This game was released on June 30, 2020 and is no longer available to pre-order. Any incentives that were offered are listed below.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III is a JRPG with turn-based battles developed by Nihon Falcom and published outside Japan by NIS America. It picks up over a year after the events of the previous game, and centers around the returning Rean Schwarzer. As an instructor at the newly opened Thors Branch Campus, he takes lead of Class VII and has to guide the new generation in the face of an uncertain future.
Like with the previous launches of Trails of Cold Steel III on PlayStation 4 and PC, the upcoming Nintendo Switch release in the West is accompanied by some modest pre-order bonuses and special editions detailed below.
Pre-ordering The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III for Switch nets a bonus Standard Cosmetic Bundle with 14 cosmetic outfits and accessories for Class VII:
- Self-Assertion Panels: equippable messages that appear above playable characters’ heads
- Cute Hair Extension Set: hair extensions to make your characters look even cuter
- Cool Hair Extension Set: hair extensions to make your characters look even cooler
- Raccoon Set: raccoon ears and tail
- Snow Leopard Set: snow leopard ears and tail
- Bunny Set: bunny ears and tail
- Rainbow Hair Set: hair dye that allows you to change the hair color of Rean and the branch campus students
- Angel Set: angel wings and a halo
- Devil Set: demon wings and horns
- Ashen Knight Set: Valimar’s horn, wings, and waist armor
- ARCUS Cover Set A: special ARCUS II covers featuring Rean, Altina, Ash, Towa, Tio, and Randy
- ARCUS Cover Set B: special ARCUS II covers featuring Juna, Kurt, Musse, Aurelia, Tita, and Agat
- ARCUS Cover Set C: special ARCUS II covers featuring Alisa, Laura, Elliot, Machias, Sara, and Elise
- ARCUS Cover Set D: special ARCUS II covers featuring Fie, Emma, Millium, Jusis, Gaius, and Siegfried
The bonus items can be claimed via DLC tab on the Item page and equipped through the Costume page on the Camp Menu.
Extracurricular Edition ($59.99)
Priced at $59.99, the physical Extracurricular Edition can be considered the standard version of ToCS III for Switch, but it is not exactly plain. On top of the game itself, it includes the following:
- Branch Campus Student Directory (20-page mini art book)
- Animated Lenticular Card
- Reversible Cover Insert
- 26 DLC Items
Thors Academy Edition ($99.99)
The Thors Academy Edition that we have already seen released for PS4 now can be purchased for Switch as well. Available exclusively through NISA Online Store, it comes with the following:
- Extracurricular Edition of Trails of Cold Steel III for Nintendo Switch
- Thors Branch Campus Dossier (Hardcover Art Book)
- Symphony of Class VII
- Einhel Keep Collector’s Box
- SteelBook Case
- 5 Postcards
- Mishy Plushie
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III is set to launch on Nintendo Switch on June 30, 2020.