Falcom is currently hard at work on The Legend of Heroe: Trails of Cold Steel III, while the Trails of Cold Steel II is launching this fall in the U.S with translations handled by XSEED. The latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation features an interview with Falcom president and CEO Toshihiro Kondo, where he discusses a few details about the upcoming game including the possibility of it being a PS4 exclusive.
Kondo understands that there are a lot of Trails fans that play the series on Vita, but they’re currently in the middle of deciding which hardware the game will be coming to. The first Trails of Cold Steel came to both Vita and PS3, with Trails of Cold Steel II also coming to both platforms. Here’s some other interesting pieces from the interview, found by Hachima and translated by Siliconera.
It feels like the number of titles being released has lowered. Does it take longer to develop a single game nowadays?
Toshihiro Kondo, Falcom President: “It may be so, but it doesn’t mean our challenging spirit from the past has gone away. Just the other day in an interview with employees we had people say ‘I’d like to make a smartphone app’ and ‘I’d like to make Magical Alisa into a game,’ so we all have our own unique ideas.”
What is it that you, President Kondo, would personally like to challenge?
“Sorcerian. I’ve been saying it for about half a year. I’ve been trying to think what we can do with it in today’s era. Other than that, there are many other platforms such as PSVR that I’d like to challenge as well.”
What’s the current production status of Trails of Cold Steel III?
“We’re currently going all out in its advancement. We’re planning on actually getting things started this summer, but we’ve already finished up with some of the base parts. New models for Rean and the others are already done.”
Will the protagonist of Trails of Cold Steel III be Rean?
“The protagonist and story summary has already been decided. As for which characters will appear, please look forward to it.”
Trails of Cold Steel III is currently in production, and doesn’t have a confirmed release date. Trails of Cold Steel II launches September 6 in the U.S. on both PS3 and Vita.
How have you played the Trails games in the past? Would you be upset if Trails of Cold Steel III only came to PS4? Let us know in the comments.