"The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV" is a role-playing video game by Nihon Falcom (JP), NIS America (WW), developed by The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel, Engine Software BV, NIS America, Inc., Nihon Falcom and PH3 GmbH.
PlayStation on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 released the trailer:
Trails of Cold Steel IV - Gameplay Trailer | PS4.
The game plays similarly to Trails of Cold Steel III as a traditional JRPG with turn-based battles, bringing back features such as the Order system, Orbment system, mini-games and battle commands being mapped to specific buttons rather than various menus. Each character from the new Class VII in the game has new, unique S-Craft techniques in combat. Additionally, characters utilize Lost Arts (returning from Cold Steel II), which are significantly more powerful than regular Arts but expend a full EP gauge.
There are, however, several changes compared to the previous Trails of Cold Steel game, such as modifications to the Order and Break systems. Some characters were given weaker Orders that are upgradeable by finding treasure chests that lead to "trial" battles with fixed characters that can be used. Enemies now also required "far more" break damage before the Break state can be inflicted. Mini-games between larger battles include blackjack, poker, and other puzzle games. The Japanese release contains over 100 hours of gameplay.
The game is a direct sequel to the prior three Trails of Cold Steel games, set two weeks after the final battle in Trails of Cold Steel III.
Juna, Kurt, and Altina awaken to find out that Rean Schwarzer was captured by his father, Giliath Osborne. Determined to rescue Rean and put a stop to Osborne's plans, Juna takes charge of Class VII and travels all over Crossbell and Erebonia to try and figure out what Ouroboros and Osborne's plans are. During their investigation, they discover that the governor-general of Crossbell, Rufus Albarea, had been using his position to find and take possession of the last remaining Divine Knight. The group finally discovers the location of the facility where Rean is being held at and stage a rescue mission. Upon arriving, they find Rean has already fully succumbed to his Ogre curse, but the presence of all of his friends allows him to reconstruct his heart and regain his senses. Still loyal to Rean, Crow decides to rejoin Rean's side. Osborne arrives and explains to them that since all of the Divine Knights have been awakened, they can begin the "Rivalry", which is a ritual that involves the Divine Knight holders battling each other until only one remains, with the survivor becoming the new vessel for the Great One, Ishmelga. Rean swears to put a stop to Osborne's plan as he makes his escape. Soon after, Rean and Crow duel in their Divine Knights, with Rean and Valimar emerging victorious, resulting in the Ashen Knight beginning to absorb Ordine's power. When it becomes clear that Crow's life is bound to Ordine, Rean forces Valimar to instead turn the Azure Knight into a retainer.
"The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV" was scheduled to be released on September 27, 2018, on October 27, 2020, on November 6, 2020 and in 2021 by Nihon Falcom (JP), NIS America (WW).
The game is made with PhyreEngine engine.
This video game is available for the following platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows.
More information about "The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV" you can get at:
Official website: nisamerica.com/games/trails4
Product websites: Steam