Ys: Memories of Celceta coming to Europe in early 2014
posted on 10.28.13 at 10:08 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Revisit the land and characters of Ys IV.

NIS America will publish Ys: Memories of Celceta for PS Vita in Europe early next year, the company has announced.

The game revisits the land and characters of Ys IV, changing and framing its story within an all new tale of “conspiracy, deception, and mystery.” It features an updated version of Ys Seven‘s party-based battle system and the “largest and most varied overworld” in the series’ history.

A North American release, courtesy of XSEED Games, is due out this holiday.

Find a list of key features below:

  • Experience the Land of Celceta in English for the Very First Time - Its first ever release in Europe, Ys: Memories of Celceta will take players on a new adventure in never-before-seen locales within the Ys universe.
  • Explore the Biggest Overworld in Ys Series History - Eclipsing all previous entries in the Ys series in both size and content, the overworld map metes out battle and exploration in equal measure. A robust mapping system with customizable waypoints and clear, detailed icons aid the journey through this mysterious new land.
  • Adventure Forth with a Party of Allies - The party battle system from Ys Seven returns, but this time with a host of upgrades such as enhanced flash-guarding, a more versatile party AI, and unique abilities for party members to streamline encounters for fast and furious battle.
  • Throw Down the Gauntlet in Boss Rush Mode - Boss Rush makes a comeback, pitting Adol and his companions against implacable foes to keep the challenge going well after the main story has been completed.

View a new set of animated screenshots at the gallery.

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  • MrFinalgamer

    glad to see that Europe is getting stuff earlier than usual. normally they wait like 3-6 months for the game which is ridiculous. wish they’ve given a NA release date…oh well

  • Budgiecat

    The next Y’s rpg game should be for PS4 with real time photo realistic graphics

    • MrFinalgamer

      holy crap, why did you get so many thumbs down all of a sudden?

      • tubers

        I don’t think putting “photorealistic” graphics is the best move for Ys in their next installment, it hasn’t really been the attraction to the series.

        It may be better for them to put that budget into gameplay and content (larger/more areas/voice acting/dialogue/quests/etc.) while only gradually improving the graphics.

        There’s always a budget limit.

        • LordKaiser

          If Nihon Falcom goes next gen it would be an advanced form of cel shading since their games are anime styled. They’re not like tri-Ace.

      • LordKaiser

        Because he said Photo realistic graphics and that’s a sin! Now I’m cool with a advanced form of cel shading.

        • MrFinalgamer

          i do think that Ys should remain using…whatever technique they’re using since that’s one of the many things that distinguishes Ys from other titles like it, but i don’t think that’s reason enough to go an thumb down the hell out of a suggestion…

          • LordKaiser

            Thumbs down only means disagreement lol. It means nothing really and I doubt he minds about being voted down because he gets that a lot and also he sometimes get upvoted on his occasional epic posts.

            Anyways who cares about the voting system? It’s broken anyways and I can upvote my own posts if I visit the site from another PC or if I’m using the PS3 so it means nothing really.

            Also there’s a lot of Vita fans here that will down-vote anyone who dares to say something like “It would be cools if X game would be also released on Y console”

    • TheExile285

      Like Falcon could afford that….

    • HeatPhoenix

      Holy crap people can’t read sarcasm for shit here sometimes

      • LordKaiser

        Sarcasm don’t exist on the internet!

  • TheExile285

    I hope you guys get the nice Silver Edition. I’m looking forward to getting mine.

    • Tetsu

      Had to make 3 trips to GameStop to get mine procured, lookin’ forward to it!
      Mmmmmm Silver

      • TheExile285

        Really wow the multiple trips? I pre-order everything from GameStop online and have it shipped to the GS near my house.

        • Tetsu

          It was when the limited edition was announced, but GameStop didn’t have it in their system yet.
          To be fair, the GS is 5 minutes from my house lol.

  • new_tradition

    I wonder if it’s best to play the series chronologically, or by release…

  • Adol Christin

    I really feel for all the EU fans. But you at least import the NA version [region free gaming is awesome] :)

  • Elvick

    NISA being a boss for Europe as usual. :3

    Now where’s the dern NA date, hmm Xseed?

  • Coloso90909

    I love you, NISA, i love you.

  • think-man

    Yussss

  • artemisthemp

    It’s very good news but, I sadly doubt EU will get a CE, so I gonna keep my pre order on US version.