The Legend of Heroes: Nihon Falcom created The Legend of Heroes, or Eye Densetsu, as it is known in Japan. After beginning in the late ’80s as a spinoff of Dragon Slayer, this series has grown into its decade-long continuity with fourteen books and several spinoffs.
The Trails subseries, or Kiseki in Japan, consists of every game in the franchise released after 2004. The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II – Crimson Sin is the most recent installment released in 2022.
Nihon Falcom is responsible for the creation of the series. As a series, it can be traced back to 1989 with the release of Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes. It came out for PCs, consoles like the Genesis and Super NES, and handhelds like the TurboGrafx-16.
The latter wouldn’t see an English release until 2005, and it would be the first and only game in the series to do so. Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes II continued the series in Japan and was released in 1992 for the same assortment of platforms.
Dragon Slayer was dropped from the title for the third game in the series, The Legend of Heroes III (1994), which was localized to English as The Legend of Heroes II: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch.
The Legend of Heroes IV (1996) and The Legend of Heroes V (1999) would follow; outside of Japan, these entries would be retitled The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion and The Legend of Heroes III: Song of the Ocean, respectively. Each game in the “Gagharv trilogy” contributes to the overarching story in the same universe.
After completing the Gagharv Trilogy, Falcom introduced an all-new world and story in The Legend of Heroes VI: Trails in the Sky (2004). Two sequels were released after the VI dropped from the title: Trails in the Sky SC (2006) and Trails in the Sky 3. (2007).
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The first arc of the new subseries, Kiseki ( in Japanese or Trails in English), consisted of these three games. Falcom’s subsequent Legend of Heroes games contributed to Trails’ success.
My third favorite game I played from 2022:
The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero by Falcom pic.twitter.com/Ot7FHT13R9
— Sebastian Scaini (@sebastianscaini) December 29, 2022
Crossbell refers to the story arc that spans The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero (2010) and Trails to Azure (2011). The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (2013), Trails of Cold Steel II (2016), Trails of Cold Steel III (2017), and Trails of Cold Steel IV (2018) would complete the saga.
This storyline is typically grouped with The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie. The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki was released in 2021 and marked the beginning of the ongoing arc.
Where will these three unlucky people end up? Through the Crossroads system, you can take control of Rean Schwarzer, Lloyd Bannings, or the mysterious “C,” whose actions will profoundly impact the future of Zemuria’s most important characters and locations.
Plunge into the halls of True Reverie Corridor and encounter new allies and challenges while engaging in refined tactical combat with new features like United Front.
In this penultimate installment of The Legend of Heroes series, the destinies of three intertwined Zemurian figures will be decided. With the Crossroads system, you can freely switch between the three playable characters, war hero Rean Schwarzer, liberator Lloyd Bannings, and masked enigma “C.”
After the independence celebrations in Crossbell are abruptly cut short by the reappearance of an old threat, Lloyd Bannings, head of the Crossbell Police Department’s Special Support Section, finds himself fighting for his city’s freedom once again.
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When the Great Twilight ends, Erebonian hero Rean Schwarzer and his students return to their everyday lives at the satellite campus. But the emergence of a new threat has disrupted this brief calm.
A secret mission is undertaken by four individuals when the former governor-general of Crossbell suddenly reappears and claims the city-state. C, a masked figure who appears to be using the same codename as the ILF’s leader, is in charge of them. But what is the point?