NIS America just revealed a new gameplay trailer for The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III, a turn-based RPG gameThe Legend of Heroes series is developed by  Nihon Falcom. The first game in the franchise was actually a part of the Dragon Slayer franchise, released in 1989, then developed into a separate series. You can check out the video below.

If you are new to this franchise, here is some information for you to catch up. In the year of 1204 of the Septian calendar, a guy named Rean Schwarzer is having his first day at Thors Military Academy, the biggest academy in the Erebonian Empire. Along with his classmate, he will have to create bonds among everyone, fight against the odd, and find the meaning of his life.

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Rean now has become an instructor

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III is set in the year 1206, more than a year after the Erebonian civil war. Rean has now graduated from Thors Military Academy and is now a teacher at the Thors Branch Campus, a new academic that is on the rise. Rean now takes the responsibility to raise a new generation of heroes to prepare ahead for the dark future. The evil Ouroboros organization is up to something to engulf the whole continent in war, or worse.

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Link Attacks

The game maintains the AT system which gives you all the necessary information you need in battle. The bar on the left shows the action orders of you and your opponent. The battle menu is improved so you can make commands by directional buttons instead of choosing from a menu.

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All fight will be placed directly on the field map

From the trailer, we can have an overview of some features in battles like Brave Order, Link Attack, Brave Points, Arts and Crafts, S-Craft. Also, the battle will take place directly on the field map where you are standing so the terrain around you will now greatly affect the outcome of each fight.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III is going to launch on September 24 in North America and September 27 in Europe for PS4 and is now available for pre-order.