PlayStation 3

FolksSoul coming to the USA under a new name


While most of the Playstation 3 news at Sony’s Gamers Day was about SOCOM, Ratchet & Clank: Future Tools of Destruction and Uncharted, FolksSoul was on the show floor. The build was in English, which means Sony has been quietly working on FolksSoul, now renamed Folklore for regions outside of Japan. I didn’t get a chance to play it, but for some reason watching Keats draw powers of different “Folks” reminded me of Kameo. Sony didn’t announce a release date for Folklore, it was barely mentioned at all during the presentation, but since it’s likely that Folklore will come out later this year.


Check past the break to see some screens of Folklore and get an overview of the story.




Despite being a realist, Keats unhappily finds himself a journalist for a third rate occult magazine. One day Keats receives a phone call from a woman asking for his help.


Through the static Keats hears the word “Doolin”. Sensing something wrong, Keats rushes to the village, but the woman he believes to have called him, is found murdered. He stays on to find out more about this murder. Strange events follow that night, and he travels to the “Netherworld”.


Having lost her mother as a young child, Ellen is prone to dreaming and tends to look away from reality. Strangely, she spends her holidays actively searching England’s countryside for folk stories. She is not so good with people but seems to have a rapport with children and the elderly. One day Ellen receives a letter from the mother she lost as a child, the message proposing a meeting in Doolin. She finds herself in the village at the same time as Keats. Here they wander between “reality” and the 7 Netherworlds, in search of the end to their stories.


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