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By Sato . March 11, 2014 . 9:30am
Since revealing Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash II was in the works, Falmcom haven’t shared too much information on the game, apart from a few screenshots earlier this year. This week’s issue of Famitsu magazine breaks the ice with the latest on the upcoming PlayStation 3 and Vita title.
According to the magazine, Toval and Claire from the first Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash will be available as party members in the sequel. Toval seems to have an ARCUS that is customized to be able to launch multiple Arts at a time, which he’ll be putting to use as he helps the isolated Rean. Meanwhile, Claire will have herself a new set of clothes.
The secret of Emma Millstein, the chairwoman of Class VII in Trails in the Flash, will be revealed at an early part of the game, which will reportedly be a huge surprise to those who’ve played the first game.
The story of Trails in the Flash II will start out in a mountainous region, and you’ll be dressed in plain clothes to avoid the eyes of a certain group of nobles. There will also be a feature that lets you revisit the story from the first game.
Trails in the Flash II will feature over 20 party members, and the attacks, running motions, and NPC models have all been revamped. The “bonding” system where you could increase your relationship parameters with others will have more character options. There will also be several new key characters, along with many returning characters.
The Link System will be improved along with new features, and there will be new Arts with multiple elemental attributes. There will also be a new equipment system to the game. Unlike the past game where you were limited to certain areas per chapter, you’ll be free to visit just about any city in the game by walking.
Famitsu reports that there may even be characters from past Legend of Heroes games, and as far as the series timeline goes, the game will take place just about around the end of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Blue [Ao no Kiseki].
Finally, players with save data from the previous game will be able to transfer it to the upcoming game. There will also be DLC costumes when the Trails in the Flash II is released.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash II is currently in development for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.