Falcom has released new information and screenshots for The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II -CRIMSON SiN- introducing characters Rene Kincaid, Zin Vathek, Ellroy Harwood, Walter Kron, Lucrezia Isselee, Cao Lee, Gien Lu, Gaurun, and Ashen Lu.
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Rene Kincaid (voiced by Jun Fukuyama)
- Age: 26
- Weapon: Military handgun
An analyst with the Integrated Analysis Department of the Central Intelligence Division. A brilliant, elite bureaucrat who exudes competence and effortlessly gathers intelligence and carries out operations in the field, all while in the midst of a factional dispute within the department.
His capabilities have been noticed by President Gramheart, and he himself has ambitions to enter the world of politics in the future.
A childhood friend and upperclassman of Van and Elaine from their school days at Aramis High, he watches over them like a big brother, but does not hesitate to take advantage of them when he needs to.
He is highly trusted by the President and in a position to know about a “certain plan” underway behind the scenes, but it is unclear what his own intentions are.
Zin Vathek (voiced by Tetsu Inada)
- Age: 36
- Weapon: Gauntlet and armor
A core member of the bracer guild in the Calvard Republic, and a semi-S rank bracer who has earned the nickname “Immovable.” He is a master in the Taito style, which is one of the three major Eastern martial arts, but is extremely friendly and lively.
He has the trust of many young bracers such as the ace bracer Elaine, but has also contributed greatly to resolving major issues outside of the Republic, earning many acquaintances in the police and government.
He has clashed with Walter, a senior disciple of the Taito style and enforcer from Ouroboros, many times as a fated nemesis, but….
Ellroy Harwood, the Thousand Oathbreaker (voiced by Takaya Kuroda)
- Age: 47
- Weapon: ???
The Fourth Anguis of Ouroboros, the highest ranking members of Ouroboros. Also known by the nickname “Thousand Oathbreaker.”
It is said that he has researched and committed every crime from around the world, and is a “criminal genius” who does not hesitate to break any law or moral for personal gain.
He contacted various factions within the Republic to crush the mafia organization Almata and assassins organization “Garden,” which were expanding their power within the Republic.
While he achieved his goal of indirectly destroying the organizations, in an inexplicable move after the fact, he has for some reason been distancing himself from the “Golden Butterfly” Lucrezia, his ally who he has always worked with.
Walter Kron, the Direwolf (voiced by Takahiro Yoshimizu)
- Age: 37
Enforcer No. VIII of Ouroboros, nicknamed “Direwolf.” He has the aura of a crazed combat addict, and constantly seeks battle with strong opponents.
He was originally the first disciple of Ryuga Rouran, the head master of the Taito style, and senior to Jin. He was also the lover of Kirika, Ryuga’s only daughter.
However, because of his own prowess, he has been obsessed with “power” itself, killed his master Ryuga, and began to explore his own style of the “Murderous Fist.”
After the society achieved its goal of crushing Almata and Garden, he seems to have taken up a mission from an Anguis other than Harwood, and is operating independently within the Republic.
Lucrezia Isselee, the Golden Butterfly (voiced by Kana Ueda)
- Age: 30
- Weapon: Dusk Glaive
Enforcer No. III of Ouroboros, nicknamed “Golden Butterfly.”
She is an alluring woman who wears a black attire and veil, with a mysterious atmosphere and posh vocabulary making it hard to read her true intentions.
Her weapon, the Dusk Glaive, seems to be a special weapon given to her by the “Grandmaster,” and possesses the supernatural ability to cut through space itself.
Because she and Harwood both transferred to Ouroboros from the assassins organization Order of the Moonlight Horse, seeing the Garden that is the aftermath of her former organization has conjured emotions within her that can only be described as either respect or pity for them…
Cao Lee (voiced by Daisuke Hirakawa)
- Age: 29
A young, high-ranked member of the Eastern syndicate Heiyue, whose family has long served the Lu family, the syndicate’s largest faction. He is highly skilled in the Moon Flower style, one of the three major Eastern martial arts, and is nicknamed “White Orchid Dragon”, but also is a cunning and sharp-minded individual.
Usually, he is a realist who prioritizes personal gains, but he also sees value in connections with people, often using those connections to get what he wants.
He acts as the president of the Heiyue Trading Company, controlling the wealth of the continent’s western parts. During the incidents that occurred in Langport, he used his influence to help Fan Lu, the next elder of the Lu family, cementing his position within the Heiyue syndicate.
Gien Lu (voiced by Itaru Yamamoto)
- Age: 78
One of the elders who leads the Eastern syndicate Heiyue. Although he is a short, old man, he has great influence over the underground society, as well as the intimidative character to overpower those who oppose him.
He watches over where the Eastern Quarter is headed as a normal city folk, but also has a ruthless side that sacrifices others in order to protect his organization or the city.
As an elder, he has guided Heiyue for a long time, but since the series of incidents that occurred in Langport, he has created a rift with his young underlings such as Cao and his son Fan Lu.
Gaurun (voiced by Shinichiro Kamio)
- Age: 25
A martial artist from the East known as the foremost master of the Moon Flower style, one of the three major Eastern martial arts. Since there is no one who can match his strength, he is rumored to be the strongest Moon Flower warrior.
He was the lead martial artist serving the Lai family of Heiyue, but the family fell when the ties betweenthe mafia organization Almata and the Lai family came to light. Within the turmoil, he kept the moral of the family in check and earned the respect of many Heiyue members, despite other family members being absorbed in their own intents.
On the other hand, almost no one, even in the Eastern society, seems to know more about Gaurun’s past, other than being a martial artist of the Moon Flower style and serving the Lai family…
Ashen Lu (voiced by Fairouz Ai)
- Age: 18
The daughter of the Lu family which is one of the elder houses within Heiyue. Gien Lu, the current elder, is her grandfather.
She is a noble, lenient, and naive lady, although she has a cunning and strong side that she shows from time to time as the only daughter of the Lu family.
She and Aaron are childhood friends, almost like brother and sister, but she was often concerned about his destructive and “dangerous” nature.
Some members of the Lu family were of the mind that Aaron was to be brought into the Lu family as her groom, but Ashen’s affection seems to be pointed forwards Cao, who has long served the Lu family and watched out for her since her youth.
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, here, here, and here.
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