Trails in the Flash II Shares More On Its Newly Playable Characters

By Sato . March 24, 2014 . 1:29pm

Falcom previously revealed details on the setting, gameplay and characters of The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash II. In a new update, they share the latest on the two newly playable characters Tovar and Clair, and also give us a peek at Rean’s hometown that will be in the game, via 4Gamer.


[Note: the character info contains spoilers from the first game.]


Tovar Randonneur:

Tovar is a partisan of the empire’s branch of a private organization called Bracer Guild, that is found throughout the entire continent. This organization handles various things from solving problems to undertaking investigations.


Due to his activities as a partisan being limited within the empire, he works with the likes of his former co-worker, Sara, and others, to reform the guild.


While Tovar knows how to handle himself in combat, he’s known for specializing in customized Tactical Orbments that allows for speedy Arts casting. He met Rean and the others during training in the The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash, but this time, he’ll be meeting them in an unexpected way, and will help Rean on his lonesome journey.


Claire Rieveldt:

Claire is a female captain, known for being the best in the empire’s army. Thanks to her pretty appearance and ability to give out speedy commands to the troops throughout the country-wide railway network, she’s been given the nickname “Ice Maiden”.


In The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash, she was a member of the “Iron Breed,” a group that was directly commanded by the prime minister Osbourne; however, he was assaulted and killed by a terrorist, which Claire barely failed to prevent.


Like Tovar, Claire met Rean and the others in the first game when she exchanged some information with the crew. In Trails in the Flash 2, she will be apart from her original group, and will be dressed in regular clothes as part of a covert mission.


The above is a shot of Ymil, the hot springs village located in the northern mountainous area of the Erebonian Empire, governed by the baron Schwarzer. This village is also the hometown of the protagonist Rean.


It is said that the springs have some sort of healing effect for all sorts of diseases.Ymil even has a splendid lodging facility that was provided by the emperor himself. There’s a cable car that connects the village to the station, but during the winter, it’s closed due to the heavy snowfall. It looks like Rean will be returning back to his hometown of Ymil in the midst of a snowy season.


The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash II will be released in 2014 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.

  • Callonia

    *peeks into ladies hot spring.*

  • Kaetsu

    inb4 everyone complains about the title.

    • Nah, I think they’ve all gone to twitter about it now.

      • Slayven19

        At the very least everyone should be over it by now since they aren’t going to stop calling it that. This is a blog site after all and not a big gaming outlet like ign so they can get away with it.

        • MrTyrant

          But IGN always get away with anything…

          • Slayven19

            Well that was the best I could come up with, if not them I gots nothing.

        • Nah, we’re not over it. We’re mostly waiting to see until a proper title comes out, then poke fun at people who stick to “Trails in the Flash.”

          Because it really is a crappy translation of the title. ;)

          We’re also more amused at “clam dip flow” at the moment anyway while in the realm of bad translations in the Kiseki series. (Thank you for that one, Udon!)

          And considering that they have the ability to speak with developers and so forth, and get press releases, they have some sway in things- the whole reason people believe “Trails in the Flash” is the official (argh*facedesk*argh) translated title is because of SiliconEra using it.

          • Slayven19

            Its too late now isn’t it? The name has caught on and the plague has already spread like Wildfire!

          • The fact that it’s spreading like a wildfire, despite people saying ‘slow down, it’s not an accurate translation’ really shows to me what people actually THINK about the translations they’re given, to be honest. :(

  • xe7en

    Claire looks, in someway, like lightning (?) Coincidence???

    • Nanaki

      I was thinking with the side-ponytail she looked similar to Serah, but since Serah and Lightning have likenesses I can see how you came up both your perception also.

  • Nanaki

    Wow this game looks gorgeous! I can’t keep from undressing Tovar with my mind. D:

  • 3PointDecoupage

    So much pretty….

  • cyberkinghardy

    I want physical copy for R3 and not digital!!

  • Rio Raze

    Oh my god…. Claire Rieveldt became playable character… *.* I really want to play that character since her first appearance but…

  • MrTyrant

    Both of them look great and I’m really curious to know if Claire will have personal events like the previous cast.

  • Slayven19

    I like clair new look but I wish she could have kept a uniform of some sort. Somehow tovar looks more generic than I last remember him being.

    • MrTyrant

      The uniform will be DLC or maybe is available trough the game again.

  • ogopogo

    Now if they just fix the animation this time. Going from their amazing sprite work to full 3D was actually a downgrade in terms of presentation in the first Sen no Kiseki. Just look at the duel scene in the imperial capital or the concert scene during the school festival.

    • Kondo has already confirmed that the funds from the DLC are going into things such as working on the animation, better QA and so forth.

  • s07195

    With that pose and the gun, I accidentally read ‘Claire Redfield’. >.>

  • First time seeing this, looks pretty impressive

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