XSEED Confirms Trails in the Sky SC Localization

Friday, September 6th, 2013

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Trails in the Sky SC

Yesterday, XSEED began to tease us fans yet again, with posting images on their twitter that were hard to distinguish anything, until afterwards one image that was zoomed out much further was posted. Then fans started guessing it was Agate Crosner from the Sora no Kiseki series or Trails in the Sky as localized by XSEED. Of course after some time as passed since the FC’s release back in early 2011, fans were still in disbelief  that it could be the elusive SC; but then the announcement came.

While XSEED continuously assured everyone that they were dead set on localizing the trilogy back when FC was announced and when asked in interviews or by fan inquiry they were still at it. The wait is finally over, XSEED has finally announced localization/release date for Trails in the Sky SC for North America via an interview with RPGamer! It will be released digitally on PSN for the PlayStation Portable  and for PC in 2014. It will be preceded by a PC release of the prior game this winter.

For anyone who is new to the series, Sora no Kiseki is part of the Legend of Heroes franchise, Nihon Falcom’s other big IP along with the Ys series. It consists of Dragon Slayer, Gagharv Trilogy, and finally Kiseki; which has Sora no Kiseki having three chapters, with Zero & Ao no Kiseki being sequels of the former, and with the newest entry Sen no Kiseki. The game’s are notorious for having large amounts of text, Sora no Kiseki and more recent titles to be exact, being quite larger than textbooks and long running series like Wheel of Time. (Check the image below) So color people shocked when XSEED announced that they would be tackling not just the FC, but all three entries in the Sora no Kiseki  series.

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An image you will see a lot when talking about Trails in the Sky and yes, it’s filled with that much text.

So as you can see, if you’re wondering why SC took so long, there’s your reason. FC was big enough as it is, 1.8 million characters, SC is three times the amount with 3.6 – 3.8 million characters. The stories XSEED described when talking about FC were quite comical, but horrifying none the less. So fans, rejoice, and if you were holding out for SC to be released before tackling the series, go forth young Bracer, the time has come.

UPDATE: Here’s the official word from XSEED, ver batim from their Facebook page.

[ TRAILS IN THE SKY FIRST AND SECOND CHAPTER FOR PSP & STEAM ]

We’re extremely excited to announce that not only will we be publishing our first Trails in the Sky for PC this Winter, but we’ll be bringing its sequel, Trails in the Sky SC, for both PSP and PC digitally in 2014. 

You’ve been asking for it, and now it’s happening! Celebrate! 

Trails in the Sky Facebook page: 
https://www.facebook.com/XSEEDTrailsInTheSky ]

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  • Andrew Arndt

    hah i knew it !

  • Stealth

    Let me sum this up with three simple phrases

    1) Good game
    2) Big game
    3) deep game

  • sparticus112b

    Definitely excited for this. Curious if XSEED has ever mentioned the PS3 HD version coming to the US as well.

    • Johnson Cameron

      That would be a much better idea. Or they could port it to the PSN store.

    • Alex

      They said that they were they were looking into it.

  • Sephirot XZ

    Great, I loved Trails in the Sky, I suppose they will release it for the Vita, wish they release a version for PSP but I suppose thats impossible

    • Blastinburn

      It IS coming for psp digitally and will be playable on vita. Additionaly I would like to note that Xseed are not actually localizing this. Instead it is being localized by the fantastic people over at Carpe Fulgar, with some assistance from Xseed. Read this for more details: http://www.carpefulgur.com/drakblog/?p=48

  • Goose

    I’m buying this 3 times. On all platforms. In all editions.

  • mackenzy kimberley

    YES YES YES FINALLY !!!!

  • tikal

    I don’t understand, what is SC and FC? Is this a new game or just a port of Trails in the Sky?

    • Lightthrower

      First Chapter, Second Chapter.

    • Rus969

      Legend of Heroes VI Trails in the Sky is divided in to three different game chapters. Xseed released the first chapter in 2011, now the second chapter is coming. fans are likely waiting on the localized Final Chapter, since I haven’t seen any news on its localization and release.

  • Vaiglor

    Fantastic! This has been a long time coming. LoH: Trails in the Sky FC is my favorite game on the PSP. Having this coming out finally and on PSP/Vita/Steam is quite great. I play games for characters and stories and this series delivers both in spades!

  • Alex

    FUCKING YES! OH MY GOD! I AM SO HAPPY!

  • quintet

    So happy this both FC and SC are coming to PC. Can’t wait to sit back on the couch for a few hundred hours and play these with Steam Big Picture.

  • Today is a good day

    XSeed, I take back my insults over the years. You came through for us.

  • pekikuubik

    It consists of Dragon Slayer, Gagharv Trilogy, and finally Kiseki

    The first two Legend of Heroes games are actually part of the Dragon Slayer franchise, not the other way around. TLoH III dropped the Dragon Slayer moniker.

    • Lazy_Penguin1989

      *Gasp* I knew I made a mistake in there, this is what happens when you rush, you tend to make careless mistakes >_<

      Thanks for correction 🙂

  • Pamela Doe

    good news, i played the 1st chapter on the psp so long ago and i thought i’d never be able to find out what happened next.

  • U San

    Omfg i cant believe it, my wish finally came true. Unfortunately my psp broke 2 years ago so yea ughhh im so devastated i really want to play this game :((

    • Kurt Irving

      just use ppsspp then.