The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd

Another installment in the jRPG game series developed by Nihon Falcom studio that closes the Trails in the Sky trilogy. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd takes place half a year after the events from the previous installment. A player starts his adventure onboard an aircraft flying under the banner of the Empire of Erebor. Kevin Graham – the main protagonist of this game – is tasked with retrieving a mysterious artifact lying on the bottom of the Valeria Lake located in the realm of Liverl. The gameplay builds on exploration, searching for useful items, and completing diverse tasks including both main missions and side quests. The game also features fighting the encountered foes – battles take place on a tactical graticule, and the key to success lies in proper switching between characters’ abilities and coming up with the optimal strategy. The third installment introduces a number of new opponents, who exhibit certain unique abilities. The game also develops the foregoing mechanics with the turn bonuses. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd features colorful visuals that resemble the style of the anime animated series.

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PC / Windows
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The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd | PC

RPG, TPP, fantasy, science fiction, turn-based, jRPG

Companies responsible for The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd

Nihon Falcom Corp | game developer

XSEED Games | publisher  

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd release date for PC:

game language:
English

28 June 2007 | Worldwide

03 May 2017 | Europe

03 May 2017 | USA

Game mode: single player

PlayStation Portable
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The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd | PSP

RPG, TPP, fantasy, science fiction, turn-based, jRPG

Companies responsible for The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd

Nihon Falcom Corp | game developer

XSEED Games | publisher  

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd release date for PSP:

game language:
Japanese

24 July 2008 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player

Sony PlayStation 3
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The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd | PS3

RPG, TPP, fantasy, science fiction, turn-based, jRPG

Companies responsible for The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd

Nihon Falcom Corp | game developer

XSEED Games | publisher  

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd release date for PS3:

game language:
Japanese

27 June 2013 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player

PlayStation Vita
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The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd | PS Vita

RPG, TPP, fantasy, science fiction, turn-based, jRPG

Companies responsible for The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd

Nihon Falcom Corp | game developer

XSEED Games | publisher  

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd release date for PS Vita:

game language:
Japanese

14 July 2016 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd for PC / Windows is a yet another installment in the Japanese RPG series developed by Nihon Falcom. The game closes the Trails in the Sky trilogy available on many platforms, also in the West. What is worth mentioning, the PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3 versions of the game have been published only in Japan, while the PC / Windows edition is available worldwide.

Plot

The action of The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd takes place half a year after the events from The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter. A player starts his adventure onboard an aircraft flying under the banner of the Empire of Erebor. Kevin Graham – the main protagonist of this game – is tasked with retrieving a mysterious artifact lying on the bottom of the Valeria Lake located in the realm of Liverl. Along with his old friend - Ries Argent – Kevin travels to the so-called Phantasma, the Land of Shadows governed by its own, detached from reality, laws. The heroes begin an investigation that leads them to many mysteries from the past.

Mechanics

The gameplay does not differ significantly from what one may have experienced in the previous installments of the series. The gameplay builds on exploration, searching for useful items, and completing diverse tasks including both main missions and side quests assigned by the numerous NPCs. When exploring the underground locations, the main protagonists often come across locked doors with symbols of the stars and the moon engraved on them. Interacting with them might unlock various mini-games as well as story related cutscenes.

The game also features combat– it is the aspect that has been improved most. Apart from the new types of opponents, the game delivers new abilities featured by the adversaries, as well as improved mechanics and new skills of the characters controlled by a player. The game also develops the foregoing mechanics with the turn bonuses – ‘Rush’ allows the characters to perform two actions simultaneously; ‘Guard’ ensures immunity to damage; ‘Vanish’ makes a target disappear for several turns; ‘Death’ allows the player to instantly eliminate an enemy with any attack. Battles take place on a tactical graticule, and the key to success lies in proper switching between characters’ abilities and coming up with the optimal strategy.

Technical aspects

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd for PC / Windows is based on the technology designed solely for the previous series’ installments. One more time, players receive colorful visuals that resemble the style of the anime animated series. The visuals feature different level of detail, depending on the platform. Moreover, there is a possibility to import saved game data from the previous installments.

What is worth mentioning, the console versions of the game deliver only Japanese dubbing, as the game has not been published outside the borders of the Land of the Rising Sun.

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone