In news that may be surprising to some but not so surprising for those following Falcom’s latest moves, NIS America has announced that they will be localizing The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III for release on the PlayStation 4 in the West. The game will be arriving sometime this fall and will feature both English and Japanese audio as well as subtitles for English and French audiences. It is worth noting that previous entries in the series were localized by XSEED Games.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III takes place nearly a year and a half after the Erebonian civil war, and much has changed since then. From the shifting stances of countries to the internal politics of the Empire, and even the life of Rean Schwarzer, the shadows of the past have given way to the embers of a new chapter. Now graduated from Thors Military Academy, Rean has become an instructor at the Thors Branch Campus, a newly-opened academy that quickly finds itself thrust onto the national stage. It is here that he takes the lead of a brand new Class VII, and must guide a new generation of heroes into an unknown future. Though all is calm now, the nefarious Ouroboros organization continues to weave a dark plot that could engulf the entire continent in war…or perhaps something even more sinister.