About the Series
'The Legend of Heroes' (英雄伝説 Eiyuu Densetsu?) is a series of role-playing games developed by the Nihon Falcom Corporation.
The first of the series was released in 1989 as Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes, and was part of the Dragon Slayer line of games. It was released for various computer platforms such as the NEC PC-88, the NEC PC-98, the MSX 2, the Sharp X68000, as well as consoles such as the Mega Drive, Super Famicom, and the TurboGrafx-16. The TurboGrafx-16 version would be the only Legend of Heroes title released in North America until the 2004 remake of The Legend of Heroes IV for the PlayStation Portable. The first title was followed by Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes II, released in 1992 for a similar selection of platforms.
Subsequent games in the series dropped their association with the Dragon Slayer saga. The Legend of Heroes III, The Legend of Heroes IV, and The Legend of Heroes V comprised the "Gagharv Trilogy", a set of connected games taking place in the same world.
After the Gagharv Trilogy conclusion, a new story began with the Sora no Kiseki trilogy (FC, SC and the 3rd). The game's story was sequelled an centralized through games following the same timelines in the different backgrounds. The games are Zero no Kiseki, Ao no Kiseki, and then the Sen no Kiseki duology.
The series consists of three main series, and others;
- NB: The games are in their intended order; due to an American error when releasing the Gagharv Trilogy.
Iseruhasa Trilogy (Dragon Slayer)
Trails in the Sky/Kiseki Series
Crossbell City is a large city located on the western edge of the continent, lying in the heart of Crossbell State. It was once the battleground for a conflict between the neighboring countries but has since become a thriving city with a financial district, entertainment facilities and residential areas. The city lies in the heart of Crossbell State. It is where the majority of Zero no Kiseki takes place.
The city features what is known as the Orbal Network Project, an innovative data network developed by the Epstein Foundation. By connecting computer terminals via Orbal cable, it is possible for vast quantities of information to be exchanged. Originally Liberl's Zeiss Central Factory was going to develop the network with the Foundation, however with an offer of funding from the IBC, a full field trial has begun in Crossbell City. (more...)