XSEED announces Rune Factory 4, Valhalla Knights 3, Ys Celceta, and Ys I & II Chronicles+ localizations

All due out for their respective platforms this year.

January 31, 2013 / 07:15 AM EDT / (@salromano)

XSEED Games has a major lineup planned or 2013. Alongside the just announced Killer is Dead and earlier announced Pandora’s Tower, the localization publisher is bringing a few big handheld titles overseas, and Ys I & II Chronicles+ to Steam.

Get the publisher’s newly announced lineup below.

Rune Factory 4
Nintendo 3DS, Summer 2013 – The first game in the Rune Factory simulation/role-playing series to be released on the Nintendo 3DS, Rune Factory 4 adds new romance options, the ability to select a male or female character at the game’s start, and has endless crafting, farming and cooking opportunities. The player becomes Selphia’s prince or princess and can manage the village, explore the countryside with townsfolk, or tame monsters in the wild to aid them in battle or help out in the fields.

View two new screenshots at the gallery.

Valhalla Knights 3
PS Vita, Fall 2013 – The fourth title published by XSEED Games in the popular Valhalla Knights action RPG series, Valhalla Knights 3 features a robust character creation system and brings intense seven-on-seven party-based combat to the PS Vita. Players can select from one of seven races and one of twenty job classes such as Fighter, Mage, Thief, Priest, Akatoki or Archer, while also equipping two sub-jobs. Players can adventure with a party of their own making or brave the wilds alone and seamlessly engage in real-time combat to earn skill points for upgrading and unlocking abilities unique to each job class.

View two new screenshots at the gallery.

Ys: Memories of Celceta
PS Vita, Fall 2013 – An extensive reimagining of (and pseudo-sequel to) Ys IV, one of the only Ys games never before released in the west, this title puts more enemies on screen than ever before and features the largest, most non-linear overworld in Ys history, boasting superlative graphics and a triumphant evolution of the fast-paced gameplay that has made this series a timeless action RPG mainstay. As the game opens, long-time protagonist Adol Christin finds himself alone, dazed and confused in a strange land, and must piece together his memories of how he got here and why, all the while struggling to determine whom he can trust.

View two new screenshots at the gallery.

Ys I & II Chronicles+
Windows PC (Steam), February – XSEED Games has delighted RPG fans for years by publishing multiple Ys titles from legendary RPG developer Nihon Falcom for handheld platforms and Windows PC, and now Ys fans can celebrate once more as an enhanced remake of the classic first two games in the Ys franchise comes to Steam for the first time. Including both Ancient Ys Vanished: Omen and Ancient Ys Vanished: The Final Chapter, this action RPG tells of red-haired swordsman Adol Christin’s inaugural adventure to defeat the evil forces blighting the isle of Esteria and uncover the mysteries of the eponymous lost land of Ys.

View two new screenshots at the gallery.

“This will be an amazing year for us,” said Ken Berry, Executive Vice President of XSEED Games. “Our portfolio continues to expand and it’s evident by this stellar lineup of titles, so we’re excited to share more details and hear what our fans are most looking forward to playing in the coming year.”

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  • uhawww

    THANK YOU BASED XSEED

    • KurisuMakise

      Came here to post exactly this, get out of my head <3 (Seriously, I never doubted they'd come through for Ys, so happy)

    • gulabjamal

      what is the “based” for. Does that mean something? Never heard of it

  • Pyrofrost

    Well, I will be getting Killer is Dead, Pandora’s Tower, and Ys: IV…..all day-one, of course ^_^

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    Will buy everything except PC games!!!

  • http://twitter.com/b4lmung b4lmung

    Wowwwwwwwww

    I can’t wait for YS and Valhalla Knights 3

  • Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves

    If you manage somehow to bring Rune Factory 4 to Europe as well, you got yourself a preorder!

  • Gholizadeh

    Wow! just wow! This made my day, so many great games announced for localization at once! Thanks XSEED, you have a special place in my heart!

  • Dean Winchester

    Pandora’s Tower for Wii and Y’s for the Vita Day 1!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/atlans89 Gale Glory

    All hail Xseed!!!

