The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III | JPN Cover Art

UPDATE: NIS America has announced at their PAX South Panel that Brittany Avery (@Hatsuu), Ryan Thomson, and Kris Knigge will be working on the localization of Trails of Cold Steel III.

NIS America has announced that they will be bringing The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III to the west in Fall 2019 exclusively for PlayStation 4. This is the first Trails series game the company will be localizing, taking the place of longtime English publisher of the Trails series, XSEED Games.

NIS America has said that they will be bringing in certain English localization staff that have worked on previous games in the series. More information on the localization will be given at their “JPN → USA : Danganronpa, Touhou, and Beyond” panel at PAX South on January 18, 2019. You can watch the panel HERE when it goes live. The panel starts at 11:00 am CST.

You can check out their announcement trailer below.


NIS America describes the game as follows (Please note, the description may contain spoilers for previous games in the series.):

Nearly a year and a half has passed since 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.

Trails of Cold Steel III invites players into a world full of intrigue and excitement that is years in the making. They will embark on a whirlwind tour through the never-before-seen lands of the recently expanded Erebonian countryside, and encounter fresh faces as well as old friends familiar to fans of the series. In true Trails fashion, the deep, engaging story pairs with an incredible cast of characters and a combat system refined over decades of innovative RPG worldbuilding. This renowned title has also now been developed natively for PlayStation®4
hardware, a series first.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III is set to launch in the west exclusively for PlayStation 4 in Fall 2019. The game will support English and French text and will also include both English and Japanese voices. How do you feel about NIS America taking the reigns on the localization of Trails of Cold Steel III?

SOURCE: Press Release

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