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.
Developed by Nihon Falcom and published on Windows PC worldwide by XSEED Games, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel is headed to Windows PC on August 2, 2017 with a launch week discount of 10% off the regular price of $39.99, €39.99, and £29.99. Peter “Durante” Thoman has been recruited to help optimize the game for PC, and fans can read what kind of technical hurdles he encountered in the first of his multiple guest blog posts detailing this game’s journey on XSEED’s blog at http://xseedgames.tumblr.com/post/163180020530/the-legend-of-heroes-trails-of-cold-steel-pc.
The game is now available for PS3 and “PSVita” systems in both digital and physical formats, and the digital “PSVita” system release is compatible with PlayStation TV. This title has been rated “T for Teen” in North America on PS3 and “PSVita” by the ESRB. The Windows PC release has not been rated. For more information on The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel please visit the official website atwww.trailsofcoldsteel.com/cs1/.