Welcome To The World Of Zero No Kiseki

By Spencer . July 30, 2010 . 7:52pm

A brand new game in the Legend of Heroes series is slated for September 30 in Japan. Zero no Kiseki’s story starts in Crossbell City’s police academy where Lloyd Bannings joins the city’s police force, which the people have lost faith in. The aptly named city is at a crossroads with respect to politics and the criminal underground.


Lloyd Bannings is a green detective who joins the force following in the footsteps of his brother who passed away. He boldly stands up against injustice and violence with batons in his hands.

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Elie MacDowell is the granddaughter of Crossbell City’s mayor who joins the police force for a mysterious reason. She has an honor student-like personality and is skilled with firearms.

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At 21 years old, Randy Orlando is the oldest member of the group. He was kicked out of the force because his flirtatious nature. Randy acts like a big brother and wields a stun halberd.

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Tia Plato isn’t a police officer either. She was sent to the station from the Epstein Foundation to test a magic staff. She has a cold personality and skilled with magic.



In an interview with Dengeki PlayStation, President Toshihiro Kondo said the game is around 60 hours and has music from the JDK band.



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  • DanteJones

    Whoa. To be honest I didn’t really give the Legend of Heroes game much interest, but this is looking to be pretty cool. Go go localization!

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Opinions of the Legend of Heroes series seem more divided than most traditional audience RPGs. While not bad or unplayable by any stretch — something that can’t be said of other early PSP rpgs — to me it played too cookie cutter and purely by the rules.

      I know of the localization issues — that the ones we got were out of order — but also know it is a series respected by others whose opinions I usually trust and share. Given that we should be getting this pretty much in proper release order and what we’ve seen looks more than promising, I fully intend to give the series another shot.

    • Ereek

      Buy the Legend of Heroes games that XSEED is localizing to raise the chance of this being localized.

      • DanteJones

        Yeah, I’ll definitely look into getting the other ones.

  • legend of heroes was great, THIS HAS TO COME, PLEASE!!!! wjrfqw

  • holyPaladin

    I’m waiting XSEED, for this and the other Sora no Kiseki & Ys ^^

  • Rollersnake

    Haha, I think this game has even younger police officers than Resident Evil 1.

  • Hours

    I want this game like crazy, but we need to earlier games first. C’mon XSEED, you’ve got a lot of catch up to do.

  • Looks awesome, but I can’t imagine we’ll get it in the US anytime soon if it’s localized at all, considering XSEED has the three Sora no Kiseki games on their plate.

    Still, I’ll definitely keep an eye on it.

  • thebanditking

    I like the locations, seems sci-fi but has some old world/renaissance era designs too (kind of reminds me of FF8) either way, we may end up getting this so consider me interested.

  • FireCouch

    It seems more interesting than their previous games, but there is one thing I wish this game would have. Older Protagonists. Having 19 year olds in a police force saving the world is pretty lame. It would be great if this game could be the one that has a cast of older heroes, but oh well. Something like that probably will never happen in an RPG from Japan. Unless I’ve missed one.

    • Guest

      older characters are boring.

      • DDanny

        Because a bunch of teenagers and kids that should be in kindergarten are oh so much better, am I right?
        Oh please…

        • If they are good or not you have to play it first.

        • Guest

          i would much rather look at and play as younger people than older people. an like i said before, older characters are boring.

    • Joanna

      I’m with you on this one. I really wish there was more RPG developers that would experiment with different sorts of characters. I don’t mind young characters….but it’s really sad that there are hardly any older main characters (30s+), male or female. :|

  • JustaGenericUser

    Is this taking place in the modern day? It looks like it. That might make things more interesting.

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