XSEED Teases Upcoming Game Announcements And Future Plans

By Ishaan . August 1, 2013 . 12:40pm

Back in May, Marvelous AQL announced that their localization subsidiary XSEED had acquired Atlus Online from Index Digital Media and is now effectively functioning as Marvelous’ USA branch.

 

While the Marvelous Online portion of the company is going to be focused on online games such as MMORPGs and FPSes, XSEED will remain relatively unchanged, the company’s Executive Vice-President Ken Berry shared with us in a recent interview.

 

Berry also touched upon XSEED’s recent and upcoming games, and you can read our brief interview with him below.

 

How does being Marvelous USA affect XSEED’s day-to-day operations and your responsibilities? Does it affect anything?

 

It really doesn’t affect XSEED Games too much as we are still the same XSEED console team here, just our business cards now have a Marvelous logo added to them, and we have a couple sister offices close by handing mobile and online PC gaming.

 

Now that you officially represent Marvelous in the U.S., are Marvelous AQL going to be looking for more feedback from Western players while developing their games?

 

Yes, because MarvelousAQL is really eager to expand their presence in the Western market.  One of the things we’re doing in the near term to cater to Western players is adding online support to Valhalla Knights 3.

 

In Japan it released with only ad-hoc 2-player versus mode, but we knew with the population in North America being much more spread out, as well as the still growing penetration rate of the Vita hardware, that if we wanted Western gamers to really enjoy the versus feature that online connectivity had to be added.

 

Will we be seeing Marvelous games come out quicker in the West? Are those now considered higher priority than the other things you work on, or are you free to decide by yourselves? Who calls the shots as to when something gets localized?

 

There is a chance that some Marvelous games will come out quicker if we start localizing them before they are even released in Japan, but we still have to consider what’s best for the group and not just Marvelous USA. We discuss with Japan as to whether we should publish something ourselves or if they should license it out to another publisher, and sometimes we decide together that another publisher handling the North American duties will be the best course of action for that title.  Muramasa on Vita being handled by Aksys would be a good example of this.

 

You’ve been picking up a fair number of major games of late. Killer is Dead is the latest one. How did you end up negotiating that with Kadokawa Games?

 

That was completely negotiated by our new president that joined us last year, Suzuki-san. He had been keeping track of the title since his ATLUS days, and signing it to XSEED was one of the first missions he had when he joined us.

 

Localization work for Killer is Dead seems like a pretty major undertaking. There’s a lot of voiced dialogue, and you announced U.S. release plans very quickly after the game was revealed. Has the localization process for it been any different than usual?

 

It was different in that Kadokawa Games handled most of the English localization, including the recording of the English voices. Rather than having to do everything ourselves localization-wise, it’s been nice to just worry about fine-tuning the English that’s already in there.

 

I’m afraid to ask—how has Pandora’s Tower done for you so far?

 

Pandora’s Tower has done pretty well, though not quite the level that The Last Story enjoyed. It probably could have done much better if we could have released it last holiday season rather than the first quarter of this year.

 

XSEED is also a PC publisher now. You’ve got three Ys games up on Steam. How are they doing relative to expectations so far? Do you think PC is a market you’re interested in investigating further?

 

They have done great on Steam, and hopefully that introduced a lot of new people to the Ys series so that they will want to check out the latest offering on PS Vita when it comes out later this year.  They’ve surpassed our expectations, and we are definitely looking to bring more titles to PC.

 

A U.K. publisher named Ghostlight recently announced that they’re going to be bringing certain JRPGs to PC. Do you think that’s something you would be interested in doing as well?

 

We are absolutely interested in bringing more titles, especially JRPGs, to PC.  We are doing what we can to make it happen, so hopefully we will have an announcement within the next month or so.

 

You’ve been slow to do things on 3DS. Are you having trouble finding games that you want to or can, realistically, license on that platform? It looks like more Japanese developers are taking to the idea of self-publishing their games on eShop, and the bigger games are being scooped up by larger publishers.

 

As you stated, it’s an issue of having the right “bigger games” on 3DS if you want a physical release because getting the backing of retailers on that platform can be difficult.  Luckily, Rune Factory 4 is a big enough title that we feel very comfortable about releasing it as a physical product, but other 3DS titles that we’ve been looking at so far would likely be eShop-only releases.

