XSEED is looking to have a busy 2013, having announced several games to be localized this year in addition to the already-revealed Pandora’s Tower. These include: Rune Factory 4, Valhalla Knights 3, Ys: Memories of Celceta, and Ys I & II Chronicles+.
Rune Factory 4 hits North American 3DSs this Summer. Valhalla Knights 3 and Ys: Memories touch down on US Vitas in Fall. And Steam users can serve the Newell with Ys I & II Chronicles+ starting February 14.
XSEED Games has confirmed that Ys I & II Chronicles for the PSP will arrive in North America on February 22. You can get your copy as a digital download via PSN or a traditional physical copy via the retailer of your choice, whichever is Ys-ier for you.
In the meantime, check out the official website.
The PSP is about to get a bit more metal, or so XSEED announced today. All launch packages of Ys I & II Chronicles will be 80s-themed “Hair Metal Packs”, which contain bonus soundtrack CDs and will retail for $29.99, with the downloadable version five bucks cheaper. The hair metal theme is a tribute to the jdk Band, Falcom’s in-house rock band who made their debut the same year as Ys I in 1987. Among those preordering is notorious Russian mob kingpin Konstantin Brayko, who was last seen selecting music for a confrontation with a rogue US agent. We at RandompNPC suggest he run, run so far away, that he run, run all night and day.
(Spoiler alert: he couldn’t get away.)
Chronicles will launch in February. Hair spray, eyeliner, and a spot on VH1’s “Behind the Music” twenty years later are not included.
Coming straight from XSEED is the announcement of a partnership with Japan-based developer/publisher Nihon Falcom, with the intent of bringing the latest three installments in the Ys series to the PSP. The ports of the titles in question – Ys Seven, Ys: The Oath of Felghana, and Ys I & II Chronicles – will see a US release, though no date has been announced.
The deal also allows XSEED to release the next three chapters in Falcom’s Legend of Heroes series, the Trails in the Sky trilogy. As with the above Ys games, release dates are not yet known, though the titles will be brought to the PSP for North America.
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Nihon Falcom has announced two more Ys games today, both for the PSP. Ys I&II Chronicles is, as the name suggests, a shiny new version of the first two Ys games with updated graphics and sound. It’s due out in Japan this coming July. Ys Seven is a new addition to the series and promises some sort of multiplayer options. It’s heading to Japanese store shelves in September.