Today’s issue of Weekly Famitsu included a sizable spread on the upcoming JRPG by Nihon Falcom The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II – Crimson Sin.
Do keep in mind that some of the information and images here may be considered spoilers since most of us haven’t yet played the original Kuro no Kiseki.
We take a look at three of the protagonists, Van Arkride, Elaine Auclair, And Agnés Claudel, that have slightly updated character designs, and we learn a few more details about the game.
It appears that Van’s childhood friend, Elaine, may play a bigger role in the new game.
We also see new characters, including a boy and a girl with a mysterious aura who appear to be seeking something.
An interesting image shows “Red Fairy” who looks like Mare but the red color is mysterious. We also take a look at Celis Ortesia, the fourth dominion of the Gralsritter. This time around it appears that we’ll get to fight her.
Swin Abel from Trials of Reverie also makes an appearance. Perhaps we’ll see a new storyline linked to the Organization and Joerg Rosenberg, who is himself linked to Van and Renne.
There will be many new areas to explore in the Republic of Calvard, including some that were named but couldn’t be visited directly in the previous game, and even some within the capital Edith that you couldn’t enter before.
Fishing is back and has been renewed with elements unique to this game like the ability to direct the rod with the left thumbstick.
It’ll also be possible to use Arts directly in the action-style battles that are alternative to the turn-based style.
You can check out all the new artwork and screenshots below.
The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II – Crimson Sin is set to release in Japan in fall 2022 for PS5 and PS4.
At the moment, The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II – Crimson Sin has not been announced for the west and the same goes for The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki. 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.