Known in Japan as Eiyuu Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel builds on the beloved Trails franchise by improving on the series’ formula while delivering the same sort of well-crafted narrative that series fans have come to expect.
Assuming the roles of specially-elected elite military students, players will unravel the enigma that is the Erebonian Empire’s inner political quagmire as they delve deep into the expansive lore that has become synonymous with the series.
Best of all, players can enjoy the game’s masterfully told tale on both the “PSVita” and PS3 systems simultaneously with Cross-Save functionality, allowing for play at home or on the go should a player own both versions.
As the central characters bond with fellow initiates and enjoy life at Thors Military Academy, they earn new abilities in battle via the game’s tactical turn-based Combat Link System, netting benefits such as healing and guarding bonuses. In between skirmishes, players can upgrade their party members with the newly-developed “ARCUS” system - a streamlined version of the classic “Orbment” magic system from previous titles - allowing for greater access to abilities and quicker customisation.