The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II has officially launched today for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in North America both physically at retail and digitally on the PlayStation Store for a suggested retail price of $39.99.
Series fans can pick up right where they left off in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel, receiving bonus stats and items as well as additional dialogue options for carrying over their save data. It’s also the perfect time for new players interested in the series to pick up the first game, on sale digitally for 50% off on the PlayStation Store for $19.99 through September 13. DLC outfits for the first game are also on sale for 50% off during this time.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II picks up one month after the decisive collision which changed the fate of the entire nation at the conclusion of Trails of Cold Steel. Speedy, tactical turn-based combat with the newly-developed “ARCUS” system returns with all the bells and whistles players fondly remember alongside a new Overdrive mode, new means of transportation across both the land and sky, new allies, new dangers, and a renewed sense of hope as Rean tirelessly works to right the wrongs that have led the country to disarray.
Cross-Save functionality between the game’s “PS Vita” and PS3™ editions remains supported, and save data from the first game grants bonus stats and extra items. In addition, relationships cultivated during the earlier time players spent at Thors Military Academy affect future story elements and allow for more personalized conversations throughout the game.
For fans in the EU the, you will have to wait a bit more for the EU release by NIS America on November 11th 2016. Due to a lot of our team being away in Seattle covering PAX WEST our review will be available a bit later.