XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that the definitive console version of the Nihon Falcom-developed RPG, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel, is available now on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. The physical day one “Decisive Edition” of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel is available in stores now, including the XSEED Games Store, at a retail price of $49.99, while the digital version can be purchased for $39.99 on the PlayStation™ Store.
The PS4™ system version of the game will allow players with save data from the PlayStation®3 and “PS Vita” versions of the title to import their save data to PS4™, however save data will not transfer back from PS4™ to other platforms. Save data for the PS4™ release will similarly carry over to the forthcoming PS4™ release of the sequel, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II as well, granting bonuses to those who accomplished various goals in the first title.
The Legend of Heroes:Trails of Cold Steel gives players the chance to follow the activities of Thors Military Academy’s specialized “Class VII” on the PS4™ system. This new console release boasts additional features not found in the previous console releases including improved visuals. The Legend of Heroes:Trails of Cold Steel on PS4™ system will include the option for dual voiceovers for the first time in the series’ history on console, allowing players to enjoy either the original Japanese voices or the critically-acclaimed English voices for each of the games’ myriad characters.
Other new features designed for returning players include a turbo mode option that speeds up the adventure and 5,000+ additional English audio lines that were previously available only in the PC version of the game. AboutThe Legend of Heroes:Trails of Cold Steel Among the nations on the Zemurian continent, the mighty Erebonian Empire has been quick to outwardly stake its claim militarily; yet politically, ugly bouts of internal conflict between the upper class and commoners attempting to rise to power have been steadily intensifying day by day.
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 made 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 embedded into the hearts of every Erebonian 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 ones 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 Empire as a whole The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel is developed by Nihon Falcom and launched in North America on the PS4™ system on March 26, 2019.
The retail day one “Decisive Edition” is now available from select retailers and from XSEED Games’ own online store for $49.99, while the digital standalone game is available in the PlayStation™ Store for $39.99.