The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II - Crimson Sin launches for PS5 and PS4 in Japan in Fall 2022
Nihon Falcom has revealed The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II - Crimson Sin, which will come to PlayStation 5 and 4 in Fall 2022 in Japan. As the title implies, this game will be the direct sequel to The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki. It also confirms the identity of the new Trails game that Falcom teased in their latest financial report.
Crimson Sin will tell a new story taking place in the Republic of Calvard in the year 1209. A year has passed since events in the first Kuro no Kiseki began. The story will once again follow the new series protagonist Ark Vanride as he tries to solve a new major case. The illustrator Katsumi Enami will continue to design characters in this sub-series.
The sequel will also retain the gameplay features introduced in the first game, such as the seamless battle mode transition between Command and Action, and the Alignment Frame that puts the protagonist's attitude and story spectrum into Law, Gray, or Chaos based on the player's dialogue choices. Falcom will also add even more content that suits the vast variety in the Republic of Calvard.
The Legend of Heroes Kuro no Kiseki II: Crimson Sin will be available on PlayStation 5 and 4 first in Japan. If it follows the same pattern as Falcom's prior major releases, we can expect the game to release around the end of September.
An English localization of the first Kuro no Kiseki has still yet to be announced, let alone this new sequel. However, Nihon Falcom is aware of the long gaps for English releases in a recent shareholder meeting, and they have expressed their desire to work with NIS America to speed up the localization process.
Story Synopsis -- SPOILER ALERT
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The year is S (Septian) 1209. The menace of the Almata mafia has passed and the Republic of Calvard regained its peace.
One day, a bizarre case happened at a nook in the capital city of Edith, where the Central Intelligence Department's special unit was slaughtered by someone. The Calvard Police Department and Bracer Guild move out to bring the situation under control. Meanwhile, an underworld organization begins to plot upon sensing the new disturbance. In the midst of that, Van Arkride is also setting out to investigate after an unexpected person visited him.
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