XSeed Games announced that Nihon Falcom’s The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II has officially launched on PC. You can pick up a copy of the game right now from participating digital outlets for $39.99.
The game originally came out back in 2014 for the PlayStation family of gaming consoles, and after four years of nesting in the localization incubator, XSeed managed to pop the lid and bring that full birthed bad boy out of the translation womb and make it ripe and ready for gamers with a taste for some sweet, sweet, Japanese RPG action.
For those of you who purchased the original Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel, which came out for PC last year during the summer, it’s almost perfect timing because it gave you just enough time to get acquainted with the series and after you finished up the original you can now dive deep into the sequel.
The story picks up directly one month after the end of the first game, where a civil war is ravaging the land of Erebonia, and Rean and his friends from the Class VII military school are fighting with everything they’ve got to protect their land. The game follows Rean after he manages to escape from Trista following a vicious attack from the Imperial Army. With many of his friends seemingly sacrificing themselves for his safety, players will have to regroup and get strong in order to save Erebonia from the destruction of war.
The game still has PS3-level graphics, so if that’s something that’s bothersome to you then you can either attempt to mod the game to improve the quality or just crank up the resolution and tough through it. At least on the upside there is ultra wide aspect ratio support,.
XSeed also went the extra mile to ensure that the localization is solidly done so that you’re not cringing at the translation between the Japanese and English dialogue.
Unlike certain localization outfits out there -cough-Treehouse-cough- XSeed Games actually takes their work seriously, and they put in a lot of time and effort into making sure that the games are handled with care and aren’t censored from top to bottom when they make their way to the West. Speaking of which, 50% more English voiceovers have been added to the PC release of Trails of Cold Steel II over what was present in the home console version.
You can pick up a copy of the game right now from Steam or GOG.com.