Here’s Another Teaser Pic Of Falcom’s Tokyo Xanadu

By Sato . December 19, 2014 . 10:00am


Falcom announced a new game in this week’s Japanese videogame magazines, called Tokyo Xanadu, and the game looks like it takes place during modern times.


A new teaser image (thanks, Game Jouhou) shows two characters on the front that remind us of The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash’s protagonist Rean Schwarzer and the heroine Alisa Reinford, but judging by their clothing, they look like students in the city of Tokyo.


The image says “Falcom’s brand new title! Something quite different from all the games up until now; Falcom’s new ‘challenge’ begins!”


Tokyo Xanadu will roll out sometime in 2015.

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  • DudeJericho

    The first thing that popped into my head was The World Ends With You.

    • Kaetsu

      Persona and Devil Survivor for me.

  • MaidKillua

    I just wish more Falcom games came West (though I still need to play Trails in the Sky and a couple of Ys games anyway, I’ve been putting it off because I don’t have a PSP and am always reluctant to download on my Vita)

  • Setsu Oh

    gonna be honest, there is a big enough rarity of japanese rpgs happeing in the present time and world for me to be curiosus.mildly. no amnesia plz. no world saving plz.

    • Ferrick


      • Setsu Oh

        no what? no the last on like that isnt 3-4 yo?

        • Ferrick

          “no world saving plz.”
          It’s not a xanadu if there isn’t a world threatening villain

          • Setsu Oh

            i have trouble with this word …i’m googling it….aaaaah im too lazy to

    • BlackC#Bro

      Surely you jest? It’s a common setting.

      • Setsu Oh

        seen in?

    • Haganeren

      I can’t understand the beginning but even amnesia can be great from Falcom. (I loved the way it was on Celceta… Because Adol have lost his memories but not us, the players, because we know who he is)

      I never liked the theory which said that having a cliche make a thing less enjoyable. It depend on how it is done.

      And yes, we will saving the world yes. (Or this part of the world)

      • Setsu Oh

        did you play all or just one y’s?

        • Haganeren

          All except the 5 and i have yet to finish the last boss of Ys 2 Special on DOS. (This guy is wayyy too hard)

          • Setsu Oh

            & ure not tired of this sheat? do you go eat fast food a lot? what age are you? how many days in the week are eating the same thing?

          • Haganeren

            Oh ? You didn’t know ?

            Ys games are awesome also because they are really short. Like the first one only take 6 hours to complete. Now, we are more about 12 hours. So yes, i can play this serie and also have a normal social life.

            … To be totally honest with you, even with RPG with 100+ hours like Persona, the secret is to keep a schedule in order to play when you have time to play, work, when it’s time to work, socialize when it’s fun to socialize and sleep when it’s time to sleep… No big secret here and you will see you can achieve to do this really easily and still not being seen as an outsider.

            Also, fast food is horrible ! Why the cliche of the associable geek is always associated with it ?

            Anyway, i think you go to fast food a lot more when you have a lot of friend anyway. Maybe you wanted to say something like pizza ? Even that i can assure you you can be a Falcom fan and still eat properly….

            … And no, i’m not “tired of this sheat”… Ys is one of the most diverse series i know. Sometime, i’m tired of it, of course, and you know what i do in those case ? I stop playing… Simple no ? And when i’m not tired of it anymore, i’m playing it again.

    • AkuLord3

      Asking for no world saving in an Rpg…ok…might as well stop playing most games.

      • Setsu Oh

        it doesnt have to be an integral part of the genre. broaden your views a little.

  • Min

    Looks like I have to add another 20+ years of waiting for a ‘localization’ news about this game. (っ˘̩╭╮˘̩)っ

    • MrTyrant

      Xanadu are not text heavy games so If I have to calculate the new one could have same ammount of dialogues as any Ys and that would raise the chances of localizing the game unlike Trails. However I don’t know what are the new takes in this version so that was mere speculation.

    • shiki kurai

      That’s really sad tbh; Almost making me feel frustrated that I don’t know Japanese . Let’s just hope that XSeed will localize it.

