The Legend of Heroes (英雄伝説, Eiyuu Densetsu) is a series of role-playing games developed by Nihon Falcom Corporation.
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 Sega Mega Drive, Super Famicom, and the PC Engine. The PC Engine version of the game received a US release on the TurboGrafx-16; it would be the only Legend of Heroes title released there 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.