By Spencer . May 20, 2011 . 5:31pm
Falcom’s Ys games have roots in reality. The land that Adol spends the most time wandering in is inspired by Europe. With this in mind and Falcom fans on Siliconera curious about the origins of Zemura, I asked Toshihiro Kondo, President of Nihon Falcom, what parts of our world inspired the world of The Legend of the Heroes: Trails in the Sky.
"Since Liberl Kingdom is located between two political superpowers, yet still maintains its independence, we actually based it on Thailand. It even has a similar shape to Thailand," Kondo replied. "We also referenced the age of imperialism in Europe. And for the Septian Church, we based it on a typical Japanese impression of what the church represents, so I’m sure there are indeed some similarities to Catholicism."
Thailand? Ah, I think I see it now.
Stay tuned because early next week we’ll post our interview Kondo.