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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3 coming to Nintendo Switch in Spring 2020 [US/Europe; later in Japan]

mute

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Oct 25, 2017
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I've been admiring these from afar but I'm not going to play them on a Playstation nor will I start with 3.
 

Aal-Vee

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Oct 27, 2017
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There's so much dialogue that literally make no sense without knowledge of prior games.

Everyone is just gonna be hint hint nudge nudging at "they" "him" "her" the whole game. Heck, even knowing the games sometimes I have no idea who or what they are talking about.
 

Velezcora

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Nov 16, 2017
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Trails fans continue to be toxic and the NISA hate boner is strong.

Listen, guys. Falcom released 3 on ps4 before porting the other 2. This isn’t as dumb as many of you are making it out to be.

Especially considering the Switch is picking up the vita fanbase.
 

Klaw

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Nov 16, 2017
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I was really pleased when I heard about this... and then I double checked : no annoucement for the rest of the series ? Well, no thanks :'(
 

Xavi

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Lightning for Smash
And more than 1 year since the western release ewas announced. There's no exclusivity deal impending the PC port to be announced, so either is not happening or we will have to wait 1 year or more which is pretty fucking bad anyway.

I'd say is not happening.
I mean, XSEED didn't announce the PC ports until much later too. I also think they don't want another Ys VIII situation with CSIII.
 

Draconas

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Oct 29, 2017
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Great news!
I have been keeping an eye on this but not bought it due to backlog. Definetely buying this for Switch instead of PS4.

I have played 1 & 2 on Vita so no problem here.
 

Velezcora

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It is shocking no PC version has been announced yet. I hope it's because they're working extra hard on it instead of it not actually existing. With how well Durnate did the ports of 1 & 2, it will not look good if the third port is on par with the pc version of Ys VIII.
 

Sabin

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Oct 25, 2017
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I mean, XSEED didn't announce the PC ports until much later too. I also think they don't want another Ys VIII situation with CSIII.
And even if this is true that's still no reason to withhold a pc announcement. Nisa could just simply say "Hey, we are also working on PC version of Cold Steel III but we currently have no release date to share since we focus on a quality port this time".
 

koutoru

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Oct 27, 2017
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I'm still waiting for a CS3 announcement for PC, but if NISA starts talking about a CS4 localization without a pc port announced, I'll play it on PS4.

Awsome news for Switch owners though. But definitely not a jumping in point for the series.
 

skLaFarebear

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Oct 25, 2017
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It is shocking no PC version has been announced yet. I hope it's because they're working extra hard on it instead of it not actually existing. With how well Durnate did the ports of 1 & 2, it will not look good if the third port is on par with the pc version of Ys VIII.
Actually the opposite, hopefully this means that NISA themselves isn't working on it and it's being outsourced, and like you said, it's Durante doing the work.

No one wants NISA touchin those Trails ports after how bad Ys VIII on PC went.
 

Aveyn Knight

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Nov 29, 2017
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Yeees, although hopefully we get the other games in the series.

I just need to beat Cold Steel II and I'll be caught up for now. I managed to make my PC run Cold Steel I but it lacks the specs for II.
 

Sadnarav

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Nov 6, 2019
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That's really cool. Because of the positive things I was hearing about Cold Steel 3 I bought the first one on Steam. Probably will play 1 and 2 on PC and 3 on Switch
 

Xita

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And even if this is true that's still no reason to withhold a pc announcement. Nisa could just simply say "Hey, we are also working on PC version of Cold Steel III but we currently have no release date to share since we focus on a quality port this time".
If they said this the goalposts would just move. Instead of complaining about no PC announcement you guys would still be in this thread complaining about no release date or “is it canceled??,” etc.
 

Monolithsoft

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Nov 1, 2017
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I'm sorry what !?

Day one when it releases in Japan.
I can finally continue the series.

Now release every other episodes please. I'll buy them all on Switch.
 

psynergyadept

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Oct 26, 2017
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This is like when KH3 when announced for Xbox one...it's nice to have but it wont grow the fanbase other than Those who already played the previous entries on other consoles/PC

CS3 is a terrible jumping point for potential new customers which is a shame as the LoH series deserves to be the next JRPG to breakout and the Switch seems like a perfect device for that to happen.
 
