Tag: Ys

  • News Trails of Cold Steel Dev Falcom Has 'Special Announcements' Planned for 40th Anniversary Concert Next Week

    Is being promoted in English

    Nihon Falcom, the company behind the Trails franchise — with the Trails of Cold Steel games being the most well known here in the West — and Ys, will be celebrating 40 years of development with a special concert. Said concert will be livestreamed next week, on the 24th June. Normally we wouldn't pay too much...

  • News Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Launch Trailer Embraces a Dark Dream

    Jail time

    Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is out today on PS4, and NIS America has released a launch trailer to help it pick up some hype. The action RPG sees recurring protagonist Adol Christin battle against a corruption that holds the foreboding city of Balduq hostage. We recently reviewed the game, giving it a solid 7/10 in our Ys IX: Monstrum Nox PS4...

  • News Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Playable Demo Out Now on PS5, PS4

    Monster mash

    Upcoming action RPG Ys IX: Monstrum Nox just got a playable demo out of the blue on PS4 (and PS5 through backwards compatibility). It's available to download right now from the PlayStation Store, weighing in at 4.9GB. A bit of background: Ys IX is the latest instalment in Falcom's long running series. The previous title, Ys VIII:...

  • News Ys IX Gets a Rockin' Story Trailer

    Lifting the curse

    The next instalment in the long running Ys series continues to intrigue with a brand new story trailer. This one's fully dubbed, and it comes complete with a heavy rock backing track. Ys IX: Monstrum Nox (to give the game its full title) is still set to release for PS4 on the 2nd February 2021. Are you looking forward to this...

  • News Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Dashes onto PS4 in 2021

    Gets a new gameplay trailer

    The next instalment in the long running Ys series will be coming West in 2021 on PlayStation 4. Ys IX: Monstrum Nox got a new gameplay trailer during the New Game+ Expo, and it looks as frantic as you'd expect. We've still got a while to wait for this one, then, but at least Adol and the gang have got a release window to...

  • News You Can Give Action RPG Ys VIII a Try with Free PS4 Demo

    Adol mind if I do

    Head over to the PlayStation Store right now and you can download a playable demo for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana. The hectic action role-playing game scored an 8/10 in our review, so we reckon you should definitely give it a fair shot. The demo weighs in at around 800MB, and for some reason, it's misspelled on the PlayStation...

  • News A Brand New Entry in the Beloved Ys Series is Coming to PS4 and Vita in 2015

    Oh Ysssssss!

    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,...

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    Review Ys: Memories of Celceta

    Never forget

    The Ys series has a peculiar past consisting of large gaps between sequels, a slew of different developers creating non-canon side projects, and an overall lack of localisation in Europe and North America. However, despite all of this turmoil, its refined mechanics and generally dependable quality has earned it a loyal following all...