Trails of Cold Steel I and II for PS4 release dates still up in the air, first game rated by ESRB

PS4 remasters of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I and II were announced back in October for an Early 2019 release but publishers XSEED have been quiet on revealing the exact release dates for the games.

We don’t know if the games are releasing together, or at the separate dates, we basically know very little outside of them existing.

Retailers like Amazon have further confused fans by using random placeholder dates and even sending emails that the games are ready to ship.

We reached out to XSEED to ask if they had an update regarding the games’ release dates, this is what they had to say:

We haven’t announced release dates for either Cold Steel title on PS4 quite yet, if you’re seeing release dates online those would be retailer placeholder dates.

Pretty much a non-answer but there’s some good news, we uncovered that the first game was recently rated by the ESRB.

Trails of Cold Steel I and II for PS4 release dates still up in the air, first game rated by ESRB

If you look at the rating carefully you’ll note that the game has Windows PC as one of the platforms. The new Remasters are based off the updated PC versions of the games which were modified by XSEED for the Western market. Developers Falcom originally ported and released these modified versions for the PS4 subtitled “Kai” last year in Japan. Now we’ll be getting those exact same games hopefully soon.

Since the first game is the only one rated so far we can probably assume that the two games won’t be releasing on the same day, but instead some time apart.

Trails of Cold Steel I and II for PS4 release dates still up in the air, first game rated by ESRB

Trails of Cold Steel I and II for PS4 will have a ton of new features not seen in the previous releases on the PS Vita and PS4 including 4K/FPS Support, Turbo Mode, PS3 and Vita Save Transfer plus many more. We’re just hopeful XSEED announces the release dates for the game soon to clear confusion.

2019 is set to be year the year of Trails games with so many games from the series releasing this year. Not only do we have remasters of the first two games, but we’re finally getting Trails of Cold Steel III this year as well. The game is set for a Late 2019 for the PS4. Trails of Cold Steel III has key members of the original localization team returning to ensure a quality effort localizing such a huge script. The game can be pre-ordered now, which’ll get you the Early Enrollment Edition. I’m really hyped for Cold Steel III as many consider it the best in the series. The game will also bring forth many QOL features.

Looking forward to Trails in 2019? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.


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