XSEED has announced the North American release date for Trails of Cold Steel II, and with it comes a bunch of new details and media.

It’s official; XSEED is bringing the sequel to The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel to North America on September 6th, the title set to be available for $39.99 both physically and digitally at launch. It’ll be cross-save with the PlayStation 3 version (which releases the same say), and you’ll be able to carry your save data forward from the first game as well.

Key features of the title include (via the press release);

A Sequel that Remembers the Past
Clear data from Trails of Cold Steel carries over, granting bonus stats and extra items, while also remembering the many relationships cultivated during earlier times spent at Thors Military Academy to allow for more personalized conversations throughout the story.

The Link System Returns with a new Overdrive Mode
Bonding with allies continues to pay off with the Combat Link System, netting a variety of combat benefits including healing, guarding, and more, while the new Overdrive mode allows linked characters to attack up to three turns in a row for new strategic battle options.

Recruit Allies from Across the Map to Prepare for War
Find and recruit dozens of fellow Thors attendees who are now scattered across the country to gain exclusive shops, goods, training modes, systems, and plenty more of the Trails series’ highly celebrated colorful dialogue.

Take to the Land and Sky in New Modes of Transportation
A personalized airship allows players to swiftly descend upon both familiar and foreign destinations, and travel on land is faster than ever between horseback riding and Angelica’s customizable orbal bike.

Excited? Well let me up that to eleven for you as we’ve got a slough of new media for you to feast your eyes on below, starting with…

…key art;

The Legend of Heroes_ Trails of Cold Steel II - Key Art

…following up with some character art;

…and finishing with some screenshots;

Are you ready to return to the Erebonian Empire with Rian and the gang? Your trip begins just around the corner; The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II is due out in North America September 6th, with no update yet on the European launch.

  • Lester Paredes

    Lots of games coming out in September. My wallet weeps…

  • Guillaume @internet

    Great news !

    • zelduck

      Not for us Europeans

      • Guillaume @internet

        Sure, but I’m already glad there’s a physical release in NA. At least there will be a way !