from Antonia Dreßler
After the fourth part of the series with the impressively long title The Legend of Heroes: Trails f Cold Steel 4 was released in Japan for Playstation 4 in 2018, further announcements about the JRPG are now to follow. As early as this year, the title should also appear outside of Japan. In addition, it was announced that the title would also be implemented for the Nintendo Switch.

The Legend of Heroes: trails of Cold Steel 4 was released in Japan in 2018 for the PS4. Publisher NIS America has now announced that a PS4 release of the latest part of the JRPG series for Europe and North America is pending this autumn. It was already known that there would be a port for the PC.

With the release in Europe and North America, the game The Legend of Heroes 4 is now also available to a non-Asian market. The standard version is to be sold as a "Frontliner Edition" from autumn, including a mini art book, soundtrack and reversible cover.

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The ports for PC and switch should not appear until 2021. If you are a Nintendo fan and also want merchandise, you have to stick to the more expensive limited edition, which will contain a hardcover art book, posters, postcards, soundtrack and steel book as well as a collector's box. No special edition is planned for the PC.

According to NIS America sets the plot of the fourth part in line shortly after its predecessor. More characters, a new combat system and several mini-games should make Legend of Heroes 4 the biggest part of the series so far:

"The Erebonian Empire is on the brink of all out war! Taking place shortly after the ending of Trails of Cold Steel III, the heroes of Class VII find themselves with the full force of the Empire on the path to domination. Further, the hero of the Erebonian Civil War and Class VII's instructor, Rean Schwarzer, has gone missing. Now, the students of Class VII, old and new, must unite with heroes from all over the continent to create the only chance the world has to be spared from total destruction.

Key features:

  • The Ultimate Class Reunion – Boasting the largest roster in series history, heroes from all over seek to join the cause! The heroes of Class VII unite with Crossbell's Special Support Section and even the heroes of Liberl.
  • Battle Most Refined – New and returning systems join the already polished combat of The Legend of Heroes series, including the ability to summon giant mechs to the field for devastating attacks, use Auto Battle for more expedient combat, and utilize Lost Arts, the most powerful Orbal magic capable of turning the tide of battle.
  • Pursuits of the War Weary – In between epic battles, catch a breather with a number of mini-games including returning favorites like Vantage Master, fishing and puzzle games! And introducing new pursuits like poker, blackjack, and the horror coaster. "

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