The Geofront team is known for their fan translation work on the Falcom-developed RPG Trails series. Now, the team is a fan group no more as they’ve partnered with NIS America to release the official translation for Trails from Zero and Trails to Azure.
After the announcement that Trails from Zero and Trails to Azure will be coming west, Geofront shared that “Each and every member” of the team will be helping on the project. However, they have also shared that their free patch that was once available has now been removed and is not available on their website. They have asked that fans support the official release instead.
Statement from Zerker, Project Lead of Trails From Zero:
When I asked Gu4n if he could use some help on Trails from Zero, I never imagined that we’d make it to this point—to the point where our work is being used to bring Crossbell over officially. It’s funny, really. There were points during Trails from Zero’s first editing pass when I’d dread about the possibility of official localizations being announced out of the blue, dashing our hard work prematurely. I desperately wanted us to be able to finish our work before it reached that point.
And…we did. Somehow—for some reason—everything has worked out. Not just worked out, but worked out in the best possible way. The Geofront was able to release two localization patches that we can be immensely proud of, and we have the opportunity to partner with NIS America to bring these lovely games over officially now. Whenever I sit down and really think about it, I’m speechless. Just absolutely floored.
Thank you, NIS America, for partnering with us. And thank you, Geofront, for being the best, most talented group of people I’ve ever had the pleasure to call my friends.
More statements can be found on the blog post, but it seems like all parties are excited about this announcement.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero is releasing for Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via the Epic Games Store in Fall 2022.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure is releasing for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via the Epic Games Store in 2023.
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