Trails In The Sky Second Chapter Headed To PSN In Japan

By Spencer . September 4, 2012 . 4:02am

sorac3Falcom have announced they’re re-releasing The Legend of the Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter as a PlayStation Network download in Japan. Why did it take so long? The Legend of the Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter is one of the few two UMD games for PSP.


The game doesn’t have a release date for PSN yet, but Falcom have said they’ll announce one in the future.


This is good news for Xseed since they have been releasing more video games via digital distribution. Perhaps, we’ll hear some news about the English version of The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter now?


Correction: Whoops, it’s not actually up yet, but is coming in the future. Thanks to everyone that pointed this out.


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  • JazzyMan123

    Correct the title here Spencer; it isn’t out yet. A release date has yet to be announced.

    “Currently, the release date, price, and UMD Passport availability is unknown, but it will be announced on the Sora no Kiseki SC website when it has been determined.”

    So I again insist you correct the title; this is misinformation.

  • Anime10121

    Prays, please let this be the spark that lets XSEED release a fire onto PSN.  WE WANT TiTS 2! We WANT TiTS 2!  Come on, XSEED :D

    • DesmaX

       I want TiTS Too

    • JazzyMan123

      Wait until they finish translating the super long script.

      • Anime10121

         I am waiting, and I know the script is long as all heck, but a PSN release helps to give it a chance at releasing on a console in the west, instead of just on Steam.

  • YES
    Hopefully it isnt too late, but with Vita hopefully any PSN title sticks around in sales for the entirety of that handheld’s life.

  • Just feel the need to point out: it hasn’t actually been released yet. Falcom has announced that it is happening but has not given a release date. (If the comment on Twitter is to be believed, they have to re-QA the entire game again! Could be a while.)

    Anyway: Excellent.

  • Daniel Morandi

    This good news at least open the path for other trails for PSN in the future and more importanly for us is the possibility of an “easier localization”  

    pic related:

    • LynxAmali

       Would make more sense if you posted the Gothicmade version considering that both Second Chapter on PSN and Gothicmade coming out have happened this year.

      It really is the end of the world.

      • Daniel Morandi

         Is not like I have a collection of “IwantToBelieve.jpeg” and besides the mech will only reflect my feeling of seeing Uroboros mechs in Trails once again.

  •  Better not be PSN only in NA.

    • Vanadise

      The PSP is dead in NA.  You’re kidding yourself if you think there’s any chance of it getting a physical release.

      •  Same here. Some people never change though. I can remember that he complained about the EXACT same thing several months ago. It’s really pitiful.

    • JazzyMan123

      Yeah! I want them to throw all available resources into putting a game on a deadplatform without any disregard for themselves to satisfy what I want!

    •  You seem oddly familiar.

    • Grenalie

      I feel the same but I just want this game translated.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      This is an all too common point of yours. We have even asked you to refrain from doing so. Warned.

  • dahuuuundge

    After playing the PC version, the PSP screen looks kinda cramped. Estelle’s portrait can’t fit the PSP screen ><

  • ThatAzure

    Awesome :D! I loved trails in the sky FC, and really wanted to play SC. I was so close to importing SC, but I think I’ll hold off on it since I believe in Xseed XDD!

  •  My hopes have never been shattered so severely by two words.

    In Japan.

    • Well, the thing is, SC needed to be on PSN in Japan first before it could be done here. And as the PSP has a foot in the grave here, it’s not really viable to release that version in English without offering a downloadable version or having it be PSN only.

      Due to technical issues, since it was the first 2-disc UMD game for the PSP (and I think there’s still only two ever), and due to it being developed before PSN was really set in stone, it couldn’t be translated to digital release.

      This meant that one of the most crucial stories of the Kiseki series was missing from the PSN library, and newcomers who have a Vita only couldn’t actually jump into the series.

      Without SC, it’s VERY difficult for progression to go on beyond FC in the series as a whole. (3rd, Zero, and Ao more than just ‘relatively’ rely on things from SC, in fact.)

      If they did Steam/PC only with the Kiseki series, then they will be alienating the people who played the games on PSP, and one of the things they often talked about when marketing the game (retry offset) won’t be available on the PC version, since it relies on the difficulty modes- which aren’t on the PC version.

