Falcom has released the first information and screenshots of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV ~The End of Saga~, introducing the game’s returning characters from Class VII of Thors Military Academy II Branch School.
(Warning: The following content contains spoilers for previous entries in the Trails series of The Legend of Heroes games.)
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Juna Crawford (voiced by Nao Toyama)
A lively girl with a high sense of justice from the old Crossbell State, and the leader-esque presence of “New Class VII.”
She originally set her sights on becoming a police officer due to her admiration for the “Special Support Section,” but various circumstances resulted in her transferring to the “II Branch School” of Thors Military Academy.
When she first entered the school, she did not trust the Empire that is an “aggressor nation” to her hometown, nor the “Ashen Chevalier” that is the Empire’s hero, but grew to overcome those difficulties with her friends in “New Class VII,” and resolved to seek out a future where her hometown and the Empire can work hand-in-hand.
However, as a result of “The Great Twilight,” which spread a “curse” all across the Empire, her fulfilled school life completely changed. Awaiting Juna was a serious and harsh reality.
Kurt Vander (voiced by Takuya Eguchi)
The second son of the Vanders—a military family of the Empire—a prodigy in dual swordsmanship, and a handsome young man with an overly serious personality.
He lost sight of his goal after the Vander family was relieved of its duty of protecting the royal family, and enrolled at the “II Branch School” rather than the main school where he originally planned to enroll.
At first he doubted the ability of Rean, who is lionized as the “Ashen Chevalier,” but during his activities in “New Class VII,” he learned from Rean, who faced him with sincerity as both a swordsman and an instructor, and grew to become an honest person.
After the “curse” spreads across the Empire, Kurt awakens in an unknown village, but…
—Kurt and Juna
Altina Orion (voiced by Inori Minase)
A girl with a lack of emotions, who uses the combat shell “Claimh=Solais.”
She is a member of the Imperial Intelligence Agency who goes by the code-name “Black Rabbit,” and who stood by the “Ashen Chevalier” for more than a year as Rean’s support and monitor under his “request” of the Agency.
After that, Rean became a professor at the “II Branch School,” and Altina herself accepted a mission to enter the school. During her activities as a student of “Class VII,” her bonds with Rean and the other students gradually deepened, and her emotions came to surface.
When the disaster occurred in the Imperial capital, she tried to sacrifice herself in order to protect her “friends,” but instead of herself, someone important to her was killed in action. Altina, who thought life would never be the same, sank to the depths of despair…
Musse Egret (voiced by Ami Koshimizu)
A girl characterized by elegant and bewitching behavior, born to the noble family of count Egret in the western part of the Empire.
She was once enrolled in the esteemed Saint Astraia Girls’ School, but when Thors Military Academy was made into a branch school, she transferred to the “II Branch School.” During her daily activities as a top-class student, she showed glimpses of mystery and bottomless talent, but—.
Her true identity is Mudine Useif Du Cayenne, the niece of Duke Cayenne, who caused the Imperial civil war, and the next Duke in line.
She formed the “Weissland Resurgent Army,” which gathered the strength of the noble forces, as a power against the Osborne camp, including the Imperial government and Imperial Army. After leaving the “II Branch School,” she starts making movements behind the scenes with the “Golden Rakshasa” Aurelia and “Azure Abyss” Clotilde.
Ash Carbide (voiced by Tomoaki Maeno)
A delinquent youth raised in the slums, who is rough and brazen, but possesses incredible talent in every field.
He enrolled in “Class VIII” at the “II Branch School,” but transferred to “Class VII” halfway through, and while being influenced by Rean and his classmates, discovered his own path forward.
Meanwhile, the rampage of the detestable “curse” of the Empire caused the major event known as the assault on Emperor Eugent III, and Ash was detained.
It seems that he was rescued by the “Weissland Resurgent Army” led by General Aurelia, who left the “II Branch School,” but his whereabouts after that are unknown.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV ~The End of Saga~ is due out for PlayStation 4 in Japan this fall.
View the screenshots at the gallery.