The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III Extracurricular Edition from Nihon Falcom and NIS America will arrive in North America and Europe on June 30. It will then release in Oceania on July 7. (It already released in Japan this month.) A demo is available worldwide on the Switch eShop in anticipation of the release. The game is up for preorder on places like Amazon for $59.99, but the NIS America Online Store is also selling a very special “Thors Edition” for $99.99.
The base version, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III Extracurricular Edition, (That is so many words!) will feature a 20-page mini art book, collectible animated lenticular card, and a reversible cover insert. The Thors Edition meanwhile contains a SteelBook case, six postcards, a Mishy plushie, a hardcover art book, a CD labeled “Symphony of Class VII,” and a large collector’s box.
Here’s what to expect from the narrative of Trails of Cold Steel III:
- 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.
- 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.
If Nihon Falcom and NIS America have piqued your curiosity with The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III Extracurricular Edition, don’t forget to check out the new demo — once you’re finished with the Bravely Default II demo, anyway.