The talented RPG developers and enthusiasts over at Falcom have announced two entires in the Ys series, with one being a band new game and the other being a remaster. The new game is Ys X: Nordics and its launch will coincide with the long-running series 35th anniversary in 2023. Falcom has also announced an HD remaster of Ys: The Oath in Felghana for the Nintendo Switch which will be titled Ys Memoire: The Oath in Felghana, and like Ys X: Nordics, it will also launch in 2023. Japanese Switch owners will be able to get their hands on the game in Spring 2023.
Ys X: Nordics details:
Four years have passed since the release of the action RPG Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, which launched for PlayStation 4 in 2019 to high praise from players in Japan and worldwide… In celebration of the Ys series’ 35th anniversary, the latest numbered entry Ys X: Nordics will launch for multiple platforms in 2023.
The setting is the northern sea Obelia Bay, which is made up of countless islands big and small. After completing his adventures in the Ancient Kingdom of Ys, young adventurer Adol Christin encounters a maritime people known as “Normans” in this new land. Who are they? And who are the “Griegers,” immortal undead who attack humans…?
The battle system used up until Ys IX: Monstrum Nox has been drastically revamped! The new “Cross Action” system allows the player to fight using two modes according the situation. In the speedy “Solo Mode,” the player controls one character with the help of automatic attacks and support from their partner. In “Combination Mode,” the player can simultaneously control a series of actions for both characters to take on formidable foes in back-and-forth combat.
Additionally, Ys X: Nordics allows you to control a ship for the first time in the series. Explore vast oceans using sea maps as your guide and engage in naval battles against enemy ships in this new feature that adds to “the joy of adventure” that the series is known for. Other new systems include the special ability “Mana Action,” which significantly expands the degree of freedom on fields and in dungeons.
Ys X: Nordics is a brand-new adventure set in the northern sea Obelia Bay, featuring young adventurer Adol Christin as the protagonist. Please look forward to this latest title in the Ys series, from the development team that brought you Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana and Ys IX: Monstrum Nox.
Ys Memoire: The Oath in Felghana details:
A “deepened” action RPG… The definitive edition of Ys: The Oath in Felghana is coming to Switch! Released for PSP in 2010, Ys: The Oath in Felghana was highly acclaimed as a masterpiece in the Ys action RPG series. This high-definition remastered version further improves the game with additional elements.
In addition to voiced events for the game’s more than 30 characters, voiceovers have also been added for protagonist Adol Christin, who will be voiced by Yuki Kaji. Coupled with narration by Banjou Ginga, players will be able to enjoy an even more dramatic story.
“Refine Versions” of the illustrations for every character that appears during the story have been created for this remastered release. The “Classic Versions” that were used in the PSP and PC versions will also be included, so you switch between “Refine” and “Classic” during the game depending on your preference.