Ys: Memories of Celceta European release date announced
posted on 12.12.13 at 07:26 AM EST by (@salromano)
Ys IV comes to Europe for the first time on February 21.

Ys: Memories of Celceta will launch for PS Vita in Europe on February 21 at retail and February 25 via download, publisher NIS America announced.

The Falcom-developed RPG, a reimagining of Ys IV with the battle system of Ys Seven, launched in North America via XSEED Games on November 26.
Ys: Memories of Celceta will launch for PS Vita in Europe on February 21 at retail and February 25 via download, publisher NIS America announced.

Find the game’s summary and key features below.


In Ys: Memories of Celceta, developer Falcom revisits the land and characters of Japanese cult favorite Ys IV for its first ever European debut. This re-envisioning of the fourth installment in the Ys series takes a brand new approach, changing and framing the story of Ys IV within an all-new tale of conspiracy, deception, and mystery. Featuring an updated version of the party-based battle system from Ys Seven, as well as the largest and most varied overworld in series history, Ys: Memories of Celceta brings a greater sense of adventure to the Ys universe than has ever been seen before.

Key Features

  • 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.
  • Ryujin

    The wait’s slightly longer than I would have hoped, but that was to be expected. Ah well, at least we now have something a little more solid than just “early 2014” to look forward to.

  • Articuno76

    Good to finally have a date. I held off on the Japanese release so I could support the English one.

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  • Saber114

    Too late, already imported from USA.

  • badmoogle

    I really really need to get a Vita.

  • Elvick

    Enjoy Europe. Great game.

  • Blaz

    So… no Colector Edition for europe?
    Guess i did well importing it, i gotta say these late localizations like this one on Region Free consoles really affect the late localization markets.
    They should put more effort in simultaneous release(between America and Europe)

    • Elvick

      Not going to happen unless they delay NA release.

    • Pyrofrost

      Most of the time when you see a game get a simultaneous or near simultaneous release; you will also notice the publisher/distributor (or just distributor) has a EU division, in addition to its NA division.

      In this case, you see two different publishers at work. For NA it was XSeed handling publishing and distribution. For EU it is NISA publishing and Koei’s EU division distributing.

      NISA is a publisher housed in NA and uses Koei for its distributor in NA and EU; while XSeed is just a small NA publisher and distributor in itself.

      • Blaz

        I know that, but we’ve seen cases like that with simultaneous release, they are just being lazy, the game isn’t even Multi 5 and what you said doesn’t justify the delay. Just look at Arc System Works fighting games the delay is astronomical.
        No excuse for that really.

        • Pyrofrost

          It doesn’t justify delays as with P4A and Devil Survivor 2.

          However, when your moving products between various publishers and/or distributors, it’s not going to be as smooth as running them through a single group. That’s just the way it is unfortunately.

          If anything, I would be glad it’s not getting a P4A or DS2 type delay.

  • MasterSensei

    Do us dirty European peasants get a more worthwhile special edition for waiting a little longer? They must know that there are several other games competing with each other during Feburary

    • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

      The joke is that NISA is competing with themselves in Feb for you guys. So I hope that you’ll have room in your budgets for Dangan Ronpa AND Ys.

  • MrFinalgamer

    this was my first Ys game (and Falcom game) and i loved it! hope you enjoy it. this game was great.