Falcom has released new information and screenshots for The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II -CRIMSON SiN- introducing characters Renne Bright, Shizuna Rem Misurugi, Kasim Al-Fayed, Mare, and Grendel, as well as the Marchen Garten system.
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Renne Bright (voiced by Aoi Yuki)
- Age: 17
- Weapon: Scythe
A second-year exchange student from Liberl Kingdom at the prestigious Aramis High School, and Agnes’ upperclassman who lives in the same dormitory.
She is a gifted talent able to accurately and perfectly overcome any challenge, and is known on campus as the invincible student council president.
Renne—who has a history of working as an Enforcer in the organization Ouroboros, as well as a career beyond the understanding of ordinary people, such as publishing numerous doctoral dissertations since childhood—is recognized by the Central Intelligence Division, engineers from all over the continent, and even the underworld.
In the case involving the mafia organization Armata, she used her abilities to help out the Arkride Solutions Office and Bracer Guild.
With the establishment of the Technology Federation on the verge of completion, which was her original objective in entering the Republic, and the school arts festival just around the corner, Renne seems to have returned to her home in Liberl Kingdom for the time being…
Shizuna Rem Misurugi (voiced by Maaya Uchida)
- Age: 24
- Weapon: Ebon odachi
The vice commander of the samurai group Ikaruga, and a user of the Black God One Blade style known by the nickname Divine Blade of Silver.
Her weapon of choice is the ebon odachi, a long sword with a detailed pattern etched onto it, and her swordsmanship allows her to overpower even the best of the best.
Despite her standout childlike face and flawless conduct, she can see and understand the true nature of things with the “Unclouded Eye” granted to her by her master, and is a vessel worthy of the name Divine Blade.
She came into contact with the Arkride Solutions Office after hiding out in the Ishgar Mountains in the eastern part of the Republic. After that, she temporarily assisted Van and company with a series of incidents caused by Armata.
She seems to have some kind of business with the Republican government, but the whole story behind her group Ikaruga and the purpose of its activities have yet to be revealed.
Kasim Al-Fayed (voiced by Yuuichirou Umehara)
- Age: 28
- Weapon: Military Buster Lancer
Known as the Blazing Whirlwind, he is Feri Al-Fayed’s older brother, said to be one of the strongest jaegers in the Khurga Warriors Clan.
His appearance is natural and cool, without a single opening for others to strike, and he possesses the physical strength to wield a giant military buster lancer with ease, as well as excellent commanding capabilities, and is regarded one of the “strongest” in terms of fighting strength.
He currently serves as the chief security officer of Marduk Total Security Company, and two years ago taught Van tactics via the Stun Caliber and Zero Strike.
Although he has cut ties with the Khuruga Warriors Clan, and does not have a close relationship with his much younger sister Feri, he seems to be watching her journey of growth as a warrior and human being from afar.
Mare (voiced by Maria Naganawa)
- Age: ???
A special Hollow Core (support artificial intelligence) installed in Van’s combat orbment Xipha, and extremely self-assertive.
While her personality was originally set up as an artificial intelligence, with the resonance of the prototype orbment Oct-Genesis, she manifests in the real world in a hologram-like state, exhibiting a “will” unexpected of an artificial intelligence.
She seems able to freely manipulate a vast number of shards, and has saved Van countless times by covering his body in shard armor and transforming him into Grendel.
During the battle against the mafia organization Armata, it was revealed that Mare herself is a being with some sort of role, who under special circumstances can even take over human consciousness…
Grendel (voiced by Daisuke Ono)
The fairy-type support artificial intelligence Mare manifests in the real world and transforms Van Arkride by covering his entire body in shard armor.
By transforming into Grendel with Mare’s support, Van’s physical abilities significantly increase, and he exhibits tremendous fighting strength beyond human comprehension.
Grendel-Zolga, the reddish-black creature believed to be the culprit who slaughtered the Central Intelligence Department’s Gamma Squad, also wears shard armor, but it is unclear whether this is a “shackle” or not such as Van’s Grendel.
While on the case, Van and Mare confront Grendel-Zolga and its support artificial intelligence Altera on countless occasions.
■ New System: Marchen Garten
What is Marchen Garten?
Marchen Garten is the continent of Zemuria’s first virtual space service that utilizes the combat orbment Xipha and orbal network.
It is based on the data of the “Virtual Combat Simulator” that Marduk Total Security Company had been researching and developing internally, but significantly updated and expanded with new features.
By reading a vast amount of data from the orbal network, it can generate large-scale environments, making it easy for remote users to access the same virtual space.
Exploring Marchen Garten
In Marchen Garten, it is possible to freely form a party from among the members who can participate in battle, and explore areas recreated in a virtual space.
Players can move to the next area by completing the assigned mission in the current area, and battles against powerful enemies await upon reaching certain areas.
By defeating powerful enemies in battle, you can obtain rare items, as well as a large amount of “Shard Tokens” required for “Mystic Cube” analysis.
In exchange for the Shard Tokens obtained by exploring Marchen Garten and “Shard Search,” Mare will analyze the Mystic Cube that exists on the orbal network.
In addition to obtaining a large amount of Sepith via analysis, you can also acquire consumable items, accessories, rare equipment, and even special items required for Craft upgrades.
By using special items obtained during Mystic Cube analysis, it is possible to gradually strengthen the Crafts or S Crafts of each character.
In addition to increasing power and stun value, some Crafts can be upgraded to significantly improve usability, such as by shortening the cooldown time after activating the Craft. Also, by upgrading a Craft to a certain level, it is possible obtain a stats bonus for each character, such as increasing hit rate or maximum HP.
(Craft upgrades are also applied outside of Marchen Garten, so it is possible to significantly improve your potential in battle via Marchen Garten exploration, Mystic Cube analysis, and Craft strengthening.)
Marduk Total Security Company Support
In the virtual space Marchen Garten, Marduk Total Security Company’s service concierge Mirabel Aalton will provide users various support services.
In addition to CP (Craft Point) supply and item buying services, which are essential for exploration and battle, and activity support that allows you to challenge various mini-game-style missions, you can also change Marchen Garten’s background music.
(Background music can be switched at the user’s discretion between the following four locations: the Marchen Garten service screen, field screen during exploration, field battles, and command battles.)
By pressing the R3 button while in a city or dungeon, a Shard Area will expand around the player character, allowing the player to discover objects that react to shards. In addition to Shard Tokens, which are used in Mystic Cube analysis, you can also find items, recovery equipment, and breakable objects hidden by shard camouflage.
The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II -CRIMSON SiN- is due out for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on September 29 in Japan, and in 2022 in Asia with Traditional Chinese and Korean subtitles. Read more about the game here, here, and here.
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