The Legend Continues
Fans of The Legend of Heroes games have cause to celebrate today. Four major titles in the series appear to be headed to the West for the first time. An Epic Games Store leak today ahead of a planned broadcast from developer Falcom tonight revealed four new product pages.
First up we have The Legend of Heroes: Trails From Zero and The Legend of Heroes: Trails To Azure. Known as the Crossbell duology, they originally released for the PSP back in 2010 and 2011. They’ve since released on PC, PlayStation Vita, PS4, and the Switch. Yet no US release has ever materialized. The initially slow sales of The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky seemed for a long time to have doomed their chances of a US release.
That no longer seems to be the case. You can click on the links above to view their product pages if they are still up. Both seem to be coming to at least PC however. Other platforms remain to be determined, but a PS4 or Switch release wouldn’t be at all surprising. Those wouldn’t be revealed in images and video on Epic’s store. The videos show that Trails From Zero will release in 2022 with Trails To Azure following in 2023.
That’s not the only news though. The newest Legend of Heroes game, known in Japan as Hajimari no Kiseki, appears to also be on the way. With a US title of The Legend of Heroes: Trails Into Reverie, it is also set for a 2023 US release. This title picks up story elements from both the Crossbell duology and the Trails of Cold Steel series which have already released in the US. It released last year in Japan on PS4 while PC, Switch, and PS5 versions are announced.
There’s one more game to get excited about. Nayuta no Kiseki was also a PSP game originally which never left Japan. More of an action RPG than a traditional one like the rest of the series, it isn’t tied directly to the story of the rest of the series but is also made by Falcom. It appears set for a release in 2023 as well with the US title The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails.
Many players have waited years for these releases so this is certainly exciting news. All of them are set to be published by NIS America. 2022 and 2023 may seem a long ways off, but considering how long we’ve already waited, it should fly by. We’ll bring you more details if they’re announced during Falcom’s broadcast. Until then, check out the Japanese trailer for Hajimari no Kiseki below.