Falcom celebrates its 40th anniversary of JRPG-making with a pretty epic JDK Band concert. This is the group’s first time playing for a Western market, as you can tell from the English.
If you’re a fan of Ys and The Legend of Heroes’ rocking music, this concert will not disappoint. The video and timestamps are at the bottom.
0:00 – Intro
0:14 – GO FIGHT!
4:20 – Band talk
4:57 – Ys 1 & 2 Chronicles “First Step Towards Wars”
7:58 – The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky “Whereabouts of Light”
12:54 – Ys Origin “Genesis Beyond the Beginning”
16:05 – The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero “Inevitable Struggle”
20:33 – The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel “Pulsation to Tomorrow” OP1
25:29 – Ys VIII “Sunshine Coastline”
29:09 – Trails of Cold Steel 3 “Step Ahead”
33:45 – Trails of Cold Steel 4 “Ai no Uta”
40:18 – Trailer for The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie
41:10 – The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie “No End No World”
But Wait; There’s More!
In addition, Falcom announced a slew of previously PSP-only JRPGs: The Legend of Heroes – Trails from Zero, The Legend of Heroes – Trails into Azure, and The Legend of Nayuta. The games will be out in 2022 and 2023 for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC (via Epic Games).
The company has also announced the upcoming RPG sequel The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie which is slated for PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch in 2023. Here’s the game description:
“Three different fates are about to unfold in The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie! Use the Crossroads system to switch between Rean Schwarzer, Lloyd Bannings, and the masked figure “C”. Dive into refined tactical combat with new features such as United Front, and discover new allies and challenges within the halls of the True Reverie Corridor!”