The Legend of Heroes: Trails Through Daybreak for Nintendo Switch releases in Japan on February 15, 2024
Nihon Falcom has revealed that they will release The Legend of Heroes: Trails Through Daybreak for Nintendo Switch in Japan on February 15, 2024.
By default, the Switch version will include the Archive and High Speed Mode that were added in the PlayStation 5 version. It will also have some of the DLCs like costumes, accessories, and Xipha device customizations already installed in-game. The first-print physical copies in Japan will come with a Best Sound Collection album that combines popular tracks from the Original Soundtrack and the Super Ultimate album.
Nihon Falcom used to focus their game developments on PlayStation platforms while letting other companies like NIS America handle other ports. While this still holds true for the PC version (The Steam page shows NIS America as the publisher and the port does not even appear on Falcom's portfolio), Falcom has recently been publishing Switch versions on their own. Their first self-developed port was The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails - Ad Astra in 2022.
Since then, Falcom has also released Switch ports of Tokyo Xanadu eX+ and Ys: The Oath in Felghana. The company has even managed to release a Switch version of Ys X: Nordics simultaneously with the PlayStation platforms last September.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails Through Daybreak — also known in Japan as Kuro no Kiseki — is currently available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC in Japan. Last September, NIS America announced that the English localization will appear on all aforementioned platforms — including Nintendo Switch — in Summer 2024. While this title started a new sub-series, its storyline is still interconnected with prior series entries, including the middle hub Trails into Reverie.