Sen no Kiseki II features save data importing
posted on 07.24.14 at 03:53 PM EDT by (@iiotenki)
Clear data from the prequel can bestow various item-related bonuses, as well as potentially change up parts of the narrative.

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It’s that time once again for Falcom to dispense with a handful of more information on The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II as its impending release looms closer and closer. This time around, in addition to the usual character profiling for a returning face, the developer also brings word of the ability for players to import save data from the previous game, enabling them to get bonus items, as well as potentially see some altered plot scenes. As per usual, spoiler warning ahoy. Read on below for our translation.

Bonus Items for Those Who Import Sen no Kiseki Cleared Save Data

Prior to starting a new run of Sen no Kiseki II, the game can check your system to see if there’s save data from the previous game present. In the event that it finds such data and it’s from a save file that’s already beaten the game, you’ll get a variety of bonuses like item sets and equippable accessories. What you specifically get, however, is dependent upon both your level and Student Rank at the time the first game was beaten.

Imported Sen no Kiseki Data Can Also Change Story Events in the Sequel

In addition to inventory perks, importing clear data from the original Sen no Kiseki can also bring about some narrative changes in the form of altered conversational lines and event scenes. For this to happen, however, your bond with the character in question has to have been sufficiently deep in the first game.

One example where imported save data can result in an alterations is with Laura. In one scene, she vows to take up the sword as a member of Class VII to Rean. If you were close to her in the first game and import that save data, however, she’ll make that same promise, but say that she’s doing it for Rean’s sake specifically, acting as his blade.

Returning Character

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Duke Cayenne (voiced by Bin Shimada)

“There’s definitely something to be said for looking down on everything from on high. Wouldn’t you agree?”

Duke Cayenne is an aristocrat who rules over the Lamar state in the western part of the Erebonian Empire, making him a prominent figure among the Four Great Noble Families. In possession of resources that far outstrip those of neighboring countries, he has a taste for the extravagant. During the previous game, he hired as his private army the West Wind Brigade, a group of top-tier light infantrymen that Zeno and Leonidas work for, as well as constructing in secret Pantagruel, an enormous flying battleship, all in an effort to get ready from the shadows for the then-impending civil war to be set off. With the Aristocratic Alliance having now captured the imperial capitol, he gets to work with Rufus Albarea in taking over the rest of the Erebonian Empire.

The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II is set to come out in Japan for the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita on September 25. Check out another new batch of artwork and screenshots at the gallery here.