PS4 versions of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I and II announced for Western release

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I and II’s PS4 versions are coming to the West in early 2019.

Publishers XSEED Games and Marvelous Europe made the surprise announcement earlier today, just a few days after the final entry in the series, Cold Steel IV, released in Japan. Cold Steel I and II are first two entries in the Cold Steel subseries, they were previous available in the West on PS3, PC and PS Vita. The final two entries in the series are currently only available in Japan (Cold Steel III is also available in China, although Cold Steel IV is set to released next year).

The PS4 version features numerous enhancements not available in the previously released versions.

The games will be available in two Separate Physical Launch Editions titled “The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Decisive Edition” and “The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Relentless Edition”. Both games will be sold for $49.99. Looks like this release will be similar to the “Kai” releases of the game in Japan but sold separately instead of a single package.

Here’s a description of the release via XSEED’s Press Release:

Among the nations on the Zemurian continent, the mighty Erebonian Empire has been quick to outwardly stake its claim militarily; yet politically, ugly bouts of internal conflict between the upper class and commoners attempting to rise to power have been steadily intensifying day by day. The Noble and Reformist Factions have been none too kind to one another over the years, and tensions between the two only stand to worsen if compromises aren’t made in the very near future.

Rean Schwarzer, like any other citizen of the Imperial Nation, is no stranger to these rising conflicts: the class system has been deeply embedded into the hearts of every Erebonian since the days of old. As a seventeen-year-old student preparing for his new life at Thors Military Academy, however, he notices that his crimson uniform differs from the standard ones issued to his peers—typically green for commoners, and white for nobles.

Enter, Class VII of Thors Military Academy. For the first time in the prestigious academy’s history, rank means nothing and skill means everything. With nine hand-picked students of various backgrounds and abilities, Rean included, Class VII readies itself to dive deep into the political quagmire that threatens not only them, but the Empire as a whole.

Both versions are detailed below:

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Decisive Edition

North American Version

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European Version

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  • Physical copy of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel for PlayStation 4
  • 50 Mira replica Collector’s Coin
  • Musical Selections CD containing 21 full-length tracks
  • SteelBook case featuring only artwork, with a separate outer package design

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Relentless Edition

North American Version

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European Version

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  • Physical copy of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II for PlayStation 4
  • Ouroboros Emblem Pin
  • Musical Selections CD containing 23 full-length tracks
  • SteelBook case featuring only artwork, with a separate outer package design

For those not familiar with The Legend of Heroes series should definitely get these games as the franchise is one the most underrated JRPG series ever. Developed by Falcom of Ys fame, its really important that fans support the releases in the West so we can get the final two entries in the series. Trust me, that cliffhanger at the end of Cold Steel II keeps me up at night.

The PS4 releases of Cold Steel I and II will include 5,000 plus lines of additional voiced English dialogue as well as Dual Audio allowing you to choose between English and Japanese voice overs for the first time in the series’ long running history. The VO update will come to the PC version as a free update in the future.

I’ve triple dipped these games so far, sounds like a fourth time is coming. Trust me, these games are really good, get them when they come out Early 2019, please?

Danial Arshad Khan

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