The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II is a role-playing video game by Nihon Falcom (JP), Xseed Games (NA), NIS America, Marvelous Europe (PS4) (PAL), Xseed Games (Win) (WW), developed by Marvelous USA, Inc., Trails in the Sky, Nihon Falcom and XSEED Games.
PlayStation on Friday, May 03, 2019 released the trailer:
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II - Launch Announcement.
The game plays very similarly to the original Trails of Cold Steel game, playing as a traditional JRPG with turn-based battles. The game is not, however, tied to the school schedule structure of the original, with the game now centered around traveling the world rather than attending classes. If the player has a completed game save file from completing the prior game, it has an effect on the game of Cold Steel II, with certain events and dialogues playing out different based on choices and relationships built in the prior game.
The game is a direct sequel to the original Trails of Cold Steel, and begins one month after its ending. Rean Schwarzer has escaped alongside his Divine Knight, Valimar. He makes it to his hometown of Ymir with the assistance of bracer Toval, but Rean quickly finds him and his loved ones caught in the crossfire of the Erebonian civil war. Rean's opponents are the Noble Alliance, which has partnered with the Imperial Liberation Front from the previous game, as well as Ouroboros - a recurring group of antagonists in the Trails series. Students from Thors Military Academy, including those from Class VII, had been scattered across the country, so Rean attempts to get everyone back together again to put an end to the civil war and save those he cares about.
Rean and Emma's cat Celine are saved by the bracer Toval and is brought to Ymir, where he is reunited with his sister Elise as well as Princess Alfin. He learns that the Noble Alliance has taken the Imperial family into protective custody and has the upper hand in the civil war against the Imperial Army with the help of the Imperial Liberation Front, various jaegar corps (including Fie's former corps Zephyr) and Ouroboros. When Elise and Princess Alfin are kidnapped by the witch Vita Clotilde and the mysterious Altina Orion, Rean resorts to find the rest of Class VII who were scattered across eastern Erebonia. With the help of Toval, Railway Military Police and Ironblood Captain Claire Rieveldt and Reinford family maid and Ouroboros Enforcer Sharon Krueger, he succeeds in reuniting with his friends but also catches the attention of Duke Cayenne, the supreme commander of the Noble Alliance. Rean allows himself to be taken to gather more information about the Noble Alliance. On board the Alliance flagship the Pantagruel, Rean refuses Cayenne's invitation to join the Alliance. He learns more about the key Alliance members including Crow Armbrust's past and motive to assassinate Chancellor Osborne, but also finds Princess Alfin aboard; Elise was separated to attend to the Imperial family. Rean and Alfin fight their way out of the Pantagruel; along the way, Rean gains control of his Ogre power and manages to reach the deck and defeat Crow in a duel. However, Rean reverts to normal before he can reach Valimar, and the two only manage to escape with the timely arrival of Prince Olivert's forces, including Class VII and the Imperial airship the Courageous.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II was scheduled to be released on September 25, 2014, on September 6, 2016, on November 11, 2016, on February 14, 2018, on April 26, 2018, on June 4, 2019 and on June 7, 2019 by Nihon Falcom (JP), Xseed Games (NA), NIS America, Marvelous Europe (PS4) (PAL), Xseed Games (Win) (WW).
It is a single-player video game.
The game is made with PhyreEngine engine.
This video game is available for the following platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4.
More information about The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II you can get at:
Official website: trailsofcoldsteel.com/cs2
Product websites: Steam