Falcom is about to re-release The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter as a PlayStation Network download in Japan. Since Trails in the Sky SC is split on two UMDs a downloadable version wasn’t as simple as uploading a file onto PSN. Siliconera asked Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo how they were able to make the PSN release.
"Based on the materials that we had, it looked like we would pretty much have to rebuild the game all of again to combine those two UMD discs into one PSN game file. In our continued discussions with Sony, they were able to show us another way to do it that greatly reduced our resource commitment to be able to make it happen. It pretty much happened after on going discussions with the PlayStation team," Kondo explained.
We figured readers here probably want to know what’s going on with the English version of The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter so we asked about that too.
"It is something we here at Falcom cannot do alone, but we will continue to discuss with Xseed to try to make that happen in the future," Kondo said. "There is perhaps a better possibility now because we are working on the code once again. We will definitely continue to discussions and see if there is a way we can put out an English version."