During Nihon Falcom’s 40th Anniversary stream, the company unveiled a flurry of announcements surrounding their Legend of Heroes franchise that are sure to please their Western audience … eventually. The company is teaming up with NIS America and the fan translation group Geofront to release Trails from Zero and Trails of Azure, the Crossbell duology in the Legend of Heroes franchise, in Fall of 2022 and in 2023, respectively.
These two titles have long been the missing piece in the Legend of Heroes/Kiseki chronology, taking place between the Trails in the Sky trilogy and the Trails of Cold Steel quartet — titles released in the West long ago. Unfortunately, they were released on the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita, making them non-starters in North America.
Of course, these weren’t the only announcements Nihon Falcom made, as they also confirmed the release of The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails coming in 2023. This was an action title developed for the PSP in 2012, and although it wasn’t tied into the main Kiseki storyline, it didn’t stop the fans from wanting it brought over.
Lastly, the company revealed that the latest addition in the Kiseki/Legend of Heroes franchise, Trails into Reverie, is coming to the West in 2023 as well! Though the Cold Steel storyline is technically “finished” in Cold Steel 4, Trails into Reverie brings back Rean Schwarzer and Trails of Zero/Trails from Azure protagonist Lloyd Bannings as two of its main characters, alongside the mysterious masked man “C”. Each of the three work with other characters from the Trails franchise in their own unique adventures in the hopes of stopping a new threat to the continent of Zemuria.
All four titles will be coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam, Epic, and GOG.