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XSEED registers domains: Corpse Party: Blood Drive, Xanadu Next, Trails of Cold Steel

Foffy

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The edit didn't remove anything, the blanks are actually what's returned from a reverse whois. They do that so they can charge people to get the full information.

However, yes, it is Trails of Cold Steel, which I am fairly certain is Sen no Kiseki.


WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT? They're going to bother with another Legend of Heroes game?
 

Aeana

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WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT? They're going to bother with another Legend of Heroes game?
Falcom seems to really be pushing Sen, what with how they got Korean and Chinese translations done officially. It wouldn't surprise me if they wanted to accelerate the English fanbase up to that point, as well.
 

Zhao_Yun

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Falcom seems to really be pushing Sen, what with how they got Korean and Chinese translations done officially. It wouldn't surprise me if they wanted to accelerate the English fanbase up to that point, as well.
I am not familiar with how all the different Kiseki titles are connected but would it even make sense to release Sen in the West before Ao and Zero?
 

Taruranto

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Eh, they have been making good money of Falcom games on steam probably, so they probably just bought the fan-translation and called it a day.

Happy to see Xanadu is getting more exposure.
 

Shiina

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The edit didn't remove anything, the blanks are actually what's returned from a reverse whois. They do that so they can charge people to get the full information.

However, yes, it is Trails of Cold Steel, which I am fairly certain is Sen no Kiseki.
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Aeana

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How does Sen fit into the whole Kiseki construct? Can someone draw me a flowchart or something? ;)
It's the third arc, following Sora (Sky) and Zero/Ao (the PSP games, which together form the second arc). It takes place in the empire of Erebonia roughly at the same time as the tail end of Zero and throughout Ao.
 

YianGaruga

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I was confused by the ".. no Kiseki" names and thought Cold Steel was just supposed to be the subtitle for SC. Hoooly shit. 2015 starting with all the megatons.
 

Foffy

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I am not familiar with how all the different Kiseki titles are connected but would it even make sense to release Sen in the West before Ao and Zero?
I think they're just ready to skip titles to try and catch up. Unless they bothered with the Evolution versions, your best bet to ever see those titles is thanks to fan translations, where Ao is being worked on.

I would laugh myself into a coma if that fan translation finished before Trails in the Sky SC.
 

Aeana

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So basically you shouldn't play it until after all of Sky and Zero/Ao?
It doesn't really matter. Zero/Ao reference some events that happen in Sen, and vice-versa. And it doesn't really depend a lot on Sora regardless, other than the basic world building it did.

And honestly, if they're skipping ahead to Sen, I wouldn't expect Zero/Ao any time soon, but that's just me speculating.
 

Nightengale

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So basically you shouldn't play it until after all of Sky and Zero/Ao?
It's a little bit (only a little bit) more flexible than that, but pretty much, yeah.

I'd say the first half of Zero/Sen no Kiseki is plenty playable without having played any of the previous Kiseki games. However, after the half-way point, it's pretty much necessary to have played the previous games to get the full experience.

With that being said, it still tells a relatively stand-alone story. One would miss out on the over-arching characters and stuff, but in general, it's not like the plot largely depends on what happened in Sora.
 

chaosblade

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So XSEED is localizing Sen no Kiseki?

Disappointing if so, because it doesn't look very interesting to me and I don't want to play it until we get the prior games. So I'll have to decide if I want to buy it and sit on it (support, and I'll definitely have the game later) or hold off for a potential PC release and pick it up however many years down the line (and if not, hope I can find a PS3 copy for a decent price).

It doesn't really matter. Zero/Ao reference some events that happen in Sen, and vice-versa. And it doesn't really depend a lot on Sora regardless, other than the basic world building it did.

And honestly, if they're skipping ahead to Sen, I wouldn't expect Zero/Ao any time soon, but that's just me speculating.
Doesn't Sen have a FC-like cliffhanger, and Sen 2 basically requires you to have played 3rd/Zero/Ao?

Eh, spoiler tagged just in case.
 

Aeana

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It's a little bit (only a little bit) more flexible than that, but pretty much, yeah.

I'd say the first half of Zero/Sen no Kiseki is plenty playable without having played any of the previous Kiseki games. However, after the half-way point, it's pretty much necessary to have played the previous games to get the full experience.
I think it's important to note that Falcom apparently decided otherwise, giving the push they gave Sen in Chinese and Korean. Zero and Ao may have had "unofficial" PC releases in Chinese, but they are not available at all in Korean. So while those of us who have played the Sen games (especially Sen 2) might find it hard to imagine not playing Zero/Ao first, I think it's probably not such a big deal. I actually felt the same way about playing Zero/Ao before Sora, and then I met several people who did just that and they didn't feel super lost at all.

