Sen no Kiseki II’s side activities profiled
posted on 08.07.14 at 05:18 PM EST by (@iiotenki)
Fishing, cooking, and more await.

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It’s Thursday once again and you know what that means: Falcom has released another small batch of preview information for The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II. In lieu of the typical character profiles, however, this week’s update almost solely focuses on side activities that players can encounter over the course of the game. Our translation of these details is below.

The In-Game Model for the VOFAN-Designed Preorder Bonus Costume Unveiled!

As we previously discussed, one of the bonuses that people who have preordered the game have unlocked by reserving the game in such high numbers is a wearable costume designed by popular illustrator VOFAN. This time around, we’re pleased to be able to show off how his art will look in-game! Check it out below!

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Old and New Activities Coming to Sen no Kiseki II

  • Customizable Orbal Motorbike
    One of the new pastimes coming to Sen no Kiseki II is the ability to tinker with an Orbal Motorcyle that Rean will be able to get his hands on. By acquiring books and magazines about Orbal vehicles, you’ll be able to customize the coloring of his ride. Similarly, the sidecar is also modifiable, with parts that can be swapped in and out.
  • Cooking
    A longtime mainstay of the Kiseki series in general, Sen no Kiseki II once again lets you gather and make recipes to concoct food for use in combat. Not only do different characters each have their own strengths and weaknesses, there are also plenty of different recipe types to try out as well! What’s more, characters who can now fight in your party such as Tovar, Elise, and Claire can also be selected to cook things as well now.
  • Fishing
    Whether it’s in a dungeon, while you’re out on the town, or somewhere else altogether, Sen no Kiseki II is dotted with Fishing Points, which naturally denote where you can go fishing. Doing so will net you Catch Points, which can be spent in exchange for a number of useful items. You also have a Fisherman’s Rank. Raising it by catching more and more types of fish will not only make this rank go up, but also give you more high quality items to choose from when spending Fishing Points, so it’s in your best interest to catch as many different fish as humanly possible!

Character Notes

Like in the previous game, as you meet and get to know characters, their in-game profile will become progressively filled. Even more so than before, this feature should prove especially handy in providing clues for completing objectives in the game, especially with respect to tracking down old classmates who have now scattered with the wind.

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

  • Death Saved

    He needs books and magazines to color his bike?

    Must be really slow in the head.

  • LordKaiser

    Depressive mood these days…. Why can we have the good stuff?

  • Budgiecat

    *sigh*

    Oh well at least we have the equally in depth Compile Heart and Idea Factory games!

    *wimpers*

    • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

      At least we have Ys…. Right?

      • LordKaiser

        With a bad artistic design and mostly on Vita.

        • http://twitter.com/SrTirano MrTyrant

          Don’t tell me you are one of those old fanboys who complain over design.

          • LordKaiser

            No I just hate this particular artist style. I also dislike what he did to the remakes of Star Ocean 1 and 2 on PSP as well.

            • http://twitter.com/SrTirano MrTyrant

              Good because I love it myself. Keep going Falcom.

              • LordKaiser

                Yeah Generic as hell. The Art used in all the old Ys PC games is way superior.

                • http://twitter.com/SrTirano MrTyrant

                  Cry moar.

                  • LordKaiser

                    I will glad if the art moves more like Sora no Kiseki series.

    • http://twitter.com/SrTirano MrTyrant

      Pfffffffffffffffff hahahahaahahahaha!

      At least we are getting some Tales of….

  • http://insanechronos.tumblr.com/ InsaneChronos

    I think, I’ve seen the bike somewhere… Oh, right!

  • Milewide

    Oral motorbike!

    I can’t even begin to imagine…

  • http://twitter.com/SrTirano MrTyrant

    Ha! only Alisa get new costume? I would have prefered other characters. Hate the blondie, she is only good looking if nothing else.

    • Duc PC-QB

      But we need at least 1 tsundere girl to make the game (more like harem) more interesting !

      • http://twitter.com/SrTirano MrTyrant

        Boring tsundere is not like Falcom didnt make tsunderes before but this one was so plain.

  • NessWonderSprite

    importing

  • DarthBrian

    We’re getting this right? O_O

    • kurosan9712

      in 2050. MAYBE. If someone gets mad enough.

      But in my opinion, it’s faster and easier to learn japanese.
      Which is what I did, and I’ll be playing it soon.

    • fyi1191

      We still haven’t get TitS 2 from XseeD. It will be awhile.
      There’s still TitS 3, Ao 1, Ao 2, Sen 1 before this one.
      Did I miss something?

      • kurosan9712

        It’s Zero, not Ao 1

    • Elvick

      Wish a more capable publisher could take over, Xseed is great for other stuff, but their not able to give us this series in a timely manner at all. We’re doomed

    • Solomon_Kano

      Yes.

  • sakanaとkoeda

    Distribute English-translated copies, and they’ll win my vote for jrpg of the year.

    At least it’s good to know this genre is still alive. With Shining Resonance and Zestiria in the works as well, the future of gaming is somewhat less pathetic for me.

  • kurosan9712

    My copy is pre-ordered, hehe.
    Can(‘t) wait.

  • Ping92

    Awesome! Although the fishing minigame is lame

    • http://twitter.com/SrTirano MrTyrant

      I hardly ever use them in any jrpg honestly.

  • PrinceHeir

    Nice!