Nihon Falcom has revealed three new characters who will appear in the upcoming title, The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki: Cao Lee, Kurogane, and Grimcats the Phantom Thief. Although their appearances in Kuro no Kiseki are new information, most of these characters have appeared in previous Trails titles. Their allegiances will shift throughout the game, appearing as both allies and enemies. [Thanks, Dengeki Online!]
Cao Lee, the White Orchid Dragon, is a branch manager of the Heiyue Syndicate and a skilled martial artist. He is highly intelligent and seems to prioritize profits, but actually places a heavy emphasis on human relationships. He debuted in Trails from Zero and his voice actor is Daisuke Hirakawa. Hirakawa previously played Kakyoin in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.
Kurogane first appeared in Trails into Reverie. He works for Shizuna. Nihon Falcom first showed off Shizuna, the vice leader of shinobi mercenary group Ikaruga, in July. His body and martial arts are superhuman, and his Hazy Moon hidden-weapon techniques are on par with the Enforcers of Ouroboros. He is voiced by Shuta Morishima, who previously voiced Marius from Falcom’s Ys IX -Monstrum NOX-.
Lastly, Grimcats the Phantom Thief is an actual new character to the series. Her voice actress and age are a secret. Outside of her activities as a Phantom Thief in Calvard for the past few years, there is practically no information on her. Like a typical Phantom Thief, Grimcats steals from the rotten and the rich, which makes her popular with the population.
The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki will release on September 30, 2021 in Japan for the PlayStation 4.