The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 2 now has a release date for PC. The JRPG will arrive on the platform on February 14, 2018.
As the name would suggest, Trails of Cold Steel 2 is a sequel to Class VII’s first adventure in Erebonia. As such, it is probably a good idea to start there. Just like its predecessor, this port will include additional features such as a turbo mode and ultrawide support. Durante has also added a new instant resume function that allows players to jump straight into their most recent save upon launching the game. This port includes more lines of English audio than its console counterparts as well.
From the Steam description:
Taking place on the same continent as the fan favorite Trails in the Sky offshoot of Nihon Falcom’s storied The Legend of Heroes franchise, Trails of Cold Steel II (Sen no Kiseki II in Japanese) is a direct sequel to Trails of Cold Steel, picking up one month after the decisive collision that changed the fate of the entire nation of Erebonia. The speedy, tactical turn-based combat with the newly-developed “ARCUS” system returns with all the bells and whistles together with the new Overdrive mode, new means of transportation both across the land and sky, new allies, new dangers, and a renewed sense of hope as Rean tirelessly works to right the wrongs that have led the country to disarray.
- A Direct Sequel that Remembers the Past
Clear data from Trails of Cold Steel carries over into Trails of Cold Steel II, granting players bonuses, and most importantly, remembering the many relationships cultivated during time spent at Thors Military Academy, allowing for more personalized conversations throughout the story.
- Take to the Land and Sky in New Modes of Transportation
Fast travel isn’t just for Trista anymore; a personalized airship now allows players to swiftly choose and descend upon both familiar and foreign destinations alike—and on land, horseback riding not only returns, but players can now customize and utilize Angelica’s orbal bike for fast transportation across the map.
- The Link System Returns with a new Overdrive Mode
Bonding with allies continues to pay off with the Combat Link System, netting a variety of combat benefits including healing, guarding, and more, and the new Overdrive mode allows linked characters to attack up to three turns in a row for new strategic battle options.
- Experience the Game as Never Before
50% more lines of English voice-overs have been added to the PC release, bringing a fresh experience to even those who have played it before on console. New features for this release include ultrawide aspect ratio support, turbo mode, and an instant resume feature that allows players to launch directly from Steam to their most recent save.
While the game will not be on PC until Valentine’s Day, it is currently available on PS3 and Vita. The first entry in the Trails of Cold Steel saga is also available on PS3 and Vita as well as PC. To see the port in action and learn more, you can watch XSEED’s recent live stream on Twitch.