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The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki
Ao PSP
英雄伝説 碧の軌跡
Eiyuu Densetsu: Ao no Kiseki
Developer(s) Flag of JapanNihon Falcom Corporation
Flag of China Republic Beijing Joyland Co. Ltd. (PC)
Flag of Japan Pyramid Inc.
Publisher(s) Flag of Japan Nihon Falcom Corporation
Flag of Japan Kadokawa Games (PSVITA)
Flag of HK Typhoon Games
Flag of Taiwan 英特衛
Flag of China Republic 百游
Release Flag of Japan September 29, 2011 (PSP)
Flag of China Republic March 28, 2013 (PC)
Flag of HK March 29, 2013 (PC)
Flag of Taiwan April 12, 2013 (PC)
Flag of Japan June 12, 2014 (PSVITA)
Genre Story RPG
Modes Single-player
Ratings CERO B
Platform(s) Playstation Portable Playstation portable brand
Microsoft Windows Windows newlogo (Chinese Only)
Playstation VITA Playstation-vita-brandlogo-blue
Media UMD [PSP]
DVD-ROM [PC]
VITA Card [PSVITA]
App Download (PSN)
Chronology
Previous Zero no kiseki logo
Next LoH-ToCS official logo
External Links
Official Site (Japanese)
EVO Site (Japanese)
"全てを零へ"
Everything retuns to Zero
—Title Catchphrase

The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki (英雄伝説 碧の軌跡 Eiyuu Densetsu: Ao no Kiseki?) is the sequel to The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki and fifth installment of the Trails series. It was released for the Playstation Portable on September 29th, 2011 in Japan. The game had been applied an English title, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Azure, by XSEED Games.

Story

Crossbell State, an autonomous province sandwiched between the Erebonian Empire and Calvard Republic whose city serves as Zemuria's leading trade in the continent's stock market. But due to the uprise from a certain heinous cult and its mysterious product called "Gnosis", the disturbing chaos involved the mafia and its nation's military bringing the city to panic. The case was eventually resolved by the heroic actions of the police department's newest division, the Special Support Section.

Peace was restored to the city as all ties to the Cult, including the mafia and Imperial and Republican congressman were all apprehended. But the peace lasted temporarily despite the election of a new mayor, and the government losing the faith of its citizens from the truth brought to light.

Yet the events in Crossbell were only the first chapter. Signs of 'disturbances' due to the rising interferences and pressure from both the Empire and Republic began to bring the whole continent into the turbulence times.

The greatest organizations such as the Red Constellation from the West, Heiyue from the East, and the mysterious Ouroboros society have started to gather around Crossbell. One truth passes while another from ancient times with its interconnected mysteries are beginning to unveil. Here is a gift to the people of Zemuria; the story of Lloyd Bannings and his friends overcoming the "walls" and living in the same era.

Characters

Playable Characters

Special Support Section

New Characters

  • Alex Dudley: An elite detective of the C.S.P.D's First Investigation Division who used to disdain the SSS. Now acknowledges them as true officers for their achievements.
  • Rixia Mao: The newest star dancer at the Arc-en-ciel whose identity is "Yin", Calvard's most feared assassin in its Eastern district. Upon her encounter with the SSS leads her to make a choice.
  • Zeit: The mythical divine wolf of Crossbell who stands as the SSS's canine companion.
  • Arios Maclaine: Crossbell's A-rank Bracer and known as the "Divine Blade of Wind". Heralded as the true heroic guardian by its citizens, he accompanies Lloyd in the story's beginning.

Returning Characters

  • Kloe Rinz: One of the party characters in the Trails in the Sky trilogy. Her true identity is Klaudia von Auslese, the crown princess of Liberl. She arrives at Crossbell to attend the conference as the Kingdom's representative while meeting new friends recommended by old friends.
  • Julia Schwarz: One of the party characters in the Trails in the Sky trilogy. She is commander of Liberl's Royal Guard and captain of the Arseille, who entrusts her pet bird, Sieg to send Kloe's message to new friends.
  • Olivier Lenheim: One of the party characters in the Trails in the Sky trilogy. His true identity is Olivert Reise Arnor, the debaucherous prince of the Erebonia. He attends the conference as the Imperial representative while rendezvousing with the Princess to discuss urgent matters from his homeland.
  • Mueller Vander: One of the party characters in the Trails in the Sky trilogy. A major of the Imperial Army's 7th Division and Olivier's bodyguard, whom he follows his tomfoolery with much to his chagrin.
  • Kevin Graham: The 5th Dominion of the Gralsritter and protagonist of the 3rd. He meets Lloyd for the first time during his business in Calvard, but arrives with other business.
  • Ries Argent: Kevin's childhood friend and squire of the Gralsritter. She arrives in Crossbell Cathedral's new sister with new business.

