In this week’s Weekly Famitsu, Falcom released new information for their RPG The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III, coming to PlayStation 4 on September 28 in Japan.
The developer gives details on three characters, along with a preview of the game’s battle system.
Tita Russell – A 16 year old girl who is a genius Orbal scholar and enjoys working on machinery. After working for the Bracers for four years during the “Liberl Disaster”, she joins Thors Military Academy Reaves II Branch School as a member of Class IX: Accounting Division.
During the campaign, Tita will assist the members of the academy by offering her skills in Orbal technology.
Agate Crosner – A 28 year old who is an A-rank Bracer that fights with a heavy sword. He works closely with Prince Olivert in the Empire after the Imperial Guird was almost destroyed by the Intelligence Agency.
In The Legend of Heroes timeline, four years have passed since Trails in the Sky. He is currently not on staff at Thors Military Academy Reaves II Branch School, but there are some mysteries that were presented in Trails in the Sky that might be revealed throughout the story.
G. Schmidt – A 72 year old Orbal engineer who is one of three disciples next to Dr. Hamiliton and Dr. Russel. He is now a special advisor to Thors Military Academy Reaves II Branch School and leading the research of new technology on the academy’s grounds.
Additionally, battles in Trails of Cold Steel III will differ some from the previous entries in the series. Now, the game has seamless battles, meaning that the battles begin right from the field map without change.
A new system called “Brave Order” allows a character to use an extra action that grants an effect on the party. To use this action, players will need to consume “Brave Points” which can be seen on the battle screens HUD.
Also, characters like Juna Crawford will be able to change their style mid battle, for example: switching out her baton for a gun.
You can check out the new screenshots below: