The first of the series was released in 1989 as Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes, and was part of the Dragon Slayer line of games. It was released for various computer platforms such as the NEC PC-88, the NEC PC-98, the MSX 2, the Sharp X68000, as well as consoles such as the Mega Drive, Super Famicom, and the TurboGrafx-16. The TurboGrafx-16 version would be the only Legend of Heroes title released in North America until the 2004 remake of The Legend of Heroes IV for the PlayStation Portable. The first title was followed by Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes II, released in 1992 for a similar selection of platforms.
Subsequent games in the series dropped their association with the Dragon Slayer saga. The Legend of Heroes III, The Legend of Heroes IV, and The Legend of Heroes V comprised the "Gagharv Trilogy", a set of connected games taking place in the same world.
After the conclusion of the Gagharv Trilogy, a new story began with The Legend of Heroes VI: Sora no Kiseki. This game was followed up by The Legend of Heroes: Sora no Kiseki Second Chapter and later by The Legend of Heroes: Sora no Kiseki The 3rd. More recently,the existence of The Legend of Heroes VII was announced in the official Falcom internet news letter by stating that special sneak peeks of character design and story line of The Legends of Heroes VII is given out in the form of a booklet with the YS7 PSP game.
List of games in the series
Series 1: Iseruhasa Trilogy (Dragon Slayer)
Series 2: Gagharv Trilogy
- (1993) The Legend of Heroes III: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch
- (1996) The Legend of Heroes IV: A Tear of Vermillion
- (1999) The Legend of Heroes V: A Cagesong of the Ocean
Series 3: Unnamed Trilogy
This series is commonly referred as Semulia (ゼムリア) Trilogy by fans, as the first 2 trilogies are named after the land which the game takes place.
- (2006) The Legend of Heroes: Sora no Kiseki Second Chapter (SC)
- (2007) The Legend of Heroes: Sora no Kiseki The 3rd
- Official website of The Legend of Heroes VI Second Chapter, the latest installment in the series
- Official website of Falcom
- (English) English website of The Legend of Heroes VI First Chapter
- (English) English website of The Legend of Heroes VI Second Chapter
- (English) The Legend Of Heroes Wikia