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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III Game Launches in West in Fall

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PS4 game's Western release to have dual audio, English/French text

NIS America announced on Thursday that it will release the The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III game for PlayStation 4 in fall 2019. The company also began streaming an announcement trailer for the game.

The game will launch in North America and Europe with English and Japanese audio and English and French text. The Thors Academy Edition of the game will bundle a hardcover art book, music CD, Mishy plush, and postcards for US$99.99. NIS America will reveal more information about the release at its "JPN → USA : Danganronpa, Touhou, and Beyond" panel at PAX South on Friday.

The game features the new Class VII led by the "Ashen Chevalier" Rean Schwarzer. New features such as the Break System expand combat possibilities.

NIS America describes the game:

Nearly a year and a half has passed since the Erebonian civil war, and much has changed since then. From the shifting stances of countries to the internal politics of the Empire, and even the life of Rean Schwarzer, the shadows of the past have given way to the embers of a new chapter. Now graduated from Thors Military Academy, Rean has become an instructor at the Thors Branch Campus, a newly-opened academy that quickly finds itself thrust onto the national stage. It is here that he takes the lead of a brand new Class VII, and must guide a new generation of heroes into an unknown future. Though all is calm now, the nefarious Ouroboros organization continues to weave a dark plot that could engulf the entire continent in war...or perhaps something even more sinister.

The "story role-playing game" shipped in Japan in September 2017.

XSEED Games and Marvelous Europe plan to release the The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel and The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II games for PlayStation 4 in the West in early 2019. The releases will have both Japanese and English audio for the first time in the game series' history.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel shipped in Japan for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in September 2013. XSEED released the game in North America for both consoles in December 2015, and NIS America released the game in Europe for both consoles in January 2016. XSEED released the game for PC on August 1. The game's PS4 release in Japan launched on March 8. The game received a stage musical adaptation in January 2017.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II shipped in Japan for the PS3 and PS Vita in September 2014. XSEED Games released the sequel in North America for both consoles in September 2016, while NIS America released it in Europe for both consoles in November 2016. The game launched for PS4 in Japan on in April 2018.

Nihon Falcom revealed The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV: The End of Saga game in 2017, and it shipped for PS4 in Japan last September 27.

Sources: Press release, NIS America's YouTube channel


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