Famitsu recently interviewed the president of developer Nihon Falcom, Toshihiro Kondo, in #1831, the January 11 – 18, 2024, issue. The central topic of this conversation regards the recently announced The Legend of Heroes: Kai no Kiseki -Farewell O Zemuria-.
Several facets are mentioned about this upcoming game, teasing what types of developments fans can anticipate, as well as confirming and clarifying certain narrative details.
You can view a translation of the questions and responses via our team’s Ryuji below:
Interviewer: Is [Kai no Kiseki] a sequel to Crimson Sin?
Kondo: Timeline-wise, this title is after the events of Crimson Sin. However, the story will be moving towards a climax involving not just the Republic of Calvard but the entire continent of Zemuria itself. While I can’t reveal much yet, the game’s subtitle carries an important message, and I’ll leave it to your imagination.
Interviewer: What are some of the challenges you’re facing with [Kai no Kiseki]’s development? What areas are you planning to work on?
Kondo: As the latest title in the Trails series to celebrate the 20th anniversary, we are working on elements such as visual expression, charm, and story structure more than ever because of the elements related to the worldview.
Interviewer: The name of the game is different. Does that mean the protagonists of the story will change?
Kondo: Rest assured, as the story will still have its main focus on Van and the members of the Arkride Solutions Office. Furthermore, people who play essential roles in Zemuria will also appear.
Interviewer: In both Kuro no Kiseki titles, we still had a lot of unanswered questions, such as “What is the Genesis?” Will such answers be revealed in Kai no Kiseki?
Kondo: Not just the elements from Kuro no Kiseki but also various mysteries of the Zemuria continent will be revealed in Kai no Kiseki’s story.
Interviewer: What will be the focal point of this story?
Kondo: The story will center on the Republic of Calvard, which is the setting for Kuro no Kiseki. In Kai no Kiseki, we will finally get to the crux of “Just what exactly is the continent of Zemuria?”
Interviewer: One of the screenshots shows a green-haired man that looks suspiciously like Kevin from Sky 3rd in a background that seems to be…Creil?
Kondo: I can’t reveal the details of that person just yet, but know that the Septian Church and the Gralsritter will play a huge role in Kai no Kiseki.
Interviewer: In another one of the screenshots, we see Bergard Zeman. Is he going to play an active role in Kai no Kiseki?
Kondo: As you might know, Bergard was involved in the Salt Pale Incident. He doesn’t appear in Crimson Sin, but he will be one of the main characters driving the story forward in Kai no Kiseki.
Interviewer: Will field battles (from Kuro) still be present alongside the turn-based combat?
Kondo: Battles will remain largely the same style as Crimson Sin and Kuro no Kiseki, but field battles have been improved with various additional actions. And even in the turn-based combat system, we plan to add new features, which we’ll reveal in due time.
Interviewer: You’ve mentioned that all of the forces in the world will gather together, but how will the story be told?
Kondo: As we reach the climax of the story of the continent of Zemuria, Kai no Kiseki depicts the many characters and the many groups that are present while still keeping the story as an RPG.
Interviewer: Finally, a message to all fans.
Kondo: The story of the Zemuria continent is finally reaching a great climax, and the developers and staff are working hard to ensure that Kai no Kiseki can live up to the 20th-anniversary title of the series. I hope you can look forward to more updates.
Lastly, an updated map of the Zemurian content was unveiled, viewable below. Unfortunately, the resolution is not exceptionally high.
We’ll keep you all updated on the eventual Japanese and Western releases of The Legend of Heroes: Kai no Kiseki -Farewell O Zemuria-.
“In the year 120X, everything will end.
The father of the Orbal Revolution, C. Epstein, who predicted the end of the Zemuria continent C. Epstein, the father of the revolutionary leadership.
The “X-Day” is imminent, From a huge base built in the Kunlun region, a rocket was about to be launched.
Will man ever make it beyond the atmosphere? What lies at the end of the continent? Will mankind ever learn the truth about the world?
While the whole world watches to witness the largest undertaking since the dawn of history, somewhere in the singularity that is Ored, forces from all over the land are about to gather, including a young Spriggan.
The young man who is the Spriggan and other forces from all over the world are about to converge.
What will happen? Will the path that leads to the faraway heavens become the future of Zemuria? Or…”
The Legend of Heroes: Kai no Kiseki -Farewell O Zemuria- will launch in Japan in 2024 for unknown platforms.
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