Geofront, a group of fans dedicated to bringing non-localized Falcom games to western audiences “at the highest possible quality,” will release its translation mod for the PC version of The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki on March 14, the group announced.
The mod is based on the fan translation completed by the Heroes of Legend team, which consists of members Guren no Heya Kara, Flamethrower, Yangxu, and Zero Monkey. Geofront took the base translation and edited it “into a form that reaches the high standard set for Trails in the west.”
To use the mod, which will be available as a free download here, you must own a PC copy of The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki, which can be purchased through retailers such as DLsite, Falcom Shop, or Amazon Japan. This version of the game was first released in China in August 2011, followed by Japan in June 2013.
Here is an overview of the mod, via Geofront:
The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero is the fourth game in the Trails series and the start of its second arc—colloquially known as the Crossbell arc. Trails from Zero takes place just months after Trails in the Sky and concurrently with Trails of Cold Steel. The game is set in the autonomous Crossbell State, located between Zemuria’s two superpowers: the Erebonian Empire (setting of Trails of Cold Steel) and the Calvard Republic.
Lloyd Bannings, Elie MacDowell, Tio Plato, and Randy Orlando comprise the newly-formed Special Support Section of the Crossbell Police Department. Together, these four heroes will face the realities of Crossbell’s seedy underbelly as they work to restore the CPD’s damaged reputation with Crossbell’s citizens. However, behind Crossbell’s criminal underworld and political corruption lies an even more sinister conspiracy brewing since the Middle Ages. It will be up to the SSS to uncover the truth behind Crossbell’s mysteries and get over the many barriers placed in front of them.
- Quality of Life Enhancements – Exclusive to the Geofront mod of Trails from Zero are several quality of life improvements never before seen in the Crossbell games, such as turbo mode, auto-saves, and a message backlog. The mod also supports resolutions and frame rates higher than those in the base PC version and provides several fixes for bugs that were once present.
- Classic Trails Combat with New Mechanics – Trails from Zero features the Trails series’ timeless turn-based combat and original tactical orbment gameplay from Trails in the Sky. New to Trails from Zero are mechanics such as field attacks, Team Rush, and Combo Crafts.
- An Immersive World – Learn the ins and outs of Crossbell City and the surrounding countryside. Unlike other Trails entries, the Crossbell games center around an urban hub. Players will come to know the city streets like the back of their hands, and are encouraged to get to know Crossbell’s colorful NPCs.
- The Trails You Know and Love – Trails from Zero is a localization made by some of the most ardent Trails fans in the world. Experience Trails of Zero at the same level of quality and lore consistency as the six officially localized Trails games.
Find a trailer and set of screenshots for the translation mod below.