  • pekikuubik

    I was hoping they’d get a new artist for what’s essentially a reboot of the Xanadu franchise. But nope, it’s Nakae (YsvsSnK/Nayuta/Sen/Sen2) again.

    At least we dodged the Celceta and Ys 8 character designer bullet though.

    • Haganeren

      Yeah, i don’t really like him either, he is a little too generic for my taste… Oh well.

    • AkuLord3

      Making it sound like he’s a bad artist. If you don’t like his style…well that’s fine but meh i think he’s good. I enjoyed his work in games/animes.

      • pekikuubik

        If you’re referring to Nakae, then it wasn’t my intention to make him sound like a bad artist. I just think it would be nice if their various franchises had distinct visual identities.

        If you’re referring to the Celceta guy, then… I’m not going to apologise for that.

  • Izzeltrioum

    Hopefully people will realize this kind of setting isn’t limited to Atlus (Same happened to Mind=Zero. For god sake be open-minded!). Still, I prefer fantasy settings ;_;

    Really looking forward to this.

    • AkuLord3

      Wasn’t the thing with Mind=Zero, the stand powers and not just the school modern setting? You’re right though, its not just atlus and people need to be open-minded.

      • Izzeltrioum

        Yes! When Silconera started to post Mind=0 news it always turned into Persona talk/writing that it was ridiculous. Not a bad thing though, as new IPs need some form of advertising even if it is from it being similar to another, successful franchise haha. But point still stands–it appears Modern Urban Japan + Modern Urban Japan designs + High School is equal to Persona to mostly everyone. Here at least people are discussing about Character Designers and long-term localisation gaps (As usual with Falcom games), rather than Atlus-related (Well two or three people), so that’s an improvement.

  • -sigh- I wonder how much we’ll have to wait for this to be localized.

  • Isuke-sama

    “Two characters on the front that remind us of The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash’s protagonist Rean Schwarzer and the heroine Alisa Reinford”. Of course they remind us, Trails and Tokyo Xanadu were designed by the same person, Enami Katsumi, who also designed the Baccano!’s cast.

    • pekikuubik

      Nope, Enami Katsumi did character and promotional artwork only for Ys Seven and Zero no Kiseki (and maybe Ao, not sure if there’s a consensus on that). In-house artists came up with the initial designs and imitated his style for dialogue portraits, additional character/promo art and whatnot.

      One of them moved on to design characters for Ys Celceta and likely Ys 8. Incidentally he/she also did the initial Ys Seven designs, but pretty much everyone thought they were terrible, so after the fan outcry Enami Katsumi was called in.

      Another one (Nakae) worked on Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki, Nayuta no Kiseki and both Sen no Kiseki games. And Tokyo Xanadu apparently.

      • Isuke-sama

        Oh didn’t know that, but Enami still draws the design for Kiseki and Xanadu so it doesn’t differ much.

        • pekikuubik

          Now read what I wrote again. Enami hasn’t worked with Falcom since Zero/Ao.

  • Raze

    Those 2 on front remind me of Makoto P3 and Asuna SAO lol…

  • Kai2591

    plot twist: they stumble into a parallel fantasy world!

    • Izzeltrioum

      That’s something I deny myself from thinking. I’d rather those two characters equal to “Boy or Girl” system, and that both are Archaeology fanatics/students/researchers that went to some old ruins related to Xanadu, find some artifact, earthquake, and… well, rest is obvious. Don’t want some Dark Hour-tier stuff please! Also characters need to be stoic/silent in order for this to work.

      • Kai2591

        I prefer talking characters actually but ah well not too important~

  • Kornelious

    An new Action-RPG by Falcon you say?…. Well color me interested :)

    The best part is since this is a new IP, There’s a high chance that this will be localized! (since there are no other titles unlocalized like Trails :( ) So here’s to a hopeful localization of Falcons new IP! :D

    • It’s not a new IP though. Xanadu is as old (or even older, I’m not sure) as Ys

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