Nihon Falcom's announced that The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II - Crimson Sin is coming to PS4 and PS5 next year in Japan. Marking the 12th main entry in the long-running Trails series, that follows on directly from Kuro no Kiseki, which launched last September.
Releasing a brief non-spoilery plot outline - you can find wider details via Gematsu - Nihon Falcom revealed these details:
A new, further polished story following The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki‘s first chapter, which depicts the people living between the light and darkness in the Republic of Calvard, with the young Spriggan Van Arkride as its protagonist.
The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II - Crimson Revealed, Launches Next Year In Japan
Sadly, there'll be a considerable wait for Western fans. While NIS America are localising four entries across 2022-2023 - Trails from Zero, Trails to Azure, The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails and Trails into Reverie - we've yet to receive a Western release window for the first Kuro game.
With Trails of Cold Steel IV being the last localised game, western fans will be three games behind when Crimson Sin releases. However, when asked about long localisation wait times during their annual shareholders meeting, Nihon Falcom confirmed (translated by RPG Site) they're looking to "improve the situation going forward." We'll keep you informed as we learn more.