The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky was announced today for PSP, which will complement the standard packaged game and digital download version. In preparation for the release, fans who pre-order from participating nationwide retailers will be able to reserve a copy of the Limited Edition, which will contain a soundtrack CD, a 13-inch by 19.5-inch poster and a Bracer Guild replica metal badge, for the suggested retail price of $39.99. A standard boxed version and digital download version will also be available, for the suggested retail price of $29.99. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky marks the beginning of a new stand-alone story in the beloved The Legend of Heroes series by renowned developer Nihon Falcom, which will see its North American release in partnership with XSEED Games. Named one of 1UP.com’s “Top 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2011 (PSP),” The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is scheduled for release this March.
“The support we’ve seen from fans throughout the first three titles stemming from our partnership with Nihon Falcom has been extremely rewarding,” said Jun Iwasaki, President of XSEED Games. “The Legend of Heroes has proven our greatest undertaking yet, and we look forward to bringing this series to North American fans, offering our appreciation for fans’ response with this special limited edition – the ultimate version for any fan awaiting The Legend of Heroes’ arrival.”
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky introduces players to the peaceful town of Rolent in the Liberl Kingdom, home to the legendary Bracer Guild. A peacekeeping organization free of allegiance to any country or government, the bracers are an elite community of skilled combatants, responsible for restoring peace following war 10 years prior. Players follow the young candidates Estelle and Joshua as they prepare to take their first steps toward joining these elite ranks. They embark on their training, and following quests that lead them to the farthest corners of the land and onward, bring to light a dark government agency with intent to sabotage the very peace the bracers have dedicated their lives to preserving.
As the ultimate adventure to arrive on the PSP system, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky boasts an unparalleled RPG experience with over 50 hours of gameplay, an intricate customizable combat system, a meticulously detailed game world full of life, and a narrative that encompasses politics, economy, conspiracy and fantasy alike, with an in-game newspaper that releases new issues as the story progresses, an 11-part mystery novel, and much, much more to be collected. The main cast of well-developed characters in a richly-detailed 3D world wholly immerses players in an RPG of epic proportions.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is developed by Nihon Falcom and scheduled for release exclusively on the PSP system this March.