The Vita Gets A Slick New JRPG Today

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.


Ports of games like Borderlands 2 and Spelunky are great and all, but this is the type of game that the Vita really deserves: a sharp, solid JRPG that you can only play on this system.


I've spent a couple hours with Ys, and it's quite good, if you're into hiking across big, lovely terrains and hacking away at baddies, Monster Hunter style. If you've got a Vita, and you like action-RPGs, check it out.

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It's moments like these we laugh at everyone saying "JRPGs rarely come out anymore" because that can't be further from the truth. What is true however is that too few of them make it to full localization. And that many of these RPGs are on handhelds, and especially Vita has a bright future in it (3DS is no slouch either, though devs may want to utilize the home console caliber visual fidelity of the Vita).

Also, gamers can do their part in making sure more of these games make it to the rest of the world. The PSP had legions upon legions of incredible JRPGs but almost none of them made it to localization due to the rampant piracy of the system's games. But Vita can rewrite history here. With more people purchasing these great JRPGs and sending a message that the fans are finally here to support these games.