Official Trails Character Video Series Introduces Calvard Protagonist, Van Arkride

Developer Nihon Falcom has begun a new series on its official YouTube channel where it dives into specific characters from the Trails (Kiseki) franchise. It is worth noting that this is a separate series from the lore videos we have previously provided coverage for.

The first of these videos highlighted Ouroboros’ Grandmaster, while this new one focuses on the protagonist of the Kuro no Kiseki sub-series, Van Arkride. So with that being the case, this video contains heavy spoilers for the first Kuro no Kiseki.

You can view the Van Arkride introduction video below:

The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II Crimson Sin is now available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in Japan.

The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki is the latest arc 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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