XSEED Is Bringing Ys To North America

The decades old action RPG from Nihon Falcom will be coming to North America in a very big way thanks to XSEED.  While we’ve been quite lucky to have a few titles make their way over to North America, it would appear that XSEED wants to make this series a flagship series for the company.  The first game they will release is Ys Seven, followed by Ys: The Oath in Felghana, Ys I & II Chronicles and The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky trilogy.  Pretty exciting stuff, no?  Oh and it gets even more interesting, all of these games will be hitting the PSP.  XSEED wants to position the series as a huge action RPG for the PSP in North America.  As someone who has played the series before, I can say I welcome this news.  Now if we could only get a brand new PSP (with backwards compatibility) at E3 that would ignite the PSP market yet again…

4 thoughts on “XSEED Is Bringing Ys To North America”

  1. Wow. This is excellent news. I feared for Ys future outside of Japan since there’s very little interest…but Falcom picked the best publishers for the task. I’m sure XSEED is going to market the hell out of these games.

    As someone who has not been exposed to the Ys series except for Konami’s PS2 release of the sixth installment, I really can’t wait for Ys 7 and that remake. The series is very Zelda-like so it’s right up my ally. Loved 6 but sadly have not continued playing it.

    Not really sure about Legend of Heroes though. Have you played the past PSP releases from Namco, Jarrod?

  2. All of these games are going to rock, including the Legend of Heroes trilogy. Given these are all going to be PSP titles, I really hope XSEED ensures there are no loading issues. That has always been the biggest problem with these sorts of games on the PSP.

    I also really hope Sony starts planning for the eventual PSP2, because the more time goes on, the more we need that machine. Interest in the PSP has been dwindling for over two years now, and even though there’s this resurgence of software, without a new hardware model, I can’t see very many people getting overly excited.

  3. I am very happy to hear this! The Ys series is so much fun, and I am happy that I have been getting into it. Ys 7, Ys Chronicles, and the new PSP Oath in Felghana are cool. I currently have the VC download on Wii, Legacy of Ys on DS, and Ark of Napishtim, and Ys III. I did play Chronicles and PSP and the experience was extremely solid, so I’m not too worried. I do hope that we actually see some of the PC releases in some form, especially Ys Origin.

    Unfortunately, I have to agree with Jarrod though. The PSP is becoming more and more irrelevant, which is sad.

  4. @Tim MacKenzie: Yeah man we need a LOT more support if the PSP is to last until the PSP2 arrive mid to late next year. I’m fairly sure we’re going to hear about the PSP2 this year, but I can’t imagine it hitting until next year.

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