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Trails Of Cold Steel 4 Preorder Details: Release Date, Where To Buy, And Special Editions

The Cold Steel series will come to a conclusion this October when Trails of Cold Steel 4 releases on PlayStation 4.

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The Legend of Heroes' Trails of Cold Steel saga culminates in just a month and a half. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV launches worldwide for PlayStation 4 on October 27, 2020, with Nintendo Switch and PC ports planned for 2021. The Cold Steel arc, which is part of the Trails series and The Legend of Heroes franchise, kicked off in 2015 (in the US) with the release of Trails of Cold Steel on PS3 and PS Vita, so Trails of Cold Steel IV will give fans a finale that's been five years in the making. If you can't wait to get your hands on the game, pre-orders for Trails of Cold Steel IV are live now, and there are a couple of editions with various pricing to consider.

Trails of Cold Steel IV's story picks up two weeks after the battle at the end of Trails of Cold Steel III, as Juna, Kurt, and Altina awaken to realize Rean has been captured by Chancellor Osborne. Now led by Juna, Class VI sets off to rescue Rean and put an end to Osborne's plans, which will bring about the end of the world, once and for all. The turn-based gameplay remains the same, although Trails of Cold Steel IV introduces new S-Craft techniques as well as powerful Lost Arts for each character in combat. The game also boasts the largest roster in the series' history, with returning characters from the Trails in the Sky trilogy and the Crossbell arc.

If you're ready to pre-order Trails of Cold Steel IV, check out the two editions available to pre-order now below. In the meantime, Trails of Cold Steel III just released on Nintendo Switch, and you can get its physical Extracurricular edition, which comes with some bonus collectibles.

Pre-order Trails of Cold Steel IV Frontline Edition | $60

Trails of Cold Steel IV's Frontline edition is available to pre-order for $60.
Trails of Cold Steel IV's Frontline edition is available to pre-order for $60.

If you want a physical copy of Trails of Cold Steel IV, the Frontline edition is available for $60 and comes with a copy of the game, a soft-cover art booklet called The Black Records, a digital download of the soundtrack, and a reverse cover sheet. Both the PS4 and Nintendo Switch versions are up for pre-order, but keep in mind the Switch version won't release until next year.

Pre-order for PS4:

Pre-order for Nintendo Switch:


Pre-order Trails of Cold Steel IV Limited Edition | $100

Trails of Cold Steel IV's Limited edition costs $100, and it's sure to sell out soon.
Trails of Cold Steel IV's Limited edition costs $100, and it's sure to sell out soon.

The Trails of Cold Steel IV Limited edition is available exclusively from the NIS America store, and it's selling out fast, so we recommend grabbing yours soon if interested. It'll cost you $100 and includes a nice collection of physical goodies:

  • Trails of Cold Steel IV Frontline edition
  • Collector's box
  • Official game soundtrack
  • The Black Records art book
  • "Ashen Awakener" steelbook
  • "Daybreak" cloth poster
  • Seven art cards

The edition is available for both PS4 and Nintendo Switch, but again, the Switch version won't ship until next year. You can pre-order now below.

Pre-order for PS4:

Pre-order for Nintendo Switch:

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