The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III is coming to PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe this fall, publisher NIS America announced. It will feature Japanese and English audio, and English and French text options.
In addition to the standard $59.99 “Early Enrollment Edition”—which includes a copy of the game, “Anthems of the Thors Branch Campus” five-track soundtrack, “Branch Campus Student Directory” softcover art book, and reversible cover—a $99.99 “Thors Academy Edition” including a copy of the game, “Intelligence Division Files” hardcover art book, “Symphony of Class VII” soundtrack, “Einhel Keep” collector’s box, SteelBook, five postcards, and Mishy plushie will also be available. Pre-orders are currently live at the NIS America Online Store.
Here is an overview of the game, via NIS America:
Nearly a year and a half has passed since the Erebonian civil war, and much has changed since then. From the shifting stances of countries to the internal politics of the Empire, and even the life of Rean Schwarzer, the shadows of the past have given way to the embers of a new chapter. Now graduated from Thors Military Academy, Rean has become an instructor at the Thors Branch Campus, a newly-opened academy that quickly finds itself thrust onto the national stage. It is here that he takes the lead of a brand new Class VII, and must guide a new generation of heroes into an unknown future. Though all is calm now, the nefarious Ouroboros organization continues to weave a dark plot that could engulf the entire continent in war…or perhaps something even more sinister.
Trails of Cold Steel III invites players into a world full of intrigue and excitement that is years in the making. They will embark on a whirlwind tour through the never-before-seen lands of the recently expanded Erebonian countryside, and encounter fresh faces as well as old friends familiar to fans of the series. In true Trails fashion, the deep, engaging story pairs with an incredible cast of characters and a combat system refined over decades of innovative RPG worldbuilding. This renowned title has also now been developed natively for PlayStation 4 hardware, a series first.
- Welcome to the New Class VII – Explore the newly annexed lands of the Empire with a brand new squad, and catch up with familiar faces from the past.
- An Immersive Story – Experience an epic story developed across three titles, and crafted for new and old fans alike. Also includes an interactive introduction to catch up new players to the ongoing story so anyone can dive right in to the world of Trails of Cold Steel.
- Combat Honed to a Fine Edge – Challenge oncoming threats with a combat system that has been refined over the course of decades. The addition of features like Brave Order and the Break System opens up new possibilities in battle.
NIS America will share more information about the game during its PAX South 2019 panel “JPN → USA : Danganronpa, Touhou, and Beyond” on January 18 at 11:00 a.m. CST. You will be able to watch it live on Twitch.
Watch the announcement trailer below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery.