The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel announced for PS3 and Vita

I love seeing these consoles are still getting a solid stream of good RPG games. Here is what we know about the game so far.


We are excited to announce that our upcoming RPG for the PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel, will launch with a special "Lionheart Edition" containing an art book featuring over 100 pages of art from the game as well as its sequel, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II, and a 1.5'" pin displaying the emblem of the country of Erebonia, packaged with the game in a custom collectible clamshell-type box that will also be able to house the sequel when it releases in 2016 so that collectors can store the initial Cold Steel duology in a single package. The Lionheart Edition will be available for pre-order at select retailers shortly.


The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel, known in Japan as Sen no Kiseki, builds on Nihon Falcom's acclaimed The Legend of Heroes 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. The standalone story 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 PS Vita™ and PS3™ editions, allowing players to play at home or on the go.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®VITA

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel is scheduled to launch this holiday season for PS3™ and PS Vita™ in North America. The Lionheart Edition has a suggested retail price of $49.99 for each platform while the standard edition of the game will be available for $39.99 on both platforms. This title has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

For more information on The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel, please visit the official Trails series Facebook page at 

Article by Nick