Support Characters

  • Sergei Lou Chief of the SSS Division who usually sits back at his desk smoking, while watching Lloyd's actions behind the scenes.
  • Dieter Crois: CEO of the IBC and the new elected mayor of Crossbell. Carrying on Henry MacDowell's ideals, he proposes the West Zemuria Trade Conference to be held in the state's newest landmark.
  • Mariabell Crois: Dieter's daughter and the IBC heiress. She becomes extremely busy after her father's mayoral election.
  • Cecil Neues: Guy's fiance and elder sister figure to Lloyd. She works at the St. Ursula Medical College as Shizuku's caretaker.
  • Shizuku Maclaine: Arios's blind daughter who lives in treatment at the St. Ursula Medical College. She became good friends with KeA.
  • Ilya Platiere: Star dancer and troupe leader of the Arc-en-ciel Theatre. Her performances gathered many fans across the continent, while always having an eye out for talent.
  • Sully Atraid: A North-Ambrian tomboy who arrives at Crossbell, but grows jealous of Ilya's glamourous nature leading her to seal. She was pardoned and scouted by Ilya after that.
  • Guy Bannings: Lloyd's older brother and Cecil's fiance who was killed in the line of duty. Mysteries surround his death until the game illuminates the truth.
  • Sonia Bertz: An officer of the Crossbell Guardian Force who became the new commander after the former's incompetence from the Cult Incident.
  • Murielle: A warrant officer of the Crossbell Guardian Force and Randy's former colleague. She and Randy organises the rehabilitation program to its officers in the Cult aftermath.
  • Abbas: Lazy's second-in-command of the Testaments gang who watches over after Lazy's joining the SSS. A calm man who seems reasonable for his built.

West Zemuria Trade Conference

  • Giliath Osborne: The "Iron and Blood Chancellor" of the Erebonian Empire. Usually recognized throughout the continent for his aggressive reforms and land annexation for the railroad system. He attends the conference as the governmental representative while bringing along a company of his resentment.
  • Lechter Arundel: A young man whom Lloyd meets in the Schwartz Auktion from the last game. His real identity is captain of the Imperial Intelligence Agency and Osborne's most trusted subordinate.
  • Samuel Rocksmith: The President of the Calvard Republic dealing with the domestic situation between the eastern immigrants and the land's nationalism.
  • Kilika Rouran: A slender woman whom Lloyd meets in the Schwartz Auktion from in the last game. Formerly the Zeiss guild recpetionist in the Sky trilogy, she returns to her homeland becoming manager of the president's new Rocksmith Institution.

Antagonists

  • Ouroboros: The mysterious society whose shady operations work on a global scale across the entire Zemuria continent. Already recognized for their involvement in the Liberl Calamity, they return to the "Devil Capital" of Crossbell for new business.
    • Campanella: The No.0 Enforcer nicknamed "The Fool". He appears per story arc of the series as the observer of the projects as stages for the Master Plan.
    • Dr. F. Novartis: The sixth Anguis and head authority of the Thirteen Factories. Being responsible for the society's archaisms and most of their cutting-edge technology, he appears at the Rosenberg Studio for business.
    • Arianrhod: The seventh Anguis nicknamed the "Steel Maiden", who peerless martial skills are unmatched.
  • Wald Wales: The brawn leader of the Saber Viper gang whose muscles and violent behavior earned the admiration of the nearby delinquents. Hearing that his rival, Lazy joined the force furthered his pursuit for strength.
  • Shirley Orlando: One of the battalion commanders of the Red Constellation Corps and Randy's cousin. She appears with her dad with new business in Crossbell.
  • Sigmund Orlando: The sub-commander of the Red Constellation Corps and Randy's uncle. He is nicknamed the "Ogre Rosso" for being the most feared and strongest jaeger in existence.

Development

On March 24, 2011, it was announced that the sequel development for Zero no Kiseki will be under the name of Ao no Kiseki scheduled to be released on September 29, 2011.

According to Falcom's president, they decided on the kanji ao (碧) as it represents an unfathomable color that occurs during self-perspective when reached a certain depth underwater and look up at the surface. Where the colors blue-from-green cannot be distinguished from the naked eye; or stones whose limitless colors describe its surface compound. Looking within portrays an infinite sense of depth that is both highly transparent and clear bringing enlightenment.[1]

Achievements

  • Playstation Awards 2011: Users Choice Awards - Winning Prize
  • Japan Game Awards 2011- Winning Prize
  • Cross Review Golden Hall of Fame (Weekly Famitsu, October 6, 2011) (PSP)

Limited Merchandise

Zero/Ao no Kiseki PC Gold Edition
零之轨迹、碧之轨迹(黄金合集)
Main Game(s)
Ao no kiseki pc gold edition set - chinese
Description
Price 199.00 yuan
Console
Release March 28, 2013
Contents
  • Zero no Kiseki / Ao no Kiseki Setting Book with 328 pages
  • Miniature Arianrhod Figurine
  • Ao no Kiseki Folder
  • Four 3D Character Cards: Lloyd, Elie, Tio, and Randy
  • Master Arts Card Set
  • Ao no Kiseki themed carrying case

Ao no Kiseki ‘Ladies Limited' Set
碧之轨迹 (豪华版)
Main Game(s)
Ao no Kiseki PC - Ladies Limited Set
Description
Price 299.00 yuan
Console
Release March 28, 2013
Contents
  • Oversized Postcard set (16.5 x 12.5cm)
  • Ao no Kiseki Complete Guide (400 pages)
  • Miniature Olivier Figure
  • CD featuring the Wazy S-Craft Cover
  • Randy/Wazy Body Pillowcase (500mm x 1500mm)
  • Four 3D Character Cards (Randy, Arios, Sigmund, and Shirley)
  • Ao no Kiseki puzzle
  • Metal orbment pendant
  • Keychain with Character Pendants
  • Miniature Leonhardt Figure (Shop Code)
  • Lloyd ENIGMA Badge (Shop Code)

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