Trails of Cold Steel III Heading to Switch

NIS America has announced that Nihon Falcom’s The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III will be coming to Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Switch version of the game will be released in North America and Europe sometime in spring 2020, with the Japanese release to follow shortly after. The limited Thors Academy Edition is available to pre-order now from NIS America’s North American online store for $99.99, with pre-orders set to open on NIS America’s European store at noon GMT on December 4, 2019. The edition includes the same content as the PlayStation 4 version:

  • Physical Nintendo Switch 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 III is the third part of the Cold Steel subseries following Trails of Cold Steel and Trails of Cold Steel II, and is part of a wider setting that also includes the Trails in the Sky games. The game follows previous protagonist Rean Schwarzer as he begins his new role of an instructor at a newly-established military academy campus in the Erebonian Empire. The fourth and final part in the Cold Steel subseries was released in Japan in 2018. Those wishing to read more about Trails of Cold Steel III can check out RPGamer’s review.




Alex Fuller

Alex joined RPGamer in 2011 as a Previewer before moving onto Reviews, News Director, and Managing Editor. Became Acting Editor-in-Chief in 2018.

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