 

Do you think the Vita represents a better opportunity for you guys? A lot of Vita releases fall into the category of obscure games. You also have Falcom working on Vita versions of their games. Is that a more competitive space for you?

 

We absolutely love the Vita, not only because it’s a very slick piece of hardware, but we know the core gamers that we cater to were the first to buy into that platform. Similar to the PSP before it, the Japanese developers are putting out some great RPGs for Vita, which plays exactly into the kind of games that we like to work on.

 

List your major releases for this year, starting with the highest sales potential and going lower, just to give fans an idea of what falls where on the sales ladder.

 

It would probably go along the lines of Killer is Dead, Rune Factory 4, Ys: Memories of Celceta and Valhalla Knights 3 for our physical releases through the rest of this calendar year, but we will definitely have some additional announcements in store for digital-only releases.

 

We know more or less your entire release slate for this year. Give us an idea of what we can expect in 2014. Is there something you can tease?

 

To be honest, I wish I knew because we are still looking to fill our lineup.  We are looking at a PS4 title along with some PS3 stuff, as well as more stuff on PS Vita, 3DS and PC.  We could have 3 titles or we could have 12, that’s the tough thing about relying on licensing to secure most of your games—you could go on a severe dry spell, or it could rain games as every single licensing offer we put out could all be accepted at once.

 

Look out for some fun announcements from Xseed in the future.

 



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  • Nanaki

    Wild Arms 6….A man can dream.

    • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

      Can I join you in your dreamland?

      I want to experience at least another Wild West JRPG once more before I grow old and croak. =/

      • Nanaki

        By all means. I miss it like crazy, the soundtracks for each of the games were just unreal. I hope XSEED revives it, otherwise I’ll just have to keep enjoying my copy of Wild Arms 1-5 & XF over and over again.

        • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

          That’d be up to Media.Vision, not XSEED. One can dream, though

          • Jrpgfanatic

            Actually it’d be up to Sony, they own the IP.

        • Crimson_Cloud

          Don’t tell me there is no room for Altered Code F eh? ^^

        • Maxwell3000

          Did you ever try Alter Code: F? I know its just
          A remake but I thought it was fun.

          • Nanaki

            Yes I loved it. For a remake of a game that started out in a 2D world I think it transitioned really well.

    • Raoni Marques

      I’ve been dreaming with this for a long, long time, but I kinda lost my hope…

    • Enzo

      Wild Arms… only got to play part of the first game. Loved the music.

    • Monterossa

      The interviewer should ask them about this series.

      • Lester Rat

        XSEED has nothing to do about Wild ARMs because it is only a localization/publishing company. They don’t develop games and they don’t own the rights of the series.

        • Nanaki

          Even so it wouldn’t hurt to bring up a series that they have helped bring overseas for us to enjoy.
          We’re not asking them to make a game, but it would be nice to have at least little mention of it.

          • Lester Rat

            I know, but I believe this kind of interview is very limited, so they opt to ask questions about current games and future plans because it makes news.

          • Nanaki

            Oh I’m quite positive they are limited to certain topics and questions. Hence the dreaming. ;)

    • Vesperion

      Wild Arms 2 Altered Code F!

    • Bigabu Beaze

      Yeah man! Hopefully it comes true and DOESNT turn out like BoF 6.

    • Slayven19

      After what capcom did to breath of fire 6 I fear the worst. This isn’t capcom though so I really don’t fear anything.

    • Maxwell3000

      Im totally with you. Nice avatar btw.

    • burucchi

      Wild ARMs 2 remake on the Vita, making use of Vth Vanguard’s battle system or something similar. That’d be the best thing ever ;_;

    • burucchi

      Wild ARMs 2 remake on the Vita, making use of Vth Vanguard’s battle system or something similar. That’d be the best thing ever ;_;

  • AlteisenX

    *Chants XSEED* Can’t wait for Ys 4!

  • Ryujin

    These guys generally don’t release anything outside of the US, do they?

    I know I can always import games, but on the Vita it does make things a bit tricky if I want to be able to enjoy the same after-launch support American folks would get. Really hoping they partner up with somebody to release these games in Europe and other regions as well. Having to buy these games from overseas every time would bum me out big time.

