Legend of Heroes Series

ConsoleNameReleaseGenreDeveloperLucca's Notes
JP VitaThe Legend of Heroes: Sora no Kiseki the 3rd - Evolution2016Turn-BasedFalcomFinal game in the Liberl arc albeit with a different protagonist; plays like the previous games; Evolution version adds new artwork/scenarios
PS3The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel2015Turn-BasedFalcomBeginning of another major arc in the Trails series, adds co-op link attacks to combat, structure is based in a school-type environment
PS3The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II2016Turn-BasedFalcomTakes place soon after the first game - basically required playing if you liked the first one
PS4The Legend of Heroes: Trails From Zero2022Turn-BasedFalcomA port of a port of the first game in the Crossbell Arc of the series, long thought to forever remain unlocalized (until now)
PS4The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel2019Turn-BasedFalcomTons of QoL changes; includes all DLC, more English dialogue, JP audio, and a turbo mode
PS4The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II2019Turn-BasedFalcomTons of QoL changes; includes all DLC, more English dialogue, JP audio, and a turbo mode
PS4The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III2017Turn-BasedFalcomTies together plot threads from the Sky trilogy and Crossbell duology as well as continuing the Cold Steel plot; naturally a long game, combat mostly unchanged from I and II
PS4The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV2018Turn-BasedFalcomAbsolutely requires playing all other Trails games prior to this one; has a very large (and arguably unwieldy) cast of characters, plays like its predecessor
PS4The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure2023Turn-BasedFalcomSecond game in the Crossbell duology- if you liked Trails From Zero this is a no-brainer, but don't play this one first- also has fishing
PSPThe Legend of Heroes II: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch2006Turn-BasedMicrovision/FalcomFirst game in the Gagharv trilogy, despite western release order; gameplay is still very traditional, arguably bland, continues the pet system from the previous game
PSPThe Legend of Heroes III: Song of the Ocean2007Turn-BasedMicrovision/FalcomLast in the Gagharv trilogy, but chronologically between the other two; still linear but allows for importing of data from the previous two games
PSPThe Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion2005Turn-BasedMicrovision/FalcomSecond game in the Gagharv trilogy, despite western release order; run-of-the-mill turn-based gameplay and an arbitrary pet system
PSPThe Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky2011Turn-BasedFalcomThe 6th Legend of Heroes game/first Trails game, starts an interweaving storyline, combat is turn-based but offers lots of attack options, NPCs react to the story dynamically
PSPThe Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC (DL only)2015Turn-BasedFalcomImmediate sequel to the first game, plot-heavy with compelling characters, gameplay similar to the first but adds combination attacks
SwitchThe Legend of Heroes: Trails From Zero2022Turn-BasedFalcomSee PS4
SwitchThe Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III2020Turn-BasedFalcomSee PS4
SwitchThe Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV2021Turn-BasedFalcomSee PS4
SwitchThe Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure2023Turn-BasedFalcomSee PS4
Turbografx-CDDragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes1992Turn-BasedFalcomDetailed game for the time, bridges the gap between the Dragon Slayer and LoH series
VitaThe Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (DL only)2012Turn-BasedFalcomSee PSP
VitaThe Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC (DL only)2012Turn-BasedFalcomSee PSP
VitaThe Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel2015Turn-BasedFalcomSee PS3
VitaThe Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II2016Turn-BasedFalcomSee PS3
PS4The Legend of Heroes: Trails Into Reverie2023Turn-BasedFalcomSee PS5
PS5The Legend of Heroes: Trails Into Reverie2023Turn-BasedFalcomThe culmination of the Sky, Cold Steel, and Crossbell arcs, and beginning of a new merged storyline
SwitchThe Legend of Heroes: Trails Into Reverie2023Turn-BasedFalcomSee PS5