New Kuro no Kiseki II Screenshot Has Protagonist Van Arkride Contemplating His Life Choices

Developer Nihon Falcom has shared a rather interesting screenshot of their upcoming JRPG, The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II Crimson Sin, showcasing what appears to be Langport, the Dazzling City.

Aside from the appealing classical architecture, there is one easy-to-miss spot in this image, that being the protagonist himself, Van Arkride, in a Mishy costume for whatever reason. To be fair, he has been through a lot, so maybe he’s trying to live a more fulfilling life. But who knows what led him to this destination? Perhaps we’ll learn about Van’s newfound strife when the sequel releases.

Jokes aside, this outfit has actually been teased as a pre-order bonus, though only as a silhouette. They’re really hyping up Van in this Mishy costume.

You can view the full newly revealed screenshot below:

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The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II Crimson Sin is releasing for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in Japan on September 29, 2022.

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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