The Legend Of Heroes: Trails In The Flash Has A Trails In the Sky Link

By Sato . February 12, 2013 . 1:55am

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Some new The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash information regarding the main characters and the Erebonian Empire has been revealed thanks to Dengeki PlayStation. The Scarlet Imperial Capital, Heildam and the Tolls academy of Officers will be among some of the key locations. Olivier Lenheim from The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky also happens to be the chief director of the institute.

 

The Erebonian Empire may have quite a lot to explore, especially within the cities. Players will be able to enter each and every building with a door. All of the citizens in Eastern Erebonia will also come will be named, meaning they’ll most likely be involved in missions or quests that require talking to different people.

 

Crossbell State, Calvard Republic and many other grandly drawn cities are also in The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash’s map. How are you going to travel through the great lands of the Erebonian Empire? Falcom created different methods of transportation such as cable cars, horses, motorcycles, trains, airships and tanks!

 

Let’s take a look at the game’s main characters.

 

Rin Yuvaltour

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Rin is a 17 years old. His main weapon is the sword. His style is Hachi yō ittō-ryū (Eight leaves cut with one stroke). He was adopted by the baron when he was a child. He is a disciple of Yun Kafei, whose grandchild happens to be Anelace Elfead from Trails in the Sky.

 

Alisa Leinfort

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She’s a 17 year old and is skilled with the bow. She’s from the Leinfort company, where her mother happens to be the president. She may seem a little uptight at first, but is actually softhearted deep down.

 

Elliot Graig

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Elliot is a 16-year-old wizard. The staff is his weapon of choice. He happens to use her staff and is a person of kind nature.

 

Laura S. Alzeid

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Laura is a 17 year old dual-sword user. She is the daughter of the viscount Aszeid and has a connection with Muller Vander. She is considered a little naive at times.

 

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash is slated to be released in 2013 on PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3.

 

Update: Elliot is not Tio’s son. Our source has updated with this information as well.


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  • Bobthegreat

    “He is the son of Tio Plato from Trails of Zero” LOL no, just stop.

  • Z3

    I’m currently learning Japanese and for people who played the unlocalised games, do they have a lot of Kanji in it?

    • JazzyMan123

      Yes. Tons. And especially advanced vocabulary at that.

      For example, SC and Ao both use a LOT of jargon of all sorts. Political, Military…you name it, the games have it.

      • Z3

        Well, thats a shame. I guess I’ll just persevere and learn Kanji

        • http://www.esterior.net/ Endless History

          I can at least offer some words of encouragement. My Japanese skill has only gotten much better since starting the series.

  • JazzyMan123

    LOL. “Son of Tio Plato”???!! Stop. Just Stop.

  • JazzyMan123

    Regarding a localization….I’m just gonna leave this here:

    http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/933329-the-legend-of-heroes-trails-in-the-sky/65431162#10

    • raymk

      That doesn’t really tell anyone anything about localization. It says why localizing this game alone would be bad but not that they won’t do it.

  • puppeto4

    So…Sen no Kiseki take places at least 20 years after Ao no Kiseki? Awww.. and I though the timeline is prior to Sora no Kiseki

    • JazzyMan123

      If you’re are going by previous news articles regarding the timeline…those were all mistranslations.

      • Kai2591

        Lol wth so many mistranslations…

        • JazzyMan123

          I know right?

          • Kai2591

            Haha yeah.
            Thanks for clearing them up!

  • farios

    “He is the son of Tio Plato from Trails of Zero”
    Uhh no he just used the same type of staff that Tio used…

  • ragingmerifes

    After playing only Zero no Kiseki, I must say I can’t pictureTio-chan being doing the seeds and bees things and getting pregnant. Too far.

  • Raze

    Tank?Explore with a Tank?

  • Alexander Aubert

    “Son of Tio Plato”!!!!!????? Falcom what have you done….. this is…… impossible…… my brain is hurting….

    • JazzyMan123

      You do know that this is a mistranslation right? Or was that the joke…?

  • Adam Zaorski

    I laught at work after reading the surnames of main characters.

    Now my subordinates and my boss are looking suspiciously at me >_>

  • asch999

    I’m more interested with who is Tio Husband, That Lucky Bastard

    • JazzyMan123

      Again, a mistranslation.

  • http://www.esterior.net/ Endless History

    I sent the correction to Gematsu, too. It’s not that he’s linked to Tio. The original Japanese poster suggested that his orbal staff is like the one carried by Tio.

    I’m also suspecting that the kana would read as Heimdall and the Thors Academy.

  • Seizui

    While it is a mis-translation, I am laughing my ass off at the fact of folks came in at ‘the son of Tio’ like the Fist of the Angry God.

