With Falcom TitS busting out of stores everywhere as of yesterday, Falcom are continuing their success with their unique ARPG’s by announcing the latest entry in the Ys series, Ys Nexus. Ys Nexus will be a MMORPG for the GREE mobile gaming social platform and it will place you in the Ys World where you can meet various characters from the series as well as join the adventures of Adol the Red and his fantabulous adventures (There will almost be various references to TitS and the other Sora no Kiseki games). Falcom also teased on their Twitter about the latest version of Rodoku Shojo (An Iphone App where various animé characters can read books to you) and that Estel from Trails of the Sky would be making an appearence soon. Trails of the Sky came out in America Yesterday and I highly advice to all of you that you get it.
More Langrisser? Ys Please! (I’m so creative). For anyone interested in the PC-98 cult hits, Langrisser: Decendants of Light will be avaliable from the Japanese Play Station Network from Febuary 16th onwards for 600 Yen ($7). Also avaliable that day will be: The obscure horizontal Shmup Aldynes, MegaMan esque platformer Shockma and most noable of all; Ys III will all be avaliable for the same price (Ys III Will be at the premium price of 800 yen ($9.50)). Ys fans will most likely be aware that Ys III was recently remade as Ys: The Oath from Felghana gaining critical acclaim from fans of the series and gaming journalists as well. For anyone interested in these games being released in English, Hudson has been slowly releasing its backlog of Turbografx-16 games onto US PSN however with Hudson’s US branch closing its doors, the future of the games to western gamers is unknown.
More TitS? Ys Please! For any European gamers out there, it should be noted that Ys: Oath of Felghana was released on PSN recently to anyone interested. As well as this, XSEED confirmed on Facebook that Ys 1 & II would be released on Febuary 22nd for the US AND the UK. To my knowledge, the only time the UK has recieved a Ys game that the US has not is Ys Strategy: A SRPG spinoff to the series (As some members here would know about isn’t that right Caramel?). For gamers interested in Falcom’s other titles, the Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky will recieve a premium version filled with lts of extra content. The content includes: A Soundtrack CD, A Bracer Guild Badge and dissapointing poster instead of a figurine or a Bust (DOHOHO). Either way, the game will be released in the US sometime this March, much to the excitement of TitS fans.
To anyone who is interested in TiTs, you will be happy to know that XSEED plans to release the first part of the trilogy of TiTs on March 29th. XSEED havepreviously localised Falcom’s other major game series: The Ys saga in which the Chronicles edition of the first two games will be out next Febuary. XSEED Jumped at the chance to playtest TiTs and they deemed the TiTs in questions worthy for an overseas release. TiTs fans will also be happy to hear that more TiTs are on the way as XSEED have picked up TiTs: Second Chapter and TiTs: The Third (I think they’re kind of milking it though). Other Falcom games such as The Legend of the Heroes: Zero no Kiseki and Ys vs Sora no Kiseki may be released overseas in the future though I doubt these games are as well rounded as TiTs are.
Falcom, the Japanese RPG developer who are famous for making the Ys series as well as the Legend of Heroes games and told their fans through Twitter to keep an eye on their website on November 4th. The last game released by Falcom was Zero no Kisegi which was the latest game in their Legend of Heroes saga. This, Sora no Kiseki vs Ys and Ys: The Oath Felghana are the only games Falcom have released in Japan last year as well has having released Ys SEVEN earlier this year in America.
North American publisher Xseed Games and Japanese developer Falcom announced that Xseed Games will have exclusive rights to the Ys and The Legend of Heroes series.
Through this announcement, Xseed revealed that in the future they plan on localizing six of Falcom’s PSP games: Ys SEVEN, Ys:The Oath in Felghana, Ys I & II Chronicles, and The Legend of the Heroes: Trails in the Sky trilogy.
Xseed is definitely the kind of company you want to have their hands on these licenses. Xseed listens to their fans, and often does a great job skewing each title’s localization to its fanbase.
Ys Seven is set for a late Summer 2010 release. We will be hearing more on the other titles in the future.
(Release Date Source: Siliconera)