    • Seraph

      IIRC, there are a couple of games out in Europe by XSEED. Maybe if sales do well, maybe they may continue that.

      As a New Zealander, I probably feel that I’m worse off when it comes to getting anything from the Playstation Store (having to buy most of my stuff from Australia, and the US) and I’m not prepared to jump hoops and pay money for another Vita memory card for the sake of a couple of games.

      • Ryujin

        AFAIK, they only release something outside of NA if a local publisher gets in touch with them to distribute the game outside the US.

        Oh man. Thinking about New Zealand and Australia always makes me feel terrible when I complain about not getting certain games in my area. xD Relatively speaking, we have it easy here in Europe. Either way, just being able to switch accounts on a single memory stick without all of the hassle would resolve a lot of the issues I’ve got with buying games from a different region.

    • http://www.santashi.com/ Santashi

      XSEED released the Corpse Party games (PSP) and Ys games (PSP), Orgarhythm (Vita), and Sumioni (Vita) on the European PSN as well as the US one. Those are digital releases though, and I’m not sure if you meant physical releases.

      • Ryujin

        Mhmm, I’m mostly one of those people who still feels like running out to the story and coming back with a physical copy of a game is one of the greatest joys in life. xD Like heading into a dungeon, but actually having to pay for the items you loot. I don’t know.

        That said, if my only option is a digital release, I will go for it.

  • katzedan

    Give Trails in the Sky HD/2nd/3rd chapter or no money from me :(

  • Altin

    They hinted PS3. Maybe Trails in the Flash might be one of these games. At least that’s what I’d like to believe ;_;

    • DesmaX

      Or maybe Trails in the Sky HD.

      • Slayven19

        Don’t say that, hopefully they release that on PC like you suggested before.

    • Kevadu

      And what would happen to the other 4 Kiseki games in between…?

      Honestly, I don’t even understand why all these people are asking for Sen no Kiseki (Sorry, Siliconera, I absolutely refuse to call it ‘Trails in the Flash’. That name is ridiculous, and this site is the *only* place that uses it…) without the other games. It’s not like the other games are bad or something…they’re fantastic games! The weakest in the series would probably be Trails in the Sky FC, i.e., the only one we already got. But SC, Zero, and Ao all have massive critical acclaim (admittedly opinions on TC are mixed). And most importantly, it’s a continuous narrative. Why would you *want* to skip chapters in this story? It would be like skipping the middle two-thirds of a book or something…

      Basically, you should be asking for Trails in the Sky SC instead!

      • D H

        Probably because Flash/Sen is going to be released on PS3, which is not a platform developers and publishers avoid due to piracy issues. Sure, it’d be great for SC to come out tomorrow, but the longer it takes, the less of the chance, and, well, not including myself, I don’t know how people who owned PSPs still do. Sure, I want to ask for SC next, because it is what comes next, but unless their next Steam announcement includes it, I honestly don’t see it happening, due to the PSP’s non-existent US market and the rampant piracy on said system; they’d basically be doing it for free, at this point, as the only people likely to buy it in great numbers would be people that own only a Vita and no PSP, and even then, sadly enough, that number isn’t very high…

        Basically, it’s a much safer bet to except Flash/Sen than anything else, barring a surprise PC announcment. Also, and I know people don’t consider it worth anything, but Wikipedia does use the Trails in the Flash title as well, so, yeah… A lot better than the Google translation at least (Trajectory of Blende… for whatever reason…)

      • Slayven19

        Because this http://www.falcom.co.jp/sen/special/cast01.html So no it wouldn’t really be like skipping chapters because the ps3 version is more friendly towards beginners. Besides I’ve skipped books before with things like harry potter and games prequels and sequels. While it can hurt sometimes it doesn’t really do enough to make you not enjoy the rest of what the game has to offer.

      • Altin

        I can understand and also relate where you are coming from with this, but I kinda thought that because Sen no Kiseki (We name it Flash on our newspage as well, I am fine with both names. 閃 basically means either Flash or brandish so I think it is a more than fair translation) is also coming out for the PS3.

        And dont misunderstand me, I am more than welcoming all the LoH games, but I just think that Sen might have a good chance, dont take my word for it though.

      • Lester Rat

        Apart from the already die-hard Trails in the Sky fans, other people could not care less if they skipped the old and outdated Sora chapters and went straight to a more modern looking game with improved mechanics like Sen no Kiseki.

