NIS America has announced that The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak will be released on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch in the summer of 2024.
Trails through Daybreak follows new characters from the Trails series in the Calvard region. After a brief war, the region is experiencing a period of economic recovery. The main character is a spriggan named Van Arkride. As a freelancer and mercenary, he takes on various jobs as a detective, negotiator, and sometimes bounty hunter.
One day, he receives a unique invitation that will lead him on a journey that will forever change his and Calvard’s destiny. Daybreak also features an evolution of Trails’ traditional turn-based combat system, now a mix of real-time and turn-based combat called the Action Time Battle system.
There is also a new alignment system that changes how the story unfolds. You have choices and actions that can fall into the realms of Law, Chaos, and everything in between. These affect who allies with or against Van, his influence in Calvard, and what jobs and dialog options are available.
In addition, publisher NISA will bring parts 3 and 4 of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel to PS5 in early 2024. The games are available now for PC, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak is a new saga in the Trails series, following the international release of The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie earlier this year. The events culminate in the completion of the Erebonian Arc, which includes the Cold Steel Saga, the Crossbell Duology, and the Sky Trilogy.
Trails through Daybreak is known as Kuro no Kiseki in Japan and was released in September 2021. The sequel, Kuro no Kiseki 2: Crimson Sin, was released in Japan in September 2022. The localization of the sequel has not yet been announced.