Trails of Cold Steel III will be PS4 only, but it will look gorgeous. Sure it’s kind of a dick move for PSVita users, but if they let us import our game saves from the Vita/PS3 versions, it’s a winning situation. People can also remote play with their Vita if they’re feeling the itch to play it with an handheld.
Falcom said that the new game in the Kiseki series will hit Japan in Fall 2017, so probably 2018 for the rest of the world. I still need to complete the first Trails of Cold Steel game, so much backlog it’s killing me.
Here’s also what Falcom had to say about the story:
Septian Calendar 1206–. The end of the civil war led to the turning point of a new era for the Erebonian Empire. Centering on Rean Schwarzer as the “Gray Knight,” the young man who came to be seen as a hero within the country, a new story of young heroes will unfold—.
The “Trails” series is quickly becoming one of my favorite JRPG series and Xseed is doing an amazing job translating all those titles for us. Xseed, never stop kicking so much ass please!