        The technological updates in Sen no Kiseki are meaningful today, but no one will care for a PS3/Vita game in ten years. The plan of having people to play the whole series in order here in the west is flawed.

  • Go2hell66

    Can we have some TiTS please?

    • https://twitter.com/Ni_Go_Zero_Ichi Project 2501

      Some what?

      • http://vindictushots.tumblr.com/ Okuni-chan

        Trails in The Sky XD

    • VitaminC

      Everyone wants more Scherazard.

  • Pfantzypantz

    I would be a very, very happy man if they brought games like Killer is Dead, Last Story, etc to PC…

    • http://jpoplove.eu/ jpoplove

      No, its the waste of time and resources. XSEED is a small studio and doesn’t have many resources to port already translated games to other platforms. I prefer if they focus on new localisations on whatever platform they see better. Hardware is irrelevant in this case.

  • DesmaX

    Wow, PS4!? I’ll be surprised if they release something for it so soon.

    And I’ll be waiting for that Steam announcement, hmhmhm

  • Leon_Tekashi

    Yeah…Something tells me if things works out in the end, Senran Kagura Burst and Shinovi versus will be released digitally in the West. I’ll take them either way. =)

    • TheExile285

      I’d love that. Especially Shinovi Versus with online!

      I’ve been considering to import it for months so it would probably be a day one buy for me, lol.

      • Christopher Nunes

        Same here but I’ll wait to see what they’re planning to do first!

        Like with Fate/Extra CCC but I still got the Japanese version. I hate it when games you WANT to come over can’t sometimes or are uncertain at this point in time!

        • TheExile285

          Yeah I’ll wait unless I find it for cheap (like $50 vs the normal $70)

          • Christopher Nunes

            How easy would it be to translate the game’s dialogue text to understand the characters dialogue and story text?

          • TheExile285

            No idea lol.

            I have a PSN friend who imported the game and yes been using a guide on GameFAQ.

          • Christopher Nunes

            I might just import the game and a JP 3DS for Senran Kagura Burst and a few other JP-only 3DS games as well.

    • ShadowDivz

      Burst maybe, but shinovi versus i highly doubt it.

      Our non-japanese bodies are not ready.

      But god would i love to see that mother on the PSN. Id flip out first, then run to my drugstore and buy a PSN card.

      • TheExile285

        You may be right.

  • Kevin Schwarz

    Trails in the flash PLEASE! And I join all of you wishing for a new Wild ARMS!

    • Sim

      Have fun trying to enjoy the story while missing ”key” events from 4 previous titles Kappa. and the english title is not Trails in the flash.

      • Slayven19

        There was an interview( http://www.falcom.co.jp/sen/special/cast01.html ) where they said this game is the most newcomer friendly so Honestly I think he’ll be ok. You know I really get tired of people doing this like its terrible to play something without having all the knowledge of something previous. Sure it helps but if I can play SC without the FC(which I played second) I think people are jumping the gun on teh missing key events like it just destroys someone’s enjoyment.

        • Arcana Wiz

          When all games are direct sequels like a book, one that’s only in the same universe it’s automatically more newcomer friendly,but this story is conected to the previous works (its a series like ys), and the target audience (the ones who bought FC) prefer to have the second game. So the chances are slim, agh but i want this soooo much….

          • Slayven19

            Slim is better than none my friend :D.

      • Lester Rat

        I am sure there much more people willing to having fun next year missing key events from the predecessors than having fun with a PS3 game in 2025.

        • Sim

          im sure they will have fun, but ya gotta wonder what happened to Oliver-chan in previous games.

      • Kevin Schwarz

        What makes you think I haven’t played all previos tittles? But anyway, for almost everybody else, you have a point, however, I don’t think people would care much since that game looks fun and about the tittle, who cares, they can call it legend of heroes whatever for all we care.

  • TheExile285

    Wow, XSEED is focussing a lot on Vita and it seems they don’t plan to stop. I LIKE THAT!

    I also didn’t know that they included Wi-Fi online for only the America version of Valhalla Knights 3. Why can’t big publishers care about their gamers that way?

    Anyway, super excited for Ys Celceta and Rune Factory 4. Probably gonna buy VK3 to support XSEEDs Vita efforts.

