Trails of Cold Steel PS3/PS Vita RPG Slated for December 22
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
North American video game publisher XSEED Games' official English website for its upcoming The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (Eiyū Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki) PlayStation 3/PlayStation Vita role-playing game revealed the game's December 22 release date on Thursday.
XSEED Games also revealed details on the game's Lionheart Limited Edition.
XSEED previously streamed the game's announcement trailer.
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.
North American publisher XSEED Games localized and released The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky in 2011, and released The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter on October 29. XSEED also has the rights to The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Third Chapter.