The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II Crimson Sin Reveals Return of Fishing; Screenshots & Renders (Translated)

The latest issue of Famitsu has revealed a plethora of new info for the upcoming The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II Crimson Sin, showcasing returning characters, new gameplay mechanics as well as new screenshots and renders.

Some of the uploaded screenshots below are from the Chinese gaming outlet Gouhou.

Firstly, new renders depicting Van Arkride, Elaine Auclair, and Agnes Claudel are viewable below:

Next, several new screenshots and information are viewable below with translations thanks to our team’s Ryuji:

What is Kuro II in relation to the first one?

Kuro no Kiseki II: Crimson Sin takes place a year after Kuro no Kiseki, in the year S.D. 1209. After thwarting the plans of the Almata organization, Van thought that the peaceful (?) days would return. But after a certain incident, the Arkride Solutions Office will get to work once again.

TL Note: The (?) is on purpose. It’s in the original text.

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Arts Usage In Field Battles Now Possible 
In Kuro no Kiseki, we introduced the Field Battles, which allowed for a real-time attacking experience, and the feature was well-received for its fast pace. This time, in Kuro II, we will add some new optimizations to the system, including the ability to use Arts skills directly on the field, without the need of switching.
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Characters You May Be Interested In (1)
Red Fairy: A hologram that looks very similar to Mare, the hologram inside Van’s Xipha device. Who could she be…?

Characters You May Be Interested In (2)

Those who may have played the past series might notice that a familiar dual-sword-wielding boy appears. Van and Renne might just find themselves entangled in a new development involving Joerg Rosenberg…

From Estelle to Lloyd, and then finally Rean. All of them are protagonists who are very good at “fishing”! But Van won’t be missing out on the action, as the fishing mini-game will be officially “revived” in Kuro no Kiseki II! In addition to maintaining the previous flavor from the series, this fishing minigame also adds the element of using the L-stick to control the direction of the fishing rod. It is also implied that other characters can partake in this activity since, on the screenshot provided, we can see that it says “Angler: Van Arkride”.
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Explore Many Other Areas That You Couldn’t Before!
In Kuro no Kiseki II, players will be able to explore many more areas compared to the previous game, including familiar locations that you might know from past titles. The continent of Zemuria is vast, and the number of events will also be significantly higher.
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In this screenshot, we can see two mysterious new characters that have never appeared in the series before. These two characters keep searching for “something” that is mentioned in the plot outline. From their eerie aura, they are clearly not ordinary people…
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In Kuro no Kiseki II, we will see the return of familiar characters that fans might have seen in previous titles. In the screenshot above, we can see that Celis Ortesia, the character from the Septian Church’s Fourth Dominion, will make a return! And it seems that Van and his party might have to fight her…!?

Additional screenshots are viewable below:

Lastly of note, Turbo mode seems to be making a return based on the top-right of this screenshot:

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In case you missed it, Dengeki confirmed that they will be hosting a new information broadcast for The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II Crimson Sin tomorrow.

The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki is the latest entry of the ongoing Trails series, taking place after the recently concluded Cold Steel Erebonia arc, and after The Legend of Heroes: Hajimari no Kiseki, releasing in the west in 2023 as The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie.

This new title takes place in Calvard, one of the central regions of the series’ setting, the continent of Zemuria. While there are several returning characters from the Liberl, Crossbell, and Erebonia arcs, there is also a slew of new characters, each with their own struggles, relationships, and goals that enhance the liveliness of the in-game world.

Additionally, combat has undergone a significant shake-up, with action now freely swappable with turn-based in several circumstances, granting an impressive degree of player choice. The game is currently available in Japan for the PlayStation 4.

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