|The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II|
|英雄伝説 閃の軌跡 II|
Eiyuu Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki II
|Developer(s)||Nihon Falcom Corporation|
|Publisher(s)||Nihon Falcom Corporation|
|Release||September 25, 2014 (JP, CN, KR)|
September 6, 2016 (NA)
November 11, 2016 (EU)
|Platform(s)||Sony Playstation 3, Playstation Vita|
|Next||The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III|
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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II is the direct sequel to The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel.
Trails of Cold Steel II marks the 10th Anniversary of the Trails series. It was first released on September 25, 2014 in Japan, in North America on September 6, 2016, and in the European Union on November 11, 2016.
Rean Schwarzer awakens one month after the events of Cold Steel I alone near the Eisengard Mountains. Determined to save both his friends and his country from war, he quickly sets off on a quest in order to reunite with the rest of Thors Military Academy. Rean must also find his fellow classmates of Class VII, of whom he was forced to leave behind following the events of Cold Steel.
The game's setting expands significantly to include more locations within the Erebonian Empire, with the player revisiting many areas seen in the previous game. The player will have access to more varied methods of travel across the Empire, including the use of motorcycles and horses. The player will also have command of the Courageous, which functions as the player's primary base of operations.
- Rean Schwarzer: The main protagonist and Awakener of Valimar, the Ashen Knight.
- Alisa Reinford: Main heroine and heiress to the Reinford Group.
- Elliot Craig: Musical genius and son of Imperial Lieutenant General, Olaf Craig also known as "Craig The Red"
- Laura S. Arseid: Daughter of Viscount Victor S. Arseid.
- Emma Millstein: Class VII's President and an honors student at Thors Academy. Descendant of a clan of witches known as the Hexen Breed.
- Gaius Worzel: An exchange student from the Nord Highlands.
- Machias Regnitz: Class VII's Vice President and son of the Imperial Governor Carl Regnitz.
- Fie Claussell: A former jaeger of the Zephyr Brigade.
- Jusis Albarea: Second son of the Albarea Dukedom and younger brother of Rufus Albarea.
- Millium Orion: A member of the Ironbloods, she is the youngest member of Class VII. Also known as White Rabbit.
- Sara Valestein: Class VII's instructor and homeroom teacher. Originally an A Rank Bracer and a Jaeger. Also known as Purple Lightning.
Playable Sub MembersEdit
- Elise Schwarzer: Adopted sister of Rean Schwarzer and daughter to Baron Teo Schwarzer.
- Toval Randonneur: Bracer and supporter of Class VII.
- Sharon Kreuger: Maid/Secretary of the Reinford family and Enforcer No. IX of Ouroboros.
- Claire Rieveldt: Captain of the Railway Military Police and known as the Icy Maiden of the Ironbloods.
- Angelica Rogner: Daughter of Gerhart Rogner of the four great houses.
- Towa Herschel: Student Council President at Thor's Military Academy.
- Alfin Reise Arnor: Royal princess and younger sister of Olivert Reise Arnor.
Guest Members Edit
- George Nome: Supporting mechanic at Thor's Military Academy.
- Olivert Reise Arnor: Crown prince of the Erebonian Empire and superintendent of Thor's Academy.
- Victor S. Arseid: Viscount and father of Laura S. Arseid, also known as the Radiant Blademaster.
- Lechter Arundel: Chief Negotiator and informant of Erebonia's Intelligence Division. Also a member of the Ironbloods known as Scarecrow.
- Giliath Osbourne: Prime Minister of Erebonia and head of the Ironbloods. Was shot by C in CS1 and stated dead.
- Duke Cayenne: Head of the Noble Faction, and top of the Four Great Nobles.
- Rufus Albarea: Eldest son of the Albarea great noble family, older brother of Jusis Albarea. Originally one of Thors Military Academy's board directors, he is now commander-in-chief of the Noble Faction.
- Altina Orion: Member of the Ironbloods who shares a name and puppet similar to Millium Orion. Also known as Black Rabbit.
- Xeno: Former member before being hired as Duke Cayenne's bodyguard, known as the Trap Master.
- Leonidas: Another former member hired as Duke Cayenne's bodyguard, known as the Behemoth..
- Vita Clotilde: Famous opera singer and radio personality under the alias "Misty", she is the second Anguis and is a descendant witch of the Hexen Breed like Emma Millstein.
- Bleublanc: The mysterious Phantom Thief B and Enforcer No. X.
- McBurn: Enforcer No. I, known as the Eternal Flame and said to have strength that rivals Arianrhod.
- Duvalie: Head knight of the Stahlritter following the orders of Arianrhod.
- Crow Armbrust: Former Thors Military Academy student and friend/mentor of Rean Schwarzer. He is revealed to be C, the leader of the Imperial Liberation Front. Also the awakener of Ordine, the Azure Knight.
- Vulcan: Also known as "V", he was a commander of the ILF. He was originally the leader of a Jaeger Corps that was disbanded until he met C.
- Scarlet: Also known as "S", she was also a commander of the ILF. She originally joined a church and trained to become a squire until she met C.
Additionally, there is an extra chapter which involves the events in Crossbell after the ending of Ao no Kiseki.
- Lloyd Bannings: The protagonist of Zero/Ao no Kisek and Inspector of the Crossbell Police Department.
- Rixia Mao: an actress from Arc-en-ciel, and Heiyue Trade Company's former assassin "Yin".
- Playstation Award 2014, User's Choice - Winning Award
- Japan Game Awards 2014 - 1st Place
- Best of E3 2016 Awards - 3 nominations
- Best Story of 2016 - RPGFan