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Falcom President Hopes Westerners Will Enjoy Ys Celceta: Sea of Trees


When we last spoke with Falcom president, Toshihiro Kondo, he told us that Falcom would be discussing a western release of Ys IV re-imagining, Ys Celceta: Sea of Trees, with Xseed’s president.


Perhaps plans for a western release of Sea of Trees have already been cemented, as, in a recent interview with Gamasutra, Kondo says: “We’re hoping the Western audiences will really enjoy our new PlayStation Vita Ys game, Celceta no Jukai, and we’re putting a lot of effort into it.”


Kondo also says that releasing the Ys games in America gives Falcom a better understanding of which parts of their games are lacking in effort. The company has been buying development equipment from various platform holders, and is looking to expand to devices other than PSP and Vita as well.


Ys Celceta: Sea of Trees will use a battle system similar to Ys Seven, and will explain how Adol became an adventurer.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.