Ys III Didn’t Have Deadly Swinging Ball Traps With Spiked Floors

By Spencer . February 4, 2010 . 11:06am

Ys: The Oath in Felghana, a remake of Ys III built like Ys: The Ark of Napishtim does. Nihon Falcom turned the 2D side-scroller into a somersaulting, sword spinning, 3D action RPG.



Falcom added extra features to the PSP version such as full voice acting, a museum of illustrations, and three background music modes. Japan gets Ys: The Oath in Felghana on April 22. The rest of the world? Nothing has been announced, but a Falcom financial report stated one of their goals is to release their PSP games overseas.

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  • I’m assuming this was posted because of the trailer, lol. This article is basically like the previous one for the Ys: OiF PSP port.


    I’m a sucker for Ys, so I’ll end up double dipping with this purchase as I have with all of their other remakes, heh. Chances of this reaching the States are pretty slim though, seeing as we didn’t get this for PC (no, the fan translation doesn’t count just because it’s in English, guys :P). Not to mention, Seven was just released not too long ago.

    If we were going to get one, it would be an original title, not the remake of a PC game we didn’t get. Then again, maybe they can use this as an excuse to keep the new Ys fans in the States up to date (seeing as we got Ys I&II for DS and for Wii virtual console).

    • But did the players of Legacy of Ys and Ys I & II become fans?
      Or did they become haters?

      • Even before they came stateside, I kept hearing that the DS Ys were buggy and botched pieces of crap—the worst remakes of the two games. So I, and I imagine many others, didn’t even bother trying the compilation.

        Can’t imagine the ones who did get it becoming huge Ys fans…

        • The Nintendo Ys ports were always buggy in some way or another, lol. If you want to have the authentic feel for Ys, play the PC versions. Granted, it’s hard to come across a legit copy of Ys I on the PC-8801, but it’s TOTALLY worth it.

          I just don’t really care for the Nintendo ports personally because:

          A. The music is generally weaker

          B. The difficulty is easier

          C. Buggy

          It has been this way since the Famicom ports. I’m not really sure why, but the Nintendo Ys titles have always paled in comparison to the PC originals. Hell, even the PS2 remakes did better than the Nintendo ones, lol.

          In “recent” events, that would be Ys I&II Eternal remake for PSP being much better than the DS remake. More features, better music, better difficulty, great animation, voices, etc. That DS remake was a joke, lol.

          I’ll definitely end up picking up the port for OiF though. It will be nice to see Chester again, on handheld this time, lol. I wonder if this means we will EVENTUALLY get a port of Origins also. I just hope they could add Adol as a new playable character if they do make a PSP port though (since the only way you could play him in the PC release was through a hack :( ).

  • MrRobbyM

    Always been a fan of the Ys games. While this sounds good and all…I just recently “aquired” this game for me PC but haven’t gotten far into it at all. I like the full voice acting for the PSP version..but then again..PSP analog stick. I don’t really find the PSP(in general) that comfortable either. Full voice acting…or comfort…hmmm.

    • Well, the PS2 remake for Ys III had full voice acting too (Adol..with a voice?! MADNESS!!). It doesn’t really add as much to the experience as you might think, lol. So, basically, all I’m saying is..voice acting or not, you’ll be enjoying yourself.

      You know, kind of like the Tales of Phantasia Full Voiced Edition. While the voice acting was cool, it certainly wasn’t necessary to enjoy such a great game to begin with. Extra features are certainly welcome though.

      • MrRobbyM

        I guess you’re right. I think I’ll just play my “acquired” game.

  • ECM

    This is fantastic on PC, but I can’t really get too worked up over another version w/ such meager, vapid, updates.

  • TyeTheCzar

    Imagine this dream scenario: Gaijinworks picks up the rights to Ys over here and gives it the you-know-what treatment.

    • Or Aksys!! At least we know that it won’t be delayed ad infinitum.

    • Hraesvelgr

      More like nightmare scenario.

    • cj_iwakura

      This would involve Gaijinworks actually publishing something.

  • Jirin

    With these games and Valkyria Chronicles 2 I may actually be forced to buy a PSP.

  • Kris

    Wow, all of a sudden, I have an interest in this franchise.

  • kupomogli

    US release plz

  • mFrog

    Wanders from Ys (AKA Ys3) was my first Super Famicom game! I admit I chose it because the cover looked cool, but it turned out to become one of my most played games. I also admit I could never beat the last boss.

    My nostalgic self yearned for a 2D side-scrolling remake but I’m sure the traditional Ys gameplay would be great, too! I couldn’t bring myself to buy the PC version since PC games are soooo expensive in Japan. Yay to PSP and US prices!

    • I played it to death too, but on my Turbo Duo.

      • mFrog

        I see you really deserve your avatar! :D

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