The President and CEO of Nihon Falcom, Toshihiro Kondo, gave a shocking news regarding The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel series.
Furthermore, it is about the underdevelopment forth series of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel for PS4. Via Dengeki magazine, he confirmed that this series is going to be the last for the storyline.
In detailed, he stated that they planned on the third game being the final entry in that timeline, however they felt it was difficult to end it there and made a tough choice. Thus, after that game’s ending, he wants to release a fourth game as soon as possible, next year. That game is already planned to be released before September of next year.
At the end of his words, Kondo-san said that the team is working towards resolving all the questions in the Empire Arc for its conclusion.
To refresh our memory, here’s a recap of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel.
The Legend of Heroes is a series of role-playing games developed by Nihon Falcom Corporation. The first entry of the series was released in 1989 as Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes, and was part of Nihon Falcom’s Dragon Slayer line of games.
Subsequent games in the series dropped “Dragon Slayer” from the title. The Legend of Heroes III, The Legend of Heroes IV, and The Legend of Heroes Vcomprised the “Gagharv trilogy”.
After the Gagharv trilogy, a new story began with a new trilogy, the Trails in the Sky subseries. The three titles in it, First Chapter, Second Chapter and The 3rd.
Falcom switched to a duology for the seventh entry, consisting of The Legend of Heroes VII: Zero no Kiseki in 2010, and The Legend of Heroes VII: Ao no Kiseki in 2011. After that, the company moved on to the Trails of Cold Steel subseries, releasing the first title in 2013, a the second in 2014, and the third in 2017, with a fourth and final title planned for release in 2018.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel is available for PC, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita worldwide.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II is available for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita worldwide.
Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III is available for PlayStation 4 only in Japan.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I: Kai –Thors Military Academy 1204 will be available for PlayStation 4 in Japan on March 8th, 2018.