XSEED GAMES RELEASES SPECTACULAR CHARACTER BATTLE TRAILER FOR THE LEGEND OF HEROES: TRAILS OF COLD STEEL

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XSEED GAMES RELEASES SPECTACULAR CHARACTER BATTLE TRAILER FOR THE LEGEND OF HEROES: TRAILS OF COLD STEEL

The Elite Members of Thors Military Academy’s Class VII Show Off Their Best Skill Attacks in New Video for Upcoming PS3™ and “PSVita” Launch on December 22 

XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today released a new trailer for Nihon Falcom’s acclaimed Trails series of roleplaying games, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel, which will release December 22 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system. Alongside the standard edition, a limited “Lionheart Edition” will also be available in stores. In the video, the students of Thors Military Academy’s Class VII display the fruits of their unique education, showcasing special moves unique to each character that prove what makes them worthy of their elite titles.

In addition to highlighting some of their best “Craft” and “S-Craft” attacks, this video also showcases the combining of attacks via the turn-based Combat Link System, as well as a variety of magic-like “Arts.” Rean, Laura, and Jusis lacerate their way to victory with deadly sword slashes, Alisa and Machias provide support from afar with long-ranged attacks, Gaius zeroes in on enemies like a hawk with spear outstretched, the versatile Fie assaults foes both near and far with her twin gunswords, Elliot’s fondness for music is realized with his “Seventh Rhapsody” attack, and Emma — not to be outdone by Elliot — utilizes her Orbal Staff to summon the grand Lord Albireon.

Known in Japan as Eiyuu Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel builds on Nihon Falcom’s acclaimed Trails franchise by improving on the series’ formula while delivering an expertly told narrative that both series fans and newcomers alike will enjoy. 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 Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel, players take on the role of specially-selected elite military students at a time of great turmoil, who enjoy school life as they bond with fellow students to earn new abilities in battle, and then utilize those abilities via speedy, tactical turn-based combat, which is complemented by the newly-developed “ARCUS” system. 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.

Published by XSEED Games in North America, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel will be available December 22 for PS3™ and “PSVita” systems in North America*. The limited Lionheart Edition has a suggested retail price of $49.99, and the standard edition of the game will be available in stores for $39.99 as well as digitally via the PlayStation®Store. The title has been rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB. Additional information can be found at: www.trailsofcoldsteel.com.

For more information on XSEED Games products, please visit www.xseedgames.com. Fans can also follow XSEED Games on Facebook at www.facebook.com/XSEEDGames and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/XSEEDGames.

*NIS America is publishing the PAL region version of the game.

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