This is a bit of an odd one. The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki has been released on Steam, for the second time and now it has Steam Deck optimizations too.
Originally released for the PlayStation 4, and then PlayStation 5 and Windows. The first Windows version on Steam came from Nihon Falcom and Clouded Leopard Entertainment that only supports Traditional Chinese and Korean translations, while this newer one comes from PH3 GmbH, Nihon Falcom and NIS America, Inc supports Japanese. They're both still for sale, which can be confusing. This newer port isn't just about publishers and translations though it also has various enhancements and will officially get an English translation.
Some of the enhancements include:
- Support for ultrawide resolutions (as well as the 16:10 ratio of the Steam Deck).
- High frame rate support.
- Field of view customization (and automatic FOV scaling).
- Various graphics options including a real-time graphics options preview.
- Full support for keyboard and mouse controls.
- Steam Deck optimization.
On the Steam Deck side they said: "Before leaving you to enjoy the game, I’d like to note that we also specifically worked on Steam Deck optimization, to eliminate a particular issue that reduced performance significantly in some areas while running via DXVK." and they added a picture too:
Really interesting to see even more developers optimize their games for Steam Deck. Will have to check this out when the English language patch lands for it, looks quite interesting. It's also great to see more games from Asia continue to arrive on Steam, although in future it would be nice if translations weren't split across multiple purchases.