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RampagingSoul

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'll probably double-dip on this (just picked up CS III two weeks ago when I saw it for $40). Good that the game is coming to more platforms and, hopefully, the other entries eventually come to Switch, even if it seems unlikely. Plus III coming to PC for those on PC.
 

ILikeFeet

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Oct 25, 2017
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Actually the opposite, hopefully this means that NISA themselves isn't working on it and it's being outsourced, and like you said, it's Durante doing the work.

No one wants NISA touchin those Trails ports after how bad Ys VIII on PC went.
NISA didn't do the switch port at least. it's probably NIS doing it. the PC version might be based on that this time

EDIT: well, that got answered already
 

Velezcora

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Nov 16, 2017
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This is like when KH3 when announced for Xbox one...it's nice to have but it wont grow the demands other than Those who already played the previous entries on other consoles/PC

CS3 is a terrible jumping point for potential new customers which is a shame as the LoH series deserves to be the next JRPG to breakout and the Switch seems like a perfect device for that to happen.
I agree but I get why they'd want to get their foot in the door now. They could just wait until the next arc starts before bringing it to Switch but the benefit of now is they're getting the series on the market. Same with Kingdom Hearts III. Terrible place to place start but doable and gets the series in the minds of Xbox users and creates demand for the rest.
 
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I mean, XSEED didn't announce the PC ports until much later too. I also think they don't want another Ys VIII situation with CSIII.
But PC was getting trails 3rd chapter when CS1 was released on PS3/Vita. There was a clear commitment from XSEED with the PC platform, and for CS2 the confirmation came way sooner.

The easiest way to assure people we aren't getting another Ys VIII situation is not exactly keeping us in the dark and avoiding mentioning anything about a possible PC version.
 

CottonWolf

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Feb 23, 2018
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This is like when KH3 when announced for Xbox one...it's nice to have but it wont grow the fanbase other than Those who already played the previous entries on other consoles/PC

CS3 is a terrible jumping point for potential new customers which is a shame as the LoH series deserves to be the next JRPG to breakout and the Switch seems like a perfect device for that to happen.
It doesn't really have much of a chance of breaking out much beyond the current fans until they start a new series. A Calvard arc or remakes of the Crossbell arc or a standalone game. It needs to have modern graphics and a story you can just jump into. Even rereleasing them all on Switchs starting from CS1 wouldn't give them that.
 

Erpy

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I don't think the issue for not porting CS1 and CS2 first is the fact that they need XSeed. (they don't) Ys Origin was ported to XBox without XSeed input. It's more likely that they skipped straight to CS3 because they already owned that license while CS1 + CS2 was a separate license meaning they'd have to buy the rights for those games separately from Falcom. CS3 Switch was relatively easy money, CS1 and CS2 Switch were not, hence the move.
 

werezompire

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Oct 26, 2017
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CS3 is a terrible jumping point for potential new customers which is a shame as the LoH series deserves to be the next JRPG to breakout and the Switch seems like a perfect device for that to happen.
The chance of the LoH series having its breakout moment 4 years into a sub-series run is highly unlikely, even if they did port the entire series to the Switch. Better wait for the game after they're done with Cold Steel.
 

Velezcora

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Nov 16, 2017
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The chance of the LoH series having its breakout moment 4 years into a sub-series run is highly unlikely, even if they did port the entire series to the Switch. Better wait for the game after they're done with Cold Steel.
Exactly. Trails deliberate pacing and commitment to world building is always going to make it a niche series. I love it but not everyone is going to be into such a long slow building RPG series.
 

Oregano

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Oct 25, 2017
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Lol, we were just talking about this yesterday. Falcom making out like bandits and getting goodwill off the back of NIS' hard work.

I wonder if they can get it running better than it did on PS4. Those chapter 4 framerate drops....yikes. Gonna double dip anyway because I want to support the series as much as I can.
Engine did Caligula Effect which wasn't great... Playable, but not great.

They also did NNK so maybe I have to cut Bamco some slack for once. It seems doing 720p both docked and portable is a pattern for them.