Ys is a funny old series. The most recent one to come out in the west was Memories of Celceta on Vita, to which we gave a very positive review, but there have been plenty of entries which missed Europe entirely.
And while it remains a hopelessly niche property over here in the west, in Japan it's a major franchise. Running since 1987, and appearing on pretty much every platform under the sun, Ys is undeniably a big deal. And this is why the as-yet unnamed sequel, coming to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in 2015, was given pride of place at Sony Japan's pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference.
Maybe this one could even appeal to a few western gamers. After all, the PS4 4 is hardly flooded with role-playing games right now, particularly those with a Japanese flavour. It also looks beautiful, at least in the video and screenshots that have been shown off so far, so perhaps that will turn a few heads, too.
As with most of these pre-TGS reveals, details are pretty thin on the ground right now, but you can check out the video that we've embedded for a brief glimpse of what's to come. Any Ys fans out there, or series newcomers who are willing to give this latest entry a try? Let us know in the comments section below.
Japan is being spoilt. Do they really deserve it? Meh. I'd love to play this on PS4, I've yet to play any on the Vita though.
Now I have to decided if, I wanna play YS on PS4 or Vita... decisions decisions
Soo good. Can't wait for the new Ys and Persona 5.
Like a few other announcements today, the fact that this is coming to Vita AND PS4 means that it's probably more likely to come West.
ShogunRok speaks the truth.
@poweronpub I most certainly agree!
Probably grab the Vita version. But yay Ys!
Id be interested in a ps4 copy.
You can always get it on PS4 and remote play it on Vita. The best of both worlds.
Oh my god! A AAA game will be released to Vita again!
Never heard of this game. what's it all about?
@Demi_God It's easier if I just show off a trailer of the last game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfi3CQHSGLg
Just recently got into ys and so far its amazing, especially ys 1 & 2. Very much looking forward to this if its canon.
@CanisWolfred so is the vita version actually worth getting then? It's still quite pricey on the psn.
I bought Memories of Celceta used for $20 and I feel I got a great deal on this game. It's pretty fun and the world is beautiful. It's very Zelda-like with its adventuring and strategy required for boss battles but it also has the RPG twist of leveling up your characters and upgrading weapons/armor. You travel across the vast overworld and then you go to said dungeon and figure out the puzzle, find chests and keys, and defeat the mini-boss and boss. Sound familiar? Maybe, but imagine if Link had AI companions with different weapons (Spear, Fists, Maces) and that you can switch between them and you've got Ys: Memories of Celceta.
@CanisWolfred after watching that video, I can see myself getting this game.
So excited for this. As a fairly new Ys fan, I've been snatching up the limited and silver editions recently after buying memories of celceta digitally. In fact, I just got home and opened my silver edition copy of it so I have the CDs, physical copy of the game, and most importantly the cloth map. I can see myself buying both the vita and ps4 version of this as I've really loved playing the other games on my Psp and ps vita. I pray we get this in the west and most importantly a limited edition again. Xseed and falcom have been making outstanding special editions of these games available over the years so I really hope they do the same with this new game. I'll have no hesitation in ordering both versions in special edition if they are available. The Ys series has become my favorite game series, not just my favorite action RPG series. They also are renowned for excellent music in their games.
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