Friday, September 6, 2013

The Legend of Heroes : Trails in the Sky Second Chapter announced.

Well now I'm super-angry I didn't buy LoH:TitS when it was on sale a month or so ago. 

For years I've been hearing about that game and how it's one of the best RPGs on the PSP and in some cases the best RPG people played that entire year - so you'll understand why I'm suitably distressed at not picking it up when it was cheap, and why folks are excited about the prospect of a sequel coming to PSP (PSN) and Steam.

This is an old game.  It's a trilogy - released for PC in Japan in between 2004 and 2007, but XSEED was only able to bring the PSP port of the first title over in 2011.  After Second Chapter, there's still one more game to go.



Press release!
"XSEED to Publish The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC digitally on Steam and PlayStation Store; First Chapter also to get PC release

XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, is pleased to announce a partnership with Carpe Fulgur to bring the much anticipated title, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC, digitally to PC and the PSP system, including compatibility with the PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system, in 2014. The first chapter, previously released for the PSP system as The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, will also be released for PC this winter.

The result of a near endless deluge of fan requests to XSEED Games after the company released the first chapter on the PSP system in 2011, this will mark the debut of the English version of The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on PC, as well as the first release of the English version of The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC anywhere. The two chapters will release as two separate, back-to-back installments.

“We are pleased to finally give the fans what they have been requesting so fervently for over two years,” said Ken Berry, Executive Vice President of XSEED Games. “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.”

“This is something we've had an interest in doing since practically the formation of the company,” added Andrew Dice, Project Director for Carpe Fulgur. “If you talk about or work with 'PC gaming from Japan', as we do, you can't really ignore Falcom's huge presence over the past three decades. Trails in the Sky is particularly special, and I'd wanted to work on it ever since the day we started business. I'm thrilled that we will finally be able to bring the game to English-speaking audiences, in partnership with XSEED.”

Developed by legendary RPG specialists Nihon Falcom, the multi-part story told in The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky represents an entirely new stand-alone entry in the timeless The Legend of Heroes series. In The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, players venture through the diverse landscape of the Liberl Kingdom, experiencing its unique traditions and cultures along the way and shaping the world itself with their decisions."
Second Chapter picks up directly where the first game leaves off, right after the cliffhanger that left players salivating for the sequel.

2 comments:

  1. The good thing about this that I've learned is that, more or less, Second Chapter is the 'conclusion' of the story started in "First Chapter" as it's referred to. The third part of the series is mostly side-story stuff. Which we will still hopefully get as well, but Second Chapter was the one that was absolutely vital

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  2. The first one is delightful, and—I promise!—worth the price. It's really nice on the Vita's screen as well, natch.

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