Trails of Cold Steel II warms up this autumn

Ready for round two? One of the coolest RPGs I've played in recent years concluded in dramatic fashion. And the sequel isn't too far off with a promised autumn/fall release. That's as close as we get for now, but I'm up for the boxed copy this time around!

Trails of Cold Steel II picks up one month after the decisive collision that changed the fate of the entire nation of Erebonia. The speedy, tactical turn-based combat with the newly-developed “ARCUS” system returns, with all the bells and whistles players fondly remember, along with the new Overdrive mode, new means of transportation both across the land and sky, new allies, new dangers, and a renewed sense of hope as Rean tirelessly works to right the wrongs that have led the country to disarray.

Note that Clear data from Trails of Cold Steel carries over, granting bonus stats and extra items, while also remembering the many relationships cultivated during the earlier time spent at Thors Military Academy to allow for more personalized conversations throughout the story.

Hopefully the sequel will get more notice from the gaming press than the first one did, just because its not on PS4!