The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak is the next game in developer Nihon Falcom’s long-running Trails series and officially kicks off the second half of an ongoing story. Previously known as The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki by fans, it first launched in Japan on PC and PS4 in 2021; with a PS5 version launching later in 2022. Get a look at the game in the trailer below.
The next entry will take players to the Calvard Republic following the Trails of Cold Steel arc and put players into the shoes of Van Arkride. The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak‘s hero is Spriggan, similar to a bracer but acts as an independent freelancer and is willing to do any job, even the dirty ones that the guild would never do. One day a high school girl, Agnes Claudel, requests his help to find an Oct-Genesis, a lost orbment owned by her late great-grandfather, who happens to be the late extraordinary Professor Epstein.
This will put Van on a destined path that might change Calvard as we know it. This is the first game in a new proprietary game engine that introduces a new approach to Trails’ battle system that mixes real-time and turn-based combat. Alongside refreshed gameplay is the series’ new Mass Effect-like Alignment system, which impacts the story and your influence in Calvard depending on the player’s choices.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak is set to kick off the second half of the Trails story and will launch sometime in summer 2024 for PC, PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch. Localization for the game’s sequel, Crimson Sin, was not revealed.