At Thors Military Academy, rank means nothing and skills mean everything if you are to battle the warring factions and save the mighty Erebonian Empire.
Two much-lauded JRPGs in the stunning The Legend of Heroes series will be storming on to Sony PlayStation 4 early next year - The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel and The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II.
Originally released in Japan as Eiyuu Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki and Eiyuu Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki II on Sony PlayStation 3 and Sony PS Vita, with later enhanced releases on PC via Steam, both games give players the chance to follow the activities of Thors Military Academy's specialised 'Class VII' on PS4, with added features not found in any previous console release.
For the first time in the series' history, dual voiceovers have been included, giving players the chance to enjoy the original Japanese voices for each of the games' myriad of characters, or play with the highly acclaimed English dub that includes more than 5,000 additional English lines per game, previously available only in the PC editions. Existing owners of the PC versions won't miss out either - both games will be given an upcoming patch that includes the Japanese voices for free.
Two physical launch editions are also available to pre-order today from www.marvelousgames.com - The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel - Decisive Edition and The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II - Relentless Edition.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel - Decisive Edition will include a physical copy of the game on PS4, a 50 Mira replica collectors' coin and a Musical Selections CD containing 21 full-length tracks, all contained in a SteelBook® case adorned with game artwork. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel - Decisive Edition is available to pre-order exclusively from our online store.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II - Relentless Edition will feature a SteelBook® case containing a physical copy of the game, an Ouroboros emblem pin and Musical Selections CD containing 23 full-length tracks. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II - Relentless Edition is available to pre-order exclusively from our online store.
Among the nations on the Zemurian continent, the mighty Erebonian Empire has been quick to outwardly stake its claim militarily; yet politically, ugly bouts of internal conflict between the upper class and commoners attempting to rise to power have been steadily intensifying day by day. The Noble and Reformist Factions have been none too kind to each other over the years, and tensions between the two only stand to worsen if compromises are not made in the very near future.
Rean Schwarzer, like any other citizen of the Imperial North, is no stranger to these rising conflicts - the class system has been deeply embedded into the hearts of every Erebonian since the days of old. However, as a 17-year-old student preparing for his new life at Thors Military Academy, he notices that his crimson uniform differs from the standard outfits issued to his peers - typically green for commoners and white for nobles.
Enter Class VII of Thors Military Academy. For the first time in the prestigious academy's history, rank means nothing and skill means everything. With nine handpicked students of various backgrounds alongside Rean, Class VII readies itself to dive deep into the political quagmire that threatens not only them, but the Empire as a whole.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel and The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II, developed by Falcom, will be available for Sony PlayStation 4 in early 2019, published in Europe by Marvelous Europe and in North America by XSEED Games. Keep a check on our website and social media channels for more game news in the coming weeks.