XSEED Games to Publish The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC digitally on Steam and PlayStation Store; First Chapter also to get PC release
Originally Posted on and Published by Blast Away the Game Review on 9/9/2013
Written by Dustin Murphy
On September 6th, 2013 I was greeted with a warm email from XSeed Games, an independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., has announced that they now have a partnership with Carpe Fulgur LLC to bring the much anticipated title, "The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the sky SC", digitally to PC and the PSP (PlayStation Portable, including compatibility with the PlayStation Vita hand held systems) in 2014. The first chapter as many gamer's will remember, was released for the PSP under the title, "Legend of Heroes: Trails in the sky", has also been announced to be released to PC this coming winter.
Thanks to the heavy group of fans such as ourselves, you the readers, and many others to cause XSEED Games to release the English version of "The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky" on PC, as well as the first true English version of "The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC" anywhere in the world. The two chapters will release in two separate back-to-back installment releases. For people who don't remember, the first chapter of The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky was released in 2011, leading up to a quickly growing fan base as it saw the light of day on PSP.
In an email from the company, Ken Berry, Executive Vice President of XSEED Games stated, "We are pleased to finally give the fans what they have been requesting so fervently for over two years," he said. "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 tofinally 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 their title "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 title, 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 they make as they take the helm of the main character.
The title "The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky" opens in the quaint and peaceful town of Rolent in the Liberl Kingdom. In this kingdom it plays home to a rather peacekeeping coalition free of government ties known as the Bracer Guild. The adventure in this story follows two young aspiring bracers known as Estelle and Joshua on their trials to become full fledged members of this top notch group. The story is told as their quest, a journey that will take them across the entire country, unraveling a rather sinister conspiracy by their government, along the way that's posted to overtake the throng, threatening the very peace them, and their guild stand for. Throughout the adventures players experience, they can expect to learn the full depth of Estelle and Joshua's origins and motivations through the dialogue-driven cutscenes and lengthy side-quests.
Meanwhile, "Trails in the Sky", begins immediately after the events of the first installment. Following the rather mind blowing moments that occured at the very end of Trails in the Sky. In it Estelle feels adrift and must find her resolve for her actions with her friends both old and new, and pursue the true masters that set up the chaos engulfing Liberly - a force that is more powerful and insidious than she could have ever thought it to be.
The titles both boast over hundreds of hours of gameplay between both episodes and feature a heavily engaging narrative that deals with tourism, traditions, and even a cat-speech dictionary, these two titles in "The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky" series combine to form an incredibly immersive RPG experience players will not forget. Ontop of its very in-depth world crafted by the design and development team, the title features a customizable combat system, a massive cast of characters from every walk in life, a variety of landscapes, an in-game newspaper that publishes new issues as the player's story progresses, and much more that will be seen on its launch this winter. In "The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky", players are responsible for shaping the world, and will see direct repercussions from their actions as the game unfolds.
"The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky" and "The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC" are developed by Nihon Falcom, and Carpe Fulgur is spearheading the English translation of the second chapter while XSEED Games handles publishing duties. For more information on XSEED Games products, visit http://www.xseedgames.com. Fans can also follow XSEED Games on Facebook at www.facebook.com/XSEEDGames an
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