Long years after Falcom's departure from the console mainstream, the classic Japanese adventure developer may be back. At an event dubbed the "Ys Fair" in Akihabara today, Falcom announced two new titles in their marquee action RPG series for an unknown platform: Ys Seven, due in fall, and Ys I & II Chronicles, due in summer. Both games were represented by nothing more than image artwork.
Although third parties have been releasing console ports of Falcom games for years (the upcoming Legacy of Ys Books 1 And 2 is one such example), Falcom itself recently returned to non-PC platforms after a decade-and-change absence. Since 2007's Gurumin, the company has experienced wild success on PSP, primarily through their Sora no Kiseki series of RPGs. Falcom's first PSP-exclusive title, a remake of the legendary dungeon-crawler Brandish, will release this month.
Combine Falcom's strong PSP support with the CERO rating shown on the Ys Fair flyer above -- the organization only rates console games -- as well as the fact that screens of Ys Seven and Chronicles will be exclusively revealed in next month's issue of Dengeki PlayStation, and a clear pattern begins to emerge. Will Ys Seven and Ys I & II Chronicles wind up on PSP? We think it's likely.
Maybe they have the budget to hire Kushiro and Yonemitsu?!? ( I say this every time)
Also - an 'Ys Fair'?!?