The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Coming to North America & Europe On PS3, PS Vita

With XSEED handling publishing duties in North America, and NIS America publishing it in Europe, XSEED announced today that The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel is coming to the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in Fall 2015.

Featuring cross-save on the two systems, here’s what you need to know about Trails of Cold Steel:

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (PS3, PS Vita) – Fall 2015

Revealed for the first time in North America, this RPG adventure from Nihon Falcom’s acclaimed The Legend of Heroes franchise, known in Japan as Sen no Kiseki, improves on the series’ formula and features an expertly told storyline that both longtime Trails veterans and newcomers alike can enjoy equally. 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 tread Erebonian soil and explore the inner political conflicts of this oft-mentioned powerhouse in detail.

With a standalone story that also delves into the expansive lore that has become synonymous with the series, players take on the role of 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. Best of all, this epic storyline can be unraveled either from home or on the go with Cross-Save functionality between the game’s PS Vita and PS3 editions.

XSEED also said on Twitter that Trails of Cold Steel II is coming West, though no additional information was given.