Nihon Falcom is looking back to its past, while also thinking about its future. The publisher is working on PlayStation 4 versions of previously PSP-exclusive, Japanese-only games The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki and The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki, even as it begins work on the next Trails title, The Legend of Heroes: Hajimari no Kiseki. Unfortunately, the Trails in the Sky trilogy, which kicked off the Trails storyline, is only available on PlayStation 3 and PC. You can't play any of those games on a modern console like PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch.
In an interview with Gematsu, Nihon Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo acknowledged that a lot of fans have requested Trails in the Sky on a modern console. He also noted that he'd potentially like to remake all three games, including the PSP action-RPG spinoff, Nayuta no Kiseki.
"Both users who own modern consoles and platform holders often request Trails in the Sky, so I have some homework to do. Personally, I’d like to recreate everything in 3D. Nayuta‘s gameplay is also extremely well received, so I think it would be a waste to bury it as a PSP-only title," said Kondo.
Kondo also said that the upcoming PlayStation 4 remasters of Zero no Kiseki and Ao no Kiseki open the door to those games having Western releases. "I very much regret that we were unable to release Zero and Ao [in the west]. I think that releasing on PlayStation 4 will lead to an opportunity to release these games in North America and Europe," said Kondo. Kondo explained that North America and Europe are now "extremely important" to Falcom, so there's hope that the studio will continue its streak of localized releases.
One thing not mentioned was the Nintendo Switch. Last year, Kondo told USgamer that Falcom believed most of its userbase were PlayStation players and it lacked "the knowhow to really develop for Switch." Toward the end of the last year, Falcom confirmed that The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3 would be coming to Nintendo's platform in Spring 2020, a release window that was delayed to June 30, 2020. At the same time, Kondo confirmed to shareholders that Switch releases would happen "depending on the title."