(Japan) Falcom Announces New Ys Title For The PlayStation 4 & Vita

Monday, September 1st, 2014

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Ys PS4-Vita Logo

Nihon Falcom announced the latest Ys title in the franchise, presently, simply referred to as Ys. It was among the 44 titles that were announced for the PlayStation 4 and Vita at Sony Japan’s latest press conference. It will once again star Adol Christian who seems to be followed by two new characters, and will continue to use Ys Seven and Ys: Memories of Celceta’s gameplay style with the 3rd person perspective and not the top down perspective of previous titles. The game will be set in the “Goethe Sea,” an archipelago of South Gria.

The game is due out in Japan next year – like most of the titles announced at the press conference. You can catch the teaser below.

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  • allnet20

    ive never play any of the Ys games, are the ones for the Vita any good? looking for some games to add to my library

    • Jonah Rosen

      I personally found Ys Celceta for the Vita to be a VERY enjoyable Action RPG. (But then again, I’m a pretty big fan of the series, so my opinion may be a little biased.) Basically the Ys series is like Legend of Zelda except more streamlined in game progression. (It’s also has more action and less puzzles than the Zelda series, especially with Post Oath in Felghana games.)

    • allnet20

      hey i appreciate the reply, maybe ill pick one up cause youve got me very interested in the games. Im a big zelda fan and from what you told me about the combat in seven and celceta is alot like fire emblem (again a fan of the series) i looks like a game ill enjoy heavily.

    • Jonah Rosen

      Well the combat is more like Zelda. You run and attack like in any Zelda and in SEVEN & Celceta you can dash/roll among other things. Only the strength/weakness bit has a flavor of Fire Emblem. (Also I forgot to mention, I believe the cycle goes Slash > Pierce > Strike > Slash, though don’t quote me on that.)

    • Pyrotek85

      Main thing to consider when comparing Ys to Zelda is that it’s a lot more combat oriented, whereas Zelda tends to have more puzzles. They’re both action rpgs, but I think they’re quite different, though I can say that I love both series.

      Definitely give them a shot though, especially the earlier ones. They can be quite challenging but they never feel cheap either.

    • Jonah Rosen

      Yeah, but I would suggest against Ys I, II & the SNES version of IV for a first time game in the series due to the bump system.

    • Pyrotek85

      Oh yeah, the originals are still great and hold up very well. I probably like the 3d system from III, VI, and Origins best, but the bump system is still very fun.

      One thing I really love is the boss design. They’re made to be tough but not impossibly so, and you’re immediately able to retry when you fail. You don’t have to trek for 10 min to get another shot. And when you win you really feel like you earned it, because it’s actually based on your skill and not any cheap shots from the game.

    • Jonah Rosen

      Oh don’t get me wrong, I love the bump system too. (Though Dark Fact on Nightmare can still burn in the flames of a thousand fiery suns.) I just don’t recommend playing the games with that system first because I worry that if I recommend it to newcomers first, it might scare them away from the series, which would be a tragic shame.

    • Pyrotek85

      True, not that it would be fair considering the age of the games lol.