NIS America will release Falcom-developed RPG The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam, Epic Games Store, and GOG in 2023 in the west, the publisher announced. It will feature Japanese voice-overs with English subtitles.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure first launched for PSP in September 2011 in Japan, followed by PC in March 2013 in China, PS Vita in June 2014 in Japan, and PlayStation 4 in May 2020 in Japan. An Asian version with only Traditional Chinese and Korean subtitles launched for Switch in April, and is due out for PC via Steam this fall.
Here is an overview of the game, via NIS America:
Following the events of Trails from Zero, the Special Support Section find themselves with new members and new duties. However, rising tensions in Crossbell along with pressure from two neighboring political powers threaten both the safety of their home, as well as the integrity of their team.
The story of aspiring hero Lloyd Bannings continues in Trails to Azure!
Set just a few months after the events of Trails from Zero, a temporary peace has settled over Crossbell and the Special Support Section find themselves with newfound fame and status, thanks to their heroic actions.
However, the peace is soon broken with the rise of multiple organizations with ulterior motives. Framing these growing tensions is the increasing pressure from the Erebonian Empire and the Republic of Calvard, with Crossbell caught between them. With the safety of their home and the foundations of their team now on the line, Lloyd and his allies must gear themselves for the threats that loom ahead. Little do they know that Crossbell will soon become the stage for a climactic conflict that will determine its future…
- The Fate of the City-State – Play through the finale of the Crossbell arc, a key thread within the Trails universe. What lies ahead for Lloyd Bannings and his ragtag squad of allies?
- Crossbell’s Finest Forces – Experience new combat features introduced by Trails to Azure, including Burst, Back Attack, and even your own customizable car. Also, meet a few familiar faces from the Trails of Cold Steel series!
- Power from the Past – Import save data from Trails from Zero for a different story experience, including additional event scenes and entirely new scenes! Also, use your save data from Trails to Azure for bonuses in the upcoming release of Trails into Reverie!