During today’s Falcom X NISA stream, The Legend of Heroes fans were treated to a long-awaited localization announcement. The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki received its official English title of Trails through Daybreak, and it’ll hit our shores next summer.
Fortunately, the title and date isn’t all we received today. NISA also released a new debut trailer that shows off some of the English voicework alongside the gameplay. Check it out below.
A new starting point for Trails
Falcom’s Legend of Heroes series has had quite a tumultuous history here in the West. The series is so big and so text heavy that localizations generally come with a bit of a delay. That’s honestly its own story that could fill several posts on its own, but in summary, fans have been waiting for this one since it originally released in Japan back in 2021.
Fortunately, during the Twitch presentation, NISA’s team clarified that Trails through Daybreak would also serve as a good point for new fans to jump into the series, taking place after Trails into Reverie. For someone like me who loves Falcom games but lacks the sheer hours it’d take to clear all the preceding games, that’s good news! I really enjoyed the recent English release of the spinoff title The Legend of Nayuta, so it’d be great to jump into the series proper as well.
For interested parties, preorders for the game have already gone live. A $99.99 Special Edition will net you some neat bonuses, including a mini artbook, a soundtrack CD, and a Steelbook case. You can also opt to pay extra for plushies of characters Van and Agnes.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak will launch on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC during Summer 2024.