NIS America held its PAX South 2019, and a number of details about The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III script has appeared as a result. For example, 1,111,111 words, made up of 2.5 million Japanese characters, are being translated by the team, which includes past The Legend of Heroes translators and editors.
The portion of the panel going over The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III focused on the massive size of the game. It began by giving examples of standard article sizes, noting that plays could be 5,000-10,000 words, movie scripts would be around 7,500-20,000 words, and books could be around 80,000-150,000 words. It then pointed out that The Witcher III had a 450,000 word script, Dragon Age: Origin‘s had 740,000 words, Assault Spy had around 49,620 words, and Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony had about 977,777 words.
You can see NIS America’s JPN → USA : Danganronpa, Touhou, and Beyond panel here. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III portion begins at the 42 minute mark. In addition to the length of the script, it also points out that the glossary, lore, and teamwork between characters are part of what makes this series stand out, compared to other titles. The glossary here dwarfs other installments and contains hundreds of words. The Lore-calization support staff was also announced. Ryan Thomson, who worked on Trails of Cold Steel I and II, will be working on translating and proofing. Brittany Avery, who worked on The Legend of Heroes series since Trails in the Sky FC, will be the Localization Producer, Freelance Editor, and working with casting and recording. Kris Knigge, who worked on Trails of Cold Steel I and II, will be an editor and consultant.
In case you missed it, here is the announcement trailer.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III will come to the PlayStation 4 outside of Japan in Fall 2019.