This week's Tales of Hearts R update includes a system video of the various Soma Equipment in the game. New magazine scans and screenshots from Famitsu also reconfirm the appearance of Pascal and Hubert as cameos in the arena battles, arthritis as well as an announcement of subevents and minigames.
Tales of Hearts R System Video - Soma Equipment
As I mentioned above, the scans from Famitsu confirm Pascal and Hubert Oswell as cameos in the arena. Aside from wearing a Sony Toro and Kuro costume, they can also be fought in their normal costumes. The scan also introduces subevents and minigames to be available in the game. Shing and Kohak's swimsuit costumes are also shown, together with a few new key characters.
You can check out some screenshots over at Famitsu's article.
Tales of Hearts R will be released in Japan on March 7, 2013. Pre-orders are now available at the following places:
Tales of Hearts R Regular Edition (Japan ver) - Play-Asia | CDJapan | Amiami | YesAsia
Tales of Hearts R Regular Edition (Asia ver) - Play-Asia
Tales of Hearts R Link Edition - CDJapan (still available) | Amiami | Play-Asia (all slots currently sold out, check again later)
Tales of Hearts R Lalabit Market Edition - Play-Asia | CDJapan
Alter has just released a small teaser picture of the prototype of their upcoming Tales of Vesperia 1/8 Scale Estelle Figure over at their blog.
Said prototype will be exhibited this Sunday, ed February 10, 2013 at the Winter Wonder Festival 2013.
Along with the Estelle prototype will also be an exhibit for the upcoming Raven figure, colored prototypes of which have already been seen during Animate Girls Festival last year. You can check out more pictures of Raven here.