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The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak to Rise in the West July 5th [UPDATE]

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Update: The article originally said that Trails through Daybreak would be releasing on July 7th instead of July 5th. We apologize for the error.

NIS America has announced that The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak will release in western regions on July 5th for Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4, and PC. This reveal was delivered via an announcement trailer (below) on the NIS America YouTube channel and the game’s official website.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak Synopsis

Follow the spriggan Van Arkride as he takes on a case that will change the fate of the Calvard Republic…as well as his own. Will forces from the shadowy organization known as Almata bring chaos to the nation, or do Van and his allies have what it takes to stop them?

Originally released in 2021 to Japan and Asia as The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki, Trails through Daybreak will bring the West ever closer to parity with Japan.

2022 and 2023 saw a flurry of Trails titles previously unlocalized: Trails from Zero, Trails to Azure, and Trails into Reverie. Zero and Azure—the Crossbell games—are self-contained whilst also having shared characters and stories with the Cold Steel games. Sound confusing? Well, it is, so check out Scott’s great round-up feature detailing how to get into the Trails series.

Trails through Daybreak will also receive a sequel in Japan this year—The Legend of Heroes: Kai no Kiseki — Farewell, O Zemuria—with no current info on when this will release in the West, but the window of translation for Falcom/NIS America titles seems to be shortening each year.

As one of RPGFan’s 30 most anticipated RPGs of 2024, The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak will be getting plenty of coverage, so stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to July.

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Claton Stevenson

Claton Stevenson

Claton (yes no "Y") is an RPG obsessed News Editor. Claton fell in love with the genre whilst watching his childhood friend spam GF summons in FF VIII; thinking "wow these graphics are just like real life. Is this really a game"? He’s been chasing that feeling of awe and wonder ever since. Who knows? Maybe he’ll find it right here with RPGFan. When he’s not writing for RPGFan, you’ll find him nonchalantly leaning against the ballroom wall being the “best looking guy here.” …whatever.

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