The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter coming to PSP and Steam in 2014
posted on 09.06.13 at 09:10 AM EDT by (@salromano)
First Trails in the Sky also headed to Steam.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter is coming to PC via Steam and PSP via digital download in North America next year, XSEED Games has announced.

The first game, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, will also be released on Steam this winter.

XSEED is publishing the sequel with the translation help of Carpe Fulgur, which is known for PC games Recettear and Chantelise.

“We are pleased to finally give the fans what they have been requesting so fervently for over two years,” said XSEED vice president Ken Berry in a press release. “There’s been a constant demand ever since we released the original The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, and we are extremely grateful for our partnership with the passionate localizers at Carpe Fulgur to finally make it a reality.

Find the game’s plot summarized below.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky opens in the quaint and peaceful town of Rolent in the Liberl Kingdom. Home to a peacekeeping coalition free of government ties known as the Bracer Guild, the adventure follows two young aspiring bracers known as Estelle and Joshua on their trials to become full-fledged members of this elite organization. As they embark on their quest, their journey will take them across an entire country, unraveling a sinister government conspiracy along the way that’s poised to overtake the throne, threatening the very peace the bracers seek to uphold. Throughout their adventure, players can expect to learn the full depth of these characters’ origins and motivations through dialogue-driven cutscenes and lengthy side-quests.

Trails in the Sky SC, meanwhile, begins immediately after the events in the first game. Following the explosive revelations at the very end of Trails in the Sky, Estelle feels adrift and must find her resolve along with friends both old and new, and face down the true architects of the chaos engulfing Liberl – a force far more powerful and insidious than she could ever have imagined.

Boasting over a hundred hours of gameplay between the two episodes and featuring an engaging narrative that encompasses everything from politics, economics and conspiracies to tourism, traditions and even a cat-speech dictionary, these two titles in The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky series combine to form an incredibly immersive RPG experience. On top of its meticulously crafted world where all actions and inhabitants are accounted for throughout the story, the game also features a meticulously customizable combat system, a massive cast of characters from all walks of life, a variety of landscapes, an in-game newspaper that publishes new issues as the story progresses, and much more. In The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, players are responsible for shaping the world, and will see direct repercussions from their actions as the game unfolds.

Watch a teaser trailer below.

Thanks, Kotaku.

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  • Anime10121

    Oh my legendary GOD!!! The wait is FINALLY OVER!!!

    • Budgiecat

      Yeah now were just like 4 or 5 games behind Trails in the Flash

  • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

    *collapses in happiness”

  • LustEnvy

    I want this. Hell, I want the original on steam…

  • Sal
  • sherimae1324

    the PSP is still alive and kicking in 2014!! ^_^

    • Elvick

      Aksys does PSP better. Retail PSP release in 2013.

  • http://lukalovesgames.blogspot.de/ Alkaid

    A High-five to you all Legend of Heroes players! To quote the guy with the suit from a certain television series: This is Legen- WAIT FOR IT….dary!

    This might seem totally idiotic but I’d buy the PC version of FC again, SC (as well as the PSP version) and would also spend money on the PS3 “HD” version.
    XSEED and Carpe Fulgur you rule!
    (also Chante is still my Waifu, thanks for making her acquainted with me CF) *thumb up*

  • Calvin Chikelue

    You typed ‘Released on Stem’ Sal

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Fixed!!!

  • Magnumsally

    no physical is a bit of a bummer but its still cool

  • TheExile285

    OMG, I love XSEED! If they do a physical release for the PSP game I will buy 1 hard copy and 1 DD copy for my Vita!

  • Mar Mar

    The wait is over finally!

    Aaaaand hopefully the rest of the series get localized. The world needs to know more Falcom games

  • Miyako Arima

    THANK YOU BASED XSEED

  • http://twitter.com/GNPixie Lynx

    There was an interview done over at RPGamer about it.
    I’ll leave it here, for those curious.

    The last two points are of particular interest.

    http://www.rpgamer.com/features/2013/interviews/xseedfall2013int1.html

  • LeBronista

    Another JRPG for my Vita along side FFX/FFX-2 in 2014. :-)

  • artemisthemp

    The game is already out on PSP, so only new thing is the PC port

    • Bec66

      Did the part about the second game finally being localized just fly over your head?

      • artemisthemp

        Yep

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    itsactuallyhappening.jpg

  • MrRobbyM

    steam. STEAM. YES.

  • Herman Alexis Melo Navarro

    so… the question is …. they r goin to re-release the FC on steam too ? i hope it =D!!!

