Ys: Memories of Celceta Reaches Europe In February 2014

By Ishaan . December 12, 2013 . 11:20am

Ys: Memories of Celceta has a release date in Europe. NIS America announced this morning that they will publish the game in February 2014 in European territories.


A retail version of the game will be published on February 21st, while a download version will follow on February 25th.


Memories of Celceta launched in North America on November 26th for PS Vita.

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  • ヴィンチェンゾ Vincenzo

    So happy about the physical release :) NIS you’re the best (and thank you for Persona 4 Gooden, too)

    • FlyingPony

      I really wish more YS is physical version. I’ve buy this one physical, and could not be any happier.

  • ForThePlot

    Already imported and received the US version, couldn’t wait 3 months! Great game it is :)

  • Cerzel

    They’re a bit late with this announcement. My CE just arrived yesterday after importing it, and I’m sure most people interested in it have already done the same. People aren’t going to buy it twice; if they wanted this to sell they should have announced it about three weeks ago.

  • DanielGearSolid

    Europe get your bodies ready for the GOTY!

  • SirRichard

    And it has Danganronpa hot on its heels, to boot. NISA are doing a top-notch job with bringing stuff here!

    • MyBodyIsReady

      NIS America, a European JRPG fan’s best friend :)

      I’m really glad they make the effort

      • yellowmage

        To quote Bart Simpson, the ironing is delicious.

  • Tatsuya Fabre

    Don’t see the point in localization, anyone who really wanted it would have imported it by now.

    • School Idol Addict

      Just few handful of peoples import you know -_-
      Not localizing a game because of thoses few peoples would be extremely stupid.

      • TheExile285


    • Sentsuizan_93

      Eh. I rarely ever import. I only do that if it DEFINITELY isn’t coming over to my region. *looks at Radiant Historia import*

    • FlyingPony

      Nah, it cost more to import, and by having it in the shop it can attract new fans to check it out.

      • Mr_SP

        Depends where you live. In Australia, basic shipping adds up to around $10 less than local, but that’s with a few weeks of transit time. But having it on the shelf right in front of them is easier to convince people to buy.

        • Armane

          In Europe it’ll cost $10 just to have the postman tell you you have to pay import tax, which would probably be a further $20 if you imported the collector’s edition.

          It’s just not worth it when you know it’s coming in a couple of months, unless it’s something you just have to play/there’s nothing coming out in the meanwhile.

  • Sentsuizan_93

    February will be a busy month for my Vita. This, Danganronpa and Toukiden keeping my Vita company! ^_^

    • School Idol Addict

      Yeah, it’s nice to see the vita finally getting games in the west.
      I hope it will stay that way and that hacker and pirates don’t fuck everything again this times.

    • Luis Camargo

      It’s going to be a busy month for all consoles and an absolute nightmare for wallets.

      And I thought Steam sales were bad.

    • Malon

      Danganronpa, Lightning Returns, Atelier Escha & Logy, and now Ys, my wallet can’t follow. ;_;

  • Demeanor

    Ys, Sorcery Saga, Danganronpa, Demon Gaze, Project Diva F 2nd…
    I <3 my Vita! :D

    • MyBodyIsReady

      Have you played any of those games?

      Genuinely curious how good Demon Gaze, Sorcery Saga and Project Diva F 2nd are…

      • Demeanor

        – I’m playing Ys Celceta (us version) right now, it’s awesome, like Ys 7 but better (although til now Ys 7 might be slightly superior music-wise)
        – Sorcery Saga I’m gonna download in a while, but I played and loved ZHP and Paradox, so I should like it no prob
        – Haven’t played Dangan yet, but I loved Virtue’s Last Reward to no end, so I have high hopes for this
        – Never played Gaze either, I honestly don’t see the charm of 1st person dungeon crawlers but I have little to no exp with them, willing to try a recent one to see how it is
        – I played basically all Divas til now and I absolutely adore the series, new and remade songs are awesome, so this’ll be a hit for sure. I got the demo that was temporarily available from the JP Store (Cinderella remake, Colorful Mel remake, Akatsuki Arrival).
        Maybe someone who’s played the JP versions can help you more, just keep in mind that taste in jrpgs is highly subjective… looking forward to Conception II as well (and God Eater 2…).

  • PreyMantis

    Y, good to see the love being spread all over Europe.

  • persona_yuji

    A retail version of Ys!? Oh heck yes! Thank you NIS America!

  • Romancer Ecclesia

    Just a thought, but wouldn’t most Europeans who really want to play it have imported it from US by now? By the time the EU version is released, it’ll be cheaper to import because there’ll be more 2nd hand copies.

    • British_Otaku

      Most people don’t import, if they anticipate the game’s release in their region already and don’t need to worry about delivery times or customs.

      If it was in release suspense for a long time (Devil Survivor more or less – we didn’t got the first one till 2013), or as anticipated as Brawl or confirmed to be editted for their localisation, perhaps a lot of importers would had jumped the gun.

      • Mr_SP

        I imported, but I don’t expect everyone to have done it. Or even many people. I hope Europe gets the special edition, though – the additions are worth it, and the journal/strategy guide is lovely.

        • Romancer Ecclesia

          I see. I made the comparison because Australian prices are abysmally high and I used to import PS3 games whereby the games combined with shipping are still 40~50% cheaper than local counterparts.

          There’s also the issue of US release dates sometimes being months ahead of the AU/EU regions for highly anticipated games (apart from Bravely Default).

          I brought it up because I was curious why brick and mortar shops can still afford to label insane jacked up prices even though there’re faster and cheaper copies online. From what both of you said, I guess the price sensitivity hasn’t reached that turning point for people to resort to imports yet.

          • Mr_SP

            Well, not really. I’m from Australia myself, and have done some importing, but it doesn’t hurt me too much to buy locally. Shipping costs can be considerable, and sometimes I like DLC.

    • michel

      It happens, but as British_Otaku said, there’s still the problem of shipping and custom taxes. Even if the Euro is nowadays very strong, if you aren’t dying to play the game asap, could be better to wait for the European release (if there’s one!…)

    • Armane

      Sony keeps trying to stop me from importing from the US at reasonable prices, so I don’t tend to bother.

      Ys is pretty low on my agenda as well, because I still haven’t finished the Steam/PSP games I currently own, and the dub/gameplay/character designs of MoC turn me off.

  • FlyingPony

    Played it, and enjoyed it very much just like YS Seven on PSP.

    I am hoping here that Nihon Falcom will make brand new YS, or at least remaking all the old game into Vita/PS3. Physical version, and I’ll get em all without any regret.

  • Cyrus

    Oh, weird. I’ve already ordered the Silver Anniversary Edition and it’s on its way here.

  • Syn

    February and March 2014 are going to rape my wallet seven ways to sunday!!! Every major platform has something I want on it…..oh well, guess am home this new year(starts counting pennies)

  • Ric Vazquez

    My comrades from Europe will be able to play this now, nice!

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