Nihon Falcom will release a new Trails title in Japan by September 2022
Nihon Falcom has published a full-year report for their fiscal year that ended in September 2021. In the fiscal year marked with releases of The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki and The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails on the PS4, the company managed to retain positive profit increases despite seeing a slight fall in sales number. The report also includes Falcom's plans for the new fiscal year that will end in September 2022.
Most of the entries in the September 2022 fiscal year plans on page 15 were copied from the previous year. However, the first three lines had different entries that signify Falcom's plans for the new fiscal year.
- 2022 will mark the 35th anniversary of the Ys series
- Falcom will start releasing Nintendo Switch games on their own with The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails in 2022
- The company will release the newest title in the Trails series; the series total sales milestone has also been increased to 6 million when compared to last year's 5 million
Despite marking the 35th anniversary of Ys in the same year, Falcom will instead focus on releasing another Trails title in the new fiscal year. The company only recently released The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki in Japan on September 30, with no English localization announced so far. The preceding 2020 game, Hajimari no Kiseki, will get an English localization as Trails into Reverie in 2023. The image-less business report document stated that Falcom will release a price-reduced edition of Ys IX: Monstrum Nox and other commemorative items for Ys' 35th anniversary.
The Japanese business presentation also included mentions of the upcoming English releases for Falcom's games. Last June, NIS America confirmed English localizations for Trails from Zero, Trails to Azure, Trails into Reverie, and The Legend of Nayuta. The company will release Trails from Zero first in Fall 2022, with the rest set to follow in 2023. NIS America also announced that they are working with Geofront, the group that had earlier released fan translations for Zero and Azure.