XSEED Games, announced that the critically acclaimed second entry in the Trails of Cold Steel series (a personal favorite of mine) with a Metacritic score at the time of writing of 90 on PlayStation 3 and 80 on PlayStation Vita, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II, will be released worldwide for Windows PC by XSEED Games via Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store by Humble Bundle on February 14 with a 10% launch week discount from its regular selling price of $39.99, €39.99, and £29.99. Owners of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel on PC will be able to use their existing save files in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II to gain access to special dialogue with characters reflecting the prior choices for a more personalized experience similar to the likes of the Dragon Age and Mass Effect games.
In addition to higher framerates, improved textures, and other graphical improvements that The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel received when it launched on PC in 2017, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II will launch with support for ultra-wide resolutions, a brand new feature allowing players to bypass the Title Screen and launch the game directly from their most recent save, the return of the popular “Turbo Mode,” and over 50% more voice lines from the title’s original English voice cast!
The plot of the second game picks up one month after the decisive collision that 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. Relationships cultivated during the time players spent at Thors Military Academy in Trails of Cold Steel affect future story elements and allow for more personalized conversations throughout the game.
The game is available now for PS3 and “PSVita” systems in both digital and physical formats, and the digital “PSVita” system release is compatible with PlayStation TV. This title has been rated “T for Teen” in North America on PS3 and “PSVita” by the ESRB. The Windows PC release has not been rated.