JRPG followers are excited for a brand new English fan translation of a ‘Trails’ recreation unreleased within the west
Ten years after it was launched in Japan, Nihon Falcom RPG The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki is getting an English translation from a well-respected fan translation group named Geofront. The interpretation, being launched beneath the English title Trails to Azure, is years within the making, and lastly releasing on Saturday, Might 22.
“I wish to assume that after over a 12 months of tireless work, we’ve got efficiently carried out my favourite recreation of all time justice,” wrote lead editor Scott. “I actually consider we left no stone unturned in localizing Azure. That is our love letter to not solely the Trails sequence however our predecessors who localized these video games earlier than us and people who will proceed to localize them after us.”
It may be laborious to maintain monitor of simply what number of video games there are within the Legend of Heroes JRPG sequence, which began in 1989, particularly while you dig into the Trails within the Sky sub-series and its a number of sub-sub sequence, like Trails of Chilly Metal. (The fourth and closing Chilly Metal recreation was simply launched on Steam in April). A lot of the Trails video games have been launched within the west by publishers XSEED and NIS America years after they first got here out in Japan, however a couple of have by no means made it over.
Geofront launched a fan translation of one other lacking Trails recreation, Trails from Zero, in 2020. Trails to Azure is the sequel to that recreation, and has formally solely been launched in Japanese and Chinese language. The Geofront translation patch will truly apply to the Chinese language model of the sport, which you should buy digitally. Geofront wrote a walkthrough to doing simply that right here. Geofront’s launch is not technically Azure’s first English translation—one other fan effort was launched in 2018—but it surely’s undoubtedly one which sequence followers are excited for.
Coincidentally, a Steam launch of Trails to Azure is coming later this 12 months, too, however solely in Chinese language and Korean. Geofront has stated it has “no plans” to launch a patch for that model of the sport (or for its PSP or Vita ports), however different modders might decide up the torch and patch Geofront’s script into these releases sometime.