Earlier this month NIS America pledged to re-localize Japanese RPG Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana after fans complained about the game’s shoddy translation. They’re also fixing the French on the Vita cover art, which currently begins, “I am sorry I have to leave you, but I must buy a hat.”
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is a great action role-playing game marred by a shoddy localization. Following fan outcry over grammatical errors, inconsistencies and typos, NIS America announced today it’s doing the whole thing over again.
JRPG manuals, 1989 vs. 2017. (Left: Wanderers From Ys for PC-88; right: I Am Setsuna, for Switch.)
The Ys series has been setting the bar for combat and music in action role-playing games since 1987. The latest game, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, is no different, but it does have something more recent entries have lacked—a memorable story.
The PC version of Ys VIII: The Lacrimosa of Dana has been delayed. Originally due out tomorrow alongside the excellent Playstation 4 and Vita versions, NIS America says the PC release is on hold due to “continued efforts to improve gameplay quality.” No new date was given.
During the early years in gaming, JRPGs were one of the few ways of getting a good, meaningful story in games, but as much as fans of the genre adore them, JRPGs have their fair share of problems. The story of the genre hasn’t been the smoothest, and many people’s experiences reflect that, my own included. This is a…
One of my favorite PlayStation 2-era action role-roleplaying games is now available on Steam. How much Ys nostalgia can I cram into five minutes?
The game will feature both exploration, with some jumping and climbing shown in the trailer, and "high speed combat."
The PlayStation Vita needs more games like Ys: Memories of Celceta, a Falcom-developed action-RPG that comes out today for Sony's portable system.
Oh hey there, Mr. Vita. It's been a while. I was worried about you. Good to see you're getting some JRPGs of your own.
A cloth map, a guide book, a compass and three CDs — yum. Celebrating more than 25 years of mispronunciation, XSEED is bringing a special collector's edition of Ys: Memories of Celceta to the PlayStation Vita this holiday season. It'll be $59.99, and I bet it will smell amazing.
This isn't the most beautiful business card. Folks like Goichi Suda (No More Heroes) or Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid) have much better looking cards, but certainly not more amazing than Nihon Falcom's seemingly indestructible cards. While it's unlikely that these business cards will ever experience rough treatment,…
This is Ys Celceta: Sea Of Trees (also known as Ys Celceta: Foliage Ocean), the next game in Falcom's Ys series of action-roleplaying games.
Upcoming three-person role-playing game hits the PS Vita on September 27 in Japan. This is the first multiplayer game in the Ys series. [Game Watch Impress]
Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has some screenshots for the newest Ys game, Ys Celceta: Sea Of Trees—a remake of Ys IV that is slated for PlayStation Vita in Japan this September.
In 1987 Japanese developer Falcom released a role-playing game so metal it needed its own in-house band to create the soundtrack. This February XSEED celebrates with the Ys I & II Chronicles Hair Metal Pack for the PSP.
Atlus keeps its Japanese RPG import streak alive with the North American release of Legacy of Ys: Books I & II for the Nintendo DS, due to ship February 10, 2009. The role-playing game is a remake of Ys I & II, two classic games now twenty-plus years long in the tooth. The two games were released separately in Japan…