Today, XSEED Games has announced that they will be localizing The Legend of Heroes Sen no Kiseki as ‘The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel’ to North America in 2015.
Here is the data from the press release:
[Platform: PS3™ system, PS VITA; Release: Fall 2015] – Revealed for the first time in North America, this RPG adventure from Nihon Falcom’s acclaimed The Legend of Heroes franchise, known in Japan as Sen no Kiseki, improves on the series’ formula and features an expertly told storyline that both longtime Trails veterans and newcomers alike can enjoy equally. Taking place on the same continent as fan-favorite Trails in the Sky, Trails of Cold Steel is the first game in the series to tread Erebonian soil and explore the inner political conflicts of this oft-mentioned powerhouse in detail. With a standalone story that also delves into the expansive lore that has become synonymous with the series, players 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. Best of all, this epic storyline can be unraveled either from home or on the go with Cross-Save functionality between the game’s PS Vita and PS3 editions.
Sen no Kiseki is the sixth game of the Kiseki series, which means that XSEED Games is skipping 3rd, Zero no Kiseki, and Ao no Kiseki. Information as to why is currently unknown, but there has been a promise that we will all learn as to why once the XSEED Games blog is updated.
I will admit that I was caught flat footed, and was beautifully trolled (you have plenty to be proud of, Miss Hatsuu!!) regarding this information. I am pleasantly surprised with it, and am definitely excited to see what XSEED Games does with it for its release.