    • Mar Mar

      Haha XSEED is nailing it this year with Vita. Hopefully this will attract big names to Vita.

      Valhalla Knights? Never played it before but looks interesting!
      I imported Ys Celceta but I’m willing to replay it on English!

      Now let’s go spam XSEED facebook with Thank You posts!

  • KIngpigeon96

    Good stuff. Look forward to those Vita games.

  • sherimae1324

    the vita is alive ^_^

  • Raiyu

    Ugh, several months I’ll have to wait for Ys :(. This will be agonizing for me.

    Still, thank you based XSeed.

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    Valhalla Knights 3 and Ys for the Vita!!??? Woohoo, Thank you very much Xseed!!!

    On another note, isn’t RF4 being handled by Natsume? Can someone correct me on this? Thanks…

  • new_tradition

    XSEED, you’re awesome <3

  • mojava

    Now that is some GREAT NEWS!
    Thank you, XSEED :)

  • http://twitter.com/Renzouri Lee

    VH3 and of course, Ys Celceta~ XSEED is really winning the hearts of JRPG gamers in the West!

  • Skerj

    Awesome and I’ll be getting most of these but I still want them to resume the Grand Knights History localization :(.

  • DarthBrian

    Mmmmmmmm…XSEED. <3 <3 <3

  • http://twitter.com/HedjaHead Hedja

    Are they still using girl-boy hybrids for Rune Factory? I miss Raguna ;_;

    Looks like you can choose a gender now, though the character design for the male protag still looks…

  • ShinAsura

    Really impressive, they did a good job with Ragnarok

  • http://www.facebook.com/gary.sethi.1 Gary Sethi

    I just hope they localize Grand Knight History next that will surely help boost vita sales… Be Logical…

  • http://twitter.com/Miketheking75 MTK

    Namco needs to stop being a GIANT AZZ and let them localize there tales games.

    • Budgiecat

      Konami & Sega need to localize their rpgs too (Suikoden, Frontier Gate, Shining Blade/Ark)

  • Solomon_Kano

    Ooh, ooh, ooh Xseed!

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    This is awesome news. =)

  • Eclipse

    XSEED to the rescue!!! <3
    I'm not familiar with Valhalla Knights, but I'll buy everything else they're localizing.

    • Elvick

      I didn’t care too much for the game on Wii, but this one looks better.

  • PrinceHeir

    I FREAKING LOVE YOU XSEED!!!

    Killer is Dead Day 1

    Ys: Memories of Celceta Day 1

    Pandora’s Tower Day 1

    Rune Factory 4 and Valhalla Knights 3 will have to wait(for sure still buying them)

    and it’s only the beginning of 2013!!

    thank you Xseed!!!

    i hope these games sell well for Xseed :)

  • paperclichepixel

    I hope at sometime Falcom/Xseed, remake Y’s Orgins, Y’s V & VI

  • LordKaiser

    Xseed is one of the best publishers in this generation and I’m glad that they became Nihon Falcom main publisher. (Thank you Tom for talking about Ys etc to them).

    This day there’s only 3 publishers that seem to care about us and that’s Xseed, NISA and Atlus.

    I’m saddened that Tecmo-Koei adquiered Gust. I don’t like how Tecmo-Koei manage to do things.

    • Elvick

      Aksys, Natsume… Aksys especially. Releasing another PSP game at retail this year. Guys are boss. Releasing, retranslating Muramasa Rebirth and putting it at retail.

      Poor guys, no one pays them attention and they’re great.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Warboss-Aohd/100003803614469 Warboss Aohd

    uh Xseed?

    Christmas woz last month, wotz wit all da presents?

  • Blaz

    I shed a tear.

  • Budgiecat

    localize the new PS3 game and also Ys vs Legend of Heroes fighter for PSP

  • HAWKS

    Does this mean Europe will also get a localization of Ys for Vita?

  • http://www.facebook.com/MiLk.ChoCo.LeN Hikaru Lighthalzen

    Thank you XSEED , you will bring my vita alive soon XD