Falcom Made Convenience Store Costumes For The Next Legend Of Heroes Game

By Spencer . May 31, 2013 . 1:20am

A fashion trend you may not be aware of in Japanese games is dressing like a Lawson convenience store employee. Lawson is a competitor of 7-Eleven and acquired music/game retailer HMV Japan back in 2010. Dynasty Warriors 8  has a Lawson themed costume and so does Shin Megami Tensei IV.




The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash has Lawson costumes for seven Thors Academy students you can play as in the game. Why did Falcom, Atlus, and Tecmo Koei bother with making Lawson costumes? Because games in Japan have store specific bonuses on top of first print items and pre-order incentives.


Retailers Tsutaya and Geos will also have special costumes. If you purchase The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash from Amazon Japan or Bic Camera you get a DLC code for a tactical orbment Arcus original cover and an item set to congratulate you for joining the academy. First print copies also include a visual book as a bonus.


The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash is slated for release on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita on September 26.

  • 紅蓮

    Still can’t decide to buy PS3 or Vita version…

    • Duc PC-QB

      Vita goes first

  • Kioku

    Another extremely awesome game that won’t be localized… :(

    • As great as Sen looks like it will be, a big thing to remember that the game we’re waiting for in English right now (Second Chapter) is also considered by the Kiseki fans to be the very best of the series. It’s the bar that Zero and Ao had to reach, and the one that Sen has to hope to reach as well.

      • Slayven19

        Fans think zero is the best actualy and thats all people in the west talk about. People say this one looks the best because they changed some things and this game is in 3d.

        • I typically have my “ear to the ground” so to speak regarding both the Japanese and English fans. Zero is held on high regard, and Ao no Kiseki, from how I’ve seen, is held to higher regard…

          However, most of the people I’ve talked to will state that while they are great games, they actually only manage to meet, not surpass, what SC did for the series. I’m not saying that they aren’t great games. In fact, 3rd is my favorite title of the series- but I still don’t deny that SC is a superior game.

          And I’m sure most everyone here should know by now that just because a game is pretty doesn’t mean it’s the best. I’m not saying that Sen no Kiseki won’t be BAD, mind you. I’m saying that people should actually take the time to give the earlier games a chance instead of saying, ‘RELEASE THIS INSTEAD!!’ because I’m going to take a gamble and say that Sen will probably be like the others and meet the same standard, but not surpass it.

          • Slayven19

            Well I guess that all depends on what SC does for the series. So what does fans consider better about SC than zero or Ao no Kiseki? I start to consider some games better when they are able to bring more fans into the series because that means they’ve at least done something different enough to make new fans want it and still retain the old one’s. The problem sometimes with long time fans is that when they dub an older game to be the best they don’t want to see any other game as better. See suikoden 2 as the perfect example, Suikoden 3 and 5 were as every bit as good as 2 but yet people just refuse to see anything better than 2.

          • In a series that’s famous for its world building and story, it’s the fact that the story is relatively straight forward, you are extremely invested into it, emotionally, by that point- especially if you waited after that cliffhanger. I can understand on the ‘elevating it’ like with Suikoden 2, but builds on the combat engine that was started in FC- and a lot of the things that you do experience in Zero, Ao- and that we’re seeing in Sen- originated from SC’s changes. (3rd even takes it a step further with some bonuses you can set on party members, but that’s another story altogether.)

            You get the big details, the first pieces to start the chain of events that will detail the world through 3rd, Zero, and Ao. In FC you started the process of seeing the surface of an extremely in-depth world, and SC is pretty much the process of wading through to it.

            Then you get to the story, about Estelle and her search for Joshua. Seeing her start from being the “hit first, ask questions later, stick swinging, slightly-airheaded, but with her heart in the right place” Bracer to what she becomes by the end of Second Chapter. Her character progression shows an immense amount of growth. SC’s plot manages to be expansive, yet localized to the area of a small, single nation.

            In all of this, I’ve not said that any of the games aren’t top notch. The Kiseki series is my favorite RPG series for a big reason, and I love them all equally for different reasons. But seeing as SC is the game that starts the domino effect that makes the rest of the series work, it really does do something for the games in a narrative way, I believe that this is the one that really makes the series shine for what it is.

            And last, but not least, it has the closure of the title that’s already released here in English- Trails in the Sky FC has that cliffhanger that will not be resolved in 3rd, Zero, Ao, and most definitely not Sen. I think it would be an insult to the people who have been asking for SC for two years at this point to have the conclusion of that cliffhanger skipped because a game may be ‘prettier.’

            And last, but not least, this isn’t a cast of the Suikoden series where each game has some influences on the world building in the others. These games are all parts of a continuous narrative- think of something like a lengthy book series, or as one of Japanator’s editors (Elliot Gay) said, it’s like a TV series, where each game represents a new season. Would you recommend someone to start Lost at season 3 or 4? Falcom took a gamble with this concept in a game, and it’s paid off for them. It just makes the games super difficult for localization, unfortunately.


    too bad HMV dont ship it overseas.

  • Adol Christin

    Honestly prefer their original costumes. These look pretty bad in my opinion.

    • Slayven19

      Yeah lawson costumes are like gamefaqs costumes.

  • zaidandzhadow

    I though repeated times as i read the title that it said Famicom

  • Kai2591

    Lawson everywhere.

    • KnifeAndFork

      but why?

  • Traveller

    This post make me imagine something funny. I could see the headline in the newspaper in the game.
    Breaking news!!
    A dragon that has invaded the city in the morning is defeated by a bunch of teenage convenience store workers! The dragon was unlucky enough to land beside a convenience store.

    • I guess they could say that was convenient… “insert standard joke drum fill”

  • This game looks so amazing. The character designs, the visuals, the world setting – really, amazing! I would love to see this game getting a localization. Hopefully, it PS3 version will get localized as well then, but if it’s only the PS Vita then I won’t mind to buy a PS Vita (I need to buy one anyway… Persona 4 Golden).

  • KnifeAndFork

    these corporate crossovers are kinda tacky

  • Testsubject909

    So… we got a cast of characters for a Japanese version of the movie Clerks?

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