The Legend of Heroes: Trials of Cold Steel II will be coming to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Europe thanks to Nippon Inchi Software. This sequel to the 2013 original (JPN release) sees the fate of Erebonia hang in the balance as the narrative picks up just one month after the conclusion of the first game. NIS confirmed that Trials of Cold Steel II will be available in both physical and digital versions upon release for all platforms.
A narrative link between the previous game and Trials II isn’t the only part of this new game that looks to improve upon the past. Colorful and playful dialogue was at the heart of the first game and Trials of Steel II promises even more great exchanges between the cast of characters. The Combat Link System allows allies to combine various combat benefits such as healing, guards from enemy attacks and statistic boosts. New to the Legend of Heroes’s combat is the Overdrive System which allows linked characters to perform up to three consecutive attacks, giving players a new strategic option in battle.
Publishing for Trials of Cold Steel II will be handled in Europe by NIS, it will be published by XSEED in North America. The Legend of Heroes: Trials of Steel II was originally released in Japan in September of 2014. If you’re primarily a PC gamer and feel a little left out that the majority of the Legend of Heroes games have yet to see a Windows release , 2006’s Trials In The Sky is currently 50% off on Steam for a very reasonable $10.99 CDN/
Check out a trailer for the English adaptation of the first Trials of Cold Steel below: