NIS America recently released a demo for Trails of Cold Steel III that contains the first two hours of the game, with your save able to be transferred the final game. I played through the demo and was pretty impressed by it. A little over two years ago I played through the first two Cold Steel games and enjoyed them quite a bit. While the games were very slow paced, I grew attached to its world and characters so it was nice to finally return to the series after so long. Just hearing the characters talk again in English was a treat but the title is also a nice graphical improvement over the past titles. While still not as technically impressive as titles with bigger budgets, character models look a lot more detailed now and there are almost no loading times with battles starting instantaneously when you engage an enemy (a huge difference from my experience playing the Vita versions of I and II). Gameplay wise there seems to be some interesting additions, such as Brave Orders, that look like they'll mix things up in a fun way but I was only able to scratch the surface of these new systems in the demo. And, even though the demo is only a small portion of the whole game, Cold Steel III's localization seems to be very solid so far. Some fans were really worried about the game's translation quality since NISA is publishing the game this time around instead of XSEED but after playing this demo I feel pretty confident the final game will be fine. Anyway, looking forward to playing the full game on October 22nd.
Has anyone else played the demo and are you planning to play the game in October?