  • Kamion

    エリオットグレイグ…16歳 魔道杖、網将赤毛のクレイブの息子 性格は正反対のやさしいこ ティオの使ってた杖が実用化されてる?

    That’s probably how this happened.

    Elliot Graig, 16. Magic Staff. Son of (Red-Headed Information Commander? I have no Idea) Crave (sp?). His personality is very kind. It seems he uses the same kind of staff that Tio uses?

    GTranslate probably mixed up the “Crave’s son” and “Tio’s staff”.

  • gangrelion

    If this Elliot person was really Tio’s son, I would not think it’s wrong, I would actually be very impressed. Nowadays in Japan no one has the balls to do a character like that…

  • Eilanzer

    hummm strange..Maybe i´m wrong…But i don´t think that is the Tio staff o.o…and he doesn´t resemble her at all…

  • JazzyMan123

    For the last time people. Elliot IS NOT “Tio’s son”. That was just a lousy f*cked up translation job.

  • burucchi

    The coolest thing about this article is that one of their past TRAILS IN THE FLASH articles actually said Sen no Kiseki took place prior to the events of the other games. So basically what this article is saying, according to what Siliconera has posted before, is that Tio Plato, who was 14 years old in Zero, had a 16 years old son a decade before the events of Zero no Kiseki. Quite amazing.

  • MrTyrant

    Leaving Tio’s son aside (haha I know is not true) I love how the game scream “play the previous five games before this one” and don’t get me wrong I actually like that.

    How many series of RPG have a deep story that require all the previous games to understand the main plot like this one? most of them are two games or trilogy like Xenosaga but this series went as far as making six games based in the same world. Most developers would have make the tipical changes to “introduce new players” discontinued their initial story to please them or even reboting the games feeling that they needed unnecesary changes. Im just sad that probably would never see those games in english, such a waste.

    • Anime10121

      Kingdom Hearts is the same, seven games strong, its still following the same tale. The difference being, this series started on handhelds and is migrating to consoles (which people seem to love), whereas KH started on consoles and migrated to handhelds ( Which people seem to shun).

      • http://www.esterior.net/ Endless History

        This series didn’t start on handhelds. It started on the PC. The handheld games (FC, SC, and 3rd in the Sora trilogy) are rereleases of the orginal PC titles.

        It didn’t go to console until Zero no Kiseki.

      • JazzyMan123

        A bit of a correction…the series didn’t initially start on handhelds, it started on the PC with FC being released back in 2004. FC to 3rd at least (which were then ported to the PSP with extras).

        • Anime10121

          true dat dont know how i forgot about the first few games being originally pc, but the Falcom did kinda migrate from pc to developing for PSP first. Probably forgot considering my first experience (and unfortunately only )
          was the EXCELLENT PSP version of first chapter.

          • http://www.esterior.net/ Endless History

            That’s right. And the localization of FC was amazing, too. However, Falcom’s released FC to PS3 and SC will follow suit in April. I won’t be surprised if 3rd comes out this year, as well.

            Hopefully, something can be done with those.

      • MrTyrant

        But kingdom hearts is different, the game is a crossover and the plot is pretty simple actually, the fact that they messed too much with their universe made it complicated.

        Is very different when you think in a “normal story” about characters from some countries with a lot of backstories or backgrounds that make their world feel alive, nearly close to our real world and very unique in his own way.

    • DesmaX

      I’m sorry, but I just dislike all this “Play all the series before this one”.

      I don’t really mind if it’s 2, or 3 “mainstream games”. But 5 JRPG’s with insane amount of text just make feel uncomfortable.

      That’s why I can’t get into animes like One Piece, Naruto… There’s too many episodes to watch

      • MrTyrant

        Anime are different things but developers usually think like you, people wouldn’t want to enjoy larger amount of text and following a series this long and that’s why no one do it even if they have a lot of good ideas to keep their characters or universe alive. That makes me sad actually, our problem isn’t just a localization issue, is people desinterest of this kind of games and i fear that trails might be the last series like this.

        I enjoy RPG for the story and that’s why i support Falcom’s way, they give what fans really wanted, the complex story, they wanted more of that, they wanted the world of the game to keep moving and not with the same characters everytime not in the same places and that’s why you don’t go traveling around the world like older games neither you are stuck in the same place all the game.

  • Anime10121

    GOD HOW I WANT THIS GAME :(

  • http://www.esterior.net/ Endless History

    Some more information… this is what I sent to Gematsu:

    Unfortunately, the original source that most of this comes from is incorrect. I even had to correct it on my website. The names all had typos in them as well. You might need to look at Hokanko’s blog, who has the corrected data now.

