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The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
英雄伝説VI 空の軌跡FC
Eiyū Densetsu Shikkusu Sora no Kiseki FC
Developer(s) Flag of Japan.png Nihon Falcom [Win/PSP/PS3]
Flag of Japan.png Taito [FOMA]
Flag of Japan.png Kadokawa Games [PS Vita]
Flag of Japan.png Broadmedia [iOS/Android]
Flag of South Korea.png Aruon Games [Win], SCEK [PS Vita]
Flag of China Republic.png 娯楽通 [Win], 東方明珠索楽 [PS Vita]Flag of Taiwan.png 英特衛 [Win], SCET [PS Vita]
Flag of HK.png Typhoon Games [Win], SCEH [PS Vita]
Flag of USA.png XSEED Games [PSP/Win]
Flag of Europe.png Ghostlight [PSP]
Publisher(s) Nihon Falcom Corporation
NA: XSEED Games
Release Microsoft Windows
Flag of Japan.png June 24, 2004
Flag of China Republic.png January 20, 2006
Flag of South Korea.png March 17, 2006
Steam android.png July 29, 2014
Flag of China Republic.png Flag of HK.png April 26, 2016

Playstation Portable
Flag of Japan.png September 28, 2006
Flag of USA.png March 29, 2011
Flag of Europe.png November 4, 2011
FOMA: Available in December 24, 2008
PS3: December 13, 2012
Playstation VITA
Flag of Japan.png June 11, 2015
Flag of South Korea.png October 22, 2015
Flag of China Republic.png Flag of HK.png November 5, 2015
iOS/Android: January 19, 2016

Genre Computer RPG
Modes Single-player
Ratings CERO A.png, PEGI 12+ rating.png, ESRB T.png
iOS: 9+, Android: 12+
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows Windows newlogo.png
Playstation Portable Playstation portable brand.png
Playstation 3 PS3 MiniIcon.png
Playstation VITA Playstation-vita-brandlogo-blue.png
iOS Apple-logo.png, Android Android logo.png (Japan Only)
Media CD/DVD-ROM [Win]
UMD [PSP]
BD-ROM [PS3]
VITA Card [PSVITA]
App Download
Chronology
Previous The Legend of Heroes III: Song of the Ocean
Next Trails in the Sky SC Dub-logo.jpg
External Links
Trails in the Sky (Official USA Website)
Sora no Kiseki FC (Official JP Site)
Sora no Kiseki FC: Kai HD Edition (Official JP Site)
Sora no Kiseki FC Evolution (Official JP Site)
想いの軌跡が時代を拓く
The trails of your feelings will start the generation
—Title Catchphrase

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is the sixth game in the Legend of Heroes meta-series, and the first of the Trails franchise.

Originally released in Japan as Eiyuu Densetsu Shikusu, Sora no Kiseki FC for PC, the game's story follows Estelle and Joshua Bright ten years after the Hundred Days War on their journey to become Bracers.

It is the first installment of a game trilogy, where it would spawn immediate sequels in Trails in the Sky SC and Trails in the Sky the 3rd, along with numerous supplementary media and a remake.

Synopsis

Upon the Orbal Revolution, people's lives have become significantly more productive from the mechanical gadget unit called the Orbment, and the mysterious energy it generates. From onward, the everyday lives of people have transcended beyond normal progress from the construction of Orbalships and other innovations that follow. But great prosperity can lead to new conflicts, whereas many nations have other uses for the Orbment by engineering them for weapons development.

In the proud and independent Liberl Kingdom, the cheerful siblings Estelle Bright and Joshua Bright left their hometown to become official Bracers, individual combat specialists of investigation skills who help those around with various problems. What challenges awaits the two upon their adventures, as the feelings of those around unfold a new generation.

Characters

Playable Characters

The cast of playable characters

Development

PSP Development

Originally developed for the PC and utilizing a similar graphics engine to another Falcom game, Ys: Ark of Napishtim, the game would be ported to the PSP in 2006 with some alterations, including:

  1. A monster collector's book, which acts as a bestiary for all defeated enemies
  2. Added voice acting during battles
  3. Estelle wears an apron during the cooking sequences.
  4. Faces in the character sprites animate.
  5. Lowered resolution and frame rate to accommodate the PSP's hardware.
  6. The name is slightly changed from "The Legend of Heroes VI: Sora no Kiseki" to "The Legend of Heroes: Sora no Kiseki FC"

Otherwise, the 2 versions are identical in nearly every way. Later, the PSP version was localized and published by XSEED Games for North America in March 2011 as "The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky". One extra was added to the game by the localization team was that if the players try talking to a chest after opening it for its treasure, the chest will respond with quirky and humorous dialogue as a bonus. In Europe, Ghostlight Games published the game in which it was exactly like XSEED's translation.

Remastered HD Edition

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High definition versions of the game and its sequels would be released on the PlayStation 3 in Japan. The evolved versions share the 3 major distinctions.[1]

  • Vividly clear HD Graphics - New graphic quality seen from the comparison on the right . Experience now on the big screen the details of the art, towns, and event scenes.
  • Save Data from the PSP Version is Compatible - You can use the PSP save data being able to play on the big screen at home, and bring it along on your PSP.
  • Many Extra Contents Available - All soundtracks available, new calendar wallpapers, PS3 themes, etc.

Achievements

  • Cross Review Golden Hall of Fame (Weekly Famitsu, October 6, 2006) (PSP)

Videos

References

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