Friday, October 26, 2012

Falcom on Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky 2nd Chapter (Sora no Kiseki SC) PSN and Localization

The upcoming Japanese re-release of The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter (Sora no Kiseki SC) on PSN wasn’t so simple to accomplish. Since it’s a two-disc game on the UMD format, some steps were needed to put the content together. In an interview with Siliconera, Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo explained how the studio went about this:

“Based on the materials that we had, it looked like we would pretty much have to rebuild the game all of again to combine those two UMD discs into one PSN game file. In our continued discussions with Sony, they were able to show us another way to do it that greatly reduced our resource commitment to be able to make it happen. It pretty much happened after on going discussions with the PlayStation team.”

Kondo also addressed the possibility of localization. He didn’t have much news to share, but the studio is still very much interested in bringing Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter overseas.

“It is something we here at Falcom cannot do alone, but we will continue to discuss with Xseed to try to make that happen in the future. There is perhaps a better possibility now because we are working on the code once again. We will definitely continue to discussions and see if there is a way we can put out an English version.”

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