The Legend Of Heroes: Trails In The Sky PSP Vs. PlayStation 3

By Spencer . September 27, 2012 . 12:44am

legend1Falcom is bringing The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky to PlayStation 3 as part of the PSP remaster series. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky FC Kai HD Edition can load PSP save data so you can continue your game on your TV.


Falcom also included bonuses with The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky FC Kai HD Edition such as DRM free digital soundtrack (59 songs), a gallery of illustrations, calendar illustrations, custom themes, and wallpapers.


The big change, of course, is the upgraded graphics. Here’s a first look at The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky FC Kai HD Edition.


The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky for PSP


The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky FC Kai HD Edition for PS3



The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky for PSP


The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky FC Kai HD Edition for PS3


The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky FC Kai HD Edition comes out on December 13 for 3,990 yen ($51).

  • Alexander Aubert

    DEFINITLY BUYING THIS, but i want a new storyline, characters, etc

    • JazzyMan123

      Don’t you mean a new LoH game? (duh)

      • There’s actually one in production at the moment.

        • JazzyMan123

          Yeah, I know that.

      • Anime10121

         I’m thinking what he means is he wants TiTs 2, vs. another release of the first game.  Though I’m happy at the potential this game has to give us a Second Chapter Remaster.  If this is released here, I’m definitely double dipping :)

  • Total_Overdose

    The graphics look so much smoother. I like it!

  • AweOfShe

    Shared save is the best news. Won’t have any problems with having both versions.

  • tesuji2

    I’m certainly happy about this. However, Ive got to say that I think the graphics look worse. It seems like they just turned the brightness up and now there isn’t as much contrast between the colors. Some of the skin tones are just plain missing.  I’m a huge trails fan and I’d happily buy an english version of this regardless but I hope they change how they are handling the graphics.

    • Hraesvelgr

      Everything is sharper, but that’s about it. It’s part of the reason I’m not a fan of these HD rereleases, because they don’t really add anything other than sharper looking graphics.

      • kevinposta

        Well, usually I’m all against HD rereleases but this one’s special. If they can port all of the Trails games to the PS3 then it would be a viable medium for localization. :D

        • JazzyMan123

          Really? It still isn’t as simple as just plugging in the English script and calling it a day. XSEED needs programming support from Falcom and they have to go through Sony as well.

          • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

            Not to mention that porting this to PS3 doesn’t erase the fact that SC and The Third’s scrits are behemoths and most companies, XSEED included, would have a really hard time dealing with while at the same time being able to work on other projects~.

          • JazzyMan123

            That’s really the main point of it all. The massive scripts which really requires a lot of time and resources to translate.

          • kevinposta

            Sorry double post :’D

          • kevinposta

            But I never said it was as simple as such…?
            All I’m saying is the PS3 is a much more viable medium than the PSP or PC.
            Mmm, a little jumpy there for a positive remark I believe :o

          • JazzyMan123

            Perhaps it is, I’m just saying there’s more to just inserting the already finished text into the game and seeing how this is a Remaster causes more issues to pop up.

          • kevinposta

            Again, in none of my posts I ever suggested that it was just “inserting the already finished text into the game”, as I’m very aware of many other procedures a retail game has to go through.
            The PSP is dead anywhere but japan and PC/Steam while very simple to distribute is verily damaged by piracy.
            Regardless of the extra costs it may go through a PS3 version would have much more chances of taking off. Specially when you consider that for such a text-filled JRPG many people would prefer to play on a JRPG focused console like the PS3 and not on a handheld or their PC.

            Now, wether XSeed is willing to pay to distribute Blu-Rays or this will be PSN only or it will be localized at all is to be seen– However this does put a small light of hope for future Trails games. The series being PSP-only and text-heavy pretty much spelt doom; now the situation might change. :D

        • MrRobbyM

          I don’t see how anyone can “be against” something as trivial as a simple HD release of an existing game. Some people enjoy them.

          • kevinposta

            Oh it’s just a critism I got against upscaling and calling it a day; I’m sorry if it came off wrong but that wasn’t exactly the point of my post.

