The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel will launch on January 29, 2016 in Europe as a physical and digital title for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.
Just making it in time for the planned 2015 release, XSEED Games announced today that The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel is releasing on December 22 in North America for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.
Along with the $39.99 standard edition, a $49.99 limited Lionheart Edition will be available and it includes an art book featuring over 100 pages of art from both this game and its upcoming 2016 sequel, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II, plus a 1.5” emblem pin representing the Erebonian Empire, all packaged in a custom collectible box designed to house both titles.
Here’s the full description for The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel:
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel, known in Japan as Eiyuu Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki, builds on Nihon Falcom’s acclaimed Trails 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. This new story arc in the Trails series 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 system and PS3 system editions, allowing players to play at home or on the go.
NIS America is handling publishing in Europe and haven’t announced a firm release date yet.