Falcom has released a new set of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III information and screenshots detailing The Derfflinger and training grounds.
Get the details below.
■ The Derfflinger
The Derfflinger is a special armored train characterized by an elegant form given to Thors Military Academy Reaves II Branch School by the Railway Military Police to use for training.
It has six rail cars equipped with high armored performance, including Car No. 1: the engine, Car No. 2: the briefing room and professor cabins, Car No. 3: the dining car and lounge, Car No. 4: the student cabins, and Cars No. 5 and 6: large freight cars where several Panzer Soldats can be stored.
When training, by dropping anchor in the field and establishing a “convenient training grounds” with the Derfflinger as its base, it makes it possible for each class—“Special Duty Division” (Class VII), “Tactics Division” (Class VIII), and “Accounting Division” (Class IX)—to practice in actual combat.
—Car No. 1: The first car, where the orbal engine is controlled. It can be said that it is the heart of the train.
—Car No. 2: The professor cabins and briefing room. Meetings are held here.
—Car No. 3: The dining car. The students talk and relax here.
—Car No. 4: The student cabins. One room has four beds.
—Car No. 5: A freight car that stores Panzer Soldats. The regular Panzer Soldats piloted by the students are stored here.
—Car No. 6: A freight car, just like Car No. 6. It only stores Valimar, the Ashen Knight.
—Yuna has had enough of Kurt. A conversation event between three students of Class VII.
—Several students dorm together in the same student cabin, and it seems like Ash and Kurt share the same room. Who could they be talking to?
—You can also interact with students outside of Class VII. Here is one student who has knowledge of a special tea.
—Adult-esque students will also appear. Here is one of the female students, who seems to be thinking about the current order of the Empire.
■ Training Grounds
In the field, the “Training Grounds” is set up with the Derfflinger as its base. Here, the students will take on various tasks.
On the Training Grounds, the students of Class IX act mainly as backup to the members of the Branch School. By using the shop facility managed by the students of Class IX, Rean and the other party members can purchase weapons, armor, and consumables, as well as perform orbment maintenance.
Also, inside the Derfflinger, which travels all over the continent, you may be able to see a side of the students different from their ordinary school lives.
—Panzer Soldats will appear even on the Training Grounds.
—Tita mans the shop facility. Options include talk, examine Orbment, strengthen weapons, or buy things.
—Roles outside of weapons and consumables are divided up per class.
—Various events with students will occur even on the Training Grounds.
Threats on the Training Grounds
At the Training Grounds, players may come into contact with hostile organizations moving in secret within the Empire, such as The Society and Jaegers. In addition to standard battles, these may even include large-scale Panzer Soldat battles.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III is due out for PlayStation 4 on September 28 in Japan.
View the screenshots at the gallery.