Ys: The Oath in Felghana Has Full Voice Acting

By Spencer . November 27, 2009 . 12:56pm


Falcom sent out additional details about their Ys III remake. Ys: The Oath in Felghana takes the story of Wanderers from Ys, expands it, and uses the gameplay system from Ys: The Ark of Napishtim.


The game was originally released for PCs and the PSP port adds some extra features. Full voice acting is one of them. Players can also switch background music from the windows version, PC-8801 or X68000. Fans can also look forward to a museum option with galleries of illustrations.


Ys: The Oath in Felghana is scheduled for release on April 22, 2010 in Japan and since Falcom is gung ho on international releases there’s a chance we’ll see this game in North America… eventually.


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  • Nice to see they bothered to include a X68000 option for the music. I usually go for the Sharp version because it gives me more nostalgia that way, lol. This seems to follow the footsteps of every other PSP port by adding a gallery though.

    I guess they have to add SOMETHING new though. Not really surprised that full voice acting was included, honestly. It’s not as if Ys is ever that big of a game, really. They can usually be beaten fairly quickly, but you usually just end up playing it more than one time, haha.

    I really hope they release Ys VIII or maybe even LoH VII on console though (I know Nihon Falcom wants to focus on PSP and Windows now, but I’d love to see their games on PS3).

    • There’s also talk of a “full museum” but of course that’s not a gameplay enhancement.

  • malek86

    Question: I really want to try out Ys. And I guess I should start with the first two games, seeing as they are often put together for some reason. Now, since there are several versions availbable for different platforms, which one should I get?

    • WiiWare for the classic experience. PSP remake if you can speak Japanese and don’t mind importing. Of course there’s also a PC version.

      • malek86

        I don’t mind japanese if I have no other choice, but if there’s an english version available, I’ll get that one. I guess VC might do… too bad I’ll be left with some 200-300 points, and no way to spend them.

        What about the DS version?

        • Tough call. VC will be cheaper for one. Soundtrack a million times better, too. But DS is portable and introduces the action button seen in later Ys. The translation by Atlus is, with all due respect to the original, the definite one. Graphics are so-so and I’d take Turbo’s spritework over ugly 3D DS graphics anyday. So it all boils down to whether you want portable castration or couch potato perfection.

          • malek86

            “Soundtrack a million times better”

            A’ight, original it is for me, then.

        • DudeOnly

          If u didn’t like the first two games u can watch the OVA’s as they tell the story of the frist two games

          • I’m not how any self-respecting JRPG fan could not appreciate the first two games BUT YES YOU ARE RIGHT, the Ys I-II anime is pretty accurate in terms of storytelling and damn entertaining to boot!

          • DudeOnly

            A lot of people didn’t know about YS in the past if someone played Ark of Naphitsim and it was his first YS game i don’t think he will enjoy the first games especially the ds version

  • kupomogli

    I hope this gets a US release. Also I hope the Falcom fans purchase the games to show support for both this and the Legend of Heroes games so that each new game gets a possible US localization.

    • Same here. I missed the news of Falcom pushing international stuff but it made my day, I am starting to like the company more and more and would love to see these games get released overseas.

  • shion16

    this game is awesomei loved it in PCthe only thing this game needsgood perfomance with short loading times

  • Oh. my. god. YES!

    I have been waiting so long for this to occur. I already finished OiF, but I will import this for sure.

  • @ DudeOnlyI don’t know, man. Ys VI was the first one I played (was I ever so young..?) for PS2, then I went back and tracked down the first two and absolutely loved them. Ys I has and probably WILL by my favorite of the series for a looooooong time.I like the Ark of Napishtim system for what it is, but I prefer the old, original, system. I like running into things and killing them without even having an attack button, damnit! I just thought it was a fun little concept, lol.Also, malek86, the reason I and II are always sold together is because after you beat I, it’s a “to be continued” ending, so you pretty much WANT to go straight into II after beating I (plus, all your stats and such carry over if you choose to play I and II continuously instead of separately). There are TONS of versions you can get though.PC-88, Sharp X68000 (hard as HELL to come by a physical copy), Windows ME/XP/2000, DS, PSP, PS2, Cellphone, etc.I’d stay away from the DS version, honestly. Heard the game was a little buggy (Nintendo port of an Ys game..no surprise -_-), the difficulty was watered down, the graphics are terrible even for a DS title, and the music isn’t that great either. You’d be better off getting the PSP, PC, or PS2 version where you can change the music to TG-16, PC-88, or even X68000.Hope this helps (and yes, if you are willing to import, be sure to watch the Ancient Books of Ys OVAs first. They pretty much follow the storyline of the games to a T).

    • Oh and I would also like to point out that Ys I and II are fairly short (as well as III for that matter). If you play Ys I by itself, you can only reach a max level of 10, lol. You can easily get that within an hour.

      I’ve played through Ys I soooo many times though. I usually end up beating it in between 3-5 hours. A speedrun could probably be done in 2 or 2 1/2. I’ve actually got a gameplay walkthrough for the remake of Ys I on PC if you want to check out a little bit of the first few minutes from the first installment.


      The walkthrough includes story, grinding, and all. I had planned on making a walkthrough for Ys II as well (which is why you see my level go past 10 in the walkthrough since I was playing Ys I and II instead of both titles separately), but my computer got borked around the time I finished Ys I. So, I had to reformat and haven’t bothered re-installing it.

      Anyway, feel free to check out the first video though if you want to see some gameplay and such.

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