In a development that might not be too surprising to those in the know, NIS America has announced The Legend Of Heroes: Trails Of Cold Steel III has been delayed.
The third entry in the Trails of Cold Steel saga was initially set to arrive on Sept. 24 and 27 in North America and Europe, but will now see a simultaneous release nearly a month later on Oct.22.
Here’s what NIS America had to say about this recent development:
“NIS America sincerely apologizes to everyone who was greatly looking forward to its release, and would like to thank fans for their understanding and patience as the team is working hard to deliver the best possible experience.”
This development might remind Falcom fans of what happened back in 2017 with the PC version of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana.
It was initially supposed to release in Sept. 2017, but NIS America announced one day before release that it was delayed to an unannounced date. Time moved on, and each release date announcement was followed by one which revealed that the game would be delayed yet again — eventually moving it back into 2018. In fact, it wasn’t until April 2018 that it actually arrived, during which time a Switch version (which had some issues of its own) was announced.
Fortunately, NIS America already confirmed an actual release date, so chances are things won’t devolve into a similar situation. In either event, the extra time should mean we won’t get that disaster of a localization that the PS4 version of Ys VIII got on release.
In the meantime, Trails of Cold Steel III will also receive a demo whose details will be revealed at a later date.