The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV for NS – A New Dawn!

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV

Nintendo Switch Ι Genre: Unmissable T-RPG!

Since the dawn of civilization, wars have been fought in two ways; with the muscles and with the mind. In his hugely influential military art treatise The Art of War (孫子兵法) written during the 5th century BC; the Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu said that “The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin.” Divided into 13 chapters that eviscerate every aspect of military strategy; this manual includes a big number of precious information about how to be victorious in a dispute.

Many personalities have treasured all the Sun Tzu’s teachings, applying them on the battlefields. Just to name a few; Takeda Shingen, Võ Nguyên Giáp, and Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. have used this opus as inspiration during their careers. But its cultural influence made itself felt even in the daily life activities of companies, sports teams, and even simple shops. Even if The Art of War is a very popular book, it’s not the only one. Indeed, during the centuries many generals and strategies have compiled their own treatise. And in the vast world of military studies; we can learn the way of thinking of the most important personalities of human history. From Julius Caesar (Commentarii de Bello Gallico) to T. E. Lawrence (Seven Pillars of Wisdom) passing through the Indian teacher Chanakya (Arthashastra), Niccolò Machiavelli (Dell’arte Della Guerra), and Carl von Clausewitz (Vom Kriege).

In the midst of chaos, there is always an opportunity!

Also in the game industry; Sun Tzu’s cultural heritage is present in several titles. One of the most prominent series that gives us the opportunity to exploit our minds in such brilliant ways is without any doubt The Legend of Heroes!
Created by Nihon Falcom in 1989 with Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes for NEC PC-8801; gradually it changes its setting from traditional fantasy stories to more political ones. Now there are 15 titles spanned in 5 sub-series (Dragon Slayer, Gagharv trilogy, Trails in the Sky, Trails – Crossbell & Trails of Cold Steel), and luckily for us, almost all the episodes appeared also in western countries; now it’s time to take part to the end of the Trails of Cold Steel’s complex story thanks to The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV for Nintendo Switch!

The magnificent Class VII!

A terrible curse known as the Great Twilight is spreading through the whole Erebonian Empire; but that’s not all, due to this event the soul of Rean Schwarzer is now filled only by desolation and desperation. Nothing remained of the once-legendary heir of the Schwarzer Barony; anyway, not all is lost… he has still many friends who love him, and they’re ready for anything to save Rean from his destiny. So the original and the new Class VII join their forces to save both the Erebonian Empire, and their friend; they require our help to accomplish this difficult mission, and now we have the chance to experience a new mature tale in which treachery and political intrigues are daily facts!

The long deeply emotional story of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV for Nintendo Switch is enriched with a perfect tactical turn-based combat system, dozens of mini-games, exciting side quests, and much more. Introducing also the brand new “S-Crafts” system; we can gather the special Craft Points, and when we reach 100 CPs (as a minimum) to perform incredibly super special attacks that cause extra damages to the enemies.

With so many wonderful premises; The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV for Nintendo Switch, cannot be missed in any videogame library whether they are digital or physical. A new unforgettable journey will start soon; save an empire and discover the true meaning of friendship with this unique video game!


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