Falcom Has Big Hopes For Next Trails Series Title

By Spencer . November 15, 2012 . 1:13am

imageBuried in Falcom’s financial report was a tidbit about the next game in the Trails in the Sky series. The report reads the long awaited continuation in the Trails in the Sky, Trails of Zero, and Trails of Blue series will go on sale. Falcom expects the next Trails title will drastically increase their revenue and profit.


The information was on a slide that mentions plans for September 2013 and their September 2013 earnings forecast. During that period Falcom expects a 34% increase in sales, 46% increase in operating profit, and 38% increase in net profit.


When Siliconera asked president Toshihiro Kondo about the next Trails title he said, “We are taking a lot of care to make sure it is the best one yet. In terms of graphics, it is going to be a big enough upgrade where just one glance people are going to be able to say, ‘Wow, Falcom has really upgraded the Trails series.’”

  • Lucas Elexpe

    I have a hard time everytime I read something about the Trails series because I’m still waiting for Trails in the Sky SC

    • Peeka Chu

      To be honest, I didn’t enjoy the level capping mechanic or some of the excessive text (I know that’s part of the series charm, just saying it wasn’t for me) of the FC. I wouldn’t mind if they just started brining out the new games (Zero, for example) instead of focusing on a 10 year old PC/ PSP port. 

      • LynxAmali

        You can’t really just bring out some of the new games without spoiling Trails in the Sky though.

        Besides, that’s like if .hack//Quarantine  was released prior to the previous games with no story digest.

  • At the same time, i’m close to lose hope for Trails series coming oversea.

    Still, I hope for the series’s success.

  • xavier axol

    could it be a full blown console trails game!!!? i could only hope, but there’s a chance that it will remain in handhelds, so who’s thinking vita?, ps3?, or it may be on the 3ds?. well time will tell, but my bet is on the ps3.

  • MrTyrant

    I always have my hopes in the next trails games. The serie is amazing and I just want them to continue doing it.

  • Kai2591

    ‘big enough upgrade’ huh?
    I hope it’ll be as awesome as it sounds~

    …perhaps it’ll be a full blown console game with full-size 3D character models?!

    Well I just started playing Trails in the Sky first chapter on my PSP and I’m liking it. So I have high hopes for their future games!

  • Diego Prieto

    Good luck FALCOM! 

    Just don’t forget about Ys!

  • Brandon001

    Need a picture that is captioned “Meanwhile, in America…” and depicts fans still waiting for SC 

  • FFmax

    I die a little inside when it’s just trails news in Japan.

  • hybrid897

    Oh man can’t wait! Recently beat ys 4 and I’m going to start evolution when the bugs are ironed out.

    I really hope that the graphical upgrade means a vita/3ds game (both like virtues last reward would be awesome!).

    edit** Patch for freezing comes out on the 16th !!

  • Zharkiel

    Meanwhile in the west… everyone still waiting for SC.
    It’s alright guys! at this pace we’ll catch up to Japan by 2032!

    • Kevadu

      At this rate we’ll never actually catch up.  Pretty sure new games are coming out faster than they’re being localized.

      You’re probably better off investing in some Japanese lessons…

      • Zharkiel

        In my heart it has been silently cancelled. It is better for my health to think this way, and I’d suggest the rest of the fandom waiting for xseed to do the same.

        Some games we aren’t meant to have.

        • JazzyMan123

          Cancelled? SC? XSEED has said that they are still translating it. Just that 3.6 million characters is no walk in a park.

          • Zharkiel

            Nowhere did I say it was officially cancelled, but It’s better for me to think it was. I have seen the Type-0 fandom, I don’t want to become like them ;_;

  • Göran Isacson

    Let’s just hope that whatever format the new game is for, they bug-test it more than their recent Vita-title.

    • Takuma Popper

      Falcom didn’t make ZnK Evolution so that’s not their fault.

  • DragonSix

    Falcom, please release it on steam with the original VO and English subs, just take my money.

    • Eilanzer

      god…if this happen…i can´t even imagine something so amazing O_o

    • JazzyMan123

      Can’t see this being a PC title since Falcom’s moved away from PC development.

  • Robert Leonardi

    kinda wish they would localize it here, only changing the subtitles and menu to english while keeping the vocals in Japanese, that would save costs for them and most of us wouldn’t mind it either, as long as it gets released state side

    • JazzyMan123

      Sooo..basically a localization? Falcom doesn’t do any localizations.

      • Robert Leonardi

         Ys Origins and Ys Oath of felghana says hi, but then again that’s mostly xseed (even though origins was translated by a fan group long before xseed did it)

        • JazzyMan123

          Oath and Origin were both fan-translated (and XSEED purchased them)….so what’s your point? Falcom doesn’t do any localizations.

          Edit: Ah, you mean like XSEED? Still, a localization and considering how this is another LoH title, prepare for the long wait.

  • Here’s hoping XSEED brings this out our way seeing as they’re chummy with Falcom. ^_^

    • Peeka Chu

      The internet trolls will feast on them if XSEED neglect to bring out SC first.

  • Hoshi星

    I need a Ys 8 on console or more Ys remake is fine.

    • Zharkiel

      Bring it back home! (PC)

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    I’m expecting some musical awesomeness! Bring it on.

  • Tianyu Wei

    seriously… just do sub/text, leave vocal out. This should be the new trend, 1. it cuts cost, 2. it cuts time, 3. less complaints on crappy voice over.

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