|Nihon Falcom’s Latest RPG in Acclaimed “Trails” Franchise to Launch in Time for the Holidays on December 22|
To coincide with this release date announcement, XSEED Games launched the title’s official website, loaded with content for The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel: www.trailsofcoldsteel.com.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel, known in Japan as Eiyuu Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki, builds on Nihon Falcom’s acclaimed Trails franchise by improving on the series’ formula while delivering the same sort of expertly told narrative series fans have come to expect. Taking place on the same continent as fan-favorite Trails in the Sky, Trails of Cold Steel is the first game in the series to explore Erebonian soil, giving players a chance to delve deep into the inner political conflicts of this oft-mentioned and powerful empire.
In the game, players take on the role of specially-selected elite military students at a time of great turmoil, enjoying school life and bonding with fellow students to earn new abilities in battle, then utilizing those abilities via speedy, tactical turn-based combat with the newly-developed “ARCUS” system. This new story arc in the Trails series also delves into the expansive lore that has become synonymous with the series. Best of all, the epic storyline can be unraveled with Cross-Save functionality between the game’s “PSVita” system and PS3™ system editions, allowing players to play at home or on the go.
Published by XSEED Games in North America, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel will be available December 22 for PS3™ and “PSVita” systems in North America. The Lionheart Edition has a suggested retail price of $49.99, and the standard edition of the game will be available for $39.99 physically as well as digitally via the PlayStation®Store. The title has been rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB.
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