Next week, Falcom will release Ys Celceta: Sea of Trees for PlayStation Vita. The game a re-imagining of Ys IV, which was originally made by Hudson for the TurboGrafx CD. Ys Celceta is a different take on the story, which begins with Adol arriving in Celceta without his memories. The gameplay has been revamed too and designed like Ys Seven.
So, what’s Falcom planning for the next entry in the Ys series?
“In terms of the next Ys title it is something we are still planning and discussing right now,” Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo said to Siliconera. ”
“At this point, it is too hard to tell if it will be Ys Eight or maybe we’ll take all of our new technology and remake Ys V. Those are just a couple of possibilities that we’re discussing internally on which direction to go with the Ys series.”
If Falcom makes it, Ys Eight will be a brand new adventure for Adol. Ys V follows Adol as he searches for a lost desert city that suddenly reappears. What’s interesting is that, like Ys IV, Ys V was remade and re-released just six years ago. Taito remade Ys V and brought the game to PlayStation 2 back in 2006.