The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II Introduces the Märchen Garten
Nihon Falcom provided new details and images for the upcoming The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II -Crimson Sin-. The update covers the game’s new Märchen Garten in-game virtual space and its associated features, in addition to providing images of returning characters Renne, Shizuna, Kasim, and Mare.
The Märchen Garten is stated to be the Zemuria continent’s first virtual space and uses the Xipha combat orbment and the Orbal Network. It is an expansion of the Virtual Combat Simulator created by Marduk Total Security Company and generates large environments where remote users can interact with each other.
In the Märchen Garten, players can form a party from the currently available pool of members to explore the area and participate in battles. Each area has an assigned mission that must be completed before they progress to the next area. Defeating powerful enemies in the Garten will grant rare items and special “Shard Tokens” needed to help analyse and decipher a mysterious item on the Orbal Network called the “Mystic Cube”. Analysing the Mystic Cube grants players Sepith, used to upgrade various things, as well as consumable items and equipment. It also provides items that can be used to upgrade characters’ Crafts.
Players are able to get support in the Märchen Garten from service concierge Mirabel Earlton. She provides item purchasing options as well as the option to challenge extra mini-game-style missions and change the background music in the Garten. Players can also find Shard Tokens outside of the Garten. Pressing the dedicated button will cause a detection area to spread out from the controlled character and highlight hidden Shard tokens as well as additional items and breakable objects.
Kuro no Kiseki II is the second game in the wider Trails/Kiseki series’ Calvard arc, with more details on how the series arcs link together available in RPGamer’s Where to Start? guide. The game will include the same combat system from the previous game, where players can choose between real-time or turn-based combat, as well as its Law, Gray, and Chaos alignment system. The game will release for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in Japan on September 29, 2022.