XSEED has announced the Western localization of Nihon Falcom’s The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel.

You’d be forgiven if you thought The Vita Lounge was bought out by XSEED this week, as their name has been a very prevalent piece of our site for the past few days. First they brought us localization announcements for Corpse Party: Blood Drive & Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space, and now they’re back to announce more Vita love with Senran Kagura Estival Versus and our current announcement – Nihon Falcom’s The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel.

Now… you either know of Trails of Cold Steel and want it, or simply don’t know about it – so here’s the official description from XSEED’s press release this afternoon;

Revealed for the first time in North America, this RPG adventure from Nihon Falcom’s acclaimed The Legend of Heroes franchise, known in Japan as Sen no Kiseki, improves on the series’ formula and features an expertly told storyline that both longtime Trails veterans and newcomers alike can enjoy equally. Taking place on the same continent as fan-favorite Trails in the Sky, Trails of Cold Steel is the first game in the series to tread Erebonian soil and explore the inner political conflicts of this oft-mentioned powerhouse in detail. With a standalone story that also delves into the expansive lore that has become synonymous with the series, players take on the role of military students at a time of great turmoil, enjoying school life and bonding with fellow students to earn new abilities in battle, then utilizing those abilities via speedy, tactical turn-based combat with the newly-developed “ARCUS” system. Best of all, this epic storyline can be unraveled either from home or on the go with Cross-Save functionality between the game’s PS Vita and PS3 editions.

So now that you’re interested, I’d like to point out that this announcement is a little different – while the other three games have simply been announced for North America only, this one is coming to PAL territories too (courtesy of NIS America).

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel is coming to Western PlayStation Vitas this Fall.

Are you excited?

  • APA

    Super excited regarding this announcement!

  • novurdim

    XSEED are just way too awesome.

  • XSEED and Koei makes the Vita a great portable in west 😀

  • Buckybuckster

    Holy game you thought would never see the light of day outside of Japan, that now will be seeing the light of day outside of Japan Batman! This is AWESOME news, and proof-positive that it’s an absolutely sublime time to be a Vita owner! With a bevy of other announcements, XSeed is quickly and forcefully becoming the premier provider of software for the handheld.

  • Yuuki

    i am done for this year… now a ni no kuni 2 and i am broken xD

  • Lester Paredes

    Thank the Vita Gods for XSeed, Tecmo Koei, NIS, and Japan Studio, for they are the only people who ever seem to bring over games for our belived handheld.

  • Chizu

    Still waiting on my pc version of Trails in the Sky SC, but this is awesome news.

  • Devin Hudson

    I’ve never played a game in this series, but this one intrigues me. Hopefully it’s as newcomer-friendly as they say it is so I don’t feel too lost while playing it.

  • EndRant

    All these announcements were awesome. I know I’m at least buying four of the many that were announced. Can’t wait for more announcements from xseed or other companies like nisa, atlus, monkeypaw, IF etc.

  • Zero Eternity

    I’d buy this day of release simply because of how good looking the dragon looks in that picture.

  • Ayumu Lan

    lookin’ mighty fine. : )