The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel will launch for PC via Steam , GOG.com, and the Humble Store on August 2 at a 10 percent launch week discount off its regular price of $39.99 / €39.99 / £29.99, publisher XSEED Games announced.
The game was originally released to wide acclaim for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. The PC version offers visual enhancements and over 5,000 lines of additional English voice-over dialogue (an approximately 50 percent increase).
Here’s an overview of the game, via XSEED:
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel builds on Nihon Falcom’s beloved Trails franchise, improving on the series’ formula while delivering an expertly told, standalone narrative that both series fans and newcomers alike will enjoy. Taking place on the same continent as fan-favorite Trails in the Sky, Trails of Cold Steel further explores Erebonia and gives players a chance to delve deep into the inner political conflicts of this oft-mentioned and powerful empire. Players take on the role of elite military students at a time of great turmoil, who enjoy school life as they bond with fellow students to earn new abilities in battle, and then utilize those abilities via tactical turn-based combat. In between skirmishes, players can upgrade their party members with the “ARCUS” system – a streamlined version of the classic “Orbment” magic system from previous titles – allowing for greater access to abilities and quicker customization.
Peter “Durante” Thoman has been recuirted to help optimize for PC. If you’re interested, you can read about what kind of technical hurdles he encountered in the first of his multiple guest posts on the XSEED Games Blog.
View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.