The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II’s PC Release Date Announced

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II is finally coming to PC, while no word has been uttered about the PS4 version for the west just yet.

on January 27, 2018 4:36 AM

Today Xseed Games announced the release date of the PC version of Nihon Falcom’s popular JRPG The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II.

The game was previously available only for PS3 and PS Vita, and will launch on Steam, GOG.com, and Humble Store for PC on February 14, which is just north of a couple of weeks away.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II is the second game of the series that is soon going to get the fourth chapter in Japan, which will also serve as its conclusion.

Incidentally, a PS4 port of this title, named The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II: Kai – The Erebonian Civil War will also be released in Japan on April 26th, but for now, everything is silent about a western launch. The same goes for the PS4 port of the first game, titled The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I: Kai – Thors Military Academy 1204, and launching in Japan on March 8th.

Below you can see an official blurb from the publisher, alongside a feature list.

ABOUT THIS GAME
Peace is but a memory.

In the wake of the Noble Faction’s occupation of Heimdallr, civil war has broken out across Erebonia. The provincial armies, loyal to the aristocracy and the Four Great Houses, have claimed many of the nation’s great cities in the name of the Noble Alliance. The Imperial Army, called back from the four corners of the Empire, has only just begun its sweeping counterattack.

After Rean managed to escape Trista with Celine and Valimar, he awakens in the mountains near his hometown uncertain what fate befell his friends, who bravely threw themselves in harm’s way to buy him time to flee.

Though the road will not be an easy one, Rean decides to take up his sword again, journeying across Erebonia with his Divine Knight, Valimar, in search of his friends from Class VII and a way to end the conflict before its price becomes far too dear…

Taking place on the same continent as the fan favorite Trails in the Sky offshoot of Nihon Falcom’s storied The Legend of Heroes franchise, Trails of Cold Steel II (Sen no Kiseki II in Japanese) is a direct sequel to Trails of Cold Steel, picking up one month after the decisive collision that changed the fate of the entire nation of Erebonia. The speedy, tactical turn-based combat with the newly-developed “ARCUS” system returns with all the bells and whistles together with the new Overdrive mode, new means of transportation both across 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.

KEY FEATURES

  • A Direct Sequel that Remembers the Past
    Clear data from Trails of Cold Steel carries over into Trails of Cold Steel II, granting players bonuses, and most importantly, remembering the many relationships cultivated during time spent at Thors Military Academy, allowing for more personalized conversations throughout the story.
  • Take to the Land and Sky in New Modes of Transportation
    Fast travel isn’t just for Trista anymore; a personalized airship now allows players to swiftly choose and descend upon both familiar and foreign destinations alike—and on land, horseback riding not only returns, but players can now customize and utilize Angelica’s orbal bike for fast transportation across the map.
  • The Link System Returns with a new Overdrive Mode
    Bonding with allies continues to pay off with the Combat Link System, netting a variety of combat benefits including healing, guarding, and more, and the new Overdrive mode allows linked characters to attack up to three turns in a row for new strategic battle options.
  • Experience the Game as Never Before
    50% more lines of English voice-overs have been added to the PC release, bringing a fresh experience to even those who have played it before on console. New features for this release include ultrawide aspect ratio support, turbo mode, and an instant resume feature that allows players to launch directly from Steam to their most recent save.

Last, but not least, we get the PC system requirements, which are rather modest.

MINIMUM:

    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Intel Atom x7-Z8700 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 5 (GeForce 400 / Radeon HD 5000 / Intel post-2012 series)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 18 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1280×720 / 30 FPS with portable settings

RECOMMENDED:

    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Intel i3 3 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 770 / Radeon R9 280X
    • Storage: 18 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1920×1080 / 60 FPS with high settings

Below you can find a few screenshots and a trailer.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.