XSEED Games have recently released a new trailer for the upcoming Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel, which is due out next week for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. You can watch the trailer below.
In the video, the students of Thors Military Academy’s Class VII display the fruits of their unique education, showcasing what makes them worthy of their place in this elite class.
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.
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 Trails 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.