Falcom must really love their “Sora no Kiseki” RPG setup because they are now working on a fourth title for the PSP!
There’s not much information regarding this new title named “Zero no Kiseki” at the moment other than teaser screenshots and that the protagonists are named Loyd Bannings and Elly McDowell. Apparently these characters were shown in the bonus “Legend of Heroes 7 Design Works” book that came as a bonus with their last game, Ys7.
Expect to see this sometime this year, 2010.
Falcom has released a trailer for their latest title in the Ys series and also announced a limited edition. The price of the limited edition will include a drama CD which has a story taking place between Ys VI and Ys VII.
Also, don’t forget the pre-order goodies that includes a teaser booklet about Legend of Heroes VII!
The official site for Falcom’s next Ys title is up and reveals that the ARPG will be available from Japan on September 17th. Besides that, the game will also come with a slightly different set of bonus goods than their usual packaging. This time it will include an “Ys History Soundtrack” covering a selection of tracks from the entire Ys series from one to seven including Origin. There will also be a 32 page “Legend of Heroes VII Classified Design Works” book which is currently under development.
Import stores don’t usually stock Falcom’s titles but if you’re really interested, you can order from them directly in English by email as long as you have a credit card. Note the EMS postage overseas is hefty, though.
Well, we’ve had a remake of Ys I and II for the DS so it shouldn’t be surprising that the PSP will be getting its own version too. Announced together with Ys VII, “Ys I & II Chronicles” will feature the following:
- Four difficulty levels – Easy, Normal, Hard, Nightmare
- Choose PSP or Windows version in-game illustrations.
- Boss Rush Mode.
- Choose from the original PC-8801, Windows or PSP music.
- NPCs’ dialogue changes.
Not sure I would play the titles again just for these features. Unlike Chrono Trigger, the story just isn’t as compelling.
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.