Falcom has released new information and screenshots for The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II -CRIMSON SiN-, introducing characters Celis Ortesia, Rion Balthazar, Altera, and Grendel-Zolga.
Additionally, the company launched the “Orbal Cinema Poster Contest,” offering fans a chance to have their artwork featured in the game as a poster for one of three in-game movies, which can be applied via free downloadable content due out alongside the game’s release. Winners will also appear in the game’s credits and have a B2-size version of their poster delivered to their door alongside a copy of the game on its release date. Users can submit their posters for three movies—“Robin: The Lady Justice,” “My Casa Blanca,” and “FIRE SHARK”—at any time between May 19 to July 3. Movie plot summaries and further details are available in Japanese at the contest website.
Get the details below.
Celis Ortesia (voiced by Fairouz Ai)
- Age: 27
- Height: 160cm
- Organization: Dominion No. 4 of the Gralsritter of the Septian Church
- Weapon: Large Templar Sword
“Well, aren’t you a good soul? I’ll listen to your confessions if you have any.”
Dominion No. 4 of the 12 who lead the Gralsritter of the Septian Church.
While she may be petite and have the appearance of a child, she also has a quarrelsome temperament, glaring at anybody who she doesn’t like, and grinning menacingly at whoever she deems to be a worthy opponent.
She wields a large Templar Sword the size of her body and specializes in aggressive offense, having once received combat guidance from Bergard Zeman as his disciple.
She was initially skeptical of Van, Bergard’s “secret disciple,” but through the battles against the mafia organization Armata and Pandemonium Edith, she has come to show some understanding.
Rion Balthazar (voiced by Souma Saito)
- Age: 25
- Height: 174cm
- Organization: Dominion No. 11 of the Gralsritter of the Septian Church
- Weapon: Rapier Templar Sword
“Long time no see…. to you as well, Van, who happens to be almost-wanted because of a certain ‘beastly doppelganger.'”
Dominion No. 11 of the 12 who lead the Gralsritter of the Septian Church.
While he appears to be an eloquent and friendly young man, he shows a ruthless side in combat.
He wields a rapier-style Templar Sword and specializes in attacks that pierce his opponents’ vitals. Like Celis, he received combat guidance from Bergard Zeman as his disciple.
He is currently operating in the Republic as Celis’ partner, and is said to be investigating and collecting ancient relics called “Artifacts” as a traveling priest.
Altera (voiced by ???)
“Consume everything! Shard erosion—Boot the Grendel!!”
A red, fairy-type Hollow similar in appearance to Van’s Hollow Core AI Mare.
Like Mare, she seems to have somehow gained autonomy, but is more arrogant, has a bigger ego, and tends to look down on humanity.
She resonates with the Eighth Genesis possessed by a mysterious man in a black coat and hat, and with a vast number of shards can transform into Grendel-Zolga. However, it is unclear whether this follows the same process as Mare’s Grendel transformation.
She apparently has an intense discomfort towards Van’s Grendel and Mare…
The reddish-black transformed state of a mysterious man in a black coat and hat, achieved through the Hollow Core Altera.
With a physique a size larger than Van’s Grendel, Grendel-Zolga launches brutal attacks from its ferocious build. While it is believed to be the culprit who slaughtered the Central Intelligence Department’s Gamma Squad, its objective and intentions are completely unknown.
There are also a number of other unexplained points concerning the mysterious man, such as the fact that he is somehow connected to the last Genesis sought out by Agnes, and that he is partnered with the Hollow Core Altera.
The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II -CRIMSON SiN- is due out for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 this fall in Japan. Read more about the game here and here.
View the screenshots at the gallery.