    • http://www.santashi.com/ Santashi

      I’m really impressed (and surprised!) about the wi-fi online for VK3 as well. Do like XSEED and hope for more European releases from them. :P

  • Crimson_Cloud

    PS3 stuff huh? I like that, I like that vary much.

  • Thad McMichael

    “We absolutely love the Vita, not only because it’s a very slick piece of
    hardware, but we know the core gamers that we cater to were the first
    to buy into that platform.”

    You know us so well, XSEED. Brb, buying all your games.

  • http://vindictushots.tumblr.com/ Okuni-chan

    I’m hoping when I get my bonus I’ll be able to buy a vita (also gotta pay some bills… UGH BILLS!) If not I’ll be putting some of it away for my future Vita while I enjoy fishing in Animal Crossing as I await Rune Factory 4. (Seriously being taken over by Animal Crossing again)

    • TheExile285

      Same thing for me but with a 3DS XL. I’m hoping I can get one this weekend but I gotta see the total cost of college books first >_<

      • http://vindictushots.tumblr.com/ Okuni-chan

        Though I want it as soon as I get my bonus I’m thinking of holding out till black Friday / cyber Monday or close to Christmas for the sales. Maybe even find a good bundle (>_< ) Blech I have to get text books for my Japanese study… I know the feel *pat pat*

      • http://vindictushots.tumblr.com/ Okuni-chan

        Though I want it as soon as I get my bonus I’m thinking of holding out till black Friday / cyber Monday or close to Christmas for the sales. Maybe even find a good bundle (>_< ) Blech I have to get text books for my Japanese study… I know the feel *pat pat*

  • Christopher Nunes

    Please ask them to bring over Senran Kagura Burst and Shinovi Versus to the West! I don’t care if it’s digitally download only I want to get those games in English so I can understand what they’re saying and getting idea of their personality and story!

    Please! I’ll throw ALL my money at them!

    • Göran Isacson

      >Insinuates he plays Senran Kagura for the story
      *OHYOU.jpg*

      Okay that was mean of me but man it was low-hanging fruit, I had to pick it. I JUST HAD TO.

      • Christopher Nunes

        But I am curious about it, the fanservice is bottom on the list for me, but the gameplay is first with story second.

        • Göran Isacson

          Fair enough, buut I watched a few eps of the anime for the lulz and if the story in that is similar to the game… well, let’s just say you’re not missing much.

          • Christopher Nunes

            Sometimes games have more content than the anime as they don’t have to squeeze story bits into a 30 minute timeframe.

            Plus the manga for both sides of the girls (Hanzo and Snake) shows how some events play out differently or have completely original events that you don’t see in the anime.

            I have yet to see gameplay footage of the story so who knows? Perhaps the game’s story has more depth than it seems.

            But I’m not expecting a spectacular story just a fun cute good story with laughs and a lot of heart. That’s all. Nothing super epic… except the final boss battle possibly.

          • Göran Isacson

            True, most anime-adaptations are frequently criticized for cutting down on story in favor of simplicity. Guess it could be the case, I think I’m just not inclined to think that a game that primarily touts fanservice as a selling argument would bother much with plot.

  • Alicemagic

    senran kagura please give xseed now game money take xseed please kagura.

    • Christopher Nunes

      I second this! Please bring Senran Kagura! You know there are people who want it in the West!

    • Altin

      They will Jason Schreier and Sarkeesian this game into oblivion if it ever sees a release over here.

      • ShadowDivz

        Who and what? Are you gonna tell me who they are or do i have to google it?

        • brian

          Jason Schreier is a Kotaku person, Anita Sarkeesian is a feminazi youtuber.
          Feminists overreact like they tend to do and Kotaku follows suit.
          I doubt it’d make the game(s) fail, especially with Agarest doing well with its marketing.

          • ShadowDivz

            Ahh. Thank you.

          • Altin

            Should’ve mentioned Patricia “Gorrilla” Hernandez too. But yeah, you’ve hit the nail in that coffin quite well, couldn’t have explained it in any better way either.

      • Alicemagic

        No such thing as bad publicity. Their cries did nothing to Dragon’s Crown in the long run; even major review sites gave that game a decent score.

