XSEED Games has announced that the highly anticipated final entry in the Trails in the Sky arc of developer Nihon Falcom’s The Legend of Heroes series, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd, is now available on Steam.
Bringing the Trails in the Sky games to the West has certainly been a journey for us. 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.
Half a year after the events of Trails in the Sky Second Chapter, Liberl has settled into peace once again—but even during peaceful times, there are many among the distinguished and fortunate burning with greed thanks to the influence of ancient artifacts. Most of the population remains unaware of their abuses of power, but to the most enigmatic order of the beloved Septian Church, the Gralsritter, snuffing out these would-be villains and claiming artifacts in their name is as everyday as professing one’s faith in the Goddess.
On the eve of another successfully completed mission, high-ranking member Father Kevin Graham is immediately assigned to retrieve one more artifact that rests beneath Grancel Cathedral. What’s more, even though this is a task he could easily complete on his own, he must reluctantly 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 – and some may have been better off staying forever sealed behind closed doors.
Widely considered the most challenging title in the series, players are encouraged to iterate upon the combat style they’ve come to know in the 3rd’s predecessors by either enjoying its in-depth story on Easy or crying with frustration on its unforgiving Nightmare difficulty. The brilliant music that the Trails in the Sky series is known for also returns, adding dozens of memorable new tracks as players work their way through the mysterious new realm of Phantasma.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd is available to purchase for $29.99/€29.99/£24.99. Those who purchase it during the launch week will receive a 10% discount.