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Tune In for Summer of Cold Steel II on Twitch Through July! (UPDATE x2)

Summer of Cold Steel II with Pin Box and NIS

May 4th Update: We are pleased to reveal that we have also partnered with NIS America for the marathon, who will be supplying four exciting prizes that we’ll give away between now and July. See below for the details and prizes on offer! In the meantime, watch our stream on Twitch! And when we aren’t online, we encourage you to check out both the NIS Online Store’s lineup of Trails merch, and The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie official website.

April 29th Update: We have an exciting update on the marathon! We have partnered with Pin Box, producers of many fine products from pins to shirts and more, with an emphasis on Falcom titles and Tales, to sponsor our giveaways for this event. Even better, instead of a giveaway at the conclusion of each game, we are doing a giveaway every week until the marathon concludes!

Every Saturday, a lucky winner will be able to choose from a variety of prizes on the Pin Box store, and between each of the games, we have a lineup of Trails games from NISA to give away. Learn more about how to earn your chance to win below, and of course, by tuning into the stream!

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Okay yes, it’s still spring, but summer is coming soon, and that means another long-term marathon on our Twitch channel. Last year, Scott gave us Xenosummer, playing all the Xeno series games leading up to Xenoblade Chronicles 3‘s release. This year, with The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie coming up on July 7th, he’s diving into Trails for a second time, with the Summer of Cold Steel II! That means three months of Trails games, multiple giveaways for viewers, and more! The marathon kicks off TODAY, so check out the marathon schedule at the end of this post. In the meantime, here’s how it will work this year:

Between today and early July, Scott will be playing Trails of Cold Steel I, II, III, IV, and Trails into Reverie upon release, and just to make things spicy, he will be playing on Nightmare mode. Every Saturday, he will give away a prize to one lucky winner, provided by Pin Box. On top of that, upon completing each game, we will be giving away the following prizes supplied to us by NIS America:

  • (x1) Digital game code for Trails of Cold Steel III
  • (x1) Digital game code for Trails of Cold Steel IV
  • (x1) Digital game code for Trails into Reverie
  • (x1) Limited Edition for Trails into Reverie

To keep things both interesting and interactive, entries are earned by finding ways to help kill off Rean.

Yes, really.

There will be both channel commands and community methods, and participating will give people entries in the giveaways. Scott will be playing by some rules, such as requiring Rean to always be in the active party when possible, and he will have to follow channel commands such as muting (stop casting spells for a set time), seal (stop using techniques for a certain amount of time) forcing certain party members, etc. If chat works in tandem and Rean dies, then everyone that helped in battle gets another ticket they can redeem when the giveaways come around.

So, watch more, interact more, and you get more chances to win.

Scott will also have some “stretch goals” for the duration of Summer of Cold Steel II to make things even more exciting, especially for regular viewers. If, as a community, we hit 75 congruent viewers during this marathon and finally reach Twitch Partner status, then Scott has committed to doing, as he puts it, “additional stuff that I have never wanted to such as cosplays (Rean etc.), playing games that I dislike after the marathon is over, and a few other surprises.

Summer of Cold Steel II Schedule

  • Tuesdays at 5:30pm PT / 8:30pm ET
  • Thursdays at 4:30pm PT / 7:30pm ET
  • Friday and Saturdays at 2:00pm PT / 5:00pm ET
  • Sundays at 4:00pm PT / 7:00pm ET (except April 9th, which will be at 2:00pm PT / 5:00pm ET)
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Mike Salbato

Mike Salbato

Mike has been with RPGFan nearly since its inception, and in that time has worn a surprising number of hats for someone who doesn't own a hatstand. Today he attempts to balance his Creative Director role with his Editor-in-Chief status. Despite the amount of coffee in his veins, he bleeds emerald green.

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