        • Altin

          Well yeah, Bad Publicity is still bad publicity but with Senran Kagura, it’s like you offer those Hyenas all things that get their gears grinded on a silver platter.

  • Bigabu Beaze

    Localize Medabots 7 XSeed! Or Medabots Dual.

  • ragingmerifes

    Trails In The Sky SC. That’s all I ask.

  • Machineguntommy

    We love you XSeed. I know at this point it’s useless to ask for Trails in The Sky 2 again. So I’m going to take this time to say: MORE.CORPSE.PARTY.

  • Solomon_Kano

    There’s already a PS4 game that Xseed’s looking at? HYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPE

    Their reasoning for supporting Vita more than 3DS is sensible. A lot of the more hyped niche games on 3DS are things that other companies have dibs on, whereas the Vita’s seeing love from a lot of devs whose work typically doesn’t have a guaranteed pathway into the west so they’ve a lot more to choose from there.

    That said, I hope they look into some of the cross-plat 3DS/Vita titles. Conception II~

    • TheExile285

      Haha right, I will laugh uncontrollable for days if they bring over Conception II. Maybe Exstetr.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Yea, Exstetra would be good too.

  • Arcana Wiz

    XSEED Teases Upcoming Game Announcements, hype level raises to max.

  • Ben Ruiz

    I wonder if they would be willing to bring Half Minute Hero 2 over here on PC. I mean, it isn’t necessarily their call, but with wanting to have more games on Steam, it’d be nice.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Corpse Party: Blood Drive. That’s all for me~.

  • ShadowDivz

    I love how people keep wishing for Senran Kagura.
    I want it too guys, but…
    the femnazis…

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Let’s find somewhere else to be political.

      • Arcana Wiz

        Ok lets word it better: Considering the amount of criticism that dragon crown received cause of one character, by a “writer”, taking a heavy toll in their score, even if its a style of art, the focus is the beat-em-up system akin the old D&D,if this game who relies on fan-sevice(that i love) and jiggling boobs(even more), got released that critics would fest on it, cause the dragon crown got some popularity and advertising, this niche game will have almost none protection against “these” people

        • Alicemagic

          Senran Kagura is on an entirely different level of niche than Dragon’s Crown. The kind that just barely gets makes it to localization, and even that’s likely only as an eShop release (and even THAT’S not technically set in stone yet, but let’s find somewhere else to be pessimistic).

          That said, the game has technically been out for 2 years now. The anime adaption has been localized, even. I doubt an eShop localization is going to garner any unnecessary attention. If people were going to quip about it, they would’ve already done so. The closest I’ve seen the mainstream western side of gaming take note of the game is a Kotaku review- a website that’s seemingly very likely to pan the game for having more fanservice than the entire DoA franchise… and yet, it was a positive review that judged the game for what it is; a solid, enjoyable Dynasty Warriors-esque game. With cute anime girls. And tits. Sweet lord, the tits.

          The only people who are guaranteed pay the localization excessive attention are the masses upon masses of gamers who had their right hands on standby ever since they heard someone out there in Japan was making a 3DS game where you can blow into the microphone to lift the girls’ skirts up. You know, the people who will actually buy the game and supply Xseed with their money, as opposed to any given amount of unlikely party poopers on Twitter whose actions will be limited to inspecting concept art from the game, complaining about it on the internet, and then being forgotten like a fart in the wind, perhaps the only results of their actions being accidentally introducing unassuming male gamers to a beautiful game.

          • ShadowDivz

            Damn you. You have filled me with hope…
            And i loved how you phrased that “And tits. Sweet lord, the tits” xD
            Makes me think of Homer drooling over a donut.

          • ShadowDivz

            Damn you. You have filled me with hope…
            And i loved how you phrased that “And tits. Sweet lord, the tits” xD
            Makes me think of Homer drooling over a donut.

  • LazuliteLiamz

    Rune Factory 4!! I’ll be getting 3DS for this game. Hopefully I can get my hand on the black US set that is coming soon too.

    Ys on vita was amazing as well. I’ve played the JP ver. and its awesome.
    I’ll be getting the US ver. as well, just to support them. Localize moarrr! :D

  • Dano Drisdelle

    No TitS, no buy.

  • Alestaos

    What games are the 4th and 6th image and are they out in the west. If so what platform?

