The Legend Of Heroes: Trails In The Flash Sequel Tidbits On Returning Characters

By Spencer . December 24, 2013 . 12:30pm

falcom Falcom is working on a sequel to The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash. The first game in the series was released on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita this year. The sequel is slated for 2014.


A couple more details about Trails in the Flash 2 trickled out of Dengeki PlayStation. The magazine reports characters that were not playable during battles will be playable in the sequel, but no specific characters were announced. Trails in the Flash 2 will have an improved battle system, production presentation, and controls.


Falcom is developing the Trails in the Flash sequel for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.

  • Bobthegreat

    So where did Siliconera get this “Trails in the Flash” nonsense from?

    • luckgandor

      Uh, that’s what it’s actually called.

    • MrTyrant

      Literal translation maybe? Trails as how was translated Sora no Kiseki and Flash probably because the literal translation. I don’t even know how translate the title, I think that is something hidden in plot probably.

      • brostar

        Very literal translation for sen. It’s the same kanji used in Senran Kagura where it refers to the glint of light shining on a sword. Trails in the flash just doesn’t work. Shining Trails as suggested by fans makes more sense.

        • pekikuubik

          Yeah, might want to run that by Sega first. :P

          • brostar

            Then they can rename it “The Shining Trails” and Jack Nicholson can play every character.

        • JeremyTMH

          Better than trails in the flasher. >_>

          • MrTyrant

            The Trails of Flash Gordon.

    • pekikuubik

      It’s Siliconera’s mission to make the localisers’ marketing departments’ jobs harder by confusing everyone with unofficial titles.

    • Bacon_n_Lettuce

      Reminds me of when everyone was calling Ys Celceta’s japanese version “Foliage Ocean,” even though the translation “Sea of Trees” is much more accurate and actually sounds decent.

      • MrSirFeatherFang

        I thought that “English” portion was in the title of the JP release?

        • Bacon_n_Lettuce

          Oh damn. Good eye there, I never noticed that! So it’s just a case of engrish rather than someone’s questionable translation…

          • MrSirFeatherFang

            Haha, I thought the same myself before I saw it on the cover xD

  • MrTyrant

    Obviously Sara, Angelica and I see Toval in that pic?

    • JeremyTMH

      Eliza, alfin, and a certain wandering prince and I’d be happy.

      • MrTyrant

        I think Towa would be likely too. I mean I think they state or so i read that she can fight and has a weapon too and also is one of the optional “romanceable” characters.

        • JeremyTMH

          She will 100% be playable. Likely to replace you know who.

          Toval will be. He is already shown.

          But ultimately if Alfin and Eliza stop being damsel in distress and take up arms and become playable I’d froth happily.

  • luckgandor

    Why haven’t more of the localization companies realized how awesome Falcom games are? Everything in the Legend of Heroes series looks so damn good, and it kills me that this won’t be coming over any time soon.

    • Anesia Hunter

      From what I heard, a lot of them might just be scared of the amount of text they’ll have to translate or more likely it’s the time, man-power and money it’ll take to translate it all. (same difference?) The situation could also be Falcom itself.

      • Arcana Wiz

        well it’s the first reason.. the only localizer that had the courage was Xseed, but it didnt even sell very well, now carpe fulgur is helping them.

        • chibidw

          Problem is the platform they started with(PSP) was pretty late in its life as it was. If they started with the PC version and released on Steam, they probably would have had better luck.

          Granted they’re doing that *now*, but had they done that at the start they probably would have ended up better off, and may have seen the sequel earlier.

    • MrTyrant

      The games are very text-heavy and you need to play all of them to understad the whole plot.

    • Zoozbuh

      Not being harsh, but a lot of the games seem quite generic and traditional in terms of the combat/gameplay… I’m playing Trails in the Sky and liking the characters a lot, but there’s nothing anywhere that surprised me or compelled me to keep playing. Obviously the story will get better (I have been told), but there are more accessible RPG series’ out there :/

      • DesmaX

        Eh, the game will end when the story starts getting interessing.

