Trails of Cold Steel III Coming West This Fall
NIS America has announced that it will releasing Nihon Falcom’s The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III in North America and Europe. The game will be released exclusively for PlayStation 4 sometime in the fall of 2019. A limited Thors Academy Edition can be pre-ordered from NIS America’s North American online store now and will be available to pre-order from the company’s European store from noon GMT tomorrow. The edition is priced at $99.99 and contains:
- Physical PlayStation 4 copy of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III
- Hardcover art book
- Soundtrack selection CD
- Collector’s box
- SteelBook case
- Five postcards
- Mishy plushie
Trails of Cold Steel is the third part of the Cold Steel subseries, which is part of a wider setting that also includes the Trails in the Sky games. The game follows on from the events of the previous two titles and sees protagonist Rean Schwarzer taking on the role of an instructor at Thors Branch Campus, a newly-established second campus to the main academy involved in the earlier games. Both Trails of Cold Steel and Trails of Cold Steel II were released for PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PC in North America and Europe by XSEED Games, with PlayStation 4 versions of both games releasing later this year. Trails of Cold Steel IV, which concludes the subseries, was released exclusively for PlayStation 4 in Japan on September 27, 2018.
I guess I better play 1 & 2 sittin’ in my backlog.
Happy it’s finally happening, I didn’t expect NISA to be getting this after the Ys VIII controversy.
really super duper nervous its not xseed doing this. there are so many terms that need consistency for the story to be coherent, that another company doing it after xseed has handled all the trails games to this point is…worrisome. alot.
but happy its coming, just nervous, and curious why its not xseed
Multiple reasons, trying to go into further detail just leads to unhelpful speculation 🙂
FWIW at least three of the staff who played important roles in the locaisations for I and II is confirmed as working on III.
well thats good. biggest concern is for consistency since something this text heavy and interwoven could go really wrong if translated by people with different interpretations. I dont believe ive ever played a NISA game before, so heres hoping.
The Thors Academy edition is a good first impression at least, already preordered one.
The translation is in the best hands it possibly can be in. That aspect now does not concern me. Its the PC port that I wonder. Hopefully like Xseed they can contract Durante to assist on a port. I really loved the PC ports of 1 and 2.