Massive Japanese RPG Trails into Reverie has been confirmed for a Western release on PlayStation 4. Those already familiar with the Trails of Cold Steel games may know that this is a sequel to that series. However, it doesn't just cover Rean Schwarzer and the gang — it also ties up stories years in the making from other Trails games, hence Reverie's gigantic cast of characters.
Indeed, the cast is so huge that the adventure is actually split into three different narratives, which can be switched between at any time. One follows Rean, another follows Lloyd Bannings, and the last follows a mysterious masked warrior named C. Ambitious to say the least.
Trails of Reverie launched in Japan last year, but it seems as though the localisation is going to take quite some time (it'll feature English voiceovers as well as Japanese, by the way). Published by NIS America here in the West, it's aiming for a 2023 release date. We honestly thought it'd be arriving sooner, but that's what we've been given.
Still, yet more Trails love for the West. Are you ready for a return trip to Zemuria? Be patient in the comments section below.
Good news. I might have played through cold steel 3 and 4 by then!! Wish it was landing sooner though. Seems a very long time. Guess alot needs to be translated.
Will this game make much sense to those who've only been introduced to the series through cold steel is my only question or will Azure and Zero fill the gaps? 🤔
@Rob_230 It ties up other stories in the Trails series, including the Zero and Azure one, so you'll need to play those to get the full picture.
Also worth noting that Cold Steel IV has a lot to do with Zero and Azure as well. Perfectly playable without that knowledge (and I'd recommend you just get stuck in anyway, or you'll never get them all finished), but yeah.
@ShogunRok haha cheers Rob. Just the casual 400 hours of gameplay to go then 🤣 i've got Ys IX in the backlog to play too, so it seems i'll be playing alot of falcom titles in the near future
2023 For This And We Probably Won't get Kuro Until 2025
So a while ago while Cold Steel 3 was new I started from the very beginning. I played the Sky trilogy on steam (oh I am not a fan of PC gaming but the fast forward button was useful). Then I watched the fan translated Crossbell games on YouTube. After I was finished Cold Steel 4 was up for pre-order. I played all 4 games on PS4. I completed the project around Christmas last year. To be honest I played the games in the easiest difficulty and with the fast forward button but still it is a monumental task to say the least. I thought we would have Hajimari sooner but the localisation team is not that huge and it is understandable.
A little surprising that we’ll still be getting PS4 games like this in ‘23!
Really stoked about this! Always loved Nihon Falcom's Ys games since I was a kid, but just now got around to checking out the Trails games. Playing them all in order right now, and loving it so far! Starting with Trails in the Sky FC on Steam!
Yeah 2022-2033 are going to be a really great time to be a Trails fan. I'm just overwhelmed with all the news today!
Holy crap it’s happening!!! Lifelong Falcom fan, so all these games coming west is just the best damn thing ever!!
@Areus I have a (very hopeful) theory that one of the reasons most of these games are 2023 is because Kuro will be localised next year. Again, HOPEFUL, but it is possible.
Otherwise we'll be so far behind it isn't even funny!
Distinct lack of Estelle in the trailer. Poor Estelle.
Good to hear, i have only just recently started playing the cold steel series on the ps4.From what I've played so far i am really impressed,so this is welcome news.
@ShogunRok I think the best we can hope for is that Reverie and Kuro are different teams and being worked on in parallel. Even then I’ll be very surprised to see Kuro in 2022. If they do them in series @Areus prediction may well come true.
The older trails games are a different team and therefore not really relevant for Kuro.
@Ryall Ah, is that right? I don't know how big the localisation teams actually are, or how many of them NISA's had working on these in the past.
I'm just thinking from a business point of view. Kuro is a big budget game for Falcom, so you'd think that it would want it to be localised sooner rather than later. Same for NISA, since it won't want to fall behind on the "new" Trails releases.
Again, it's hopeful stuff, but we'll have to wait and see.
2023... starts to cry
I really must say it's unnaceptable that a localization takes 2 years.
Are they witholding the ps4 version until the switch version is done or what?
We were already 2 years behind with this series, now it's gonna be 3? Literally getting worse.
How are you gonna release Kuro no kiseki 1 and 2 in 2024 and 2025 on ps4?
Damn, I'm really happy for fans that are excited about this news!
Especially the fact there will be English voice acting.
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