Play JRPG Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III today with the PS4 demo

Play the prologue and carry over your save data to the full game when it releases next month

We’ve brought The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III all around the world, starting from the first English build at MCM London Comic Con to being playable at Gamescom in Germany, E3 and Anime Expo in California, Japan Expo in France, and PAX West in Washington.

Finally, we’re excited to finally bring the highly-anticipated demo right to your home!

Available today on PlayStation Store, this demo contains the entire prologue and carries over save data to the full game.

In Trails of Cold Steel III, you play as Rean Schwarzer, a graduate from Thors Military Academy who’s starting his new life as an instructor at the academy’s branch campus.

The setting

Heralded as a war hero, he and his peers of the renowned Class VII played a pivotal role in the empire’s civil war a few years prior. Now, the peace is disturbed once again and Rean must lead his students — the new generation of Class VII — through this darkness to find a brighter future.

From left to right: The new Class VII consists of Juna Crawford, Altina Orion, and Kurt Vander.

The franchise backstory

The demo also contains an in-game library with information on the previous two installments, along with character bios and other terminology — perfect for both a veteran’s refresher or a beginner’s first look. So anyone can jump into Trails of Cold Steel III with confidence and without missing a beat!

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III on PS4The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III on PS4

What’s new in the sequel

Aside from familiar mechanics like fishing, new features are brought to the table such as the Vantage Masters mini-game. The combat system has also been improved, thanks to the addition of Brave Orders and the Break System.

Brave Orders provide party-wide buffs to give an upper hand for a certain number of turns, and are specific to each character.

The Break System is shown as a blue bar underneath the enemy’s health. Damaging the enemies will decrease their Break meter until it’s depleted to zero, to which they become “Broken.”

A “Broken” enemy drops its items, is more susceptible to damage, has their buffs canceled, and is unbalanced by all attacks and crafts!

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III on PS4

Now that you’ve got the rundown, download the demo today and let the legend of Class VII begin anew ahead of the full game’s launch on 22nd October!

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This’ll be awesome, no doubt! I really enjoyed the first 2 games and can recommend it to anyone with a liking to turn-based JRPG’s!

Will there be any bonusses for playing the first 2/will there be a way to transfer your choices to this installment? (For Vita and/or PS3 players)

I got into the Trails of series this year and man it’s been a absolutely incredible journey so far, I’m just halfway through cold steel 2 now but I’m so excited for 3 to carry it on already after seeing Tita from Sky and Randy from Zero show up! This whole universe is incredible!


I’m only 10 hours or so into Trails Of Cold Steel 2 but I preordered the third one a month ago…can’t wait!Such a great JRPG series.:)

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