A Tour Of The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash’s Thors Academy

By Sunjun . July 26, 2013 . 5:00pm

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Falcom’s upcoming RPG, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash, takes place in Thors Military Academy. President Toshihiro Kondo previously shared some info on the school life, and now, 4Gamer has shed some more light on this prestigious school.


Situated in the center of the school is the main school building, which provides first- and second-year classrooms, faculty rooms, infirmaries, computer labs, and other facilities.

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Built for physical training, the gymnasium provides a dojo, indoor swimming pool, gym, firing range, and of course, male and female shower rooms.

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On the first floor of the student assembly hall are the dining hall and store, whereas on the second floor are the student council room and cultural club rooms. The third and top floor hosts salons for the noble students.


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The engineering hall is where all of the equipment in the school are maintained by the engineering club.

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The auditorium is a vast building built to fit the entire student body. The venue is regularly used to host the school’s entrance ceremony and autumnal festival, as well as musical and theatrical events.

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The library contains a comprehensive collection of books gathered over 200 years. Equipped with self-study spaces, many students study here when exams come around.

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In the open fields, students engage in sparring, mock battles, and other forms of physical training. Other activities practiced outside include horse riding and lacrosse.

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Lastly, there is an abandoned school building built during the Middle Ages. Beneath the building lies a vast labyrinth that may or may not host supernatural phenomena.

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash is slated for release on September 26 for the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3.


  • XiaomuArisu

    Release 26th September!YAY
    ….in Japan
    Will we ever get this?

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      seeing the previous games get localized 4-7 years later

      i see low low chance

      • XiaomuArisu

        4-7 years…I can wait

        • FitzpatrickPhillips

          Funny how you can learn japanese in 2 and never have this issue again.

          • School Idol Addict

            Actually if it’s only for playing games, i’m pretty sure it’s possible for most peoples to learn enough japanese to at least be able to play games under 1 year.

          • Pedro Furtado

            Yeah, but this game is text heavy and doesn’t have furigana, so you’re gonna be overwhelmed by the vocabulary. If you’re not playing to read, I would say you’re playing the wrong game.

            Edit: I’m referring to givemeblood’s comment, it would be hard to get to the level to play this under 1 year, but 2 could be fine.

          • FitzpatrickPhillips

            After two years you shouldn’t be using furigana anyway.

          • Pedro Furtado

            Of course, I was actually refering to Givemeblood’s comment, not yours :)

          • Slayven19

            Couldn’t you say if your not playing to read your playing any game wrong that’s an rpg?

          • Maxwell3000

            I think its difficult for many to stomach this but you’re right. I currently have learned 1000 Kanji and have been studying since April. I think with 2000 learned and common known hiragana, this game series can be played without missing much at all.

          • Pedro Furtado

            Learning the kanji is really helpful to understanding the meaning of words, but without good vocabulary you still get drowned out of sentences. There are things you’ll understand completely but there are times you’ll just look at all those small kanji glued together and cry :(

            And games can be tricky, the 2000 most common kanji should get you through newspapers, but some games will pull off kanjis out of the list, specially since games might dwelve on specific vocabulary, like military stuff. Without furigana, you’re pretty much locked out of the meaning unless you can handle some kanji dictionary magic.

      • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

        You are too optimistic; we all had a chance with Trails in the Sky FC. And sadly, we failed to deliver~.

        • raymk

          They were on psp, aren’t they all on like ps3 and vita now? The psp was just a doomed system by the time they released them to where even I picked them up late.

          • Anonymous917

            Yeah, Trails in the Sky FC is a really old game too. The first entry was in 2004, and then it was ported later in Japan in 2006 until Xseed localized it in 2011. It was doomed in sales due to lacking that “fresh” appeal that would attract people not already interested. It needed a remake like Falcom did with some Ys games.

          • Kevadu

            While it’s not a new game, it’s certainly not old enough to be in need of a remake. It plays quite well.

          • Arcana Wiz

            the problem is that no big company (or even small) wanted to localize this game cause the gigantic script, complicated language and niche status, so Xseed localized the first one who didn’t have good sales thus Xseed cant make the sequel of a failure a priority so SC is moving slowy, and the script is muuuch bigger now.

          • Slayven19

            Well I don’t mean why they aren’t bringing it over per say. I’m talking more about why it bombed because most psp games in the west bombed during that time on psp. I don’t think its fair to us when the ps3.vita has a bigger install base and aren’t truly dead consoles yet.

        • Crimson_Cloud

          It came too late and in a time when people in the west started to ignore PSP, or it was pirate heavy. So naturally it didn’t sell well.

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      We’ll get them before Berserk ever finishes! I guarantee!

      • Zharkiel

        So what’ll happen first, Guts meeting the elf king or SC getting translated?

        • MrSirFeatherFang

          hoho, that’s a tough one. I feel like when Guts gets to Elfhelm, he won’t meet the king right away. So I’ll go with SC getting translated.
          *goes back to play Idolmaster*

  • Alestaos

    This needs to be localised or fan translated i’d buy the game if i could apply thr patch. This looks amazing why cant they just do english text as well. It cant be THAT hard for JP developers to include it in their game. Im guessing theres no other games like this or from this series for the vita/ps3/3ds thats actually been localised.

    • Arcana Wiz

      You are kidding right? First its cost money, and even native english localization companies struggle to translate the game, and this series scripts are gigantic, the smaller one is about two times of a FF game, oh and i dont think this will fan translated so soon if ever, this is 6º game of the series.

  • mike dickson

    YAY yet another game to import

  • Neppygear

    Alright, fine, you win. Time to study Japanese all hardcorelike.

    • Kevadu

      While I do think it’s a worthwhile endeavor, do keep in mind that the Kiseki games use quite a bit more difficult language than your average JRPG. College-level stuff, really. It’s going to take a lot of studying…

      • M’iau M’iaut

        It is indeed important to note the level the games are written in, xseed themselves made note of the issues in getting a clean translation with folks who are professional native speaker translators.

        • Pedro Furtado

          Indeed. But you don’t climb the everest as your first mountain. If you study some 6 months, you’ll be ready to play through something like Inazuma Eleven or Pokemon. Then you can move to Danball Senki if you like it (which is Japan only) and some other furigana oriented Level 5 games (Time Travallers, Ni no Kuni). Making the jump to a furigana less game is the tricky part, but it has to happen (which is where I am at).

          I played through Persona 4 Golden too, but I could not focus at class because things felt out of context and vocabulary-hard, but the social links I understood between 80%, 40%, depending on the social link… :( But a year ago I would understand like, 2%)

  • Kai2591

    yes yes it’s not possible this will get localized, SC and all that yada yada yada~

  • Wiccan1109

    I really love academy/school themed RPGs and the fact that we won’t be seeing this or Type 0 is more than i can bear lol. Gonna be pinning my hopes on Persona 5 for delivering this type of theme again but yeah, this looks to be a truly enjoyable game and it’s a real shame that things are the way they are for western players. I feel like SC will be where this ends for us but i’m still greatly looking forward to it.

    • Crimson_Cloud

      Yeah, this definitely reminded me of recent Persona series. It would have been awesome if roles were reversed. Westerns have all these RPGs and Japan makes FPS that most of people play today.

      Best bet is to simply start learning Japanese and the whole new world will be opened up for us. Where is a tsundere teacher when you need one. ^^’

  • Alestaos

    Why does every comment on this game have a downvote? Whoever is doing that and isnt stating why is childish. Alot of these commentd are speculation and discussion which a site like this thrives on. If you can down vote everyone who has commented, i hope you have somehing awesome to say and a reason why because its so childish. Im not bothered about the votes but when i looked at all the comments and saw everyone downvote i was like WTF people discussing games such as this keeps them relevant and shows fans passion!

    • Crimson_Cloud

      Don’t worry, it’s mostly a troll or the one who doesn’t have anything better to do then cure his/her frustration through down-voting.

    • fyi1191

      What’s the damage on getting downvotes?

  • Raze


    Do you still have to take classes in the game?
    And going through exam and all like Mana Khemia/P3-4?

  • Localization wanted! >_<

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