Publisher XSeed Games has announced the English-language launch of the final entry in the Trails in the Sky trilogy of developer Nihon Falcom’s The Legend of Heroes series, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd. The game is now available via Steam, GOG.com, and The Humble Store by Humble Bundle.
Set half a year after the events of Trails in the Sky Second Chapter, the world of Liberl is once again at peace. The most enigmatic order of the beloved Septian Church, the Gralsritter, continue to eliminate would-be villains who would claim the power of ancient artifacts for their own greed. On the eve of another mission, Father Kevin Graham is assigned to retrieve an artifact that rests beneath Grancel Cathedral. He must do so in partnership with his newest recruit, rookie Gralsritter and childhood friend Sister Ries Argent. Thus begins the start of a routine mission that becomes anything but, delving into a new and mysterious realm that follows an unnaturally strict set of rules: Phantasma. Therein, the history of the Septian Church and the pasts of the many familiar faces who took up arms for the sake of Liberl’s future will be laid bare.
An RPG with turn-based battles, the gameplay is built on that of its predecessors. New features in combat include “rush,” which allows the player to take two actions at once; “guard,” which nullifies any damage; “vanish,” which makes a target disappear for a few turns; and “death”, which gives the attack the effect of an instant death. Doors in the dungeon have been engraved with symbols which can trigger anything from story scenes to mini-games.
“Bringing the Trails in the Sky games to the West has certainly been a journey for us,” said Ken Berry, Executive Vice President of Marvelous USA. “We’ve had to overcome many challenges in the process of bringing these titles to our patient fans, but their extraordinary response has made it well worth the effort. We’re elated to deliver Trails in the Sky the 3rd, and we hope fans are as pleased with the final product as we are. We would like to sincerely thank our fans and the community for all of their support along the way.”
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd has been priced at $29.99, and enojoys a 10% discount for the first week after launch. The title is not rated by the ESRB.