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Ys X: Nordics Will Be Out In English In The Second Half Of 2024

Falcom has finally announced the English version of its next action RPG title in the long-running Ys series. Ys X: Nordics, the latest action RPG that is already out in Japan, will make its English language (and voice-over) debut in Fall 2024 for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4. To recap, the action RPG lets you play as bot...

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New Ys X: Nordics Gameplay Features Tag-Team Action, Naval Sailing, & Boss Fights

Falcom just revealed a ton of Ys X: Nordics gameplay during its Ys Memoire livestream as a surprise. And what a lovely surprise it was, given that we do want more Adol. The new Ys X gameplay features the game's tag-team action where can switch between hero Adol and Karja, or both of them on-screen at the same time, some ship-piloting gameplay, a...

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Ys X Nordics Goes Into Detail About New Character Carja & Cross Action Battle System

Falcom has released brand-new information about its upcoming action RPG sequel Ys X: Nordics (via Gematsu). Apart from the game starring troublemaker Adol Christin, we now know the name of his female partner-in-crime: Carja Varta. "The only daughter of Grimmson, leader of the Varta Navy. She is feared by the residents of Karnack as the “Pirat...

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The Legend Of Heroes Anime Trailer Teases Snow & Wars Aplenty

Falcom previously announced that it's teaming up with animation studio Tatsunoko Production to create a Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel anime that depicts the much-described Northern War. Now, you get a teaser displaying all bits and pieces of that story bit in animated glory below. The show stars Lavi, a soldier who is part of the Northe...

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New Ys Sequel Focuses On Young Adol; Takes Place Between Parts 1 & II

We're getting a new Ys game, and unlike the recent Ys IX, it's going to be a prequel. New information about Ys X has surfaced according to Japanese insider ryokutya2089 (via Gematsu). Based on the key art below, Adol is younger and around the age when he appeared in Ys I & II. He is also together with the game's main heroine who uses ...

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The Second New Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki Game Will Be Out This September In Japan

Good news for JRPG fans: the second installment of The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki series will be ready on 29th September for PS5 and PS4. The bad news? It's the Japanese version. The latest issue of Famitsu confirmed the return of the series' characters Swin Abel and Nadia Rayne, along with new areas and story progression details. The game...

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The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II Officially Announced

The next chapter in the Falcom JRPG The Legend of Heroes is still continuing, with a sequel to Kuro no Kiseki announced. The new JRPG isi called The Legend of heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II - Crimson Sin- and it's coming out in Fall 2022 in Japan. Meanwhile, the first Kuro no Kiseki game isn't even out in English as of yet; that may take a while to c...

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Trails of Cold Steel Anime Announced For 2023

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel quadrilogy is one of Falcom's epic JRPG series which fans of the genre should play if they want a super-detailed JRPG experience. It does require lots of investment and time, so if you don't have that, you can wait next year for the anime adaptation. Kind of. Said anime adaptation is titled The Legend o...

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The Next Ys Game Will Be Completely Different, Says Falcom CEO

For those waiting for the next Ys JRPG from Falcom starring red-haired adventurer Adol, you may have to wait a while. According to Falcom CEO Toshihiro Kondo in a Weibo interview, the next Ys title will only be out after 2022. The next sequel to the JRPG will feature new ideas with a different system and type of gameplay. "There will be new ide...

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The 30 Best Games Of 2021: #24

Every day from December to January, we'll be posting our top 30 games of 2021 daily. Here's number 24. #24: Ys IX Monstrum Nox Platforms: PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, PC The Ys franchise has never been as big as Final Fantasy or Tales, but it has managed to carve out a niche for itself in the JRPG genre by consistently churning out mid-scale...

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Falcom Will Release New Trails Of RPGs By September 2022…

Falcom just revealed its new financial results for the fiscal year ending September 2021, and it's committed to the Trails of RPG franchise. Falcom said that there will at least be a new Trails of game by the end of September 2022. The company will also develop Nintendo Switch titles in-house starting 2022. Here are some key takeaways from the r...

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Rock Out With The Falcom 40th Anniversary Livestream Concert

Falcom celebrates its 40th anniversary of JRPG-making with a pretty epic JDK Band concert. This is the group's first time playing for a Western market, as you can tell from the English. If you're a fan of Ys and The Legend of Heroes' rocking music, this concert will not disappoint. The video and timestamps are at the bottom. https://youtu.be/...

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Epic Games Store To Feature A Slew Of Falcom’s Legend Of Heroes Games In English

Fans of Falcom RPGs: you're getting English localizations of past Legend of Heroes games for PC. Which digital store gets the pleasure of selling these niche RPGs though? Turns out it may be Epic Games Store (via ResetEra); the store has leaked unannounced localizations of the following The Legend of Heroes titles: The Legend of Heroes: Tra...

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The Next Legend of Heroes RPG Will Arrive This September, But…

Good news, JRPG fans! The next Legend of Heroes entry will be out in a few months. The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki will be out for the PS4 on 30th September according to a news piece on Famitsu. However, this is the Japanese version. There's no info on an English version as of now, though we suspect it'll take half a year for that version t...

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Falcom’s New The Legend Of Heroes Entry Features Real-Time Combat & An All-New Cast

Falcom just revealed new information about its next The Legend of Heroes series of JRPGs, and it's a doozy. Called The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki (probably Trails of Black if translated literally), the game features a new combat system, a new cast of characters, and a giant-as-heck capital city to explore. Let's break it down. Gameplay T...

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What The Hell Is A Ys? A Quick FAQ

With Ys IX finally out in English and for the masses willing to fork over a bit of extra money for a niche RPG game, it's high time we made a quick feature about the long-running Falcom series a sliver of people know about. So let's break it down into a buttload of questions people would ask about this seemingly alien series. We won't go into fu...

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Ys IX Doubles Down A Lot From The Last Game, But It’s Still A Jolly Good Time

Platform: PS4 Genre: Action RPG with some tower defense bits Ys IX (pronounced "is-su") is about a red-headed adventurer who gets out of a giant-ass prison city within an hour or so, and then goes through the motions of a city-wide conspiracy that requires him to break into said prison city again and again. Along the way, our red-headed hero Ad...

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The Next Legend Of Heroes Installment Is Slated For 2021…In Japan

Falcom is going to start 2021 with a bang with a new entry in the Legend of Heroes series. The next installment in the everlong RPG series is called Kuro no Kiseki, which roughly translates to either "Trails of Black" or "Trails of Dark". It will be out in 2021 for the Japan market. No platforms has been announced though we can guess that it'...

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Korean Game Expo G-Star Goes Online In 2020

The incredibly popular South Korean video game convention G-Star is getting an online showcase in the next two weeks thanks to the global pandemic. Dubbed G-CON 2020, the online stream of the expo will feature a ton of speakers including: PlatinumGames' Hideki Kamiya, who is still blocking us to this day. Paradox Interactive's Alexander ...

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Loved Netflix’s High Score? Then Watch These Video Retrospectives On Classic Video Games

High Score talks broadly about old video games, and it's a well-created documentary that showcases the best parts of video game culture and how it formed. It's the best kind of show that helps introduce your pals and loved ones about gaming history without talking down to them. Having said that, many folks who finish watching this show would proba...

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