Trails of Cold Steel III (Switch)

Trails of Cold Steel III (Switch) Box Art

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-order Bonuses

Trails of Cold Steel III (Switch) - Standard Cosmetic Bundle

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)

Trails of Cold Steel III (Switch) - Extracurricular Edition

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)

Trails of Cold Steel III (Switch) - Thors Academy Edition

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.

Comments

  • Anonymous's avatar
    Anonymous
    May 28, 2020 at 02:49

    Any word on if the pre-order DLC will be available to purchase post release?

    • Anonymous's avatar
      Anonymous
      May 28, 2020 at 10:21

      It was on every other platform so very likely. Costs like $15 on Steam or $2 per individual item.

      • Anonymous's avatar
        Anonymous
        June 2, 2020 at 15:08

        Even tho you may never see this, see we are both anonymous, and won’t get notifications, thanks for the heads up. I’ll run the risk and wait then, not pre-order. Since I still need to play Cold Steel 1 and 2, which I’ll have to do on PS4, since they decided to just straight up start with 3 on Switch.

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