      • neo_firenze

        Great post. 

        Since Xseed specifically noted the 2 UMD/lack of PSN version as one of the major issues with localizing SC (along with the epic script that they’ve apparently done a good deal of work on already), hopefully this removes the roadblock preventing us from getting SC in English. 

        I don’t see the fact that it’s a PSP game as a deal-breaker either, since Vita can play download versions of PSP games.  So with Xseed seeming to be on board with digital titles for PSP and Vita, and their apparent continued strong support of Vita in general, this is indeed one of the most hopeful days for western Trails series fans in a loooong time.

        Not that I don’t REALLLLLLY want SC on its own merits, but I’d say getting this localization out is even more important just because it gives the opportunity to release the later games in the series – particularly the Vita native version of Zero no Kiseki that’s releasing in October in Japan (and I wouldn’t be at all shocked to see Falcom go on to publish a Vita-fied Ao no Kiseki either).

  • Ty Austin

    Not gonna lie, this really got my hopes up.  At least it’s relatively positive news.  

    I’ve yet to beat the first one, and I see little reason to right now. :(

    • This is far better news than people have been making it out to be. This means that the PSP version is now viable for XSEED to consider for release and means it’ll be more likely for us to see both the PSP and PC versions.

      (The PSP, while having more compressed images and so forth, has a lot of new changes to it that aren’t in the PC version- difficulty modes, new characters, items, etc etc)

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Thus, now I have a very faint hope that perhaps someday we will see SC localized in the west. While that sounds negative, before this post, I was pretty damn sure it’d never happen~.

  • Hinataharem

    We will get Second Chapter when Siliconera gets friend codes.

  • epy

    I… I want to believe.

  • Ladius

    This is the best news in a long while, and considering how Steam has been a profitable venue for XSeed we could very well see a multiplatform PSN-Steam Trails 2 release that would make the series more relevant and expand its fanbase. Considering no other Trails game has the issues SC had, we could say that one of the biggest hurdles has finally been removed. Now, let’s hope XSeed says something in the near future.

  • ddsfan2

     This is great news! if XSeed decides to translate the second chapter, which I believe is in their long-term plans, the odds of it being released on PSP via PSN are now realistic.

    I’m fine with and prefer a PSN release, so that I can play it on the Vita if/when I decide to get one.

    I think that we need to realize as fans of niche gaming the adapting needs of the small developers and publishers, especially in the current economic climate.  Using digital distribution allows developers to not worry about printing too many copies of a game, and allows the PSP to continue to get excellent software support in spite of its poor position in the West.

  • Leonard Norwood Jr.

    It’s some comfortable news at this point. The option for releasing the game on Digital is still there for Xseed to use. After all that work done putting LOH:TITS first chapter into it, it would such waste to not use anyway to localize just two more games into it.

  • Byron Brauner

    This def helps, but I still REALLY, REALLY want a physical release ;)

    • neo_firenze

       That ship has sailed looooong ago.  At this point, it’s digital or nothing.

      • JazzyMan123

        Yeah, a PSP physical release in 2013? Hahaha

        • Byron Brauner

           Never say never…Growlanser just came out not long ago ;)

          • JazzyMan123

            Different situation entirely. Atlus has more money than XSEED y’know. And I doubt the PSP can last another year in Western territories.

    • Chippel

       It’d be cool if they had a limited run LE or something. That pretty TiTS LE sitting all alone on the shelf… -sigh-

      • JazzyMan123

        Limited runs aren’t really economically feasible for a small company like XSEED.

        • Byron Brauner

           It could easily be done thru their webstore, true limited print run.

          • JazzyMan123

            They already said they looked into it, but can’t be done due to a variety of reasons.

  • Hours

    I hope this helps XSEED with their plans to release SC in the US. I’d really prefer to play the PSP version since it has more content compared to the PC release.

  • Kamion


    But I’m actually pretty positive that this will be compatible, considering even Nayuta is in the Program now (Still no Ao no Kiseki though … )

  • mojava

    Great news for us Vita-owners! :)
    ..IF this means one step closer to getting it translated.. *crossing fingers*


    I will personally buy buy more than one copy. I don’t care if I have to create another account just for that.

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