Tag: Ys

  • News Ys 8: Lacrimosa of Dana's PS5 Port Releases in November

    Shipwrecked, again

    Highly rated action RPG Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana now has a release date on PS5. Adol Christin's island adventure begins anew on the 15th November 2022 in North America, and the 30th November 2022 in Europe. This PS5 port was first announced back in March of this year, and we still don't really know what the re-release will add...

  • News Next Ys Game Teased with Artwork, May Have Soulslike Elements

    Ys please?

    Falcom has teased its next Ys game, which will be the tenth numbered title in the long running action RPG series. We've got concept art (which you can gawk at above) and some early gameplay details via Japanese publication Weekly Famitsu, as compiled by Gematsu. We'll have to start with the headline: the next Ys game will apparently take...

  • News PS Plus Extra in Japan Gets Almost Every Trails Game on PS4

    And Ys!

    If you're a fan of 100-hour long Japanese RPGs and you happen to have a Japanese PlayStation account complete with PS Plus Extra, then you've just struck gold. The new PS Plus tiers, Premium and Extra, have just launched in Japan, and the Extra option includes almost every Falcom RPG available on PS4. (You can find a complete list of the PS...

  • News Great Action RPG Ys 8 Is Being Ported to PS5 This Autumn

    Ys please

    Originally a PS Vita title, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is, in our humble opinion, one of the best and most well rounded instalments in Falcom's long running action RPG series. It was ported to PlayStation 4 in 2017, and that version still runs great — but that isn't stopping NIS America from re-releasing the game again on PS5...

  • 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...