Tales of Hearts

An ongoing effort to translate Tales of Hearts into English.

Current Status: On Hold (Official Localization of Remake/Demake Confirmed)

Previous Major Contributors: [top secret individual] — translation, some editing; Kingcom — consulting, code contribution

Tales of Hearts: Translator’s Cut Demo Patch:
[Release Post] [Patch Download for the Lazy]

Tales of Hearts Demo Patch:
[Release Post] [Patch Download] [Readme]


Q. Help, it doesn’t work! xdelta says something cryptic like “XD3_INVALID_INPUT”. Why your patch doesn’t work?!?!

A. Thank you for your question. I’m not totally sure what the problem is, but it just might be that your INPUT is INVALID. Make sure you have selected the .xdelta patch as the “Patch” and your clean copy of the game as the “Source File”. If it doesn’t work, chances are good that your ROM is corrupted, trimmed, or patched with something else (i.e. not clean).

Q. Why I can’t load savegame?!?!

A. Thank you for your question. I am glad to see that you have exhausted all available resources that may address your issue before giving up and wasting everyone’s time by asking stupid questions. To answer your question, you must have a Nintendo 4DS Advance, or loading of your saved games will not work.

Q. Where is Translator’s Cut patch?!?! It’s impossible to find!!1

A. Thank you for your question. Have you considered reading the post? It just might help you figure out where the patch is. Still can’t find it? Are you sure you read the post? The entire post? Try reading it again. Still can’t find it? Sorry, but you must have a Sony Playstation SP Series S, or the download link will not appear.

Discussion Threads

Tales Forums | Phantasian Productions / 2 | GBATemp


459 responses to “Tales of Hearts”

  1. BigDaddy-san

    Thank you mystery comment changer!!!!

  2. That was good

    Love your answer to that second question xD Wonder how many people will get it?

  3. I'm from Brazil

    What are the percentage of the game translated?
    Also congrats for the good work.

  4. Lloyd

    did the translation go well??
    when the eng patch is finished?
    good luck absolutezero you’re great,. thanks for the innocence

  5. Yohko86

    I must say that I very much enjoyed your demo of TOH! Worked fine on my M3i Zero without a hitch! Very professional and on par with what Namco would’ve done, if not better in some areas (having the ability to change the names of the artes from Localized, Translated and Romanized for one—BIG props for that)! I also loved the work you put into TOI, and the menu translations for TOTW: Narikiri Dungeon 2 and 3 were “simple” but otherwise clean and of high quality.

    …But I digress.

    Overall, the project’s looking REAL nice, very pro, loving it! I know it’s a long process, but I really do hope you see this to the end. You do some very great translation work!

    (In the mean time, I gotta hurry up and finish TOI and Keroro RPG so I can be on time to play this game!!)

  6. Enigma

    Umm, do you have an expected date of finishing?

  7. Durval

    Tales of Hearts in English…Must be a dream…Pinch me!
    Keep the good work! You’re awesome! I don’t know Japanese, but if are other way to help you finish this patch, I would proud to assist you out!^^

  8. [|EX|Testament]

    Man, I wish I could do something to help translate this very good RPG. =\ It’s my first year taking Japanese in college, and I’m no good at hacking or anything.
    I just want to thank you for all of the effort you’re placing in this project and, I hope that it goes well. You are pleasing many Tales fans across the country. 🙂

  9. Seraphim

    WOW!! All the best dude after playing TOI which was an awesome trans im sure ull blow this one away the same 😉

  10. Shadow 84

    sorry but if the translation of Tales of Hearts has been deleted or were just rumors

  11. Freeman

    You leave Hearts in favor of World….and you call yourself a very Tales fan?
    Maybe you don’t know,butthat Tales of the World it was never developed by Tales Studio,no one of then.
    Tales of Hearts in a truly masterpiece,not my opinion,but the opinions of the people who start play the first Tales back in the era of SNes (( and it’n much more than your “seven years of Tales”))
    You keep us all in suspence,I don’t know how much time I come visit this stupid page,and so my friends.the friends of my friends,my French friends,so my German friends,all the people from all the country have spent more than a wish about this project ;and now you say that there are more people playing Phantasia,then maybe when you’re trying to translate this new Tales some new Tales title will come out and maybe you give up everything to follow this new title….
    You can have the ability to translate and program, but what you lack is experience, you can not make decisions like a true old-style player.
    I’m sad,sad for your decision

  12. Renries

    the Translation is really going smoothly.
    great job guys! ^^ I never expected it to be at 25% or probably even more?

    Thanks again for all the efforts of the ones working on this project.
    Because of ur hardwork we will finally be able to fully enjoy this game on english ^^

    Good luck

  13. Alurane

    Can’t wait for this!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. JSfaw

    omg hurry D;<
    i want to save 😀

  15. x

    I can´t wait. This translation is awesome! Great Work Absolute Zero and the other team members.

    I am playing Tales of Innocence and the translation is almost perfect. Good work with that!


