Falcom President Teases New Legend Of Heroes And Ys Projects In The Works

By Sato . October 29, 2013 . 9:20pm

This year’s PlayStation Awards event is drawing near, and Sony’s Play Community website recently spoke with Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo about the future of the company’s two main franchises: Ys and Legend of Heroes.


The talk about the franchise’s future starts out with Ys and what we can expect from it in the near future.


“Thanks to all you fans, Ys will be celebrating its 26th anniversary this year,” starts Kondo. “We’d like to keep spreading the ‘Ys-ism’ that our staff members have created, and I believe we’ll continue evolving it while staying true to the series. We haven’t reached a point where I can tell you much about the next game, but for now, I can tell you that we’re definitely looking to introduce new elements to the series.”


“With new hardware and network structure, the way games are made is different nowadays, so we’re currently in the midst of deciding what to do next,” he continues. “We’ve had great reception regarding the PlayStation Vita’s touch screen features from those who’ve played Ys: Memories of Celceta, so I believe we’ll be working even harder to further evolve the Ys series.”


Play Community follows up by asking Kondo if he could share any information on the future of the Legend of Heroes series.


“With Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash, we went from PSP to a multi-platform release of PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, from a top-down view to 3D graphics, a big system change, and detailed towns and fields, giving it a voluminous RPG feeling that is represented in 3D. The story takes place in new lands to go with new protagonists, and I believe we made it into a title that even newer RPG fans can enjoy.”


“Again, the Trails series will be entering its 10 year anniversary next year,” Kondo reiterates. “The development team is continuously working hard to start a new project with an eye on the anniversary as an objective, so please look forward to our next announcement.”

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  • Max

    Still hoping for their return to PC.

    • GH56734

      I wonder when will that Chinese company publish that English version of Ys 7 PC. Without the pesky SecuROM DRM of course.

  • Raze

    Good job Falcom…

    Will be waiting for new Ys and Kiseki now…

  • Ryudo9


    • Hinataharem

      With DLC walls for Dogi to smash

  • Dark Zerato

    TITS 3RD coming to the west is what i need.

    • d19xx

      Your comment reminded me of that prostitute in Total Recall…

  • Tre W

    Now I’m just hoping the next, definitive Ys game will a) not be another remake and b) won’t be exclusive to the Vita. I want to play Ys on my HDTV and comfy couch again…

    • JonathanisPrimus

      Congratulations, the PlayStation Vita TV exists!

  • DesmaX

    Whoo, new Ys!

  • mockturtle

    Ys 5 is the only game left that needs a remake to come out in the west… please, Falcom? If not, we will gladly accept Ys 8 as a consolation prize.

    • Raze

      I want Ys8…
      But Ys5 remake isn’t a bad choice…
      I still haven’t played that game yet….

  • Go2hell66

    Ys 8 on PS4

  • Ferrick

    ys 8 and sen no kiseki SC… one can only hope

  • Jahred Down

    Ys! Yes! XSeed doesn’t take all that long getting us those ^_^

  • d19xx

    Aww Ys!

  • $36598391

    WooHoo Ys-ism!

  • epy

    Falcom, you’re the exception to the rule. The marvelous dark horse, please don’t betray me. Also Ys 5 remake would be pretty awesome. The PS2 one sucks.

  • cyberkinghardy

    Give us Trails in the Flash first before you release those new games!!!

    • WhyWai

      yea.. that title looks interesting!

  • Walkingvirus

    Sen no Kiseki SC please Kondo-san XD

    • Don’t worry! Another Kiseki title for next year was confirmed in a Dengeki interview the week Sen came out. I guess Kondo was feeling nice to let us off easily. xD

  • Espoir

    Coming to the US and EU in 2089.

  • I hope they make new series sometime too,
    These Trails titles are looking more and more overwhelming for the West. I’d play any that do get localized.
    I’ll take new Ys games though, V remake or Ys Eight.

  • And their other series were never heard from again

  • I hope they aren’t going to “evolve” Ys too much! I don’t want an MMO or something. Ys V and VI Vita remakes or ports would be nice!

  • ShadowDivz

    Playstation awards? First time i heard about those.

  • Ric Vazquez

    Just two word for you Falcom, START LOCALIZING!

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