Trails of Cold Steel developers Nihon Falcom have just announced that The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel sub-series has crossed over 1.5 million sales worldwide.
The Trails of Cold Steel games have been the highest selling games for the famed Japanese developer. Although Falcom celebrated its 37th birthday this year, most of their games did not make their way outside of Japan. The Legend of Heroes series has greatly changed the trend with publisher XSEED deserving a lot of credit for this.
The sales numbers were announced to shareholders ahead of the release of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV, the final game in the long running Erebonia arc.
The sales numbers are really good for a small to medium sized developer like Falcom. The series has had three main releases so far and a “Kai” bundle which packaged the first two games in a single release. Falcom stated in the release that Cold Steel I & II Kai have been doing really well, with online sales from the PS Store being over their projected numbers.
Although many of Falcom’s recent games have made their way westward, TLOH series is missing some pivotal games. Two PSP titles Trails of Zero and its sequel Trails of Azure still haven’t made their way to the West 7 years after their release. Luckily dedicated fans have been working on fan patches that make the game playable to an extent.
That’s not all however as the two recent Cold Steel games, III and now IV haven’t been announced for localization yet. The most recent entry in the series to come to the West was Cold Steel II, released for PS3 and Vita back in 2016.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV, the final entry in the series, releases on September 27, 2018 for the PS4 in Japan.