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Ys Online Ventures Into Localization

By Spencer . January 12, 2009 . 2:53pm

… in Europe, but it’s better than nothing right? Newcomer Key to Play picked up Ys Online: Call of Solum and is starting a closed beta on January 2009. No details about how to enter the closed beta have been announced. The associated website looks bare now too, but keep checking it for possible beta […]

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Brandish: The Dark Revenant Turns The Tables With A Bonus Character

By Spencer . December 8, 2008 . 2:49pm

Brandish begins with Ares, a swordsman, being chased by Dela, when they both fall underground. The goal of the game is pretty much to get Ares out of there. Dela’s side isn’t the focus of the original Brandish, but it’s a new element in the PSP remake.   In Brandish: The Dark Revenant you also […]

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Brandish Revived With A PSP Remake

By Spencer . December 1, 2008 . 2:38pm

Falcom is going all out for their remake of Brandish. The overhead action RPG will be transformed into a full 3D for the PSP. Brandish: The Dark Revenant looks different, but the story sounds about the same. You play as Ares a swordsman that gets falls into a hole and into a dungeon. If you […]

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Atlus Brings Ys I & II Back Together For North America (Update!)

By Spencer . October 22, 2008 . 8:44am

Thanks to a Gamestop leak we know Atlus is working on the Nintendo DS Ys remakes. And when Atlus is done we’re not going to have to buy each game separately. Atlus is bundling the two games together to make Legacy of Ys: Books I & II, just like the classic TurboDuo release. However, this […]

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Zwei!! goes portable with a PSP port

By Spencer . September 9, 2008 . 10:09am

Zwei 2 is scheduled to come out for PCs sometime this month. After Zwei 2 launches we’re going to see Pipiro and Pokkle on the PSP. Nihon Falcom is continuing their trend of PC to PSP ports with the upcoming release of Zwei! The press release is light on new features, but the PSP version […]

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Sora no Kiseki the 3rd flies to PSPs in July

By Spencer . April 11, 2008 . 11:23am

Nihon Falcom released the first two Sora no Kiseki games on the PSP. Why not the third chapter? It’s coming to Japan on July 24. That’s around a year after the game came out for PCs. Take a look at the opening movie from the PC release.   [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c-Fi5SzQ5k[/youtube]  Don’t expect this to be in […]

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Vantage Master Portable is a Sora no Kiseki reunion

By Spencer . March 26, 2008 . 5:09pm

Seeing Estelle and Joshua Bright in Vantage Master Portable was just the beginning of Nihon Falcom cameo characters. They are leveraging the popularity of The Legend of Heroes VI: Sora no Kiseki to its fullest by adding at least in ten familiar faces from Liberl Kingdom. With this many characters I wonder if they are […]

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Ys online in South Korea, fueled by microtransactions

By Spencer . March 26, 2008 . 4:04pm

Nihon Falcom announced Ys Online around five years ago and most people probably forgot about it. The good news is Ys Online did not silently fade away. Nihon Falcom’s MMORPG is out in South Korea with 500,000 registered accounts since the game quietly launched in July 2007 in conjunction with CJ Internet Company. In November […]

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PSP SRPG, Vantage Master Portable arrives in April

By Spencer . January 23, 2008 . 6:46am

While we’re on the subject of Nihon Falcom it’s an opportune time to mention Vantage Master Portable’s release date. The PSP remake is scheduled to debut in Japan on April 24. New features include ad hoc player versus player battles and characters from Sora no Kiseki. The real kicker is Vantage Master Portable costs the […]

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Watch: Ys with out wires, Ys I & II DS trailers

By Spencer . January 22, 2008 . 8:34pm

Ys I & II DS are looking decent from the promotional video Falcom released. I should probably say Ys I is looking decent and Ys II is looking considerably better because these games are being sold individually as full priced Nintendo DS titles!   Ys II looks like the one I’ll purchase since it is […]

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Vantage Master Portable nets Nihon Falcom cameos

By Spencer . December 20, 2007 . 8:06am

Natials masters take note, Falcom is adding extra content in the PSP version. And nothing sells a game like adding cameos from a successful game. Joshua and Estelle from Sora no Kiseki will be playable characters in Vantage Master Portable. Falcom is also adding on the fly, multiplayer PSP play with an ad-hoc mode. Both […]

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The future of Falcom

By Spencer . November 18, 2007 . 5:09pm

Jeff L. sent over a link to the latest investors report straight from Nihon Falcom (thanks!!), which announces a number of new titles. The list has:   Ys SEVEN Zwei II Vantage Master Brandish Zwei Sora no Kiseki the 3rd Legend of the Heroes 7 (confirmation that it is in development)   Jeff mentions that […]

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Ys: Book I & II bound for the virtual console in North America

By Spencer . November 16, 2007 . 2:34pm

Last month, Hudson released Ys: Book I & II on the Japanese Virtual Console. For 800 Wii Points ($8) you get two Ys games, which is a bargain. Hudson has not confirmed the Turbo Grafx-16 CD game for North America, but the ESRB gave it an “E” rating. I would say chances are good we’re […]

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Nihon Falcom’s bundles a soundtrack and fan extras on a UMD

By Spencer . October 15, 2007 . 7:44am

Most companies happily giveaway free PSP wallpapers, but not Nihon Falcom! If you want to skin your PSP with official Sora no Kiseki themes you have to purchase the Sora no Kiseki Material Collection UMD disc which is a soundtrack and media collection. Besides the wallpapers you can listen to eight hours of UMD audio […]

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Mastiff picks up Gurumin

By Spencer . September 29, 2006 . 10:30am

Coming in 2007 to the PSP is Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure from Nihon Falcom, creators of the Y’s series and Legend of Heroes series. Gurumin is fantasy story about Parin, a girl who lives in a small mining town with no other children. Parin stumbles upon a portal into Monster Village and begins making friends […]