Have you been interested in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III, but you didn’t know where to start, especially if you haven’t played any of the other games? I have the answers for you. There is a demo of the game on the PlayStation Store right now. It includes the entire prologue, and your progress will carry over to the full game.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III is the continuation of the past two games, but it’s not impossible to catch up. The main character Rean Schwarzer has come back from war as a hero, and he is teaching at his alma mater of Thors Military Academy. Unfortunately, peace never lasts long. Under Rean’s leadership, the students of Class VII will have to react to a new threat and bring peace back.
If you want to understand the events that lead us here, the demo has a library. You can research the terms used in the game. You can read about major characters from the first two games. It should be the perfect primer for anyone wanting to delve further into the world. It’s also a lot cheaper than buying the previous two games at $40 USD each, but they are available digitally now.
If you are a veteran of the Trails series, the third entry will be bringing some new features and improvements. Brave Orders are buffs to your entire party. The new Break System works by wearing down your enemy’s break gauge. Once you eliminate it, the “Broken” enemy will drop items (hopefully like a pinata) and is generally easier to damage. It’s a system you’ve seen in other RPGs, but it’s still satisfying.
If you want to buy the games after the demo, the digital editions are discounted. The regular edition is 10% less, and the digital deluxe edition receives a heroic 25% discount. No matter how you purchase it, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III will take you and the students of Class VII to war on October 22.
Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.