Falcom has revealed on Twitter that The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel series has sold 1.01 million copies worldwide as of August 31, 2017. The game first released in Japan in September 2013 and its latest entry launched exactly a year later.
Both games also made their way to the West in 2015 and 2016, respectively, garnering positive reviews. PlayStation LifeStyle’s Jowi Girard-Meli praised the original title for XSEED’s “superior localization, which bypasses anime cliches in favor of real depth; an addictive set of life-sim mechanics, from bonding with the lovable cast to cooking a bevy of dishes; and a combat system that rewards customization and cooperation between party members.”
Trails of Cold Steel II didn’t disappoint Jowi either. He wrote in his review:
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II is a worthy follow-up to my favorite RPG from last year, even if it stumbles in a couple important ways that left me slightly less impressed. The characters and the writing are still the stars of the show this time around, so hats off to XSEED for providing another excellent localization. I didn’t really get into the increased focus on the political implications of the war or the number of goofy twists that make up the climax here, but it sure was great to see all my favorite students from Thors Academy again.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III will release in Japan on the 28th of this month for PlayStation 4. A Western release has yet to be announced.