The next game in Falcom's long-running Ys series was announced overnight. It's officially called Ys X: Nordics, and it's coming to both PS5 and PS4 in 2023 — but only in Japan for now. Hopefully we won't have to wait too long for NIS America to publish the title over here in the West.
We've got some pretty juicy details about the game as well. As translated by Gematsu, the adventure will take place across the "northern sea Obelia Bay", and you'll even get to control protagonist Adol's ship as you sail from island to island. Naval battles are also part of the equation.
Meanwhile, Falcom opens up a bit on the combat system, which has apparently been "drastically revamped". "In the speedy 'Solo Mode', the player controls one character with the help of automatic attacks and support from their partner. In 'Combination Mode', the player can simultaneously control a series of actions for both characters to take on formidable foes in back-and-forth combat."
It all sounds rather interesting, but we'll obviously have to see Ys X in action before jumping to any conclusions. It might be a while until we actually get some raw gameplay, but at least we've been given a set of in-development screenshots. Between this and the new Kuro no Kiseki games, Falcom's clearly getting a lot out of its new engine.
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