The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV is finally hitting our shores, and we got all the first details on what you can expect along with an announcement trailer (above) and screenshots.
Nihon Falcom’s Trails of Cold Steel series has made a name for itself with its detailed world, colorful characters, and impressive turn-based combat. For three entries, we’ve followed protagonist Rean Schwarzer as he’s gone from a student to a professor amid plenty of political turmoil and shocking revelations. This is the final entry in the Trails of Cold Steel arc, and due to events in the previous entry, will not have its standard student-life setting.
“This title holds an important place as the end of the Cold Steel series and the mid-point of an overall story that began with Trails in the Sky,” explains Nihon Falcom president and producer Toshihiro Kondo. “We’ve hinted at various mysteries since Trails in the Sky and all of those related to the Erebonian Empire will be revealed here.”
Kondo said this game features the largest cast and the most quests in the series' history. For more details on the game, you can read our short Q&A with Kondo, which goes into much more detail.
Trails of Cold Steel IV hits the PS4 this fall, with a later release on Nintendo Switch and PC in 2021. It will have a “day one” edition called the Frontline edition (pictured below) and a limited edition.