          • MrRobbyM

            Good point. I do wish they would put a bit more work into polishing up these remasters. Just a tad. But a simple upscale is fine with me as long as the price is right since I can achieve the same thing with emulation.

    • MrRobbyM

      I think that’s just marketing tactics. It will look different depending on your monitor’s settings. It’s just a simple up-res port.

  • JazzyMan123

    Huh, so this is confirmed as a “Remaster”? Whelp, we can write off a retail release in the West. Blame Sony/SCEA if you want.

    • MrRobbyM

      Yeah yeah, pointing fingers because we all gotta put the blame on somebody to make ourselves feel better. We get it.

      • JazzyMan123

        Welcome to the internet. Someone will always blame something, I’m just giving something to point to rather than the blame going all over the place.

        • MrRobbyM

          But the blame is already all over the place and pointing at Sony/SCEA isn’t exactly the right direction. If anything, nobody really has the blame.

          • JazzyMan123

            Eh, I just don’t really agree with the policy that PSP Remasters have to bundled together to be released physically rather than individually.

          • MrRobbyM

            Well in that case, Sony is at fault but it DOES make sense to bundle them together since they’re just PSP games. But really, even if it was, the chance of localization would probably be even lower.

    • Godmars

       I can live with a digital, PSN, release. More so if it means Japanese voice and English subs, given that dubs for JRPGs tend to be poorer than what they are for anime nowadays.

      • JazzyMan123

        Trails in the Sky only has an English Dub (Battle voices).

        • Godmars

           But aren’t they talking about full voices for throughout the game?

          Which means, if they’re going to try and appeal to the general market, English voices.

          • JazzyMan123

            Aren’t you talking about Zero: Evolution?

      • Hraesvelgr

        Er, I thought it was the other way around, with game dubs being exponentially better than anime dubs…

        • Godmars

           You’ll have to give a few examples.

  • Andrew Austin

    Please, Xseed, Please.

  • people who say that there is not much difference, does not take into account the resolution.
    try playing a psp resolution game on a 40 inch tv, it will look like a mess.
    so on small screenshots..sure, not that much difference.

    • MrRobbyM

      This is true. As an owner of a 44″ HDTV that once owned a PSP and played it using the component cables which only displayed 400% larger on my tv(about a quarter size of my TV) and thought that looked terrible, I can vouch.

  • Jordan Marsman

    You’d think if it was HD remix, the text boxes wouldn’t be as big, a little more down to the PC version, eh?

    • MrRobbyM

      Well think about it. With PC games, most of the time, you’re sitting right in front on a much smaller monitor. But with console games, you’re usually sitting farther away on, well, varying sizes of TVs.

      Still though, I think they should be a tad smaller. I think it kind of equals out since the characters are so small.

      Back to the topic, LOOKIT DEM PIXELS MAN. So much smoother! I highly doubt it with the way things are looking but I hope this has a chance of releasing in the states. My PSP is long gone.

  • Machineguntommy

    I’m no programmer, so I may not have any idea what I’m talking about. BUT, since the game is already translated, maybe it would be easy for Xseed to localize this since most of the hard work (translating tons of text) is already done. They could get a quick buck (I’d buy it) and drum up more interest for the sequel that we so desperately want.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Anyone wanting to see this get localized, get realistic. It’s not gonna happen – and I don’t mean that to be a buzz kill. XSeed is a small company, not a giant powerhouse like Capcom. They’ve got their hands tied and are working hard. It’s unreasonable, and just a bit silly to ever expect this localized. Doesn’t even matter if the text is already translated.

    • JazzyMan123

      Right, some people aren’t getting it, it isn’t as simple to just plug in the English script and call it a day. There’s also stuff like going through Sony.

    • Ladius

      There’s nothing realistic with your negative attitude, either, especially since you aren’t providing any actual argument and your “it’s impossible, it definitely won’t happen” view isn’t shared by Wyrdwad’s own comments on the XSeed forum.

      It could be localized or it could be deemed unsuitable for an English release because of technical reasons or certifications, but there’s no reason for people to dismiss it when XSeed itself isn’t doing it.

