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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III Confirmed as PS4-Exclusive

Falcom has confirmed The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III for the PlayStation 4 during the company’s shareholder meeting and on Twitter.

As this is the first PlayStation 4 entry in the series, fans can expect a whole host of improvements, while still adhering to its focus on story and strategic RPG combat.

The third chapter of the Cold Steel arc will again follow the exploits of Rean Schwarzer, now freshly graduated from Thors Military Academy and following his own path on the western side of the Erebonian Empire.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III is expected to be released for PlayStation 4 in Japan sometime next fall.

The previous two games in the series, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I and II, are both currently available for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.

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73 comments
  1. Will3316
    Will3316
    December 20, 2016 at 11:03 am

    I’ve had some interest in playing the last two games, so I guess I’ll start now.

  2. Extrange
    Extrange
    December 20, 2016 at 11:04 am

    You may want to play Trails in the Sky too, since it partially connected.

  3. Etherblaze
    Etherblaze
    December 20, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Looking forward to this. Love what they’ve shown, how they’re streamlining the battles, etc interested in knowing more.

    Also new characters are always good. Two cute new girls, one using tonfas! Neat. There’s also a screenshot of Sara http://www.falcom.com/sen3/

    No one cares about worst girl Alisa :^)

    Vita running on fumes.

  4. NuclearCherries
    NuclearCherries
    December 20, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Looking forward to this. Need to finish the second game – the first one is currently my favourite game of the year. Falcom make some great RPGs.

  5. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    December 20, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    That means no data transfer from a PS3 save.

  6. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    December 20, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    they can do data transfer if they wanted to, like ps3/vita
    however i dont think they will

  7. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    December 20, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    i need to finish the second game too.
    the second game of sora no kiseki :DDDDDDDDDDD

  8. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    December 20, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    i can’t get myself to finish the second trails in the sky. its so outdated :/

  9. Lezard Valeth
    Lezard Valeth
    December 20, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    For example Dragon ball xenoverse did it Ps3 to Ps4 so it’s possible.

  10. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 20, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    I expected this,the Vita is dying while the PS4 is selling like hotcakes even in Japan.Too bad it won’t come to the Vita as i love gaming on that device but i have a PS4 so i’m cool with it.

  11. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 20, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    You should give it a chance and see beyond graphics,it’s a really great game.

  12. Lezard Valeth
    Lezard Valeth
    December 20, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Really Hyped, Characters looking nice, Can’t wait to see all of them grown up like Alisa. Falcom keep up the good work. simply the Best World and Story i have seen in a JRPG series.

    (I wish to see more of the Zero, Ao crew in action too, especially Tio Plato)

  13. catazxy
    catazxy
    December 20, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Nois, but it should have a port for the vita plebs too.

  14. alterku
    alterku
    December 20, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Shame they’re abandoning their Vita fans. Guess I’ll be looking up a silent playthrough of this game later on.

  15. Ruggarell
    Ruggarell
    December 20, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    PS4 WINS ONCE AGAIN.

  16. Nagato
    Nagato
    December 20, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    I don’t disagree, but by the screenshots it doesn’t really look viable on the Vita.

    Switch prolly would be up to snuff technically, but that getting a port depends on Falcom itself.

  17. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    December 20, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    i finished the first chapter and the story wasnt even that good, and it’s completely linear too

    imo linear games are only fun when the story and presentation are good

  18. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    December 20, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Hm, but you probably need PS+ so you have access to the Cloud.

  19. Deadmoonking
    Deadmoonking
    December 20, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    I wonder if they’ll make a comp for PS4 that comprises I and II. I hate having related games spread out over different platforms.

  20. totenglocke
    totenglocke
    December 20, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Or maybe just a flash drive…

  21. Guin
    Guin
    December 20, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    FC is the worst in the Sora series. You will utterly shit your pants once you hit SC and the 3rd.

  22. Guin
    Guin
    December 20, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Watch out, Rean! Your edge is about to cut your loli.

  23. ElKonsolero
    ElKonsolero
    December 20, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Looking forward to the game. Have yet to play Cold Steel 2 but i hope with the jump to the PS4 we get larger cities to explore. Erebodia is a lot larger than liberl and i hope we really get to see that with multiple big cities and large areas to explore. Although you didn´t have much to do i really enjoyed the horse riding sequence when you visit Gaius hometown in Cold Steel 1.

