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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel is Listed on GAME Retailer

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We’ve gotten wind of a potential development regarding Falcom’s The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki being localized.

The potential leak comes from European retailer GAME (thanks DM!) who listed “Trails of Cold Steel” for both Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita. Both versions are listed for October 23rd of this year, but curiously under the publisher Namco [Bandai].

The name by itself appears to be a subtitle, and it is, if you’ve followed our previous coverage regarding the game.

Back in January, internet sleuths discovered that XSEED had registered a domain for “Trails of Cold Steel,” giving more legitimacy towards the game being finally localized. For now, classify this as a rumor as we await a comment from GAME Spain.

We’ll keep you guys posted.

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36 comments
  1. JackDandy
    JackDandy
    May 27, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Idiotic! Steam should bring 3rd Chapter first!

  2. Sergio Nacher Fernández
    Sergio Nacher Fernández
    May 27, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    2nd Chapter is not even out yet. :|

  3. Dammage
    Dammage
    May 27, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Damn A Legend of Heroes actually being localized in a timely manner? This is insane

  4. Ryuzaki57
    Ryuzaki57
    May 27, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Very good news! I was afraid XSeed had buried this.

  5. JackDandy
    JackDandy
    May 27, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    It will be!

  6. Martin
    Martin
    May 27, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Namco Bandai? That’s a bit weird…Well, whatever.I do hope the translation is good at least.

  7. djluke_1993
    djluke_1993
    May 27, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    The game could be published up Bandai in Europe since that’s where Game is.

  8. djluke_1993
    djluke_1993
    May 27, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Bandai would probably be publishing it in Europe then if GAME has listed it then.

  9. Zack
    Zack
    May 27, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    This is hopeful news for us fans, but would this do well commercially in the west? A lot of the PlayStation 3 user-base are moving/have moved to the PS4…

  10. pekikuubik
    pekikuubik
    May 27, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    I’ll get SC day one and then probably stop. I’d rather not get attached to the setting (which 3rd apparently greatly expands on) if XSEED can’t guarantee PC ports of current and future titles.

  11. XrosBlader821
    XrosBlader821
    May 27, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Xseed doesn’t have a european equivalent so not really that weird.

  12. Siveon
    Siveon
    May 27, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    That doesn’t mean they outright threw out their PS3 though. At least for this target audience.

  13. Siveon
    Siveon
    May 27, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    I’ll buy anything Falcom related whenever.

  14. MaidKillua
    MaidKillua
    May 27, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    The biggest surprise here is that it’s Europe…

    Good though, I love Falcom games and i’m sick of Europe constantly getting shafted (though that’s kind of universal for Japanese games, not just Falcom)

  15. Nonscpo
    Nonscpo
    May 27, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Too many JRPG’s there are way too many JRPG’s getting released…said no one ever ;)

  16. dsadsada
    dsadsada
    May 27, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    “For now, classify this as a rumor as we await a comment from GAME Spain.”

    Better add ‘RUMORs’ as one of the tags then.

    Wonder how long it’ll take for this to get translated. It says October 23 but it’s close to the 24th which is my birthday and nothing good ever happens around my birthday so I’m skeptical. That and because we still don’t have Second Chapter.

  17. Tromboner
    Tromboner
    May 27, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Yes yes yes please please please

  18. landlock
    landlock
    May 28, 2015 at 3:16 am

    Even if it’s listed under NB doesn’t mean 100% it’s by them. NB run a distributor channel for other publishers like Rising Star Games for example.

    Though of course NB have done Legend Of Heroes before on the PSP.

  19. VWinds
    VWinds
    May 28, 2015 at 3:21 am

    Another note: GAME on multiple occasions erroneously lists NISA published games as from Namco when they’re upcoming.

    NISA publishes for XSeed a lot in Europe.

  20. landlock
    landlock
    May 28, 2015 at 4:31 am

    That’s because NB have there own distributor system they got when they brought Atari Europe. I know RSG come through NB so I wouldn’t be surprised if some of NISA’s did aswell.

  21. Martin
    Martin
    May 28, 2015 at 5:54 am

    Doesn’t NISA usually handle the european versions for Xseed?

  22. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    May 28, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Considering Namco destroyed the localization of the first trilogy [so much as to mess up the order of the games] I really hope it’s a mistake. Namco should stay far, far, far away from localization of games such as the Kiseki series~.

  23. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    May 28, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    How could XSEED guarantee PC ports that don’t exist? The latest entries on the series don’t have a PC version. Did you expect a publisher to develop such a port~?

  24. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    May 28, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    It’s both for PS3 and PSV. So I’m pretty sure they’ll be fine~.

  25. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    May 28, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Steam doesn’t localize games~.

  26. pekikuubik
    pekikuubik
    May 29, 2015 at 5:38 am

    Nothing is stopping them from outsourcing the ports. Except money, of course.

  27. JackDandy
    JackDandy
    May 29, 2015 at 8:35 am

    What an idiotic brainfart from me.. Meant Xseed.

  28. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    May 29, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Wait, wait.. you want XSEED; a publisher, to outsource ports of IPs they do not own? What the eff~?

  29. pekikuubik
    pekikuubik
    May 29, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    The PC games they’ve published so far have all already been outsourced to an external programmer. That’s how they got all those enhancements like wide-screen support, monster guide in TitS etc.

  30. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    May 29, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Enhancing a port is one thing. Developing a port is a very, very, very different monster~.

  31. pekikuubik
    pekikuubik
    May 30, 2015 at 2:34 am

    Both require the source.

    Plus your previous post seemed to imply that they’d be outsourcing the port without Falcom’s permission. History has shown that they don’t mind enhanced versions of their existing PC games nor ports of their PSP games to the PC (the Chinese ports by Joyoland). Like I said, the only obstacle is money.

  32. Slayven19
    Slayven19
    July 19, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    That was then, the namco of now has changed. Besides those were psp games and psp wasn’t really bringing in the cash at that time.

  33. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    July 20, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Because the localization for SAO was top notch? I mean, don’t get me wrong, loved it because it was so bad it was too good. But it doesn’t change the fact it was goddamn awful~.