In a world where Japanese publishers have finally started to embrace global simultaneous releases, and there’s no longer much stress over whether we’ll see niche role-playing games come to the West, one series remains woefully behind: Trails, also known as Kiseki, also known as the best JRPG series out there.
E3 was full of massive AAA titles like God of War, Assassin’s Creed, and Call of Duty. But the one game that’s stuck in my mind the most is Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin. It’s half brawler, half farming sim—it’s a weird combination, but I can’t stop thinking about it.
So you’ve listened to Kotaku Splitscreen and are wondering just what the hell this “Trails” thing is and why you should care. Fear not. We’re here to help.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II comes to North America on September 6, publisher XSEED said today. It’ll be out on PS3 and Vita. This is the direct sequel to Cold Steel, which you should play. I’m hoping to have a more timely review this time around.
Playing Trails of Cold Steel is like eating a hero sandwich that’s way too heavy on the bread. Often you’ll get nice big chunks of turkey and salami. But sometimes—more often than you’d like—you’ll realize that all you can taste is fluffy white filler.
Well, this is unexpected. The next Trails in the Sky game is coming to North America, publisher XSEED said today. It’ll be out for PC in 2017.
Take a dash of Suikoden’s world-building, add some Grandia-style combat, stir it all in with the setting and social links of Persona, and bam, you’ve got Trails of Cold Steel, which comes out for PS3 and Vita today.
They don’t always need to be thoughtful big-budget blockbusters. As Sandlot’s Earth Defense Force series has proven multiple times over the past decade, sometimes all we need is some mindless fun, and a heaping helping just landed on the PlayStation 4.
The role-playing game Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel will be out on December 22, publisher XSEED just announced. This one’s set in the same world as Trails in the Sky, but takes place in a different country with a new cast of characters. It’ll be on both PS3 and Vita.
There have been many JRPGs released over the past five years, and many of them are great. Only one can be safely labeled the best.
One day in March of last year, video game writer Andrew Dice wrote out a check for all of his company’s money. He stuck it in the doorframe at his business partner’s apartment in Portland, Oregon, then went back to his own place. (They live in the same complex.) He closed all the windows. Then, as he tells it, he laid…
There’s a new PSP game out today. To some people that might come as strange news, but to a certain circle, today has been eagerly anticipated for over four years: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter (SC) is finally out.
Yesterday, the publisher XSEED tweeted a picture of pigs flying. Today it’s clear why: Trails in the Sky SC is actually coming out. NEXT WEEK. On October 29.
Want to know why Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC still isn’t out yet? Check out this blog post by XSEED for a look at even more of the trials and tribulations that have faced the much-anticipated RPG—including but not limited to purple butt blasts. The good news: they’re still hoping to release SC by the end of…
The latest installment of the Onechanbara series arrives in North America today, giving U.S. PlayStation 4 owners all the blood-splattered monster-slaying bikini action they can handle. Granted they might not be able to handle much.
One of my favorite PlayStation 2-era action role-roleplaying games is now available on Steam. How much Ys nostalgia can I cram into five minutes?
Who says the PSP is dead? Oh, everyone? Including Sony? Right, right, because the PSP is dead and has been for like five years now. BUT HEY, that won't stop the folks at publisher XSEED Games from releasing a new PSP game next week anyway.
Steve Bowling, writer of our TAY community's review, was embarrassed to play ninja girl brawler and outrageous breast simulation Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus for the Vita. Imagine how I feel streaming it live. Update: stream complete and archived for your viewing pleasure.
The PlayStation Vita needs more games like Ys: Memories of Celceta, a Falcom-developed action-RPG that comes out today for Sony's portable system.