Bit of a wait for them, though
As part of Nihon Falcom's 40th anniversary celebration stream (above), the company has confirmed that it's bringing four more games from the Legend of Heroes RPG series to Switch over the next couple of years. This venerable series began life as a Dragon Slayer spin-off way back in 1989, although the Trails subset...
Summer of Switch
The Summer is already looking relatively busy for Switch gamers, and now yet another meaty game is joining the fray; NIS America has confirmed that Ys IX: Monstrum Nox arrives on 6th July in North America, 9th July in Europe and 16th July in Oceania. This latest entry in the series see Adol start out as a fugitive, and this time...
How the Trails series brought life to Zemuria
Much like its predecessors, we had a fair wait until The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV reached western audiences. First launched three years ago, Cold Steel IV finally arrived in the West last year on PS4 to great reviews and, come April 9th, Switch owners can experience how Nihon Falcom’s...
Take a look back at its early efforts with Ys and The Legend of Heroes
Not every anniversary is always cause for celebration with companies. Nintendo was noticeably quiet during Legend of Zelda's 35th recently, but Nihon Falcom is doing things differently. A special 40th anniversary broa
Less than a month after the Japan release
At the end of last year, Falcom announced its latest entry in the Legend of Heroes JRPG series would be coming to the Switch in Japan on 18th March 2021. NIS America has now confirmed The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV will arrive in North America and Europe on 9th April. This will be followed by...
A hint at the western launch date?
The latest entry in Falcom's Legend of Heroes JRPG series has been confirmed for launch on Switch in Japan on 18th March 2021. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV previously had a more vague 'Spring 2021' date attached — which is still the case in the West — and the new concrete release date has...
But only in Japan for now
Fans of Falcom's excellent Legend of Heroes series, rejoice – we're getting more JRPG goodness on the Switch next year, thanks to the fact that The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 1 and 2 are both being released on Nintendo's console. These two titles – originally released on Sony systems in 2013 and 2014...
Nihon Falcom's action RPG Ys IX: Monstrum Nox was announced as coming to Switch in the West back in June as part of the New Game Plus Expo broadcast. At the time it came with a vague '2021' release window attached, but NIS America has now revealed that
The latest entry in Nihon Falcom's action RPG series has been announced for the West with a "2021" release date attached. Ys IX: Monstrum Nox launched in Japan last year but gamers in the West have been waiting for more solid details on the English-language release. Fortunately, publisher NIS America kindly obliged with a trailer as part...
"There is definitely room for us to consider other titles for [Switch] going forward"
Last year NIS America confirmed that it was bringing JRPG The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III to Switch in 2020, with the game scheduled to arrive on 30th June. The long-running Legend of Heroes series has over a dozen entries to its name, and for fans...
Experience the series for the first time
JRPG fans who own a Switch are in for an absolute treat next year – with NIS America announcing The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III by Nihon Falcom will be released on Nintendo's system in Spring 2020. This is the first title in The Legend of Heroes series to be made available on the hybrid...
"We don't have the knowhow to really develop for Switch"
Nihon Falcom has a tremendous history of quality RPGs such as the Ys and The Legend of Heroes series, but only one game - the excellent Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - has been released for Switch. The Legend of Heroes spin-off Trails of Cold Steel III and Ys IX are not currently planned for...
During a recent interview with DenFamiNicoGamer, the president of Nihom Falcom - Toshihiro Kondo - revealed how the company has dealt with “online flaming” for many years due to the misconception the Japanese developer did not like Nintendo. Even prior to the release of Ys VIII on the Nintendo Switch, the president...
"If the opportunity presents itself"
In a recent interview with Japanese video game makers Nihon Falcom, President of the company Toshihiro Kondo commented on his desire to bring games to Nintendo's newest console. The studio is known for creating JRPGs such as The Legend of Heroes and Xanadu series, and would surely make an ideal fit for the...