      Also, people should remember that XSeed doesn’t concern itself with the technical, code-level side of its localizations (remember Grand Knights History? that game was fully translated by XSeed, but wasn’t released because Vanillaware hadn’t the manpower to insert the English script into the game and test it), so text insertion would be done by Falcom. The only exception were apparently the Steam releases, if I remember correctly.

      Again, having Trails in the Sky out on many platforms (PSP, Steam, PS3, Vita through PSN) would be a wise move for XSeed: not only would they have multiple SKUs without having to do any additional localization work (aside from menus, I imagine), but they would make the series more relevant and expand its fanbase in order to make further localizations less risky and more profitable.

  • Bobthegreat

    Figuring out the kanji strokes will become a lot easier than the PSP version. Woho!

  • Blesmi

    I’d say there’s a much higher chance of us getting the PC ver on steam than getting the ps3 ver.

    • Eliézer Dos Santos

      I was thinking the same.

    • Ladius

      Why? The game is already translated, thus allowing XSeed to release it on both PC and PS3 (keep in mind that they don’t have to release it on disc, they could very well go for a PSN digital release), and having Trails on more platforms is a fantastic way to make it more relevant and to generate awareness for SC before it’s released.

      The only issues I can see could be SCEA making a fuss about this being a PSP remaster, a GKH-like scenario where Falcom can’t work on the technical side of the localization or a Zero no Kiseki Evolution scenario where this HD port is partially outsourced, making its license more difficult to obtain (but so far nothing has implied this isn’t an in-house Falcom game).

      • Solomon_Kano

        Yea, SCEA’s thing about PSP Remasters guarantees this won’t come. As Capcom told us when people asked about MH3rd HD, SCEA has some requirement involving Trophies that would keep this from coming.

        • Ladius

          I don’t think there’s any guarantee about this game either coming west or staying in Japan, anything could happen for what we know.

          Japanese PSP remasters localizations are pretty much uncharted waters, no one knows exactly what issues and policies are involved and I don’t think there’s merit in comparing a Monster Hunter localization to a niche jrpg one (not to mention we don’t really know what happened in that case).

          For instance, I think the trophy requirement was linked to a retail release rather than to the localization itself, and while Capcom would probably be displeased with a PSN-only release of a MH game, XSeed could actually be happier having Trails HD as a dd-only game than a physical release given their recent pro-dd stance. Another problem linked with the MHP3 remaster’s localization was its multiplayer, while Trails has no online or ad-hoc functions.

          I’m not saying SCEA will surely permit its localization (that’s why I brought that up as a possible roadblock in the first place), but saying they definitely will deny it a chance is equally basless as far as we know.

          • Solomon_Kano

            I’m sure Capcom and Xseed have different aims for how they want to release their products and all, but that wasn’t the issue. I believe Sony required Trophies for it to be released at all, not just to get a physical release.


            Sven made no mention of format, just that Sony had a requirement for Trophies. Considering the only games released without Trophies are the digital PS1/PS2 Classics and there are no continuing physical releases that don’t have Trophies, I’d imagine that rule applies to all formats. As you said, the multiplayer was another problem and one Trails doesn’t have, but that still leaves an issue in the way.

            With Sven’s response being our only insight into SCEA’s approval process and clearly stating that a lack of Trophies is a block to a PSP Remaster’s release, I wouldn’t call it baseless. I’m making a conclusion based on what Sven said, on the other hand there’s nothing out there that tells us this does have a chance at coming. Xseed being willing, Wyrdwad’s comments, etc. mean little if Sony themselves won’t permit it. And the only concrete info we have says Sony wouldn’t permit this. But stranger things have happened, so we’ll see. We get nothing from speculating.

  • I really hope the PS3 version comes to America. 

    • It will, don’t worry.

      •  The true question would be: will this game get the same treatment as Persona 4 Arena?

  • Covnam

    That’s really cool that you can bring over your PSP save data. The graphics look like a nice upgrade when compared directly, but I’m sure on the tiny psp screen (compared to a TV) the difference isn’t so great. Nothing to complain about, but probably not as great a change as it seems.

  • AspockolypseNow

    Xseed pls

  • Here’s hoping the PS3 version come to US.

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