    • chibisake

      Yes, it’s confirmed. You can see it at the end of the trailer :)

  • DesmaX
    • http://lukalovesgames.blogspot.de/ Alkaid

      Gin no Saji, the pizza ordering episode. Nice choice for a gif! :D

    • Ni ~Algidus~

      and suddenly the stupid harlem shake music starts playing in my head

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Great here’s hoping they do the 3rd chapter at least, if not Blue, Zero, and Flash as well.

  • Homero21

    This can be a signal that XSEED will bring us The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki to psvita???

    • fqc

      XSeed only has the rights for the Sora no Kiseki/Trails in the Sky games.

    • Silver Citizen

      That’s the 6th game and they’re barely releasing the 2nd next year. What do you think?

  • bloodiOS

    That’s nice and all but since I sold my PSP, I sorta hope it would be released on the PS3 instead.

  • https://twitter.com/GaleGlory89 KiQun

    Yay, my vita is ready.

    • Willgaea

      Did they say it’s coming to the vita?

      • BizarreJelly

        The Vita will probably be able to play it with its psp emulator.

      • ( `Д´)ノ)`ν゜)

        The Vita is the only reason this still got a PSP release. I don’t think a digital only, PSP only release of anything would fly these days.

  • BizarreJelly

    XSEED are the kings/queens of localizing.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      If they were that good, they would have localized the enhanced PS3 version instead of the PC port based off the PSP port which is already 5 years old. While it’s nice that they’re FINALLY bringing the PSP version, the PSP is dead in North America. They would have been better off with a digital download for PS3.

      EDIT: Herp derp. PSP version is a port of the PC release. Man, where was my mind? THat would be like saying Ys VI: Ark of Napishtim for PC was based off the PSP or PS2 version :|

      • BizarreJelly

        Myeh, I’m just happy to get the game in English at all.

      • DesmaX

        The PS3 version need better work at Falcom to be released here (Especially since Trophies are obligatory in the west).

        And, hey, the PSP version was a port of the PC one (The PS3 version uses the HD assets from it)

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          You’re right, lol. I really shouldn’t have posted when I was so tired earlier. I still can’t believe I mixed them up… Especially since I’ve been following Nihon Falcom’s stuff since the 90’s ;w;

      • Solomon_Kano

        You’ve got that backwards, actually. The PSP version is based on the PC original. As is the PS3 version, which is literally the PC version on a Blu-ray.

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Ah, you’re right. Well, that’s what I get for typing while being awake for over 24 hours earlier, haha. I knew I mixed them up as soon as I came back here to check these messages (I’ll edit that post now actually).

          I played FC, SC, and TC on PC, but only bothered with FC and SC on PSP. I will say this though… SC is definitely my favorite and the best in the chapters, so at least you’re getting it at all? Still, porting the PS3 version would have been better since PSP is dead in NA, lol.

          • DesmaX

            Honestly, I think they are only bothering with the PSP versions to make the fans happy.

            Probably they’re only expecting good sales from the PC version

            • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

              Yeah. There have been a few people still holding out for this to come to PSP. XSEED has been taking their sweet ass time with it. I get it, SC has the most dialogue to translate, but come on… You guys have had HOW many years to localize it?

              Meh. The PC version will definitely sell more than the PSP because, well… Steam > PSP.

      • Budgiecat

        That’s what I’m screamin!

        *smacks TetsuyaHikari in the face in agreement*

  • PrinceHeir

    i do hope they release the trilogy version once it’s all done.

    even if it’s PS3 version i would love that!

    then again i’m taking JPN classes right now so maybe i’ll be able to learn the language well before they do that XD

  • robbb

    Digital only? Pass!!!!

    • Ladius

      That makes little sense, if you care to think about it: SC is a two UMD game, and UMD production could very well be halted in mid 2014. As for the PC version, I’m sure you know there isn’t a PC retail market for games that aren’t your CoDs, Diablos and Starcrafts outside a small number of country, mostly European ones, while XSEED is an American publisher.

  • kuusou yume

    I’ve been waiting for the first one to go on sale on PS Store.

    • TheExile285

      its $20….

  • Budgiecat

    Ugh why not the PS3 versions??

  • Elvick

    This is rather underwhelming… can’t be helped I suppose. Hopefully they don’t price it full retail price they’ve done before. I refuse to pay full retail for a digital only localization. At least knock off $5.

  • LordKaiser

    http://rpgamer.com/features/2013/interviews/xseedfall2013int1.html Interesting interview between rpgamer and Xseed about the issue.

  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

    At last! By months end, I’ll be sure to add the first chapter to my collection and ready my money for SC.

  • LordKaiser

    To those that gives hell to Xseed about being slow. http://operationrainfall.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/1378428490599.jpg and they have few people.

    • Bec66

      Makes you wonder if we’ll ever get any of the other games after SC