    It’s definitely pinpointing to Tio’s staff. It’s definitely NOT the same staff, but that it’s similar to her’s. In fact, according to Hokanko’s blog, while it’s similar, relationships end there- it’s made by the Leinfort Company, whereas Tio’s was made by the Epstein Foundation.

    Nevertheless, there are WAY too many implications for if Elliot is related to Tio, and Falcom’s definitely not one to reveal something like that right off the bat.

    Also, looking at the two links on the source: they’re including the poster’s commentary, which is what got the Tio thing started in the first place. They posted that they thought it was similar to Tio’s in the original 2ch post. It’s just like how they wondered if Laura knows Mueller, or if Olivier is the chairman of the school. Hokanko’s blog actually shows the original posts, and you can see them in context with the information they posted.

    I think this is what comes from trying to report from inconclusive information, and when a person hasn’t provided the detailed info as a result (don’t get me wrong: I fell into it myself, instead of waiting for my trusted source, Hokanko, to provide his summary). I’d recommend looking over it on Hokanko’s blog, though, and making sure you correct the typos in the names and inaccuracies in the data.

  • TyeTheCzar

    Anybody who wants more Trails games should do whatever they can to buy Trails in the Sky for PSP. That’s called voting with your wallet.

    It also wouldn’t hurt to constantly bug XSEED about shipping over the PC(for Steam of course) and PS3 versions.

    • http://www.esterior.net/ Endless History

      THIS THIS THIS. ^^^^^^

      It’s so true. Trails in the Sky didn’t sell as well as they’d like, so they can’t put too much priority on SC as a result. :(

    • Zharkiel

      Voted with my wallet, splurged a little extra for the LE even. Now where’s my SC?! Haha

      Jokes aside, I feel this is the one game that needs the kind of attention Ys is getting on steam, I feel like, if XSEED were to give it a chance on the steam market sales would be a little bit different.

  • dahuuuundge

    Can’t we get some party members that aren’t teenagers in school uniforms?

    • http://www.esterior.net/ Endless History

      The school uniforms are plausible to the plot. This has been alluded for awhile that we would see people with a military academy. The uniforms are also plot emphasized. White being the color of someone born of noble blood, and green of someone who is a commoner, whereas the red uniform implies a special case for these four students.

      On the teenager front, with the exception of 3rd, we’ve always had teenagers in the lead of the Kiseki games. Kevin is the oldest at 22 in 3rd. Lloyd is 18 in Zero/Ao, which puts Estelle as the youngest at the first two Sora titles.

      In fact, Rin’s still older than her, if I’m correct.

      • MrTyrant

        I might not actually like all the academy stuff and the characters looks teenagers…of course is not a problem but in previous games for example Zero/Ao, lloyd is a teenager but Randy isn’t and they are dressed very different from each other too also I love how they were police officers and in Estelle case they were bracers.

        But this is Falcom and they handle characters pretty well I just want to see the other party mambers that may join permanently or temporary.

    • Kefkiroth

      I don’t see how this bothers anyone. It’s completely fine. There are some quite good JRPGs out there that were based around high school (e.g. Persona games).

    • raymk

      I’m sure there will be, but I have no problems with the uniforms and they did say the game would have different costumes.

  • http://www.fogalchemist.com/ caleb1993

    I like the character design. It’s very cool. Now, I must go finish Trails in the Sky… and then learn Japanese…

  • Nitraion

    Wow a Game that still continue story of the game… :O
    if only there is HD collection for previous game….

    • DesmaX

      Falcom was porting FC and SC for the PS3 in HD. Not sure if they already released it

      • http://www.esterior.net/ Endless History

        FC came out in December. SC will be out in April.

        • DesmaX

          k, thanks

        • Nitraion

          is it translated?
          what is the title of first game?

          • http://www.esterior.net/ Endless History

            The first one is currently out for PSP with an incredible localization from XSEED Games. It’s called The Legend of Heroes Trails in the Sky.

  • puchinri

    Interesting details. I’m really intrigued by the title and definitely want to pick it up.

    Also, even if the townsfolk don’t become as used/important to such an extent, it’s still really cool that they all have names at all. I like small touches like that.

  • raymk

    I really like Lauras design, and more-so for the fact that she’s a dual wielder. I do find it odd that she isn’t dual wielding in the art.

    • Kamion

      Because that’s also a translation error. She’s not a dual-wielder. She uses “two-handed swords”.

      • raymk

        Man who translated this stuff : /.

  • burucchi

    Also, guys, Laura uses two-handed swords, not dual swords… I know mistranslations are a pain, but the image on top of the article makes this pretty clear.

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