Falcom will release The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak for Switch on February 15, 2024 in Japan, the developer announced. Clouded Leopard Entertainment will release Traditional Chinese and Korean versions in Asia in March 2024.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak first launched for PlayStation 4 on September 30, 2021 in Japan and Asia, followed by PlayStation 5 on July 28, 2022 in Japan and Asia, and PC via Steam on July 28, 2022 in Asia and March 2, 2023 in Japan. It will launch for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam in summer 2024 in the west.
The Switch version features various functionality and controls optimized for Switch, as well as the “High Speed Mode” and “Archive” functionality from the PlayStation 5 version. It also includes a total of 33 downloadable content items.
Here is an overview of the game, via western publisher NIS America:
In the aftermath of a brief war, Calvard is enjoying unprecedented economic prosperity. However, the public grows uncertain as the number of immigrants increases and questionable political reform runs rampant. Follow the spriggan Van Arkride on a unique request that will prove more than he bargained for. Will the nation fall into chaos?
The Story So Far…
The spriggan’s life is but one of many professions that has emerged from the Calvard Republic. Be it playing detective, negotiator, or bounty hunter, Van Arkride takes on the kind of work that legitimate sources can’t accept. Whether it’s best left out of the public eye or rooted in the dark corners of the underworld, almost any job is open for consideration.
The year is S.1208. A prim-and-proper young lady dressed in the uniform of an esteemed academy visits a rundown multi-tenant building in the Old Town district of Edith, the nation’s capital. With a most dignified gaze, she looks upon the plaque of the door before her. It reads: ‘ARKRIDE Solutions Office: Complicated Matters Only.’
Steeling herself, she knocks on the door three times.
“First thing in the morning…?” a relaxed yet surprisingly young voice grumbles with a yawn.
From the moment he opens the door to greet her, a new tale begins.
- A Case in Calvard – Follow the spriggan known as Van Arkride as he takes on a case that will change the nation’s fate…as well as his own. Explore the reaches of the Calvard Republic while immersing yourself in a rich story filled with action and intrigue.
- Spriggan to Action – Transition seamlessly between action field battles and turn-based combat with the revamped AT (Action Time) Battle system, and expand your arsenal with new Shard Skills, courtesy of the sixth-generation combat orbment, Xipha.
- Between Law and Chaos – Under the Alignment system, your choices and actions affect how your story unfolds. Your propensity towards Law, Chaos, and the shades in-between can influence your status in the city, who will ally with or oppose you, and even what jobs and dialogue options are available to you.