XSEED Games has announced that The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel and The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II will arrive on PlayStation 4 in the West in early 2019.
Both games were originally released on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, and later received upgraded versions on PC. The newly announced forthcoming versions will include dual voice-overs, which will allow players to enjoy the original Japanese voices in addition to the English dubbing. The English dub will include more than 5,000 additional English lines per game, an upgrade that has been previously available only in the PC editions. As for those who have both entries on PC, they will be receiving the Japanese voices as a free update in an upcoming patch.
The physical editions of both games will be titled The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Decisive Edition and The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Relentless Edition. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Decisive Edition will include a physical copy of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel, 50 Mira replica Collector’s Coins, a soundtrack featuring an assortment of 21 selected tracks and a steel-book case.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Relentless Edition will include a physical copy of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II, an Ouroboros Emblem Pin, a soundtrack consisting of 23 selected tracks and a steel-book case.
A synopsis of the two games has been provided in a press release and can be read below:
Among the nations on the Zemurian continent, the mighty Erebonian Empire has been quick to outwardly stake its claim militarily; yet politically, ugly bouts of internal conflict between the upper class and commoners attempting to rise to power have been steadily intensifying day by day. The Noble and Reformist Factions have been none too kind to one another over the years, and tensions between the two only stand to worsen if compromises aren’t made in the very near future.
Rean Schwarzer, like any other citizen of the Imperial Nation, is no stranger to these rising conflicts: the class system has been deeply embedded into the hearts of every Erebonian since the days of old. As a seventeen-year-old student preparing for his new life at Thors Military Academy, however, he notices that his crimson uniform differs from the standard ones issued to his peers—typically green for commoners, and white for nobles.
Enter, Class VII of Thors Military Academy. For the first time in the prestigious academy’s history, rank means nothing and skill means everything. With nine hand-picked students of various backgrounds and abilities, Rean included, Class VII readies itself to dive deep into the political quagmire that threatens not only them but the Empire as a whole.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Decisive Edition and The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Relentless Edition will release at the retail price of $49.99 each for PlayStation 4 in 2019. Preorders are not yet open but will be soon in anticipation of the release of the two titles.