The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV

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The Legend of Heroes:
Trails of Cold Steel IV
The Legend of Heroes:Trails of Cold Steel IV cover
Developers
Nihon Falcom
Windows Engine Software
Windows PH3 Games
Publishers
NIS America
Asia Clouded Leopard Entertainment
Engines
PhyreEngine
Release dates
Windows April 9, 2021
Reception
OpenCritic 82
IGDB 83
Taxonomy
Microtransactions Cosmetic, Unlock
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control, Menu-based
Genres JRPG
Art styles Anime
Series The Legend of Heroes
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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV is a JRPG game in the The Legend of Heroes series originally released in 2020 for PlayStation 4, which serves as the final entry of the Trails of Cold Steel subseries.
It was developed by Nihon Falcom while the PC port was handled by Engine Software and PH3 Games. The game was released on April 9, 2021 on multiple storefronts and is published by NIS America.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
[1] Digital Limited Edition also available.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Digital Limited Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Digital Limited Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Digital Limited Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Digital Limited Edition also available. Game can be launched without Steam running.
Windows
Steam (unavailable)
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Traditional Chinese and Korean only.
Planned to release in Fall 2021.[2]
Windows

Monetization[edit]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
"Cold Steel III" Costume Bundle Contains some outfits from the previous game.
Windows
Attachment Set Contains various items to attach them to characters.
Windows
Consumable Starter Set Contains various items from healing to stat increasing items.
Windows
Consumable Value Set Contains various items from healing to stat increasing items.
Windows
Echoes of Erebonia Digital Soundtrack Sampler Available for free during the first week of release.
Windows
Free Sample Set A Contains various items from healing to stat increasing items.
Windows
Free Sample Set B Contains various items from healing to stat increasing items.
Windows
Free Sample Set C Contains various items from healing to stat increasing items.
Windows
Hair Extension Set Contains various hair attachments to put onto characters.
Windows
Headwear Set Contains various hats to put onto characters.
Windows
Magical Girl Bundle Contains various outfits for the characters.
Windows
Ride-Along Set Contains various attachments to put onto characters.
Windows
Self-Assertion Panels Vol. 2 Contains various text speech bubbles for characters.
Windows
Standard Costume Bundle Contains various outfits for the characters.
Windows
Swimsuit Bundle Contains various outfits for the characters.
Windows
The Black Records Digital Mini Art Book Available for free during the first week of release.
Windows
The Complete Black Records Digital Art Book Only available as part of the digital limited edition.
Windows
Twilight Resonance Digital Soundtrack Only available as part of the digital limited edition.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\TrailsOfColdSteel4\settings.xml
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1198090/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\FALCOM\ed8_psv4
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1198090/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

Video[edit]

Launcher graphics settings
Launcher graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Selectable from a dropdown menu in the launcher.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Toggleable option in external launcher.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA and MSAA (2x-8x) options are available.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Choice between 30 FPS, 60 FPS, 120 FPS, 240 FPS or Unlimited.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

External keyboard rebinding options
External keyboard rebinding options
External gamepad rebind options
External gamepad rebind options

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Referred to as "Camera Mouse Sensitivity". Can be set separately from the in-game camera sensitivity option from the external configuration menu.
Mouse input in menus
The menus must be navigated with a keyboard as the game lacks a cursor to select any options, however, left and right click can still be used for confirm and cancel, respectively.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Prompts for Stadia and Switch available.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for "BGM", "Sound Effects" and "Voice".
Surround sound
Stereo only.[3]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Game pauses on focus lost, no option to disable.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Japanese
Korean
Clouded Leopard release only.
Traditional Chinese
Clouded Leopard release only.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 25 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia Geforce GTX 650 Ti
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1198090/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1198090) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Itsumi1117 on 2021-04-17
    Game windows shows "DRM-Free" mode when launched with or without Epic Games Launcher.
  2. Store page has updated to a Fall 2021 release as of 04-20-2021.
  3. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-04-16
    Tested in 7.1 using Orban Loudness Meter in conjunction with Razer Surround.