XSEED Games was happy to reveal that their upcoming RPG, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel, is set to arrive on December 22, 2015 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in North America, and has also launched an official website packed with content. This game will come in two editions; the standard edition and a limited “Lionheart Edition” that will feature an art book featuring more than 100 pages of art from this title and the upcoming sequel set to release in 2016. The limited edition will also feature a 1.5″ emblem pin that represents the Erebonian Empire, with everything being packaged in a custom box built to hold both games.
Here’s a quick “About”, as presented on the official press release:
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 “PSVita” system and PS3™ system editions, allowing players to play at home or on the go.
The standard edition has a suggested retail price of $39.99, and the limited edition has a suggested price of $49.99.
Will you be picking up Trails of Cold Steel when it launches later this month?