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 conclusion of the Gagharv Trilogy, a new story began with The Legend of Heroes VI: Sora no Kiseki. This game was followed up by The Legend of Heroes: Sora no Kiseki Second Chapter and later by The Legend of Heroes: Sora no Kiseki The 3rd. More recently,the existence of The Legend of Heroes VII was announced in the official Falcom internet news letter by stating that special sneak peeks of character design and story line of The Legends of Heroes VII is given out in the form of a booklet with the YS7 PSP game.
The series consists of four series;
- 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
Nayuta no Kiseki
- (2010) Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki: Alternative Saga
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...)