The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Game's Announcement Trailer Streamed

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
XSEED slated PS3/PS Vita game to ship in N. America, Europe this year

North American video game publisher XSEED Games began streaming the announcement trailer on Friday for its release of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (Eiyū Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki). XSEED announced in June that it plans to release the game for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in North America and Europe this fall.

XSEED describes the game's story:

Among the nations on the Zemurian continent, the mighty Erebonian Empire has been quick to stake its claim militarily; yet politically, ugly bouts of internal conflict between the upper class and commoners struggling to rise to power have been steadily intensifying with each passing month. The Noble and Reformist Factions have been none too kind to one another over the years, and tensions between the two only stand to worsen if compromises aren't reached in the very near future.

Rean Schwarzer, like any other citizen of the Imperial Nation, is no stranger to these rising conflicts: the class system has been deeply interwoven into the tapestry of Erebonian culture since the days of old. As a seventeen-year-old student preparing for his new life at Thors Military Academy, however, he notices that his crimson uniform differs from the standard outfits issued to his peers—typically green for commoners, and white for nobles.

Enter, Class VII of Thors Military Academy. For the first time in the prestigious academy's history, rank means nothing and skill means everything. With nine hand-picked students of various backgrounds and abilities, Rean included, Class VII readies itself to dive deep into the political quagmire that threatens not only them, but the very foundations of the Empire.

The game is set in the same era as 2004's The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, and was released in Japan in September 2013. The sequel, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II, shipped in Japan last year. XSEED also plans to release the sequel.

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