Falcom shared a ton of new details for The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki! This includes more screenshots, locations like Langport, and new character Risette Twinnings and Quatre Salison. Check it out below courtesy of Gematsu:
Weapon: Pistol and Bladegear
“To serve my client is my duty and pride.”
A woman dressed in a maid outfit who works as a service concierge at Marduk Total Security Company.
While her pale green hair gives off a cold impression, she is actually very social and polite, and has a cute sense of humor.
Unlike her graceful appearance, she has superhuman strength, speed, and combat capabilities that at times surpass even seasoned jaegers.
She maintains a “strictly business” relationship with Van, a Spriggan, by giving him weapons and exclusive Xipha apps free of charge, and in turn collects data from his usage as an external tester.
Weapon: Pulsegun and Orbal Drones
“Lets go FIO, XEROS—we have to protect the professor’s location.”
A young researcher attending a masters course at a science university at the age of 15.
His neatly trimmed silver hair and feminine face emit an atmosphere that makes him to approach.
His major is researching and developing “Orbal Drones” that use the new Xipha standard artificial intelligence, but he also helps out in the physical and bio engineering labs, and has a strong attachment to the observatory, which is the symbol of the university.
Due to certain circumstance as a child, he was adopted by Dr. Latoya Hamilton, “the mother of Orbal Revolution,” and as since cared for like his own grandmother and aspires to become a researcher himself.
■ Locations and Keywords
Langport, the Shining Capital
A massive port city facing the south sea, also called Naju, located in South Calvard.
Langport’s scale is larger than Crossbell, the city of trade, and Ordis, the ocean capital, and in recent years has been often referred to as being “the second heart of the Republic” that symbolizes diversity.
Other than its business and shopping districts that house modern skyscrapers, it also has the largest Easterner Quarter in the continent, and is known as the “Shining Capital” due to its beautiful, glimmering night skyline.
Basel, the Industrial City
A city southwest of Calvard focused on industry and academics.
Basel has long been known for its history in natural scientific research, and is home to Basel Science University, which boasts its own observatory. In the Middle Ages, there was a craftsmen’s guild that helped forge machinery and equipment for architecture, irrigation, industry, and academics.
After the Orbal Revolution, the craftsmen’s guild and university joined forces to form the Verne Industrial Company.
A joint city planning project is in place to make the city a high-tech industrial academic city, such as connecting districts on different levels with a ropeway, while maintaining its beautiful landscape.
Marduk Total Security Company
A total securities company headquartered in Ored, as well as a PMC (private military company).
Founded around 10 years ago, the company initially offered security services all around the continent, but in recent years has expanded its services.
It has also advanced into the field of military operations.
However, unlike jaegers, it often offers plans that just barely manages not violate the laws of its operating country, thus many large companies that do not want to take risks of their own hire them for high prices.
Verne Industrial Company
A large technology manufacturer which headquartered in the engineering city Basel.
It is often compared to the Empire’s Reinford Group, but due to its industry-academic nature, its footwork is relatively low and it takes a multilateral and polished development approach through an academic lens.
During the Orbal Revolution 50 years ago, Latoya Hamilton, one of the three pupils of Professor Epstein—the inventor of Orbal Gear—brought back the technology and became the advisor of the company.
After succeeding in developing the first orbal car in the continent, Verne Industrial Company invested its research in developing advanced technologies such as orbal photos and orbal video to record footage from astronomical telescopes.
It was also a catalyst for the creation of other cultures unique to the Republic such as “Orbal Cinema,” which combines video technology and popular culture.
The new sixth generation tactical orbment, Xipha, deploys pieces of ether known as “Shards” around its user and enables them to manipulate them to activate various functions.
The Xipha also has several new features that enhance the players abilities, including “Hollow Cores,” which change the overall performance of the Xipha; “Arts Drivers,” which install various orbal magic; and “Shard Skills,” which activate according to the amount of quartz.
Hollow Cores: The AI-Equipped Core Quartz of the Xipha
The Hollow Cores mounted in the center of the Xipha have three vital roles that significantly affect its overall performance:
Basic Arts Attack Power – Basic stats that boost the power of your arts attacks.
Base EP – Basic stats that increase the maximum EP required to cast arts.
S Boost Properties – Special effects that can be activated during battle.
Your Hollow Core level increases through battle. Your Basic Arts Attack Power, Base EP, and S Boost Properties will grow along with it.
Voice Assist: Make Battles Even Smoother
The artificial intelligence-equipped Hollow Core is loaded with a navigator that supports Xipha users with voice-based guidance in various situations, such as in battle, on the field, and during quests.
In addition to the voice and speech style adjusting according to the type of Hollow Core, the Hollow Core shows a more human response to the user.
—Hollow Core Settings Screen
—Hollow Cores may also even join in on the conversation…
Arts Driver: Equipped with Multiple Arts
Several arts (orbal magic) are installed on the Arts Driver, which you can use by mounting it to your Xipha. Since the arts available to you depend on the level of your Hollow Core, the higher your Hollow Core level, the more powerful arts you can wield.
Arts Driver: Custom Slots
Separate from the pre-installed arts sets, the Arts Driver also has custom slots. By setting arts into these slots, you can make up for a lack of recovery or support arts, or install more powerful attack arts.
—Arts Driver Settings Screen
—Add arts to custom slots!
Shard Skills: Special Effects Activated by the Line’s Elemental Powers
Hollow Cores have four “lines” that you can slot quartz to: weapon, shield, drive, and EXTRA. Depending on the elemental powers of the quartz slotted to these lines, shards will deploy that activate various special effects in battle.
Weapon Line – The line connected to attack functions such as additional elemental damage or effects.
Shield Line – The line connected to defense functions such as damage reduction, elemental resistance effects, and counterattacks.
Drive Line – The line connected to arts strengthening functions such as increased casting speed and increased elemental power.
EXTRA Line – The line connected to unique functions that do not fall in the categories of Weapon, Shield, or Drive.
Advanced Shard Skills
The types and threshold of elemental power required to activate Shard Skills are determined by their performance. By setting your Xipha while keeping in mind the elemental power of each quartz you set, you can activate more advanced Shard Skills in battle.
—Shard Skills Settings Screen
–Elemental power changes according to the quartz setting.
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