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Category: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

Confirmed: The Legend of Heroes – Trails of Cold Steel II Is Coming Fall 2016!

March 14, 2016 |

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XSEED Games has let us know that Trails of Cold Steel II will be launching this fall on Playstation 3 and PS Vita! I completed, and LOVED Trails of Cold Steel and I can’t wait for the next installment to release!

We also got confirmation that The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd will release on PC (unfortunately, we won’t see a PSP/Vita release) in 2017. This will be a great occasion to finish the impressive Trails in the Sky story.

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Progress Report- Trails of Cold Steel II Localization

January 28, 2016 |

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XSEED did new post to talk about the localization progress for Trails of Cold Steel II (a post you can check right here). The good news is that the localization efforts are moving along at a steady pace and according to schedule, which is great news for us since we loved Trails of Cold Steel!

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[PS3 JRPG Review] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (EU Version)

January 15, 2016 |

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This is a review for the European version of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel. The content of both European and American version of this game are exactly the same, and for a second opinion you can check our double-review feature for the North American version that is available right here.

Trails of Cold Steel is the latest in the Legend of Heroes subseries of games called Trails franchise, a series created by Nihon Falcom that dates all the way back to as early as 1989 when the original Legend of Heroes game came out in Japan. Since then there has been a steady stream of games from the series, particularly in the last decade. Trails of Cold Steel (ToCS) is the latest one to make the jump to the west. Originally released in September of 2013 in Japan, the translated version that released in late December in North America finally comes to Europe by way of NIS America!

In all honesty, before doing this review, my knowledge of the Trails series was limited only to Trails in the Sky, which was released on PC back in 2014 (originally released in Japan in 2004). Though I only came across it in passing, it did, however, have a name that stuck with me only because it becomes a very interesting game ever when you use its Acronym as you giggle like a school boy. But enough of that, it is time to play Trails of Cold Steel!

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Discover the Cast of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

December 24, 2015 |

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Yesterday, Ceidz and I reviewed Trails of Cold Steel and loved it! We thought that if you were still on the fence and hadn’t decided if you wanted to play this game, you might like to get to know more about the characters’ background information! Are you ready?

Note: This is a spoiler-free post.

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[PS3/Vita Double Review] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

December 23, 2015 |

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel is a new Japanese-RPG from Nihon Falcom and has been localized by XSEED, the same studio who gave us the excellent Action-RPG Ys series, and who also released Trails in the Sky: Second Chapter just a few weeks ago.

Trails games usually come in trilogies, and this is also the case for the game we’re about to review. Cold Steel is the first in this new trilogy, and thankfully the localization for Cold Steel II has already been confirmed. Cold Steel III production has just begun in Japan, which is great news, but that means it will take at least another year before we see it. It is also worth noting that any The Legend of Heroes sub-series can be played in any order (Trails in the Sky is one story, Trails of Cold Steel is another one) so you won’t miss out on any details by starting one before the other!

This is my first Double Review, and I was pretty excited to do it for a game like Trails of Cold Steel which I’ve been waiting for a while now. If you like long JRPGs, then sit back and enjoy this review!

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2015 Gaming In Review Part 1:
What Were Our Best PlayStation 3 Games This Year?

December 21, 2015 |

2015 is almost over, so it’s already time for this epic question: “What were our best games this year”? We deliberated for a while and came up with a list that includes what we think are the best games of the year.

In this first post (out of three!), we’ll detail the best games we played in 2015 as well as some others we have yet to enjoy. Please keep in mind that we didn’t play all of this year’s releases and that we’ll focus on PlayStation 3 games for this post. We’re doing a second one featuring the best of the Vita games that will release tomorrow, and a third one detailing our best PS4 games that will go live on Wednesday.

After you’re done reading this list, we want you to tell us about your best games!

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Trails of Cold Steel – The Localization Process

December 19, 2015 |

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I recently presented to you a post from the On the official XSEED blog where the developers talked about how hard it had been to localize Trails in the Sky: Second Chapter. Being a software developer myself, I love those kinds of posts.

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PS3/Vita RPG “The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel” Release Date Confirmed!

December 4, 2015 |

If you recall, I played Trails in the Sky: Second Chapter a few weeks ago, and loved it from beginning to end (yup, I finished it a few days ago!).

On their official Facebook Page, XSEED Games confirmed that … Read More