On Twitter Falcom made the first picture of the combat system The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki released. You see this above. From the new edition of Famitsu there is also some more detailed information relating to the control.
However, this allows further conclusions. First of all, the button names indicate a release for PlayStation consoles. No platforms have been officially confirmed yet. You can also switch between action gameplay and command-based combat at any time.
Outside of the fight you can sprint with R1 and change the target with R3. Thus, opponents can be seen in the field. If you don’t target an opponent, you should be able to avoid the fight.
Here you have the four options attack, shard, evasion and tactics menu on the command buttons. The shard could be something similar to the orbment system. With the touchpad you can query opponent information and change characters with the shoulder buttons. The other characters each fight autonomously.
Here you lean on the ATB system, so there is a bar that shows the order in the fight. If it’s your turn, you can move freely. Each button corresponds to a command such as Defense, Arts or Crafts. Links and S-Breaks are also available. The elements BOOST and SCLM, which have not been detailed, are new.
We could very soon find out what all of this looks like in concrete terms. On March 9th, The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki will be shown as part of the livestream for Falcom’s 40th birthday.
It goes to Calvard
Kuro no Kiseki translates as Trails of Black. The publication is to take place in Japan this year for the 40th birthday of Falcom for consoles not yet mentioned. Falcom wants to usher in the second half of the Trails series with the project.
Kuro no Kiseki is set in the Republic of Calvard, which is inhabited by many ethnic groups. With reparations after the war, the nation experienced an unprecedented boom. Immigration issues are creating tension, however, and a new president seeks radical reforms. The political situation in S.1208 is unstable in Calvard.
In this situation, a young “Spriggan” in the capital of Calvard receives a special assignment, which subsequently shakes the whole nation. “Spriggans” are middlemen who operate covertly. They work as detectives, negotiators or bounty hunters, depending on the circumstances.
In addition, depending on the style of play, the protagonist is classified as “law-abiding”, “gray” or “chaotic”. This affects its status as well as history. It will also be possible to get information from NPCs that can be useful later.
via Gematsu, images: The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki, Falcom