. While traveling with Kor in search of her lost Spiria Core shards, she begins to develop feelings for him.

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Hisui Hearts
Age: 18
Voice: Masaya Matsukaze

Hisui ran away from his home village with his sister, Kohaku, to protect her. He holds a grudge against Kor, believing him to be responsible for his beloved sister's shattered Spiria. Despite his cold attitude toward Kor, he is generally warm-hearted. He is unbelievably overprotective of his sister and is always looking for a way to impede the budding relationship between Kohaku and Kor.

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Ines Lorenzen
Age: 24
Voice: Shizuka Itou

Ines runs a courier business called Wanderlust. She took Kor and Hisui as collateral for the payment of Hisui's Soma, and has them peddle and work for free. At first glance, she seems to be a friendly young lady, but she possesses surprising strength with which she wields a giant Soma. Strong willed and independent, she manages to keep her composure in the most critical of situations.

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Beryl Benito
Age: 18
Voice: Saeko Chiba

Beryl is a self-proclaimed artistic prodigy who aspires to be a court painter. After running away from home, she was swindled by merchants, became a fugitive, and worked as a courier in exchange for Soma. She seems to constantly get into trouble. She fancies herself a forward-thinking and talented artist, but her naivete and poor command of language make it hard for others to take her too seriously.

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Kunzite
Age: Looks around 20
Voice: Hozumi Goda

A Mechaknight built long ago, Kunzite was discovered and hidden away secretly by the imperial army. Awakened by Kohaku's voice, he follows her looking for clues to the whereabouts of the person he serves. Kunzite is equipped with a synthetic Spiria and can understand human emotions to a certain degree. However, he is quite rigid and sometimes comes across as cold and unfeeling.

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Chalcedony Akerman
Age: 16
Voice: Hiroshi Kamiya

Although quite young, Chalcedony is a commander in the Order of the Crystal Knights and is well-known for his swordsmanship. He is highly self-disciplined, and driven by his sense of duty as a knight and his dedication to his fiancée. Although he has found himself at odds with Kor and the others many times, he eventually agrees to aid them in their journey.

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Gall Gruner
Age: 45
Voice: Hideo Ishikawa

Gall could immediately see that Kohaku's condition was peculiar and decided to accompany Kor and the others, thinking their search for a cure might lead to the eradication of the Despir disease. The deaths of his wife and daughter many years ago led him to be a Somatic. His loss gave him the skills, wisdom, and experience to support Kor and the others. He feels emotionally invested in aiding Kohaku because her condition reminds him of his daughter.

Gameplay Videos
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Gameplay Video 2
Gameplay Video 3
Japanese Trailer 1
Japanese Trailer 2

Preorder Bonuses

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If you live in North America and order the physical release from either GameStop/EB Games or Bandai Namco or buy the digital limited edition that will only be available until the end of this month, you'll get the above costumes.
If you live in PAL regions, the three on the left will only be available by preordering through certain retailers while the three on the right will be available in the day one Soma Link Edition, which will also include a chance to win one of five signed Japanese limited editions, along with a video from Hideo Baba and a personalized outer case.
As the text is rather small, the costumes are:
Kor as Caius from Tales of the Tempest
Kohaku as Marta from Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World
Gall as Malik from Tales of Graces
Ines as Judith from Tales of Vesperia
Kunzite as Repede from Tales of Vesperia
Beryl as Patty from Tales of Vesperia

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