[Magazine Leaks] Character Profiles for Sen no Kiseki Showing Up

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(EDIT: I’ve pulled the text from the original version of this article, since it’s messing with the slider.)

Translated info from Hokanko. This is data found in this week’s Dengeki Playstation.

The game is to be released in 2013.
Prologue: As of late, for the militaristic nation, the Erebonia Empire, as found in western Zemuria, has found that the Noble families are clashing with the Reformists, an organization of commoners centered around the Iron-Blood Prime Minister. These conflicts are beginning to spill out into a government operated school located in the outskirts, known as the Thors Academy, and it follows a boy named Rin, the adopted son of a baron who has just been accepted to the school.

World
Crimson Capital Heimdall:
The image of a red city with numerous rail lines and stations has been revealed to the public.
There is artwork of urban areas. All doors will be accessible within the city, and all inhabitants will be named.

Vehicles:
Imperial Military Tanks
Airships – Illustrations show a red airship
Orbal Tram – Street car system throughout Heimdall
Orbal Bike – There are variations with sidecars.
Cable Car
Horseback

Characters
Thors Military Academy
It is suspected (as in, not in the article) that this is the school that Olivier serves as a director for.
Uniform color is used to show social status. White uniforms belong to the nobles, while green uniforms are worn by those with ‘commoner’ status. The characters are wearing red uniforms due to the current work they’re doing for a class with the Thors Academy. [ed: I made a correction here! Sorry about that.]

Rin Schwartzer [ed: the romanization in the original post was incorrect.]
17 years old. Uses a long sword. The adopted son of Baron Schwartzer. Since he has issues with feeling inferior, he has joined the military academy in an attempt to learn more about himself.
He practices the style of Hachiyou Ittou. Seven years ago, he met the master swordsman Yun Kafei and became his student. Yun Kafei is Anelace’s grandfather and Cassius’ teacher.

Alisa Leinfort
17 years old. Uses an orbal bow. She is the daughter of the chairwoman of the major orbal production company in Erebonia. She is rebelling against the urges to work for the president, like her mother, and has joined the military academy. She has an intense personality, but is softhearted on the inside. [ed: Please correct me if I’m wrong on this. Something doesn’t feel right.]

Elliot Craig [ed: original transcription was incorrect.]
16 years old. Uses an orbal staff. Son of the Redhaired Craig, a general within the Imperial military. He has a tender personality and enjoys music. He wishes to go to a music conservatory, and is opposed to his father’s decision to have him enrolled into a military academy. Elliot uses an orbal staff, much like the one being developed by the Epstein Foundation, except that his comes from the Leinfort Company.

Laura S. Arseid
17 years old. She uses a two-handed sword. She is the daughter of Viscount Arseid, and her family is a military family with the might that can rival that of the Vander family. She has a natural talent with using her sword, and is naive about the world around her.

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Ys I and II Spotted on the Steam Database

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People watching Steamworks have seen the entry for Ys I and II Chronicles show up online recently. This also coincides with the teaser image that Falcom posted. However, the teaser image (posted below) has a lot of other references that could belong to other games.

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Tom has been teasing that we would see a lot of games announced from XSEED this month. There seems to be another promising ‘hint’ at a Falcom-related game in there, as well. Adol is experiencing amnesia in Ys the Foliage Ocean in Celceta – not to mention the giant forest that’s mentioned in the title.

It’s very likely we’ll see some of these announcements very soon now.

[ Opensteamworks ]

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Sora no Kiseki FC HD Edition to be released on PS3 for 3990 yen on 12/13

The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu has posted a release date for Sora no Kiseki FC HD Edition for the PS3 for 3990 yen.

There is no other information on it beyond this.

There were reports of Sora no Kiseki SC for PSN having the same release date. This bit of news was a misfire.

[ Game Jouhou ]
[ News Vault ]

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Falcom Tweeting Again About PSN Version of Sora no Kiseki / Trails in the Sky SC

Thank you @overthebarrier for assisting me with translating this post.

Falcom tweeted the above post earlier, to show that they seem to be working on Sora no Kiseki SC for PSN. The translation is:

Heard in the office: “Can you support us a bit more?” I wonder if we’ll break even~ we have to debug from scratch? You gotta be kidding me. The DL version of Sora no Kiseki PSP seems to be making progress! (Internal unconfirmed info)

Another thanks to @overthebarrier for catching this in the first place!

[ @NihonFalcom on Twitter ]
[ Esuteru Blog ]

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Falcom’s Kiseki Series to Appear on 3DS? And More Multiplatform Information

Please note that I’m unable to find any hard evidence to mark this as anything beyond a rumor.

Hachima has stated that Falcom has a quarterly report coming out that will reveal some interesting results about multiplatform efforts from the company and their releases.

In the next few months, we should expect to hear a lot of surprising announcements, not only including a return to the PC platform with the Kiseki series, but also 3DS ports of the games. As the Kiseki series has earned a large amount of sales this year, Falcom’s making the decision to move multiplatform with it, going for options on 3DS, smartphones, and PC.

This is apparently available on a quarterly report via Toyokeizai, but I’m unable to confirm this myself as of this time. Someone has since posted on Yahoo Messages saying that they can confirm the report being there.

I have other methods to dig out information, but that requires me being able to access sites I can’t get to at the moment, so I will continue to attempt to fuss around with my newly created Toyokeizai account, and to check other areas by that point as well. There’s a LOT of digging that will need to be done with this, unfortunately.

I’ve seen someone else tweeting about this, also. With Narugami’s help, I’ll try to get some confirmation from them and update this post.

Many thanks to Narugami for pointing this out to me.

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Release Date for Zero no Kiseki Evolution Spotted on WonderGoo Website

WonderGoo has added Zero no Kiseki Evolution to its release dates list with a date of 9/1.

WonderGoo is a media retailer in Japan, so there’s the possibility that they’re doing what Amazon often does with upcoming games… but this is only on a release list, so there’s the possibility of some validity to it.

To me, it’s better than ‘fall 2012.’ It gives us a bit more accuracy. (Hopefully.)

[Hachima Kikou ]

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