XSEED Games has announced that the second chapter in the Trails in the Sky series, Trails in the Sky SC, will be released early next year on both the Sony PSP and PC along with the release of the first game on PC.
The first chapter, which released back in 2011, was notorious for its large amount of text that needed to be translated. The second game, which featured even more text than its predecessor, was thought to have never come outside Japan due to its sheer size text-wise. Thanks to Carpe Fulgur, which is most known for their localized release of Recettear (our review can be found here), XSEED Games will be able to release the second chapter of the series in North America.
XSEED and Carpe Fulgur had this to say about the news:
[[quote]]"We are pleased to finally give the fans what they have been requesting so fervently for over two years," said Ken Berry, Executive Vice President of XSEED Games. "There's been a constant demand ever since we released the original The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, and we are extremely grateful for our partnership with the passionate localizers at Carpe Fulgur to finally make it a reality."
"This is something we've had an interest in doing since practically the formation of the company," added Andrew Dice, Project Director for Carpe Fulgur. "If you talk about or work with 'PC gaming from Japan', as we do, you can't really ignore Falcom's huge presence over the past three decades. Trails in the Sky is particularly special, and I'd wanted to work on it ever since the day we started business. I'm thrilled that we will finally be able to bring the game to English-speaking audiences, in partnership with XSEED."
Trails in the Sky SC will be released solely digitally on the Sony PSP and PC via Steam early next year. In preparation for that release, Steam users will also get the chance to play the original when it's released later this winter.