The Legend of Heroes: Trails Through Daybreak launches in Summer 2024 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC

NIS America has announced that The Legend of Heroes: Trails Through Daybreak will launch in the West in Summer 2024 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam).

Originally released in Japan in September 2021, as Eiyuu Densetsu: Kuro no Kiseki, Daybreak is the eleventh entry in the long-standing Trails (or Kiseki) JRPG franchise. It is the first entry in a new 'arc' of the continuous ongoing storyline, taking place in the Republic of Calvard.

An announcement trailer, details, and a screenshot set can be found below, via NIS America. The official website is here.

NIS America is excited to announce that The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak is coming Summer 2024 to Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC! Slash your way through intense combat that springs to life with beautiful visuals, and craft your own gameplay experience in Calvard with features such as high-speed mode and a new alignment system!

About The Game

In the aftermath of a brief war, Calvard is enjoying unprecedented economic prosperity. However, the public grows uncertain as the number of immigrants increases and questionable political reform runs rampant. Follow the spriggan Van Arkride on a unique request that will prove more than he bargained for. Will the nation fall into chaos?

The Story So Far…

The spriggan's life is but one of many professions that has emerged from the Calvard Republic. Be it playing detective, negotiator, or bounty hunter, Van Arkride takes on the kind of work that legitimate sources can’t accept. Whether it’s best left out of the public eye or rooted in the dark corners of the underworld, almost any job is open for consideration.

The year is S.1208. A prim-and-proper young lady dressed in the uniform of an esteemed academy visits a rundown multi-tenant building in the Old Town district of Edith, the nation's capital. With a most dignified gaze, she looks upon the plaque of the door before her. It reads: 'ARKRIDE Solutions Office: Complicated Matters Only.'

Steeling herself, she knocks on the door three times.

"First thing in the morning...?" a relaxed yet surprisingly young voice grumbles with a yawn.

From the moment he opens the door to greet her, a new tale begins.

Key Details

  • A Case in Calvard: Follow the spriggan known as Van Arkride as he takes on a case that will change the nation’s fate…as well as his own. Explore the reaches of the Calvard Republic while immersing yourself in a rich story filled with action and intrigue.

  • Spriggan to Action: Transition seamlessly between action field battles and turn-based combat with the revamped AT (Action Time) Battle system, and expand your arsenal with new Shard Skills, courtesy of the sixth-generation combat orbment, Xipha.

  • Between Law and Chaos: Under the Alignment system, your choices and actions affect how your story unfolds. Your propensity towards Law, Chaos, and the shades in-between can influence your status in the city, who will ally with or oppose you, and even what jobs and dialogue options are available to you.


  • Release: Summer 2024
  • Platform: Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC
  • Genre: RPG
  • Player(s): 1
  • Text: English
  • Audio: English/Japanese
  • Publisher: NIS America, Inc.
  • Developer/Licensor: Nihon Falcom
The Legend of Heroes: Trails Through Daybreak