Xseed Has Seven Games In The Cards

By Spencer . June 3, 2010 . 2:50pm

imageAQ Interactive may be dropping out of the video game publishing business, but their North American subsidiary Xseed is not. According to AQI’s financial report they (i.e. Xseed) are going to release seven titles between now and March 31, 2011.


Ivy the Kiwi?, Ys SEVEN, and Ys: The Oath in Felghana are 2010 titles. Ys I&II Chronicles and The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky might make it out during this period. So, we have maybe five games? That leaves at least two slots for unannounced games.

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  • EvilAkito

    I’m certainly cheering XSeed on, but I do sort of fear for them. For a while it seemed like everything they touched just ended up in Ignition’s hands. But hopefully their flood of Falcom games will keep them afloat. I plan on buying all of them.

    • SeventhEvening

      Arc Rise Fantasia was one of my must haves for this year.
      Ignition ruined everything. My ears were bleeding after watching one of the english trailers.

      Ignition gets awesome titles….why don’t the seem to care about the job they do?

      • No kidding. It’s coming out soon and I couldn’t care less anymore!!

        I’ll buy it when it sinks to 20$. SCREW YOU IGNITION.

        • Slashlen

          Count me among those waiting for the bargain bin on that game as well.

          Or used, just to make sure Ignition doesn’t get a dime.

          • Artavasdus

            I will wait to see more in game content before deciding if I should purchase it at day one or wait a bargain offer, but yeah, so far what they have shown isn’t what I expected from a localized ARF :

      • Ereek

        Ignition gets awesome titles

        But they stole Muramasa and Arc Rise Fantasia from XSEED. Does that really count as “getting” them?

        • SeventhEvening

          I was kind of thinking of Deadly Premonition and Nostalgia.

          And Spectral Force Genesis? I don’t know if it’s good, but I do like the series. I’m also convinced that Lux-Pain would have been good with a proper localization. Visual Novels are completely unable to recover from bad translations.

    • Kaoro

      The future looks good for Xseed. I sure hope these games keep them going.

      Thinking of Ignition taking one more title and brutally mangling it like they do so well is terrifying.

    • jj984jj

      That only happened because MMV was slowly backing out of their international plans to expand their business. Falcom has no plans to make their business international here, they’re just working with XSEED who’s bringing over their titles.

  • nyoron

    Retro Game Challenge 2 for the love of Arino

  • malek86

    Please be Brandish.

  • doubleO7

    “Ivy the Kiwi?, Ys SEVEN, and Ys: The Oath in Felghana are 2010 titles. Ys I&II Chronicles and The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky might make it out during this period. So, we have maybe five games? That leaves at least two slots for unannounced games.”

    Legend of Heroes is a trilogy, correct? Its only counted once, so the other two games could just be the other two Legend of Heroes games. Although I could be wrong and they really are 2 new games.

    • IIRC the other two games were slated for as far back as late 2011/early 2012.

    • They are three Trails in the Sky games, but Xseed isn’t releasing all of them at once.

  • Cool, but please be cautious, XSEED, even if it means cutting back (or eliminating entirely) the swag. I like you guys too much to see you go under.

  • Ereek

    . . .Do you know what they are, Spencer?

    • Nah, I’m just working backwards on guessing based on the AQI financial report.

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  • symytry

    Zwei and Brandish PSP… no need for more Legend of Heroes…

    • jj984jj

      Are you saying you’d rather Zwei and Brandish instead of the Sora no Kiseki games? Or that you just don’t want them to announce the Ys vs. SnK battler and Zero no Kiseki?

      • symytry

        I’d rather have Zwei and Brandish, but they’d cost more to localize than a fighting game. The Legend of Heroes games were a long, boring trudge…

        • Artavasdus

          Don’t fear, the Trails in the Sky trilogy is way better than the questionable Psp ports of the Gagharv trilogy (personally I liked them too, but they have some glaring defects, especially regarding the battle system and the low quality Namco localization). I hope you give a chance to this new trilogy without holding back thinking of the last one, because otherwise you would lose some of the most amazing jrpg released by Falcom, both for the quality and for the sheer quantity of their contents.That said, Brandish is probably the most import friendly jrpg released by Falcom on Psp, while the three Sora no Kiseki’s massive amount of texts and narrative makes them completely unplayable if you haven’t at least some knowledge of japanese.

  • jj984jj

    Ivy the Kiwi has multiple SKUs, which might count in this case. I’m pretty sure those Falcom games they announced are keeping them pretty busy as it is.

  • I swear XSEED came out of nowhere and has been localizing games like crazy. And someone there has a sense of humor. From Half-Minute Hero: “Horse Meat: Mr. Ed was never so delicious.” and “Spoooooooooon!”

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