Falcom has released new information and screenshots of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III detailing the game’s latest confirmed characters Tio Plato, Randolph Orlando, and Olivert Reise Arnor.
Get the details below.
- Age: 16
A young researcher who belongs to the Crossbell branch of the Epstein Foundation. She is doing research on the “Eion System,” which is said to enable the “resonance connection of information processing” between humans and machines.
Due to special circumstances, she was working as a member of the Foundation’s research team since early childhood, but at the age of 14 was transferred to the old Crossbell State as test personnel.
While testing new-style equipment such as the “Orbal Staff” and “Eion System,” she solved a variety of incidents with Randolph and others as a member of the Special Support Section.
After the annexation of Crossbell, Tio was temporarily called back to Foundation headquarters, but decided to again return to Crossbell for the sake of her friends.
Although under surveillance by the Imperial Intelligence Agency, she does her job as head of research while also working behind the scenes as a “liaison.”
- Age: 24
A former member of “Red Constellation,” which is said to be the strongest jaeger corps in the continent. Currently the instructor in charge of Class VIII: Tactics Division at Thors Military Academy Reaves II Branch School. His nickname is Randy.
For certain reasons, after leaving the jaeger corps, he ended up in Crossbell, where he joined the Crossbell Guardian Force, but caused trouble and was discharged.
Immediately following, he was scouted to become a member of the Crossbell Police Department’s Special Support Section, and found a place where he belonged in facing numerous difficulties alongside investigators Lloyd Bannings, Elie MacDowell, and Tio Plato.
After the annexation of Crossbell, the Special Support Section was dissolved, and even after being assigned to the Imperial Army of Erebeonia’s Crossbell Military Defense Force, he was moving forward with preparations for an unwavering resistance movement with his friends.
However, after receiving advice from a certain someone, he decides to go to the Empire on his own to determine the likelihood of Crossbell’s independence.
Prince Olivert Reise Arnor
- Age: 29
The eldest son of Erebonia emperor Eugent Reise Arnor III and founder of the old “Class VII” of Thors Military Academy.
He is a hobbyist also called the Prodigal Prince, but because of his illegitimate birth (as a child born from someone other than the emperor’s wife), he has already abandoned his authority to succeed to the throne.
During the Civil War, he entrusted the red-winged cruiser “Courageous” to Thors Military Academy, and in the western part of the Empire, began a movement called “the winds of freedom” with Mueller Vander. He and others assisted those who suffered from war in order for them to rise with their own power.
After the Civil War ended, the victor and “Blood and Iron Chancellor” Giliath Osborne took control of the entire Empire in a “winner-take-all” fashion. As Osborne pressed forward with territorial expansion and the invasion of regions surrounding the empire, and with the Vander family being dismissed of its employment as protection for the Imperial family, Olivert came to understand that his authority has weakened.
And now—Septian Calendar 1206.
Olivert, knowing that Thors Military Academy has converted into a full-fledged military school, proposes Thors Military Academy Reaves II Branch School as a final “resistance.”
Additionally, to stand against the Blood and Iron Chancellor, he begins working his personal connections inside and outside of the Empire, as well as mobilizes himself within the Empire.
A system developed by the Epstein Foundation for assisting in the operation of computer terminals. Through the Orbal Staff, Orbal Arts can be activated without wait and high-speed processing of the Orbal Terminal can be realized. By linking different machines and systems, it is also able to produce results that exceed original specifications through synergistic effects. However, using the system requires high aptitude. It is for this reason that Tio, whose perceptive abilities are beyond that of an ordinary person, in a certain situation was able to master the system. Overuse of the system bears a heavy burden on the user.
The mascot character of Mishelam Wonderland in Crossbell State, Misshi is a bipedal walking-cat like creature who always has a troubled look on its face. Regardless of age or gender, it’s highly popular even within the Empire to the point where straps are sold. Tio is a big Misshi fan, liking the character so much that she gets super excited whenever she sees Misshi-related goods. During a certain quest in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Azure, Lloyd, who played the role of an inexperienced Misshi, warmly watched over his little sister “Misshe.”
A group said to be the strongest among the Mira (money)-moving jaeger corps. They excel at battle techniques mainly using firearms, and if ordered to do so, have the potential to reduce an entire town to ashes without issue. After losing its leader, “War God” Baldur Orlando, in a battle with longtime enemy group “Zephyr,” Sigmund Orlando took to the reigns of the group. Randy has also been fighting in the group since childhood as the “Son of the War God,” and exhibits his furious weapon power with his blade rifle, Berserger. Those around him fear him as the “Crimson Reaper.”
Olivier Lenheim. This is the name that Olivert took on as a self-proclaimed traveling musician in The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky series. His goal as Olivier was to find Cassius Bright, the leading Bracer in all of Zemuria, in order to stand against the unsettling movement of Giliath Osborne. In the process, he met Cassius’ daughter Estelle Bright and accompanied her journey. As a member of the party, he sometimes used his position as a member of the Royal Family and was a significant contributor in the resolution of the “Liberlian Incident.” During his trip, he successfully deepened his relationships with those who occupy important positions in the continent, including Cassius, Estelle, and Liberl’s next queen Klaudia von Auslese. He turned his attention to the Bracers that respond flexibly to various situations, which also led to the establishment of Class VII.
Arnor Royal Family
The royal family that built and governed the Erebonia Empire. Although the emperor is at the head of the military and politics, the Imperial military and Imperial government are responsible for the practical work. The emperor is Eugent Reise Arnor III. He has three children—his oldest son Olivert Reise Arnor, and twins Alfin Reise Arnor (the older sister) and Cedric Reise Arnor (the younger brother). Cedric, being his only legitimate son (born from his wife), is recognized as the successor to the throne. Within that lineage is a man named Dreichels Reise Arnor, who abandoned his position as a member of the royal family to end the “War of the Lions,” a civil war within the Empire, and became emperor as a result. Emperor Dreichels is the previous generation’s “Awakener” of Valimar, the Ashen Knight, which is currently piloted by Rean Schwarzer.
Conflict with the Blood and Iron Chancellor
As the Imperial prime minister, Giliath Osborne has the unwavering trust of the emperor, is familiar with the underside of society, and furthermore is a monster-like character with a band of talented proteges known as the “Ironbloods.” While his true motives are unknown, Olivert sensed danger in Osborne’s trends, and his trip to Liberl and the formation of Class VII are part of his own mobilization to stand against him. The formation of Class VII is an operation of his “winds of freedom” movement. Currently, the battle against Osborne is set back by numerical inferiority, but please expect Olivert’s rebound.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III is due out for PlayStation 4 on September 28 in Japan.
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