Kuro no Kiseki Reveals PlayStation 5 Upgrade Information; DLC Carries Over & Most Trophies Instantly Obtained

Developer Nihon Falcom has provided information regarding what players must be aware of when upgrading The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki to its upcoming PlayStation 5 version.

These notes are listed below. Thanks to our team’s Ryuji for the translations.

Regarding Save Data Transfers

1. Played on a different console?

If you played Kuro no Kiseki on a different PS4, you must copy your save data (recommended to use a USB stick for this.) Alternatively, subscribers to PlayStation Plus can download their save data onto their PS5. But if you played the PS4 version of Kuro no Kiseki on PS5, then you won’t need to do anything, unless you have deleted the save file from your console, and do not possess a backup in the cloud.

Example: If you own both a PS5 and a PS4 and you played Kuro no Kiseki on your PS4, you must transfer that data to your PS5 either via PS+’s cloud or by using the Save File Backup that you can do from the PS4 using a USB stick.

2. Regarding Trophies

Upon loading your save file, you’ll instantly obtain the trophies, should you meet the conditions. However, the following trophies will require a replay:

Hollow Core Changer: Change your Hollow Core for the first time.
A Customizer: Change your Arts Driver for the first time.
Solutions’ Office’s Solver: Obtain an S rating in any chapter. (excluding Introduction)

3. Regarding DLC

DLC will carry over, but the system data will undergo a reset after the transfer. This means that any alternate costumes equipped will be reset to default, and you must equip them again.


The PlayStation 5 version of  Kuro no Kiseki is launching in Japan on July 28, 2022. The Traditional Chinese and Korean PlayStation 5 versions of the game will also launch on the same day. A Steam launch is also planned for the same date with Traditional Chinese & Korean subtitles.

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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