Doesn't Sen have a FC-like cliffhanger, and Sen 2 basically requires you to have played 3rd/Zero/Ao?
Cliffhangers are the norm for the series. And see my answer to the second part above.
 

Nightengale

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Doesn't Sen have a FC-like cliffhanger, and Sen 2 basically requires you to have played 3rd/Zero/Ao?

Eh, spoiler tagged just in case.
SC, Ao, and Sen II are in the same ballpark of being an immediate sequel that it's crazy to start without having played FC, Zero and Sen first.

However, jumping into a new 'story arc' without having played the previous story arcs is 'largely' fine. Crossbell (Zero no Kiseki) is plenty playable even without having played Sora, even if you'd miss out on 'the feels' (unresolved side story arc from the previous game).

Likewise, Sen no Kiseki too is playable without having experienced the previous games.
 

Pooya

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they're doing all that and then some at the same time? I thought xseed didn't have the manpower.
 

zakujanai

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Trying not to get too excited about the possibility of Sen no Kiseki. Still getting way too excited about the possibility of Sen no Kiseki
 

Nightengale

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I think it's important to note that Falcom apparently decided otherwise, giving the push they gave Sen in Chinese and Korean. Zero and Ao may have had "unofficial" PC releases in Chinese, but they are not available at all in Korean. So while those of us who have played the Sen games (especially Sen 2) might find it hard to imagine not playing Zero/Ao first, I think it's probably not such a big deal. I actually felt the same way about playing Zero/Ao before Sora, and then I met several people who did just that and they didn't feel super lost at all.
I too, played Zero before Sora, so I get what you're saying.

I feel like Mass Effect is kind of a decent analogy to use. Jumping into Zero/Sen without having played the previous games is kinda like jumping into Mass Effect 2 without having played ME1.

You lose out on character development/references to established pieces built from the first game, but it's not a story that hinges critically on having played the previous game.
 

Kaybe

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Poor XSEED, getting their announcements spoiled all the time. 2015 is off to a great start and I'm getting all of these.
 

Xenoflare

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Falcom seems to really be pushing Sen, what with how they got Korean and Chinese translations done officially. It wouldn't surprise me if they wanted to accelerate the English fanbase up to that point, as well.
I am certain that FC,SC and 3rd for Sora had an official Chinese/Korean version. So there is a sustained fanbase in those regions.

I bought the offical Chinese ones back in the days, SC and 3rd had SecuROM which was fun. I legitimately cannot install them because the server for the activation keys are long gone and it only allows one activation per PC and requires a deactivation once you uninstall.
 

chaosblade

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*Imagines Siliconera making a sad face with all the Trails in the Flash tags.

*Happy days.
That might be the best news out of all of this. What a dumb name, and why did they refuse to accept any suggestions/improvements for articles.
 

Korialstrasz

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Why did they do that anyway? It's confusing as hell.
They like doing their own title localization. They also kept referring to "Oreshika2" as "Over My Dead Body" but it ended up being called "Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines" in the west. (Someone should check if they bothered fixing their tags :p)
 

Parakeetman

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Game was quite the disappointment... Real lack of freedom and the battle system gets old quick once the initial charm wears off.

Highly unfortunate as was hoping it would have been the replacement for Rune Factory.
 

Aeana

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I am certain that FC,SC and 3rd for Sora had an official Chinese/Korean version. So there is a sustained fanbase in those regions.

I bought the offical Chinese ones back in the days, SC and 3rd had SecuROM which was fun. I legitimately cannot install them because the server for the activation keys are long gone and it only allows one activation per PC and requires a deactivation once you uninstall.
Yeah, I know. Zero/Ao did not come out in Korean, though. There were fan translation efforts, although I'm unsure if they were ever completed.
 

Nightengale

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Falcom seems to really be pushing Sen, what with how they got Korean and Chinese translations done officially. It wouldn't surprise me if they wanted to accelerate the English fanbase up to that point, as well.
Didn't that localisation effort materialise out of a collaboration with SCEJA? As mentioned here :

http://www.esterior.net/2014/05/translated-bahamut-interview-with-toshihiro-kondo-about-sen-no-kiseki-ii-and-the-future-of-falcom/

Wouldn't be surprised if Sen's simply easier to localise because of that.
 

Dark_castle

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Falcom seems to really be pushing Sen, what with how they got Korean and Chinese translations done officially. It wouldn't surprise me if they wanted to accelerate the English fanbase up to that point, as well.
You see, it's nice to want things.