[UPDATE] The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II Crimson Sin Final Pre-Release Famitsu Issue Coverage

Japanese insider ryokutya has shared two sneak peeks at what fans can expect from tomorrow’s Weekly Famitsu issue pertaining to the soon-to-be-released The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II Crimson Sin.

Of course, since this information will not be confirmed until tomorrow, take it with a grain of salt until then, even when taking ryokutya’s previous track record into account. We will update this article with more concrete information when the Famitsu issue launches tomorrow.

In essence, the general points are as follows, translated by our team’s Ryuji:

  • Most of the loose ends/mysteries of the plot from Kuro 1 will all be resolved in Kuro 2.
  • Major update to Marchen Garden will be released, with new dungeons/playable characters.
  • There are hopes for a PC version, as well as a version for other consoles, but they’re still looking into those.
  • Turbo Mode makes the battles a lot better to fight. He also adds that they’re more “sophisticated”
  • Kuro 2 is estimated to take 70 hours to clear, 120 if you wanna platinum it.

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UPDATE: In the new interview with Toshihiro Kondo, he states to think of Swin as a main character and not a side one. Marchen Garden’s updates will include more playable characters, but no more than 20 total.

Kuro 2 has far more minigames than Kuro 1. The story will also conclude in this entry, and there will be no cliffhangers. This doesn’t explicitly imply that there won’t be a Kuro 3. Van will start the game at level 10, though details regarding clear data bonuses from the first game were not elaborated on.

Famitsu has shared the full new Enami artwork without text, as well as an updated Calvard map:

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calvard map updated

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 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 Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki is now available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam.


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