The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel is a role-playing video game developed by Nihon Falcom and published by Xseed Games for PlayStation Vita in 2013. It is the first installment in the Trails of Cold Steel series and the tenth in the Trails series overall.
The game is set at Thors Military Academy, a prestigious military academy for young cadets with the potential to become military officers. The player takes on the role of Rean Schwarzer, a new first-year student at Thors. Rean is quickly caught up in a power struggle between the Erebonia Empire and the Calvard Federation.
The game features traditional turn-based role-playing gameplay, with battles fought in turns. Players can control a team of up to four characters, each with different skills and abilities. Players need to use these skills and abilities effectively to defeat enemies.
The game also features a tactical system that allows players to issue commands to their characters in real time. This system allows players to have more control over the battle and can help them win.