While those in Japan can currently enjoy The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III, this very minute on the Nintendo Switch, for those of us in Europe and North America, we have to wait until June 30, 2020.
Thankfully, the RPG community has Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition to tide over in the meantime, but in anticipation of the forthcoming release, we wanted to take this moment to highlight the DLC the Switch version will have and provide you with the details you could possibly need to know.
First things first, Trails of Cold Steel III Extracurricular Edition for the Nintendo Switch, actually comes with a download code to be redeemed in the eShop, which gifts players with the Standard Cosmetic Bundle, a DLC pack that offers 14 items, which you can read up on, right here:
- Self-Assertion Panels: Equippable messages that appear above playable characters’ heads. You can choose from 10 different messages.
- Cute Hair Extension Set: Equippable hair extensions to make your characters look even cuter.
- Cool Hair Extension Set: Equippable hair extensions to make your characters look even cooler.
- Raccoon Set: An equippable set of Raccoon ears and tail. Super charming!
- Snow Leopard Set: An equippable set of Snow Leopard ears and tail. Super wild!
- Bunny Set: An equippable set of Bunny ears and tail. Super cute!
- Rainbow Hair Set: A set of hair dye that allows you to change the hair color of Rean and the branch campus students. Its dazzling style will blind you with charm. Equippable on Rean, Juna, Kurt, Altina, Musse, and Ash.
- Angel Set: An equippable set of angel wings and a halo. Simply divine!
- Devil Set: An equippable set of demon wings and horns. Delightfully devilish!
- Ashen Knight Set: An equippable set of Valimar’s horn, wings, and waist armor. I hope senpai acknowledges me!
- ARCUS Cover Set A: A set of special ARCUS II covers featuring Rean, Altina, Ash, Towa, Tio, and Randy.
- ARCUS Cover Set B: A set of special ARCUS II covers featuring Juna, Kurt, Musse, Aurelia, Tita, and Agate.
- ARCUS Cover Set C: A set of special ARCUS II covers featuring Alisa, Laura, Elliot, Machias, Sara, and Elise.
- ARCUS Cover Set D: A set of special ARCUS II covers featuring Fie, Emma, Millium, Jusis, Gaius, and Siegfried.
There is also a further 26 cosmetic items that are available with the Nintendo Switch version, which can “be claimed from the DLC tab on the Item page. After obtaining the items, they can be equipped from the Costume page on the Camp menu.” The full list is as follows:
- Thors Main Campus Uniforms
- Altina’s “Kitty Noir” Costume
- Musse’s “Coquettish Blue” Costume
- Juna’s “Crossbell Cheer!” Costume
- Rean’s Traveling Outfit (Cold Steel II)
- Rean’s Casual Clothes
- Juna’s Casual Clothes
- Kurt’s Casual Clothes
- Altina’s Casual Clothes
- Musse’s Casual Clothes
- Ash’s Casual Clothes
- Standard Glasses Set
- Ride-Along Black Rabbit
- Ride-Along Elie
- Ride-Along Dana
- Mask Set
- Hardcore Set
- Stylish Sunglasses Set
- Rare Eyewear
- Ride-Along School Renne
- Ride-Along Ozzie
- Mascot Headgear Set
- Juna’s “Lloyd Bannings” Costume
- Rean’s “Unspeakable” Costume
- Faculty Swimsuit Set
- Juna’s “Active Red” Costume”
*From the publisher: “You can get the Extracurricular Edition as part of the Thors Academy Edition for Nintendo Switch™ along with an arsenal of legendary items, so make sure you preorder your copy on our Online Store“
For anyone looking to go hands-on with The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III, right this very second, there is a demo you can download straight from the eShop, otherwise you will need to wait for June 30, 2020 for the game to release in Europe and North America, and July 7, 2020 for those in Australia.
Footage from the demo can be seen below:
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This post was written by Jack Longman