Posted By Shaun K. about 8 months, 1 week ago
It was just two months ago that popular comic book studio/art collective UDON Entertainment announced they would be bringing the Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works book stateside and now the company is at it again. This time around it is the niche The Legend of Heroes RPG series from Falcom that is getting the nod. For those not in the know LoH is a set of RPGs whose English release has remained stalled out since 2011′s The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky for PSP (originally released in Japan in 2004 and man Tales of fans thought they had it bad).
The next title in the series is supposedly still in the works from Xseed but considering four whole Heroes games have been released in Japan with a fifth on the way later this year things remain rough for Heroes fans in the West. So I am happy to be able to share some good news for once regarding the series English release with announcement by Udon that they will be bringing not one but two art books based on the series to the US this November. An official description of the books along with preview pages follows below.
“The Legend of Heroes: The Illustrations weighs in at more than 272 pages, and is comprised entirely of gorgeous, fully-rendered artwork created for the games, including pin-ups, story artwork, advertising art, and much more. The Legend of Heroes: The Characters is also 272 pages, and is a character-designers dream come true! It’s full to the brim with character designs, costumes, facial expressions, rough concepts, and tons more! Both books have been completely translated into English, and the artwork contained within covers the games Trails of Blue, Trails of Zero, and the Trails in the Sky trilogy, as well as the “Trails” artworks from the spin-off game “Ys vs. Trails in the Sky: Alternative Saga.”
OK so it is not exactly The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter but until and if that game comes along it will have to do. Both books will be released in November of this year and will be priced at $44.99 each. However as usual Amazon is also offering the two titles up for pre-order and at the significantly discounted price of $31.09 for Illustrations and $30.45 for Characters so interested parties should here and here as soon as possible. Stay tuned to Blistered Thumbs for continuing coverage of gaming news and be sure to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.