  24. Guin
    Guin
    December 20, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    >Worst girl Alisa
    That’s not Millium

  25. Alex Drake
    Alex Drake
    December 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Go fuck yourself you troll

  26. ElKonsolero
    ElKonsolero
    December 20, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Savage! Worst Girl is Emma. Alisa is second-best girl after Fie

  27. ElKonsolero
    ElKonsolero
    December 20, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Honestly enjoyed FC more. The story was something you usually don´t see in RPGs (the first journey part to be full-fledged bracers) and SC felt really repetitive visiting all the cities again without any major differences, the combat system got also old pretty fast. The story of SC was well written and i enjoyed it.

  28. Lucky
    Lucky
    December 20, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Shame, as a Vita fan, but I’m glad consoles will get a full-featured turn based JRPG rather than just a bunch action RPGs. I suppose I’ll have to get on the PS4 train eventually, or wait an unknown amount of years for a PC port.

  29. TylorW
    TylorW
    December 20, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Easier said than done with considering how big my backlog is (and the fact that my laptop’s days are coming to an end don’t help either).

  30. XERW
    XERW
    December 20, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    You mean Millium.

    AlisaxRean forever.

  31. XERW
    XERW
    December 20, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Weird, is that a blue Thors Uniform? Also Rean fully integrated with the Iron bloods?

    OK. Now I need PS4 CFW to load the undub. Will be funny if it still the data.psarc file.

  32. benzene
    benzene
    December 20, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    et tu Falcom

  33. XERW
    XERW
    December 20, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Incredibly hyped. Too bad international release prospects is still unknown… maybe 2018 at best.

  34. XERW
    XERW
    December 20, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Get that 3 month or use a free trial when it hits.

  35. XERW
    XERW
    December 20, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    I going to add Alfin as the 3rd runner~

  36. XERW
    XERW
    December 20, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Still hoping we can at least stream the game from PS4 to Vita.

  37. Etherblaze
    Etherblaze
    December 20, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    I never considered Millium as anything.

  38. Etherblaze
    Etherblaze
    December 20, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    I quite liked Emma given her role in the story. Alisa is generic tsundere with forced scenes between her and Rean :V

    Generally speaking they’re all alright, but we have our favourites. I can’t wait to see Laura, too.

  39. Etherblaze
    Etherblaze
    December 20, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Alisa worst romance option.
    Millium worst any option.

    I like Alisa though. It’s just that to me she pales in comparison to others.

  40. Wesley Darnell
    Wesley Darnell
    December 20, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Western? I thought Crossbell was east of the empire?

  41. Wesley Darnell
    Wesley Darnell
    December 20, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    *Patientley waits for Sharon*

  42. Wesley Darnell
    Wesley Darnell
    December 20, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    *Patiently waits for Sharon*

  43. Lester Paredes
    Lester Paredes
    December 20, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Well, that sucks. It isn’t unexpected, but it still sucks. I rarely get the chance to play my PS4 (though that doesn’t stop me from buying games for it). So… boo! On the plus side, it’ll look so much better now…

  44. sanic
    sanic
    December 20, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Fuck yeah I felt like things weren’t settled the way 2 ended.

  45. Zero Eternity
    Zero Eternity
    December 20, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    What the fuck is the point in putting only the third on PS4 if the first two weren’t already there? Also, release it on PS3/PS Vita again you nimrods!

  46. Zero Eternity
    Zero Eternity
    December 20, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    They almost have to if they hope the third one to sell decently at all. Still wish they would just finish the trilogy on PS3/Vita though.

  47. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    December 20, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Once again the “NoGamesStation” proves itself to, on contrary to what many idiotic pcuck fucktards believe, have many games to play. It really is the best place to be for gaming. And I know deep down that you wish it could lose its exclusivity, but nah. Keep port begging fuckers, it’a useless. The trails of cold steel series will never see the light of the day on Steam/PC.

  48. bomblord
    bomblord
    December 20, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Is that white haired girl Altina?

  49. 3rdStrike_Ebi
    3rdStrike_Ebi
    December 20, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Shiiiiiit, I need to beat the first game already and get my hands on the second one.

