NIS America will release a Switch port of Falcom‘s The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III in spring 2020 in North America and Europe, the publisher announced. A Japanese release will follow sometime after.
The Switch version will run at a locked 720p resolution and 30 frames per second in both docked and undocked modes. Like the PlayStation 4 version, it will launch with special editions of the game. All versions of the game, including the standard release, will include all of the game’s downloadable content items. A demo will also be available at launch.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III first launched for PlayStation 4 on September 28, 2017 in Japan and October 22, 2019 in North America and Europe. 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.
Watch the Switch announcement trailer and a gameplay video of the Switch version below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.