Ys Next is 30 percent complete
posted on 09.02.14 at 11:40 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Story expected to fill the gap between Ys V and Ys VI.

Ys Next

Falcom’s new Ys game for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita is currently 30 percent complete, this week’s Dengeki PlayStation reveals.

The game’s story is expected to take place just before Ys Seven, at some point between Ys V: Lost Kefin, Kingdom of Sand and Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim.

The setting is the “Goethe Sea,” an archipelago of South Gria. As such, there is a strong sense of the sea in the game’s overall image.

New elements and systems will also be added. And characters from previous Ys games will appear, as well.

Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo describes PlayStation 4 development as trial-and-error, but adds that the staff is very highly motivated. The team hopes to implement PlayStation 4 Share functions and such.

The next Ys is due out in Japan next year.

Thanks, Sokuho@Hokanko.

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  • commodorewheeler

    I am so looking forward to this game. Memories of Celceta was one of my absolute favorites, and if this one can be even better, I’d be thrilled.

    • badmoogle

      One thing i wish they ditched is this weird glowing blur (that was also in Celceta.) It really downplays the rest of the graphics IMO.

      • Budgiecat


        • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

          Which is in nearly everything these days.

          • Budgiecat
            • HighBrowDrifter

              Damn…I miss The Bouncer

              • Budgiecat

                If there’s any game that needs a remaster/remake its that one lol

                but yeah where the hell is Dream Factory

          • TwinBuns

            Including anime, especially girls faces. Out of recent’ish ones I thought it was particularly noticeable in Yu-Sibu/”I Couldn’t Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job”.

        • badmoogle

          Yup that was the word i was looking for. :p

      • commodorewheeler

        Yeah I’m not a fan of the bloom either. But as long as the games look better and better with each installment, I’m happy.

      • Elle

        Yeah the bloom was a mess. In the menu, the character models didn’t have any bloom and they looked so much better.

      • Articuno76

        Yeah. That and the eye-searing jaggies.

        It was like they took a PSP game, made no effort to upscale it and then slapped on a load of bloom in a failed attempt to hide the rough edges…. and it doesn’t work when the UI imposed on top of the game is pin sharp in comparison.

        • desponent

          Eye-searing? You have 2000 model?

  • Kiryu

    I have no doubt that it will be quality,like usual with Falcom jrpg’s.

  • Invisbin

    I’ve only ever played the psp game on my vita. I thought I had both his solo game and the one with dragons…

    Anyway, I can’t wait.

  • Budgiecat

    I dun mind PS4 games that are cross plat with PS Vita, but they shouldnt visually look the same..

    • PrinceHeir

      I don’t mind if it’s kinda like Peace Walker HD where the PS3 version was just PSP with upres to 1080p and 60FPS.

      Of course, i also want them taking advantage of PS4 and making an engine based of it!

    • Elvick

      Someone didn’t play Celceta… This looks miles better. Celceta is sub-res, blurry…did you see the trees in the trailer? Looked better than everything in Celceta.

      • azureknight

        Well, hopefully Ys NEXT will be native res for the Vita

        • Elvick

          At the very least. It helps a lot.

      • Budgiecat

        Yeah it looks really good. Just saying if you make a cross plat game for PS4 & Vita, unless you use 2 different dev teams, the PS4 version will always be held back by the limitations of the Vita

        • Elvick

          It’d be held back by budget anyway. If it were only on PS4 it wouldn’t magically look like FFXV

          • Budgiecat

            Well as you said, its already looking way better visually than Celceta

    • desponent

      Ideally speaking

    • 罪罰

      double the development just because you ask for it!
      double the assets, double the programming!
      Yes definitely possible.

      • Budgiecat


  • PrinceHeir

    Gonna be amazing for sure!!

  • MitsukiIX

    Party based Ys is the future they aint going back.

    • Sav

      shame, i would love the old school lone adol.

  • new_tradition

    Man, I gotta catch up on this series. Between remakes, and out of order chronology in general, having only played some of Ys Seven, I think I might be a little lost ^^;

    • Pyrotek85

      The game stories are pretty encapsulated for the most part, like most Zelda and Final Fantasy games, so the order doesn’t really matter. The exception is 1 and 2, as the second game occurs immediately after the events of the first. It’s really more like ‘part 2’ of the first game, so don’t play 2 before 1.

  • Sav

    too bad xseed probably won’t localize this until 2016.

    i might import.

    • pekikuubik

      Well obviously, since it won’t be out in Japan until September (which is when Falcom usually releases their games) next year.

  • 「Revis Dumas」

    I do not like Ys: Memories of Celceta, judging from the small gameplay bits from the trailer, I will probably hate this game too, but still buy it because Falcom.

    • Ben Kennedy

      So…you haven’t played the actual game and you’re judging it on the trailers?
      You’re missing out mate.

      • zakou

        Some games can be hit or miss, if i see a gameplay of a sport game no matter how many versions they make or how they keep on changing it, i know that i won’t like it.

        If i see some genre that i am very picky about i dont even have to try out the game to know that i wont like it.

        But then we also have games like Uncharted: Drakes Fortune. A game where i tried out the demo and didnt like it that much.

        Than i bought the game for almost free cause it was very cheat, i tried it and gotten into the story and started liking the characters and BAM! Uncharted is high on my top game list.

    • Budgiecat

    • HighBrowDrifter
      • 「Revis Dumas」

        「I am an idiot, would you please explain the meaning of that GIF.」

        • GuardianLion

          Could be wrong, but I think HighBrow is saying you fit the role of this gentleman here, who claps for his lover (wife? i don’t quite remember) after her terrible performance because he cares for her… not because he found her good. It parallels you buying and playing a game you’re pretty sure you’ll dislike because it’s Falcom, not because you’ll enjoy the game itself.

          Regardless, I love this gif because it says so much when used properly :)

          • 「Revis Dumas」

            「I’m mostly asking because I have been getting conflicting answers from searching on Google. One site says that it means my comment is pathetic (and I admit that it is) and another says that it is unironically applauding me, so I have no idea.」

            • badmoogle

              Your comment wasn’t pathetic. It’s your money so you’re free to buy (or not to buy) a game for whatever reason is important to you.

  • Ni ~Algidus~

    for me Celceta was a Okay Ys game since it was easy and the exploration was not so good (and dat foreshadowing of what Adol did to the boyfriend of a certain party member in the future :p). But this one seems to be a mix of 7/Celceta combat and party system with the Felghana like exploration by what was shown in the trailer. So…THIS YS ADDICT YS HYPED.

    >Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo describes PlayStation 4 development as trial-and-error, but adds that the staff is very highly motivated.

    Falcom will do just fine since PS4 is using x86 architecture

  • Lara Croft

    I really liked Celceta. Even more than Seven. Still, my personal favourite is Ys 1 and 2 Chronicles, followed by VI (I know) :P

  • Zackasaur

    This series is really moving up in the world! c:

    I can’t wait for this one.

  • http://myanimelist.net/profile/chibuki chibuki

    This is great! The question is . . . where is Memories of Celteta in the timeline? And I thought Ys games have been remade and remade and remade so far.

    • TreizeX

      1 > 2 > 4 (MoC) > 3 (Oath) > 5 > This new Ys > 6 > 7

      • Gabriel Pereira Pinto

        you forgot origins before every one

    • -Misaki-

      Celteta sounds cute.

  • Akari Akaza

    PS4 imports next year….o(^-^)o

  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

    I actually really wanna see a PS4 remake of YS 6. I like Geis but only got to really get to know him in 7. Which he joins late in. The games where Adol’s alone hard too hard for me, only beat one of them. But I like working with a party of different people who can help Adol and make up for any short-comings Adol has (not the best at magic, or highest in magic def).

  • LordKaiser

    Then at the end of the game Adol will change to his former clothes?

  • Guest

    I see that devs are slowly dropping the PS3.

    • Zackasaur

      It’s a wonderful thing. c:

      I much prefer to buy for PS4.

  • Chris Cruz

    Im slowly starting to get into the Ys Franchise. Is the entire franchise staring the same main character?

    • Hinataharem

      Mostly. All have Adol, save for Origins

    • LordKaiser

      Yeah they are all are about the legendary adventures of Adol Christin except Ys Origins who is thousands of years before the 1rst Ys game.

  • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

    September next year

  • rekka_zan

    Ys is getting aerial dash. This is srs bsnss.

    • Zackasaur

      Fuck. Yes.

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

    “New elements and systems will also be added.”

    Since they’re doing the 3 character party here again, like Ys 7 and Celceta, I hope they introduce a multiplayer option. Ys is awesome, but I feel like it would be even better if you could play with a friend. Be like a turbo-speed Mana game with a rockin’ soundtrack :D

  • TwinBuns

    After playing Celceta I really want to play as Griselda, I was hoping she would become playable as the story progressed, but no. I guess there’s a chance she’ll be in the next game since it’s a new one?