Adol’s Adventures Archived On PSN In Japan

By Spencer . November 11, 2010 . 2:43am

imageFalcom is filling the PC Engine section on PlayStation Network with Ys titles. Four of them. Three if you count Ys: Books I & II as a single "game." Ys: Books I & II will be available as a PSN download on November 17. The PSP and PlayStation 3 compatible file will cost 800 yen ($10).


While these games don’t have a scheduled release date, Falcom announced they’re going to distribute Ys III and Ys IV on the PlayStation Store too.


Even though Ys III and IV were released for multiple consoles, Falcom will probably upload the PC Engine version of both games on PSN. After all, there isn’t a Super Famicom section on PlayStation Network.

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  • Dear XSEED…

    • I was thinking more Rockin’ Android, Gaijinworks, or Monkey’s Paw, myself, but seconded.

    • Please copy and/or translate these titles to a platform people actually have.


      • Tokyo Guy

        If not mistaken the PC Engine Ys Books I and II has been available for ages on the Wii, at least in Japan.

        Though as a side gripe, there are so many mindless ports of the first two Ys games it’s impossible to even count. And yet in NONE of them has Falcom ever had the sheer insight to remove the broken, inane combat system of “run into the enemy at X degrees to kill”.

        • I don’t care for the Ys games when they dispense with that in favor of button controls. I didn’t make it very far in the DS ports exactly because I couldn’t simply ram into the enemy to get anything done.

        • They did in Ys II Special, the Korean MS-DOS port


      • Hudson translated and published Ys Books I&II and Ys III for the TurboGrafx-16. Putting them on PSN shouldn’t be too much of a problem if SCEA decides to expand their classics section with TG-16 titles.

        • Chow

          It should be worth noting that PSPs now have a sort option for the games stored on the memory card. One of the options shows PCEngine and Neo Geo folders, so hopefully that means that games for these two systems will show up soon in North America and Europe.

          Of course, that might be because the part of the firmware that covers the sorting options is included in all the regions’ updates.

          But one can hope.

  • Tokyo Guy

    Absolutely EXCELLENT. Ys IV for the PC Engine was an outright masterpiece, and has one of the best soundtracks in the entire series, if not all of gaming.

    • Yes.

    • Really? man now I just wish to play that game, Falcom always makes excellent soundtracks.

      • Tokyo Guy

        There is a reason the OST to this game was released on three separate CDs and an additional remixed OST released.

    • Q: Can smooth jazz make an awesome action RPG soundtrack?

      A: Apparently, yes!

      Bronze District, The Dawn of Ys and Crimson Wings are still 3 of the best Ys songs period, if not some of the best in Falcom’s entire catalog

      • Tokyo Guy

        Oh I wouldn’t call any of the music in Ys IV jazz though. It’s definitely synthesizer based “pop”.

        • Well then you’d be wrong, but that’s okay

          It’s not like swing or ragtime, but many of the songs are jazz by definition or at least have jazzy influences and instrumentation.

  • HarryHodd

    Oh my :). Please make available in engrish.

  • We need an english Ys IV.

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