Next-gen paddling

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.