NGP Will Launch With An RPG From Ys Developer Falcom

By Spencer . March 21, 2011 . 11:50pm

imageFalcom, the makers of Ys and The Legend of Heroes series, have been big supporters of the PSP. While many of their games including Ys: The Oath in Felghana were initially released on PC, Falcom began making PSP exclusives. Ys Seven, Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki, and The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki made their debut on Sony’s handheld.


Speaking with Dengeki PlayStation, Toshihiro Kondo, President of Falcom, said they have a new RPG in development targeted for the NGP launch. Presumably, Kondo means Japan.


Xseed and Falcom announced a publishing partnership last year, which covered the Ys series and the upcoming PSP release The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky.

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  • Draparde

    I’m 100% sure the NGP will give me a reason to buy it by the end of this year, as im sure the 3DS will V_V.

  • DanteJones

    Why Spencer? Especially after the Compile Heart post, just… why? :'(

    Hahaha, nah I’m just kiddin’, though I am interested to see if it’s gonna be another Ys/LoH game or a new IP. Stoked either way. :)

    • lol three more days and you will be throwing fists full of dollars at sony! :D

  • I assume there’ll be a separate article to talk about Ao no Kiseki?

  • Let it be something different then a Ys game. Not against the series I just want something different from them :D

    • PurpleDoom

      Hmm, I dunno… assuming it is an Ys game, this will have been the first brand-new Ys game in Japan in two years. Seems to me they’ve been pumping out more Legend of Heroes stuff recently than Ys.

      • Well a new IP would be the perfect test run. See what went right and wrong with development. Then go for a Ys game. That way its win-win :D

  • Ok, i will sell my soul to get the NGP, it’s a given

    • if i new that was an option i would have used that to preorder mine instead XD

      • You gotta meet some “people” in Amazon in order to get that special option :3

    • Testsubject909

      According to some analysts and their estimates. You’ll only need 250$ for the 3G-less version.

      Personally I say, go for the 250$ version. 3G is overrated.

      And 250$ is far cheaper then your soul too.

      • Only 250?! Wow that is such a bargain, I thought this was going to retail for no less than $350 in CONUS!!!

  • Well I cant wait, hopefully we get RPGs at launch for the NGP here in CONUS too.

    • Why do you have to say CONUS? Do you have something agaisnt us that live in US territories?

      • CONUS is the way the government refers to us, what else am I supposed to say?

  • nyobzoo

    well I like the NGP already

  • cmurph666

    Ys 8?

  • theoriginaled

    Im still not convinced. Ill buy an NGP the second they announce Disgaea 3 for it.
    (Ill buy one anyway especially if the ps portables continue to be the mecca for jrpgs)

    • im sure it will, and i bet there will be added content to boot! i hope they keep the online scoring in the game, and of course the trophies.

  • And the flood gates open for the ngp!(i hope) i await the day when the ngp has its own quick search link above like all the rest :D

  • DarkWaterClone

    I wonder if this means that with Falcom making NGP games if they will revive any of their other games series.

    I know in the past the President said they (Falcom) wanted to revive classic IP. Plus with the interview that this very site had with the President Toshihiro Kondo wanting to revive Sorcerian. So hope that their NGP game will be a launch or close to launch game. I would like to see the Dragon Slayer, Xanadu Scenario, Startrader, Popful Mail & Dinosaur come back to life.

    I also hope Zwei!!, Vantage Master & Brandish come to the NGP too. I have no doubt that YS & The Legend of Heroes games will. So I can’t wait to see what Falcom makes for the NGP.

  • Man I feel terrible.. I bougt all this Falcom games for PC/PSP and I haven’t had a chance to play any of them. In fact I don’t think I ever will, and now TitS is coming out and I really wanted to play/support that game but I don’t want to keep wasting money on games that I won’t play.. Ugh maybe if I sell them all will make me feel a little bit better.

  • Interest in the NGP has gone up.

  • Reitsumi

    The NPG is going to be region-free?

  • Ys 5 remake incoming?

  • Joanna

    Very nice. NGP is looking a lot more interesting now. Seems like I’m going to have to pick up both portable again…eventually.

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