The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel artwork cuttout

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel is a turn-based JRPG with a heavy focus on storytelling and character relationships. Instead of everyone being an incredibly powerful fighter from the get-go, your team will first need to spend some time getting to know each other, as well as bond over various dialogue choices and events before finally learning how to properly support each other in battle. In other words, as you get to know your allies better your combined attacks and strategies will become increasingly more powerful, which is a rather intriguing way to mix in storytelling with your usual JRPG combat.

If you're wondering what all of this might look like in gameplay terms, you'll find your answers in the recently posted launch trailer. Its not overly long or even detailed, but it should still give you a general idea of just what kind of JRPG you're getting yourself into. Have a look:

The PC version of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel has just recently landed on Steam, and if the overwhelmingly positive reviews are to be believed the PC port is pretty damn excellent. This isn't exactly unexpected given that all of Nihon Falcom's PC ports so far have been incredibly good, but its still nice to see that they're keeping the quality high despite porting more and more games. And speaking of which, you might be glad to hear that Nihon Falcom recently announced that they are aiming to get all of their games on Steam over the next few years! So whether you're a fan of the Ys or The Legend of Heroes series, it would appear that the future is quite bright indeed.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel screenshot of combat mechanics

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