Some said that it couldn’t be done but it appears that XSEED Games is taking on the impossible as they have announced that they will be releasing The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel, also known as Sen no Kiseki, in North America and Europe this fall season. In fact, the company even went so far to confirm that they are also planning on releasing The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II in the West, though they have yet to release any details other than that they are working on it.
Originally released in 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, fans in the West have eagerly waited to hear of Nihon Falcom’s The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel being localized but until now many thought that the game would simply be too massive of an undertaking. The title will feature a storyline that both Trails veterans and newcomers alike will be able to enjoy as it tells a standalone story that delves into the expansive lore that has become synonymous with the series.
Players will take on the role of military students at a time of great turmoil, enjoying school life and bonding with fellow students to earn new abilities in battle, then utilizing those abilities via speedy, tactical turn-based combat with the newly-developed “ARCUS” system. At release, players will be able to take advantage of cross-save functionality between the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions of the game so they can take the story on the go.