The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV is coming to platforms beyond PS4 this year. The RPG will be released for Switch in Japan in March, and in North America and Europe on April 9, and in Australia on April 16. A PC port will come later in 2021.
Trails of Cold Steel IV is the final entry in the series, which exists as part of the larger The Legend of Heroes franchise. The game is a turn-based RPG, similar in structure to its predecessor, though it possesses a larger character roster and makes adjustments to the series’ Order and Break systems.
Set two weeks after the events of Trails of Cold Steel III, Trails of Cold Steel IV sees Class VII, Crossbell’s Special Support Section, and the heroes of Liberl all come together as the Erebonian Empire prepares for war–a conflict that threatens to consume the entire continent.
Even though Trails of Cold Steel IV is the end for the series, the franchise as a whole will continue going strong. In an interview with Game Informer, Nihon Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo said, “Though Trails of Cold Steel IV will be the last game in its subseries, we’re only halfway through the greater Trails series. 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. We’ve hinted at various mysteries since Trails in the Sky and all of those related to the Erebonian Empire will be revealed here.”
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