The future of Ys was announced at Falcom’s Ys Fair. Two games were announced at the event Ys I&II Chronicles slated for summer and Ys 7, a brand new entry in the action RPG series coming out in Japan this fall. Series mainstay Adol returns as the lead character on a quest involving five dragons on Altago.
No platforms were announced, but magazine Dengeki PlayStation will have the full scoop on Ys 7 in their March 27 issue suggesting it is being developed for the PlayStation 3, PSP, or in an unlikely event the PlayStation 2. Falcom has not released a PlayStation 3 game yet and are strong supporters of the PSP. Food for thought?
Ys I&II Chronicles sounds like another remake, but it could be the Nintendo DS games Atlus’ repackaged for us for Japan. Sort of fits in with a budget re-release schedule too since the separated Ys DS games will be over a year old in summer 2009.