  16. silant

    just finished tales of innocence! thx for the perfect translation! awesome work! hope you guys finish ToH ^^ cheers all!

  17. x

    I hope you can finish soon the ToH English translation. Still playing ToI because i didn´t have my video card before…

    Can´t wait to play ToH in English!

    Merry Christmas to all the staff, and specially to Absolute Zero for his awesome work!


  18. Lloyd

    did the TOH translation is still on progress? or it have been dropped?

  19. Gongbomb

    Well if you look to the left, you can see that the progress bar has moved up. Good to see progress.

  20. Gongbomb


  21. x

    Still waiting for the english translation…


  22. SZ

    “Still waiting for the english translation…”

    And will be still waiting for a long, looooooong time. That’s for sure. T_T

  23. Herio907

    I had a question. If I already have Tales of Hearts (I have the CG version), is it possible to get this patch on an SD card and then just get the game cartridge patched so it’s in english?

  24. cloudropis

    How is going the patch?

  25. Momo

    OMG! I wish I knew about this sooner! Once my break starts I’m gonna try this out!
    Thank you all so much for doing this. You don’t know how happy this makes me!

  26. jacksine

    wait, why does it say i need a nintendo 3ds to load a save?

    Q. Why I can’t load savegame?!?!

    A. Thank you for your question. I am glad to see that you have exhausted all available resources that may address your issue before giving up and wasting everyone’s time by asking stupid questions. To answer your question, you must have a Nintendo 3DS, or loading of your saved games will not work.

  27. Page

    It’s a shame that we’ll never actually see this patch completed, just like everything else Kajitani-Eizen started.

  28. Inunah

    And this is why I don’t go looking for translation projects. I always find them before they’re finished and end up being bored for the entire wait time because suddenly no game compares to the game being translated.

  29. stupogo

    please get to this i’ve herd amazing things about tales of hearts the demo was amazging but i would love to have the whole game to tie me over till graces f for the ps3(yes im 90% sure its for the ps3)

  30. Beta

    hope you can complete it 😀

  31. x


    I think this project is for the anime version of the Tales Of Hearts game


  32. _x_

    I did’nt know the usser ‘x’ had already been used… then…

  33. _x_

    What difference does it make anyway? No valid email address is required to post here, it’s really easy to comment. In theory we may all be the same person.

  34. _x_


  35. _x_

    except by the e-mail address 😛


  36. marques johnson

    I need updates please if theres any

  37. Freeman

    We…The collective have come to secure…
    Do not fear we….only souls together unite….
    Give us all your hearts…..only we can play tales….
    We are the true fans….

  38. Ryoko126

    I would assume that this is just for the anime version, however I am very very pleased to see this project isn’t dead yet. Please don’t get discouraged and keep up the good work. I played the demo and It’s quite interesting.

  39. sakura

    please update the patch to save in a nds

  40. DeathScythe

    Gonna wait this game till it finished.Badly enough Namco Bandai cant make this one into english.

    I can surely Donate if you want.

  41. crow

    a question, I have problem that when I keep starting and want to start the game does not open “continue” so that I can not move forward I do.

    PS: If this game keep but it does not open

    Best regards

  42. Storyteller

    Not bad, you’re about 1/4 done. I’m looking forward to completing the eng. translated version. I somehow managed to get through the game with the bits and pieces of japanese i could understand. Most of the tales’ fans are waiting on pins and needles for your work to bear fruit.

    We all wish you good luck, and god speed.


    P.s: Although it’s good to work, take your time, and don’t push yourselves.

  43. lolprogressbar

    @ Storyteller

    The “A progress bar” isn’t exactly accurate; it’s only on here so people won’t spam with posts asking for one. So there’s really no telling how much they’ve gotten done so far. Can’t say this bothers me, as either way, you’re still left waiting until they release the completed patch.

  44. My m

    Don’t listen to him, that bar is 100% accurate. Kajitani never said it’s just there for the lulz.

    PERCENTAGES are a lie, progress bars are the real thing.

  45. lolprogressbar

    Not on this site he didn’t. But elsewhere, he’s certainly implied it just a bit…
    Go to the Tales forum and read around. Might’ve been on the Tales of Graces forum; I’m not sure (and I’m definitely not about to sift through all the posts again just to find a specific post of Kaji’s for you, regardless of whether or not you’re being serious in stating that the progress bar is legit)

  46. Rewritten

    @My m

    >PERCENTAGES are a lie
    >that bar is 100% accurate


  47. Shade_Koopa

    Well at least you have a demo; hopefully you guys can complete your project soon.

  48. Claire525

    Huh… interestingly enough it seems that the progress bars for all 4 of his projects are on the EXACT same spot. Even check it out for yourself. Kind of wonder if those progress bars really are accurate or if he’s just evenly working on them all. Who knows. will just have to wait and see I guess.

  49. Shade_Koopa

    I thought the project Bar was for total project, not just for each.

  50. Inunah

    So how far along is this?

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