The Legend of Heroes: Hajimari no Kiseki’s Third Protagonist, Cross Story System Detailed
Nihon Falcom provided an update on its official Japanese website for The Legend of Heroes: Hajimari no Kiseki. After showcasing two returning protagonists, this update reveals details for the brand new, third main protagonist of the game and their main companions, as well as some extra details on the Cross Story System where players switch between the game’s three parties.
The third group is referred as the “Miserable Sinners” and is led by a masked character known as C. Though he shares the code name of the previous leader of the Imperial Liberation Front in Trails of Cold Steel, he appears to have a different true identity. He is currently investigating the actions of the Imperial Defense Force.
Joining C are Swin Abel and Nadia Rayne, a pair who worked as assassins before a certain incident saw them cut ties with their previous organisation. Swin is generally cool and practical, but usually gets dominated by the more energetic and tricky Nadia. Swin usually fights at close range using two swords of different lengths, while Nadia excels a mid-to-long range combat using weapons hidden inside her stuffed bear. An adventure novel features characters resembling the two and is popular in many countries, with multiple mysteries such as its unknown author leading readers to theorise that it acts as a wanted poster. The final new character introduced is Lapis Rosenberg. Actually a doll made with the appearance of a human, she has her own personality and free will but has lost memories about herself. She is proud of being a doll and decides to work with C, Swin, and Nadia to learn about her past.
Hajimari no Kiseki takes place shortly after the events of Trails of Cold Steel IV and will feature three main protagonists based in different parts of the continent of Zemuria. The game will let players progress through the story while switching freely between its three main characters as they each undertake their own separate missions. The routes are divided into chapters, with significant events taking place at the end of each chapter.
While on different routes, player will find themselves visiting the same locations with different parties. This may be at different times in the story, or the protagonists may end up just missing coming into contact with each other and players will get to see events play out from different viewpoints. Numerous guest characters will also appear in all of the routes.
The Legend of Heroes: Hajimari no Kiseki is being developed for PlayStation 4 and is set to be released in Japan in 2020. No announcement has been made regarding a western release.