Nihon Falcom revealed on Thursday in a financial results report for the fiscal year ended on September 30 that it plans to release a new game in its Trails series in September 2022. Next year marks the 35th anniversary of Falcom’s Ys series, and the company is planning additional products alongside the release of the budget version of Ys IX: Monstrum Nox for PlayStation 4.
In addition, the company plans to develop titles for the Nintendo Switch internally starting in 2022 with the Switch version of The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails. It is also promoting multiplatform game development across consoles, PC, and smartphones for Japan, North America, Europe, and Asia.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV (pictured above right), the fourth installment in Nihon Falcom’s Trails of Cold Steel role-playing game series, launched for the PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe in October 2020 and in Australia and New Zealand in November 2020. The game launched on Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam and GOG in North America and Europe in April.
NIS America shipped the The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III PlayStation 4 game in October 2019 in North America and Europe, and later in October 2019 in Oceania after a delay. The game launched in North America and Europe with English and Japanese audio and English and French text. The game got a release on Google Stadia in April.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel shipped in Japan for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in September 2013. XSEED released the game in North America for both consoles in December 2015, and NIS America released the game in Europe for both consoles in January 2016. XSEED released the game for PC in August 2017. The game’s PS4 release in Japan launched in March 2018.
The Ys IX: Monstrum Nox role-playing game launched for PlayStation 4 in the United States and Europe in February. The game launched for the Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, and PC via Steam on July 6.
The game launched for PS4 in Japan in September 2019.
The series’ familiar action role-playing game mechanics, such as free movement and jumping, and battles against giant bosses, will return for the game. Players will be able to use the “supernatural action” abilities of various Monstrum to explore levels. Players will also be able to conduct “Guild Management” in the prison city.
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