        If it didn’t get your interest by now, you better stop there

      • MrTyrant

        I hate this “accesible” trash talking about games. I really do and the combat is amazing very slow in the first games but become really fast when you reach Zero/Ao and Sen. Still the beautiful turn based battle is still there with improved quartz system (magic/skill) by each installment.

        • Zoozbuh

          How is what I said ‘trash talking’ though? I haven’t tried either of the two games you mentioned AFAIK, so my point about TiTS’s combat being traditional and dull still stands. I’m still willing to give the game a chance because it’s loved by MANY people, and I do like good character/plot development…. I just didn’t expect it to be quite this slow, that’s all!

      • Zikrayrus “Zikk” Dis Pear

        You probably had your expectation set too high. Anyways, I loved it because of how well done everything is. There isn’t the additional padding just for the heck of it kind of scenarios. (Because we all remember the, “Okay lets head to a nearby cave/mountain because the border is closed because of some banditry”)

        Characters are lovable :D Nuff said.

        And…the plot. The key thing here is that its well written. To find the groundbreaking part. You’ll have to play it till the end.

        And then wait for SC. Good things come to those that wait eh?

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      I talked to xseed about why they do so many ys games but can barely get funding for trails when they are made by the same people it’s because ys games are smaller and have less text, if you play the demo of the game the trails on the vita it’s twice the size of the new ys game they just did and a hell of a lot of is text.
      It can be costly to games like that

    • Zikrayrus “Zikk” Dis Pear

      I think most realize it, but the biggest problem is the sheer amount of text in the games. Without enough recognition in the west to justify the cost. There is no way any of those companies would be willing to risk their butts translating all that text.

  • elementalknight

    Cant wait. Along with these I hope they keep there promise and make a 3ds one,

    • brostar

      Don’t hold out for a 3DS Kiseki game. They already sell enough on Vita and PS3. Considering how direct they are it would be odd to just downgrade and start making one for the 3DS. I love the 3DS but Sen looks amazing and I don’t want them to downgrade back to 2D.

      • LightZero

        …What are you are talking about? They can do 3d just fine on the 3DS. The system is on par with the Wii. The PSP which is much weaker had 3d and it did just fine. If anything Falcom would probably sell more copies on the 3DS in Japan. The only down side is that it would be hard to import.

        So in that sense the Kiseki titles are better off on the PS3/Vita. Now a Ys game wouldn’t be bad especially since they have a higher chance of being localize.

        • MrTyrant

          From what I read by some developers is that doing games for 3ds is harder than it seems. I don’t know if its because Nintendo’s terms or the hardware is difficult to handle compared with psp/vita (might be a reason why vita is getting a lot vn) but Falcom is already familiar with sony’s system and is easier for them to develop games there.

          • JeremyTMH

            Nintendo has bad business sense. The only things really selling for them is their first party licenses. Take that away from them they’re nothing.

            Thats not saying I hate Nintendo, but their business and marketing sense is still stuck in the 90s in the old Sega Vs Nintendo era… adding region lock also was a stupid move on their part. (discussion of region lock is a two way long winded issue and I wil not elaborate here)

            Sony and M$ are honestly kicking Nintendo in the groin in this generation.

  • cyberkinghardy

    I don’t care if it gets localize or not. Just bring the game outside Japan.

  • JeremyTMH

    Woot Elise is playable!

    • Duc PC-QB

      God yes
      Rean x Elise – S-Link level : Incest

      Im curious about Alfin though

      • JeremyTMH

        Its not incest when they have 0 blood relation. >.>

        Even their mother approves lol. Father well… “over my dead body. (but he approves if thats what they want lol)”

  • Spectacularity

    i am excite.

  • Sergio Macellaro

    I wonder when we can play it on english.
    Only in 2014 we be able to play TiTs SC, then i cant imagine whom much time ill be needed to publish this game on West.
    I have a doubt otherwise:
    Sen’s series is a direct continuation of zero/ao no kisek, a new arc or a sidestory?
    Merry holiday.

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