The lights are on
The second chapter of The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is finally coming to North America next year. Titled The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC, it will pick up where the first game left off.
The original game released for PSP back in 2011. You can read our review of the game here, which is positive, but makes mention of the incomplete story.
The game will be available as a digital download for the PSP (which also makes it playable on the Vita), and PC. The original The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky will also be made available on PC in advance of the second chapter.
You can check out the teaser trailer for the game below.
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Very happy to see the first one coming to PC. Now, do I wait on it or do I play it on the Vita. Can't wait for chapter 2, the first game was great.
Thank God this is coming to a platform people will actually get to PLAY it on :D
I'm really impressed by XSeed lately - they've always been rad to go out of their way to localize titles other publishers didn't want to, like Fragile Dreams and Last Story. But now they're talking to their Japanese partners and letting them know, "Hey you guys; there's an audience for this stuff outside of your country. They just hate the PSP, and no one besides Japan really takes advantage of local multiplayer". I mean, they got Falcom to bring their Ys (and now Trails in the Sky) games to Steam - where I've no doubt they've sold FAR more copies than they ever did on PSP. They got the devs behind Valhalla Knights 3 (and the Wii one, before it) to add in online co-op for the western releases, so that people could actually play co-op. They're getting Game Arts to bring Ragnarok Odyssey ACE to the PS3 in addition to the Vita so, again, people can actually play it.
It's about time someone went to devs like this and laid it out so clearly. We don't want "Americanized" versions of Japanese franchises - if Lost Planet 3 is flying off store shelves, than someone please correct me there. We just want them to accomodate gamers a little, in every other country besides Japan. Just meet us halfway. Do some modern things. If there's multiplayer, make sure there's an online mode - stuff like this. Have a game? Maybe bring it to another platform besides an unsuccessful handheld - PC is easiest, by far. It's great to see this kind of effort.
Now, all we need is for someone like XSeed or NIS America to start picking up some independent- or successfully Kickstarted- games, like 505 Games is doing, and Majesco. And, of course, Deep Silver is doing with Wasteland 2. Titles like Soul Saga, Cryamore and Project Phoenix sure would be great additions to XSeed's portfolio...