If you are yet to play The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero, I highly recommend it. In his review, Matt stated “this is what a masterpiece looks like.” That masterpiece’s story is continuing in The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure, which we know now will be launched early next year.
The story is set mere months following the events of Trails from Zero. The Special Support Section has found themselves with new members and new duties. Rising tensions in Crossbell, along with pressure from two neighbouring political powers, threatens the safety of their home and the integrity of their team.
More specifically, the story of Lloyd Bannings, aspiring hero, is continued. Thanks to the Special Support Section’s heroic actions, their now famous in Crossbell. Peace can only last so long, as multiple organizations with ulterior motives are on the rise. As a bonus, there is increased pressure from the Erebonian Empire and Republic of Calvard, and Crossbell is stuck right between them. This means the area is at risk, along with the foundations of the Special Support Section. Lloyd and his allies will have to prepare themselves for threats from all angles, despite not yet knowing that Crossbell will becoming the stage for a climactic conflict that will determine its future.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure is the finale of the series’ Crossbell arc, considered a key thread in the Trails universe. There are new combat features, including Burst, Back Attack, and a customizable car. Important save data from Trails from Zero will lead to a different story experience, and the save data from Trails to Azure can later be used for bonuses in the upcoming Trails into Reverie.
Developed by Falcom and published by NIS America, The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure will be released for PC via Steam/Epic/GOG, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch on March 14, 2023 in North America, March 17, 2023 in Europe, and March 24, 2023 in Australia and New Zealand.
Awesome! Glad that we’ll have this to complement Trails from Zero and complete the Crossbell arc. I hope that they port the Trails in the Sky trilogy as well. Only being able to play the 3rd on PC is kind of a bummer.
I really want the first two of the Trails of Cold Steel on Switch in the west, too. The games are there and all they need is for the publishers to work out the licensing.
Yeah, those would be nice, too. I was thinking, they could give the Trails in the Sky trilogy the same treatment as the Prinny Presents NIS Classics series. Well, except for the bugs, of course. 😅