  50. Lea Pastillaroja
    Lea Pastillaroja
    December 20, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    everybody is waiting for Trals of cold still 3, and here i am waiting for Trials in the sky 3 and trials of azure

  51. Nagato
    Nagato
    December 20, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Sorry, but I can’t hear you over the sound of the upcoming Winter Sale~

  52. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    December 21, 2016 at 12:41 am

    i hope they do, else ill just pirate 1 and 2

  53. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    December 21, 2016 at 12:44 am

    i’ll try to get myself back into SC
    i hope the story won’t be as slow as the first one.

  54. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    December 21, 2016 at 12:45 am

    sales of western garbage and early access broken piece of shit

  55. Guin
    Guin
    December 21, 2016 at 3:53 am

    Err, about that. You’re gonna have to invest some patience to get the reward.

  56. RPG
    RPG
    December 21, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Great news. I still need to give this series a try. I have heard great things about it. Hopefully, this will mean that Falcom will bring out a compilation of the previous games to the PS4, so newcomers can easier get up to speed with the series; and also most likely increase chances of sales for the third. If not, I will just have to track them down for my PS3/Vita.

  57. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    December 21, 2016 at 9:25 am

    i endured all of FC and didn’t really get any rewards…
    played till the end just to not see an actual climax for the story

  58. XERW
    XERW
    December 21, 2016 at 10:41 am

    I found her tsun moments endearing (even though she mellowed too fast! like the reuniting hug in CS2) I’m going to argue that Alfin moments are interesting as hell…

    But yeah, we agreed on Millium.

  59. Etherblaze
    Etherblaze
    December 21, 2016 at 11:37 am

    I’m probably just not fond of tsunderes as other people. My favourites are Laura, Sara, and Emma. I really like Laura, and since she and Rean both share a passion for the same thing, they felt more intertwined. And later she gets really cute and clingy lol.

    Emma’s role as a guide for Rean also made her seem more of a fit for him as well. Plus she’s just sweet, kind and caring all around. The only drawback is that she’s a huge mystery girl in the first game and doesn’t develop until the second.

    Sara is just… really fun all around. Someone you can be pretty carefree with. Her final bonding event and her epilogue events are also really good. She gets all flustered when Rean hugs her, makes me think she just acts like she’s experienced.

    Alfin is super cute and super fun but her final bonding event basically tells me she can’t act on her feelings because of Elise. I hope she’s in CS3, and I hope she grows up to be what’s basically the female version of Olivert.

  60. Guin
    Guin
    December 21, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    It’s what it says on the tin: First Chapter. It’s not exactly the most exciting, but SC takes it up in spades. This series pays off those who are willing to stick with it despite the slowness and wonky pacing.

  61. Steven Russell
    Steven Russell
    December 21, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Well I sold my PS4 recently. Honestly I’m not about to play a game like this on a home console. Vita was perfect for the Trails of Cold Steel games. Oh well, disappointment but life goes on. :/

  62. BentoBlame
    BentoBlame
    December 22, 2016 at 12:18 am

    Yes, you can see Sammy behind her.

  63. ElKonsolero
    ElKonsolero
    December 22, 2016 at 1:58 am

    Well Emma is your standard book worm right down to the looks. Her being a witch or something (haven´t played cold steel 2 yet) is interesting but was only teased. Since i interacted a lot with Alisa i got a lot of her backstory which is interesting (but also pretty standard). I like her laid back grandpa though xD, he´s hilarious.

  64. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    December 22, 2016 at 2:31 am

    maybe you’re right, FC didn’t take too long to finish (20hr or something?) maybe i should count all the chapters as single game

  65. BentoBlame
    BentoBlame
    December 22, 2016 at 2:44 am

    Nice to see Altina again. Looking forward to see Fie!

  66. LEGIONARY1234
    LEGIONARY1234
    December 23, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    The only garbage and piece of Shit here is The Ass chocolate yihadist FAG cream.

  67. Alan Stratos
    Alan Stratos
    January 2, 2017 at 1:30 am

    Well time to cancel my order on trails of cold steel 1 & 2 for ps vita then.
    Meh, more money for me then.

  68. Alan Stratos
    Alan Stratos
    January 2, 2017 at 1:34 am

    This is like trsils in the sky all over again

  69. Nagato
    Nagato
    April 8, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Great late reply, made me laugh :’)

  70. le master trole
    le master trole
    April 8, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Rectum status: ANNIHILATED