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      I’m only seeing 5 images
      this one:http://storage.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/rf.jpg
      is Run Factory 4, not out yet (3DS)
      this one:http://storage.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/ys.jpg
      Ys Celceta, not out yet (Vita)
      both are coming this fall
      edit: sorry messed up the pictures.

      • Alestaos

        Thanks and whats the 3rd image?

        • MrSirFeatherFang

          with the guy kneeling down? Pandora’s Tower for the Wii. It has been released already.

          • Alestaos

            Ah shame the wii :/ Thanks alot though for the information. Do i need to of played the YS series story wise to get the new one or are they like FF/Tales/PStar that there new each addition

          • MrSirFeatherFang

            Each Ys game follows the adventures of Adol Christin (except for Ys Origin) in self contained stories. Start with anyone you like. :)

          • Alestaos

            Thats fantastic ill start with the vita game then :) Hopefully that will be out in English Speaking Countries soon. Did any get remade so i can pick them up or dl them off the PS Store. Thanks again im very far behind on console gaming since i have spent most of me efforts on College and FFXIV. Im looking for a solid JRPG for my vita after finishing P4. Will YS fulfil that? And again thanks :-)

          • MrSirFeatherFang

            Ys is a mainly an Action RPG. You will find it to be a great action game. I like their stories as well, but don’t expect the most awesome epic story ever. Although I get the feels from them from time to time.
            Ys I & II are always bundled together as one game since II is a direct sequel to Ys I continuing Adol’s adventure in Esteria. It may seem quite dated since Ys I & II may feel very old/outdated since they are originally 80s games. It uses the “bump” system which is pretty simple and fun. Available on Steam.
            Ys Oath in Felghana is a remake of Ys III. It uses the Ys VI engine and a fantastic game. Available on Steam
            The Ys Vita game is a remake (Falcom’s own version) of Ys Iv since they never actually made it themselves (they outsourced it to other developers).
            I have no clue of anyway to play Ys V in English, but it was for the SFC.
            Ys VI Ark of Napishtim was published by Konami in the US on the PS2 and PSP. Not sure if it’s on the PSN Store.
            I’m pretty sure Ys Seven is on the PSN Store. It was released for the PSP.
            Ys Origin is related to Ys I & II however it takes place 800 or something years before Adol Christin adventures in Ys I & II. Available on Steam only.
            This series will satisfy anyone looking for great action RPGs. I recommend this series

          • Alestaos

            Ah cool thanks ill check them out on steam :) They sound good and sometimes im sure the story shines

  • Elvick

    Hope for more PS Vita stuff.

    Them adding online to Valhalla Knights 3 is really awesome. I’m kind of iffy on that game, but now I want to buy it to support them for doing that.

    • TheExile285

      You should be excited for Ys Celceta too! (IMO)

      • Elvick

        Already buying it! Have it preordered already!

      • leingod

        I’m going for both personally. Not a fan of the previous Valhalla Knights, but this one looks a tad better. And it has fan service… I love fan service :P

        • TheExile285

          I love fanservice too so I will probably buy it lol

  • Sergio Macellaro

    I wanna TiTS (who not?)

  • Aristides

    I love how they acknowledge the niche core gamer on Vita B) yeah we totally bought it to buy your games and those of similar companies.

  • Hinataharem

    If I could throw a party for XSeed every day, I would

  • roockie112

    Cant wait to get my hands on Celceta

  • ヴィンチェンゾ Vincenzo

    I really appreciate all the effort they’re making to bring some good JRPGs through many consoles to the West, in a retail format too.

  • Hours

    Trails please.

    I would also really love the other Wizardry game for PS3.

  • NPeart

    I just got Pandoras Tower two weeks ago, and it became my favorite j-rpg alongside Persona 4!

    What a unique game! Not only is the story distilled nightmare acid, but the game play it self is equally brilliant! Its use of the pointer controls makes it the 3D castlevania of dreams, and it will probably continue to be the best, the most versatile and dynamic game, that uses whip forever!

    Give me sequel to this. If the story doesn’t continue naturally, PLEEEAASEEE give me more games using this battle system! I hardly even dare to dream what sort of Pandoras Box they would be able to open with the Wii U.

  • artemisthemp

    Xseed publish in US only or also EU?

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