XSEED Games has announced its plans to bring The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel, the start of a new story arc in Nihon Falcom’s acclaimed series of roleplaying games, to PC this summer with 50% more lines of English voiceover dialogue. XSEED Games has also released a short video below comparing the PS3 version of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel with the upcoming PC version.
XSEED Games also re-confirmed that the highly anticipated, final entry in the Trails in the Sky arc of The Legend of Heroes series, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd, will see its first English-language release via PC, which has now been revealed for a May 3rd launch. Additionally, the company announced that The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II will also see an eventual PC release.
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.