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Falcom’s Latest ARPG, Ys VII For PSP This September

Falcom has announced that the next title in their Ys series will not be developed for the PC but the PSP instead! Due sometime this September, Ys VII takes place in the Dukedom of Altago and will feature a new three member party battle system allowing you to select two other characters to support you.

I hope this doesn’t ruin the insanely fast paced boss fights but judging from what I can make out from the screenshots, it looks like you still fight solo as Adol only now you can use your party’s support skills too.

Ys7

Ys I & II DS Special Box Edition, Now with Soundtrack

If you haven’t already bought the ports of APRGs Ys I and II for the DS but still intend to then perhaps this is for you. According to ITmedia, a special collector’s edition containing both games, a twenty-eight soundtrack and phone strap will be available from April 18th onwards. The bad news is it will be an exclusive for retailer 7dream.com.

The two games should have been sold together in the first place really.

Ys I & II DS Special Box

Falcom Announces Ys I and Ys II DS Remake

It’s not the first time the Ys I and II have been remade. I guess Falcom’s decision to remake it again must be due to the influence of other games company such as Square-Enix doing remakes too recently.

Ys I, II DS Remakes

I only played through Ys II Eternal on PC and although both the graphics and the gameplay system were very much dated compared to other titles at the time, the game remained very fun. All you did was pretty much run into enemies to attack them. No button bashing at all. Well, you still had to time and dodge projectiles too of course. The boss battles have always been crazy!

Ys II was actually the game that got me into Falcom’s other titles later on such as Ys Origin and Legend of Heroes VI.

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