Today Nihon Falcom released a new gallery of screenshots of its upcoming Trails JRPG The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki.
We get to meet the members of a mafia organization named “Armata” (“The Army” in Italian) including its three bosses, Melchior, Viola, and Alexander. Arioch and Olympia also work with them, attracted by the way Armata aims to control everything with fear.
Next is a look at Grendel, which is the transformed form of our hero Van. Not only his battle parameters are greatly changed when he’s in this form, but Grendel has a completely different battle style. He can attack twice per turn and can deliver massive damage by combining basic attacks, physical attack crafts, magical attack crafts, and boost activation.
We get to see his basic attacks Quick Blow, Heavy Spike, his physical attack craft Savage Hands, and his S craft Regal Strike. Depending on the progress of the story, it’ll also be possible to fight in a party with other members while in Grendel form.
The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki is the next game of the Trails series. It’ll release in Japan on September 30, 2021, for PS4. At the moment, no additional platforms have been hinted at, even if Trails games do tend to get ports down the line.
You can also check out the first screenshots and more details, the second gallery, a third, a fourth, a fifth, a sixth, the first gameplay, more footage, even more gameplay, the previous trailer, the latest gameplay, and even more screenshots, and another gallery.
At the moment, The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki has not been announced for the west. Recently, NIS America revealed plans to localize The Legend of Heroes Trails From Zero, The Legend of Heroes Trails to Azure, The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails, and The Legend of Heroes: Trails Into Reverie for PS4, Switch, and PC all the way into 2023.
While this means that we’re going to finally be able to experience some relevant missing chapters of the franchise, it also means that we likely have a long wait ahead of us before we can get our hands on Kuro no Kiseki in English.