The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III is the third installment of the Erebonia Arc of the larger Trails franchise. Taking place a year and a half after the previous game, Cold Steel III follows Rean Schwarzer as he becomes an instructor of the newly formed Class VII at the Thors Military Academy. The game was developed by Nihon Falcom and was released exclusively for the PlayStation 4 in Japan on September 28, 2017, making Trails of Cold Steel III the first title Falcom created from the ground up for the current generation of consoles. A direct sequel called Sen no Kiseki IV: The End of Saga was published a year later in 2018 which concluded the Erebonian story arc. NIS America has announced that they will be localizing Trails of Cold Steel III with a planned release for Fall 2019.