Ys Gets Social With Ys Nexus

By Spencer . March 30, 2011 . 12:32pm

ysoFalcom is the latest developer to bring one of their franchises to GREE, a social network service designed for mobile phones in Japan. Ys Nexus was announced for the platform and it’s an extension of the Ys universe.


The game is designed as an online MMORPG where players complete missions. You’ll run into various characters from the Ys universe as NPCs. Ys Nexus probably won’t be a "MMO" like Ys Online though. GREE games tend to have a simple interface more a kin to Facebook games. In fact, Square Enix ported two GREE games, a Chocobo themed dungeon crawler and Knights of the Crystal to Facebook.

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  • Finalstar2007

    They should seriously make a YS game for the PS3, would love to see it happening, come on Falcom! you can do it!

  • Zero_Destiny

    Reach out your hand and grab ahold of that bright tomorrow. Take to the boundless sky, BELIEVE IN NEXUS!!!!!~

    • Oh yeah Masaaki Endoh…, makes 5D’s a lot more worth than it already is! :D

      • Zero_Destiny

        That he did. I’ll miss 5D’s ;_; I really like the fifth opening too. Oh man Endou is great. :D
        Run! The Path of evolution for Tomorrow lies within a new legendary Duel!!!!~

        • Road to Tomorrow is actually my favorite opening in 5D’s, really like the kickassness in it! xd And yeah, I’m gonna miss it too, I started to watch again this month and now I’m damn sad that I did, because “I can already see the Ending”. ;__;

          • Zero_Destiny

            lol The last episode is suppose to air today. 154 total episodes. Now I’ll have to watch ZeXal. The X stands for XTREME!!!!lol
            *sigh* It was a great show. I always dug the second opening the most myself. It’s the series at it’s best I think. :) Oh and the first ending it’s great.

          • Last Train, yeah that was super great too(reminds me of Carly, awesome girl xD), the awesomeness started to kick in for me after Crow became a more important character, I totally love that guy and his awesome deck! xD(yes I used awesome a lot here…lol)

            God I so hope ZeXal won’t disappoint I can turn a blind eye at bad designs, but the action should be 5D level if possible. :P

          • Zero_Destiny

            @Raioh When I first watch episode 1 . I thought yeah this could work. Really it’s no more ridiculous than high school kids obsessing their entire life over a children’s card game and saving the world with it. I liked the first season it was cool but then once the second season kicked in and Yusei dueled Kiryu and get his @ss handed to him by the Earthbound God I knew I was really a fan. That duel kinda showed me that riding duels are just epic and awesome and not a little gimmick. Oh man season 2 had some great duels. THe best of course being at the end with all three of the main chara’s in one epic riding duel. :D I always liked Crow. He kicks @ss!!!!

          • … Am I the only who’s going to watch ZeXal only because I’m curious about how Exceed summoning is to look in practice?

          • Zero_Destiny

            @Lee Oh no I’ll be there right when the subs are out. I’m not a fan of the new chara desgin but I’m still confinement
            that the studio knows what it’s doing and will provide a good show. At least that’s what I want to think. I’m just going to have to wait and see. And yes. I’m really interested in the new summons. Oh look at this:
            Some leaked images from the show. I think it has potential. :)
            Really though I rather have the mains be in there school uniforms because their normal clothes are lame. :P
            lol Am I the only one that thinks the bully looks like Johny Steps (I can only remember that TAS joke I don’t know if that’s the chara’s real name). But hey if anyone knows what I’m talking about back me up here. First Ushio now Johny Steps. Yu-Gi-Oh charas are starting to repeat. lol @[email protected] Oh! And the newest trailers :D
            lol I hope that Cunning thing they keep saying in Engrish becomes a catchpharse!!! XD Not as cool as riding duel acceleration!!! but I’ll take it.
            I hope that song is going to the opening it’s great. :D

  • “Ys Nexus probably won’t be a “MMO” like Ys Origin though. ”

    You mean Ys Online?

    • Yeah, that’s what I meant! Thanks for the correction.

  • Whoomp

    Wait… Ys Origin was a MMO? Really? It’s the first time I’ve heard of that.

    Well, best of luck to Falcom with this one but I really do hope they have greater (and more interesting) things to announce about the series soon.

  • mikanko

    Ys Origin is not an online game.

  • Guess we’ll have to wait a little more for the PSP version of Ys Origin to be announced :P

  • neo_firenze

    Welp, there’s a Falcom game I’m not interested in.

    Ao no Kiseki and the announced game for the “NGP”, on the other hand…

    Please, please, please, please, please Xseed… get us the rest of the Sora no Kiseki trilogy ASAP and announce English localizations for Zero and Ao no Kiseki :) Absolutely my most wanted games.

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