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The following is a translation of an interview with Kondo Toshihiro, president of Nihon Falcom, as published in the Hajimari no Kiseki Official Visual Collection, released in Japan on 28 November 2020. The following is the first part of the interview (pp 214–219), focusing on Trails into Reverie (Japanese: Hajimari…


The following is a translation of an interview with Kondo Toshihiro, president of Nihon Falcom, as published in the Hajimari no Kiseki Official Visual Collection, released in Japan on 28 November 2020. The following is the second part of the interview (pp 220–223), focusing on the upcoming title Kuro no…


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In my wrap-up of this year in which we’ve been doing things differently, I’d like to do exactly that: things differently. 2020 has been a rough year. Rough on all of us. …


The following information may contain spoilers for all Trails games, including games not yet released in English.

Take note of the newcomers in the centre of the new key visual. The characters of the C’s Route fulfil a role near the crux of Trails into Reverie as a whole. Falcom…


V. Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

After the brilliant Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, my favourite of 2016, I had some reservations about its sequel. Screenshots and subsequent trailers failed to capture that sense of exploration of, and adventuring through, uncharted territory I’d come to love from Adol’s unintentional trip to Seiren Island. …


Response to Cold Steel IV’s rush of famous scenes and enormous volume

It’s been over two months since Cold Steel IV was released. How did fans respond?
Cold Steel IV is a game of enormous volume, something we’ve received the most response to. With a setting that large and bringing together main characters from all over the Trails series, not only united Class…


The following is a translation of an investigation of a Japanese blogger into the lore of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. The original text can be found on Souls Seed.

In the beginning

In the centre of the Sanctuary (Fountainhead Palace) is an enormous crater. Traces that something did indeed crash there can be…


V. The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki III

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Husband & father | @KisekiWiki founder | @GeofrontTeam co-founder | Interests: Falcom, Soulsbornes, RPGs, reading SFF, sustainability, cooking | He/him

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