Press Release: XSEED Games Launches PC Version Of Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

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Remastered Continuation of the Storied Adventures of Adol Christin Arrives with New Gameplay Features; Now Available via Steam, Humble Store, and GOG.com

Torrance, CA, (April 28, 2015) – XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim is now available on Windows PC via Steam, Humble Store, and GOG.com at a retail price of $19.99, €17.99, and £13.99. Previously only available in North America on the PlayStation®2 and PlayStation®Portable systems, the Windows PC version arrives packed with features that aim to modernize the original gameplay experience, including a brand new translation, the ability to warp between checkpoints, an optional “Catastrophe Mode,” and much more.

Originally the first 3D entry in Nihon Falcom’s acclaimed Ys series, Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim delivers a storyline rich with memorable characters and themes on top of engaging hack-and-slash action RPG gameplay that would later go on to influence other Ys games, setting the foundation that series favorites Ys: The Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin were built upon. Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim launches on Windows PC with game-changing features exclusive to this release, creating a modernized gameplay experience more in line with subsequent titles.

In addition to a brand new translation, high-resolution graphics, full USB controller support, and true widescreen gameplay, this PC version also introduces the ability to warp to any checkpoint previously encountered, as well as an optional “Catastrophe Mode” in which healing items can’t be purchased or stored and are instead used automatically on pickup. As a bonus, all copies of the game purchased through Steam and GOG.com include downloadable high-resolution art assets originally offered by Nihon Falcom through an exclusive (and very much out-of-print) Japanese fan disc.

The minimum system requirements to run the Windows PC version of Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim are as follows:

OS: Windows XP
Processor: Pentium III 800 MHz
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: 32 MB VRAM, 3D accelerator compatible w/ DirectX 9.0c
DirectX: Version 8.0
Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Sound Card: Compatible with DirectX 9.0c

And these are the recommended system requirements to run the Windows PC version of Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim:

OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
Processor: Pentium III 1 GHz or higher
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: 32 MB VRAM, 3D accelerator compatible w/ DirectX 9.0c
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Sound Card: Compatible with DirectX 9.0c

Developed by Nihon Falcom, Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim has now been published worldwide by XSEED Games and is available on PC via Steam, the Humble Store powered by Humble Bundle, and GOG.com. To celebrate its long-awaited arrival, Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim will be discounted by 15% during its first week (from the regular MSRP of $19.99, €17.99, and £13.99). This game is not rated by the ESRB.

For more information on Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim, including background on its story, features, characters, gameplay, and more, please visit the game’s official website at www.worldofys.com/ysvi/.

For more information on XSEED Games products, please visit www.xseedgames.com. Fans can also follow XSEED Games on Facebook at www.facebook.com/XSEEDGames and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/XSEEDGames.

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