Falcom has released the new information and screenshots of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV ~The End of Saga~, introducing the prologue, Alisa Reinford of the old Class VII, and related characters.
(Warning: The following content contains spoilers for previous entries in the Trails series of The Legend of Heroes games.)
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“Now then, let us begin, Rean—”
“Let us begin the tale of the dark end that will fill the world with despair…”
In the deepest dark, he curled up tightly—.
The radiance was never to return, and a curse was spreading across the empire.
No matter sorry he was, he could never be sorry enough. No matter how many times he asked, he didn’t get an answer.
Unable to protect what was important to him, having committed an irrevocable mistake, he despaired in himself. He even calmly accepted his fate as a “sacrifice.”
That is what had become of Rean Schwarzer, the Ashen Knight.
—And the world was moving toward its end.
The largest military nation in history, the Erebonian Empire, began to swallow up the world in the name of Jormungand…
The world also did the best thing it could in such nightmare circumstances, caught the huge dragon, and began trying to cut its head off.
Understanding both the dark will attempting to realize its long-cherished wish with destructive flames and the objective of the snakes who would stop at nothing to realize the lord’s plan—.
“So you grab them by the lapels if you have to, and make them understand they’re wrong!”
“Isn’t that a role that only we can play?!”
—Those words rekindled the flames of his worn-out soul.
The Erebonian Empire, Thors Military Academy, Class VII.
Gathered from across class, status, and national lines, this is the second generation of the class that is the greatest despite its complicated history.
They will stand—to resist destruction.
They will step forward—to take back the light and their wings.
“Come, let’s ‘all’ see this thing through.”
“Let’s see how this horrible fucking fairy-tale ends.”
Alisa Reinford (voiced by Yui Horie)
A former member of Class VII and the young lady of the Reinford Group, the largest heavy industry corporation in the Empire.
After graduating from Thors Military Academy, she took over for her mother, capitalizing on her management skills. As senior manager of Reinford Group, she worked hard on her daily tasks such as building a collaborative framework with the Epstein Foundation.
When disaster broke out in the Empire, she cooperated with Rean and the others as a former member of Class VII. But in the midst of that, her father who was thought to be dead made a sudden appearance in the Empire and revealed a shocking truth.
At the same time, Sharon who also serves the Reinford Group, bids farewell to Alisa and returns to her former group, the Ouroboros society.
Black Alberich (voiced by Hiroki Yasumoto)
The leader of the Gnomes, which were said to have disappeared behind the scenes of Erebonia’s history. He is accompanied by the strange-looking combat shell “Zoa=Valor.”
After he disappeared several hundreds of years ago, even the Hexen Clan was unable to find a single trace of him, but while the Gnomes changed their appearance to the Black Workshop and hid as part of the Ouroboros society’s engineering network the Thirteen Factories, they gained experience in the manufacturing of numerous weapons, combat shells, and homunculi.
In order to create a disaster that will undermine the Empire, he appears center stage and swears absolute loyalty to the Blood and Iron Chancellor Osborne as Gnome.
His true identity seems to be that of Alisa’s father, but his outward appearance is that of chairman Irina’s dead husband, Franz…?
Irina Reinford (voiced by Yuuko Sumitomo)
Alisa’s mom. Possessing extraordinary management skills, she is the current chairman of Reinford Group.
Feelings of ill will were born between Irina and her daughter due to her father Gwyn being expelled from the group for manufacturing weapons of mass destruction, but during the Civil War, Alisa and the others from the old Class VII liberated Irina, and the discord between mother and daughter gradually died down.
After that, she planned to keep a strict eye on Alisa, who began to help at work, while growing the Reinford Group further with the help of Sharon…
However, when disaster broke out in the Imperial capital, her husband Franz, who was thought to be dead, appears as Black Alberich, causing total chaos among the Reinford family.
Severing Chains Kreuger (voiced by Yukana)
Also known as the Deathly Herald, Sharon is Enforcer No. IX “Severing Chains Kreuger” of the Ouroboros society.
She previously served Reinford Group chairman Irina as an employee of the Reinford family, and also supported Alisa and the rest of Class VII as a flawless super maid.
A law bestowed upon Enforcers stating “appreciate every freedom” is written on their shields, but although she seems to be continuing to distance herself from the society, Black Alberich appears, saying her contract with Irina is complete…
So she returns to the society and as an Enforcer, and points her blade at Alisa.
Gnomes are the descendants of a clan that inherited the Lost Zeum, one of the Sept-Terrion bestowed upon ancient humans by Aidios, and who possess technological ability that far surpasses Zemurian culture.
They once cooperated with the Hexen Clan to watch over the Sept-Terrion, but a certain incident hundreds of years ago caused them to disappear from the Empire.
After that, while they changed their appearance to the Black Workshop and hid as part of the Ouroboros society’s engineering network the Thirteen Factories, they gained experience in the manufacturing of numerous weapons, combat shells, and homunculi.
A group of artisans involved in affairs all over the continent of Zemuria in various forms.
Their true identity is the descendants of the Gnomes that disappeared from history hundreds of years ago. Hiding in the shadows, they have survived by changing their appearance to match the current trends.
The Black Workshop will utilize any means necessary to achieve its goals and enhance its technological strength, including participating in the Ouroboros society’s engineering network the Thirteen Factories to gain know-how, providing the latest weapons to the Jaegers to collect combat data, and seizing the homunculi production methods established by the alchemists.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV ~The End of Saga~ is due out for PlayStation 4 in Japan this fall.
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