|The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky|
Eiyū Densetsu Shikkusu Sora no Kiseki FC
|Developer(s)|| Nihon Falcom [Win/PSP/PS3] |
Kadokawa Games [PS Vita]
Aruon Games [Win], SCEK [PS Vita]
娯楽通 [Win], 東方明珠索楽 [PS Vita] 英特衛 [Win], SCET [PS Vita]
Typhoon Games [Win], SCEH [PS Vita]
XSEED Games [PSP/Win]
|Publisher(s)||Nihon Falcom Corporation|
NA: XSEED Games
|Ratings||, , |
iOS: 9+, Android: 12+
|Platform(s)||Microsoft Windows |
iOS , Android (Japan Only)
VITA Card [PSVITA]
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|Trails in the Sky (Official USA Website)|
Sora no Kiseki FC (Official JP Site)
Sora no Kiseki FC: Kai HD Edition (Official JP Site)
Sora no Kiseki FC Evolution (Official JP Site)
The trails of your feelings will start the generation
- —Title slogan
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is the sixth game in the Legend of Heroes meta-series, and the first of the Trails franchise.
Originally released in Japan as Eiyuu Densetsu Shikusu, Sora no Kiseki FC for PC, the game's story follows Estelle and Joshua Bright ten years after the Hundred Days War on their journey to become Bracers.
The main protagonist is Estelle Bright, daughter of Cassius Bright, who is a legend within the kingdom. During the great war, Erebonians managed to break their way through to the capital city. Here, under the direction and counter-attack planned by Cassius, Liberl launched a retaliation that forced the opponents to retreat back to their borders within a few weeks. After the war, Cassius gave up his sword and left the army, joining the Bracers guild and enhancing it to its glory state and was given the S ranking.
Estelle is completely ignorant of her father's past and history, but settles comfortably in their house at Rolent. When she was at a young age, her father was assaulted by a young child of amazing combat abilities, but loses his memory in the fight and becomes adopted by Cassius. This child was named Joshua Bright and is the main male protagonist of the story. From there, Estelle was taught the combat usage of the staff and starts off of the story on the day when she is going to join the Bracers guild with Joshua.
As the story progresses, the quests undertaken by the two Bracers unveil the dark side of the government and a faction of the army that decides to overthrow the queen. This eventually lead to the exploration of ancient places in the kingdom. It turns out that the general of the army was being used by a mastermind who has the ability to control people's minds. This leads into the game's sequel, with Joshua's past unveiled at the end.
- Estelle Bright (エステル・ブライト?): Heroine and main character, she goes on a journey with her adopted brother to become a Bracer.
- Joshua Bright (ヨシュア・ブライト?): Hero and secondary main character, he is Estelle's adopted brother who joins her on the journey.
- Scherazard Harvey (シェラザード・ハーヴェイ?): Senior Bracer and mentor, she is nicknamed the 'Silver Streak'.
- Olivier Lenheim (オリビエ・レンハイム?): A handsome blond man from the Erebonian empire who claims to be a vagabond musician.
- Agate Crosner (アガット・クロスナー?): A B-rank Senior Bracer with a dislike for Junior Bracers
- Klose Rinz (クローゼ・リンツ?): A student from the Royal Jenis academy near Ruan.
- Tita Russell (ティータ・ラッセル?): 12-year-old granddaughter of Albert Russell, founding father of Orbment technology, she is a genius in her own right.
- Zane Vathek (ジン・ヴァセック?): A skilled Taito master from the Calvard Republic, also a high-ranking bracer.
Originally developed for the PC and utilizing a similar graphics engine to another Falcom game, Ys: Ark of Napishtim, the game would be ported to the PSP in 2006 with some alterations, including:
- A monster collector's book, which acts as a bestiary for all defeated enemies
- Added voice acting during battles
- Estelle wears an apron during the cooking sequences.
- Faces in the character sprites animate.
- Lowered resolution and frame rate to accommodate the PSP's hardware.
- The name is slightly changed from "The Legend of Heroes VI: Sora no Kiseki" to "The Legend of Heroes: Sora no Kiseki FC"
Otherwise, the 2 versions are identical in nearly every way. Later, the PSP version was localized and published by XSEED Games for North America in March 2011 as "The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky". One extra was added to the game by the localization team was that if the players try talking to a chest after opening it for its treasure, the chest will respond with quirky and humorous dialogue as a bonus. In Europe, Ghostlight Games published the game in which it was exactly like XSEED's translation.
Remastered HD EditionEdit
High definition versions of the game and its sequels would be released on the PlayStation 3 in Japan. The evolved versions share the 3 major distinctions.
- Vividly clear HD Graphics - New graphic quality seen from the comparison on the right . Experience now on the big screen the details of the art, towns, and event scenes.
- Save Data from the PSP Version is Compatible - You can use the PSP save data being able to play on the big screen at home, and bring it along on your PSP.
- Many Extra Contents Available - All soundtracks available, new calendar wallpapers, PS3 themes, etc.
The game's soundtrack was produced by Falcom Sound Team jdk members Hayato Sonoda, Wataru Ishibashi and Takahide Murayama. The original game soundtrack, "The Legend of Heroes VI - Sora no Kiseki OST" was released on July 30, 2004 onto 2 CDs and it was published by Falcom.
Other soundtracks were released beforehand such as "The Legend of Heroes VI - Sora no Kiseki Super Arrange Version" which came with the first print editions of Sora no Kiseki for the PC. It was arranged by Yukihiro Jindo and Kohei Wada and the soundtrack is basically a redone arranged version of 10 tracks from the game.
There was an English soundtrack, "The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Musical Selections", which was a single CD with parts of the OST from the original game. It came with the premium edition of the game. There is also an album called "Falcom Sound Team jdk: Unused Music", which shows unused tracks that never made it into the final game and it was released on June 24, 2004.
The theme song "Hoshi No Arika", lyrics were written by Hidaki Hamada. The chorus was done by Kazuko Ito with vocals by u-mi. It was arranged by Kohei Wada, and the person who did the music recording was Kazuhiro Myiyasaka from the company, PRESSTONE. The song was part of many of the above soundtracks. It was also a CD single given as bonus for buying the original PC game from Falcom.
- Cross Review Golden Hall of Fame (Weekly Famitsu, October 6, 2006) (PSP)