Class is back in session this fall
NISA has revealed as part of their E3 news lineup that the wildly popular RPG saga The Legend of Heroes – Trails of Cold Steel III will launch September 24, 2019. They also announced that the game will launch on September 27 in Europe, and October 4 in Australia & New Zealand. Players can once again return to the land of Erebonia where the civil war has changed much of the political landscape throughout the region. Protagonist Rean Schwarzer’s life has also changed. Shifting from a student to an instructor role at the newly opened Thors Branch Campus military academy, it’s up to him to train a fresh batch of students as the new Class VII. Taking the reigns to guide the new generation, it will be up to Rean (and maybe some old friends) to help guide Erebonia to a better future.
NISA also offered up some additional details and key features on what players can expect to find entering the third installment of Falcom’s beloved series:
- Welcome to the New Class VII – Explore the newly annexed lands of the Empire with a brand new squad, and
catch up with familiar faces from the past.
- An Immersive Story – Experience an epic story developed across three titles, and crafted for new and old fans
alike. Also includes an interactive introduction to catch up new players to the ongoing story so anyone can dive
right in to the world of Trails of Cold Steel.
- Combat Honed to a Fine Edge – Challenge oncoming threats with a combat system that has been refined over the
course of decades. The addition of features like Brave Order and the Break System opens up new possibilities in
The Legend of Heroes – Trails of Cold Steel III is up for preorder at multiple retailers (such as Best Buy, Amazon, and Gamestop), with standard and “Early Enrollment” editions available. The Early Enrollment edition includes a 5-track soundtrack CD along with a softcover art book. Also available is the Thors Academy edition available exclusively on NISA’s online store. This edition includes a Steelbook case, hardcover art book, official soundtrack CD, collectible postcards, and a Mishie mascot plush all tucked into a nice collector’s box. If you want to preorder this snazzy collector’s edition (which yours truly has personally preordered) you can find it, and some other Legend of Heroes related goodies, here.
Are you looking forward to reentering the land of Erebonia? Excited to catch up with Rean and the gang? Personally speaking I’m a huge fan of Falcom games, so this fall can’t come soon enough for me. Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think!