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By Sato . September 3, 2013 . 5:30pm
Falcom’s upcoming PlayStation 3 and Vita RPG, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash, will release later this month and 4Gamer have shared a video that illustrates a number of new features, a closer look at the series’ jump to a full 3D appearance, and a tour of Trista and Thors Academy.
The video starts out with The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash protagonist Rean Schwarzer getting off the train at the Trista Station, as he spends his first moments in the city, looking forward to the two years he’ll be spending there at Thors Academy. He is then quickly acquainted with Alisa Reinford who bumps into him from behind.
Class VII is a special class that features exceptionally talented students who have the potential to fully utilize the offensive Orbment known as Arcus. Their class instructor Sara Valestine greets them with a friendly reminder that she’ll be working them hard for the year.
After a look at the game’s opening video, we get a look at The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash’s full 3D graphics, which are also a first for the franchise, in addition to a full 360 degree camera control.
Your party members will talk to you (full voiced) while you’re walking around the field, or during various situations such as making certain discoveries.
In the following part, the video demonstrates the “AT Battle” system, that has various new features, such as the Tactic Link Function that allows you to pair up party members for combo attacks and other cooperative perks.
We also get a peak at some of the “Craft” attacks, which are basically powerful special attacks that require the use of Craft Points. You can read more about it in our earlier report.
After several hard fought battles, you can always look forward to spending some time to kick back and relax at Trista and Thors Academy.
The Town Map shows off various parts of Trista, and it also indicates where you can find other characters and events. You can also teleport to specific using the list.
As seen in our earlier report, Thors Academy won’t only be about fighting and learning, but you’ll also be doing the occasional community service or participate in extracurricular activities such as swimming. In the video, the player is given a choice whether he’d like to spend some time learning how to swim from Laura. Doing these events with party members will improve your relationship status.
When the day is over, the students of Class VII retire to their dorms. There are occasional events, such as the one shown in the video, where Rean’s instructor Sara calls him to make sure her precious apprentice is doing fine, along with a few tips on what to expect in the following days.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash is slated for release on September 26 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.