XSEED announces localizations for Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky 3rd and Cold Steel II

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by Chary, Mar 11, 2016.


    To celebrate the 5th year anniversary of the Sen no Kiseki/Legend of Heroes' series in North America, XSEED has announced that both Trails in the Sky 3rd and Trails of Cold Steel II will be getting localizations. Trails of Cold Steel II is headed for a Fall 2016 release, for PS3/PSVita, while Trails in the Sky 3rd will be out for PC in 2017.

    :arrow: Source
    Hyro-Sama, Pablitox and popokakapetu like this.
    Discussion (14 replies)
  1. FireEmblemGuy

    FireEmblemGuy Celebrating a decade of shitposting

    Jul 6, 2007
    United States
    Michigan, USA
    So is Sony not allowing new PSP releases, or did the PSP version of SC sell even worse than the Steam version?
  2. Chary

    Chary Never sleeps.

    pip Senior Editor
    GBAtemp Patron
    Chary is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Oct 2, 2012
    United States
    I'm guessing it's because of they're shutting down the native PSP store. And according to a few things I've found while googling it, the PSP release sold so terribly, that it didn't make money for XSEED, so that could be a reason as well.
  3. Harsky

    Harsky Madmin

    Aug 2, 2004
    Arras likes this.
  4. vayanui8

    vayanui8 GBAtemp Maniac

    Nov 11, 2013
    United States
    Hell yes. I absolutely loved trails of cold steel. I'll definitely be picking up cold steel 2 and when I play through trails in the sky FC and SC I'll definitely play the third
  5. GuyInDogSuit

    GuyInDogSuit Your friendly neighborhood guy in a dog suit.

    Aug 1, 2008
    United States
    Antelope, CA
    There's a THIRD chapter?! Damn! I got the first one on Steam but haven't finished it yet.

    And a Cold Steel 2? I haven't even played the first one.
  6. mario5555

    mario5555 GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 23, 2012
    United States
    Even still xseed could use the Trails in the Sky the 3rd, PS3 and Vita versions as the platforms of choice to release a physical version (limited or otherwise and I'm sure that would sell well for them).

    I still haven't bought it because I didn't want to spend $30 on a digital only copy of the game on PSP, if it was cheaper it would have been day one even though I've never played TiTS. I basically conceded I'd never play Zero and Ao so I bought them on Vita (in JPN). If they localize them and release them physically I'll double dip.

    Edit: I see 1st and SC are on sale this week on PSN, time to go get it.

    There's no reason Xseed shouldn't exploit their translations and release them on every viable platform they can do it on. I'm sure Sony isn't too picky about what's being released on the PS3 at the moment, so they could re-release 1st and SC on PS3/Vita with little to no overhead.

    How Xseed has handled their Falcom license leaves much to be desired sometimes, and me scratching my head wondering wth is going on internally with them some days.
    Diag likes this.
  7. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

    Sep 14, 2010
    To be fair, any PSP game released that late would have sold like hot garbage. There is no way they could have recouped the costs from printing a physical version.
  8. Daggot

    Daggot GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Aug 3, 2015
    United States
    The Legend of heroes series is crazy long. I think falcom has been pumping out titles in that series since the very late 80s.
  9. orcid

    orcid GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 14, 2009
    These are great news. I loved Cold Steel and everybody who read all the text until the (open) end of the game deserves knowing the continuation of the story.
  10. JinTrigger

    JinTrigger Asentrix Studios

    Jun 25, 2008
    United States
    AARRRRRRRRRAAAAAAGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!! YOOOOOOOOOO AHHHHHHHHH!!!! I'm so excited.....I was afraid that the 2nd and 3rd would never come out so I stopped playing the 1st one because I wanted the complete experience or nothing at all. Once the PSP era was over I lost hope so this news makes me so happy!!!!
  11. GuyInDogSuit

    GuyInDogSuit Your friendly neighborhood guy in a dog suit.

    Aug 1, 2008
    United States
    Antelope, CA
    I've played the Gagharv trilogy, but that's about it.
  12. Sakitoshi

    Sakitoshi GBAtemp Official Lolimaster

    May 8, 2012
    behind a keyboard or a gamepad
    Is not exactly Cold Steel 2, is second chapter. Is like playing only the first disc of a PS1 Final Fantasy.
  13. leon315

    leon315 POWERLIFTER

    Nov 27, 2013
    is xseed going to release cold steel 2 also on ps3? or just on ps4?
  14. GamerzHell9137

    GamerzHell9137 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Nov 1, 2011
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    The game never came out on PS4. Its PS3 and Vita.