The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III PC demo now available worldwide; Switch demo available in Japan

PC version due out on March 23.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III

A demo for the PC version of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III is now available via Steam, publisher NIS America announced.

The PC version of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III offers exclusive new features including frame rate support up to 240 / unlimited frames per second, auto-save, customizable high-speed mode and key bindings, and ultrawide screen support.

In addition to the PC demo, a demo for the Switch version of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III was released via the Nintendo eShop in Japan today as well.

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. The PC version is due out via Steam and GOG on March 23. The Switch version is due out on March 19, 2020 in Japan, and this spring in North America and Europe.

Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:

Story

Rean Schwarzer uncovers a dark plot that threatens his homeland. To face their enemies, he must prepare a new generation of heroes as an instructor at a new branch campus and guide them towards victory.

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.

Key Features

  • 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 open up new possibilities in battle.

Watch a new set of trailers below.

PC Version: Demo Trailer

Switch Version: Game Explanation Videos

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