The next game in Falcom’s long-running Ys series was announced overnight. It’s officially called Ys X: Nordics, and it’s coming to both PS5 and PS4 in 2023 – but only in Japan for now. Hopefully we won’t have to wait Also There is a desire for NIS America to publish the title here in the West.
We also have some very interesting details about the game. Translated by Gematsu, the adventure will take place across the “North Sea Obelia Bay”, and you can even control the main character Adol’s ship as you travel from island to island. Naval battles are also part of this equation.
Meanwhile, Falcom opens up a bit on the combat system, which has apparently been “heavily improved.” “In the fast-paced ‘Solo Mode’, the player controls one character with automatic attacks and assistance from his partner. In the ‘Combination Mode’, the player controls multiple actions simultaneously for both characters to face fierce enemies. Can. Back-and-forth battle.”
It all sounds interesting, but we’ll obviously have to see the Ys X in action before jumping to any conclusions. It might be a while until we actually get some raw gameplay, but at least we’ve been given a set of in-development screenshots. Between this and the new Kuro no Kiseki games, Falcom is clearly getting a lot out of its new engine.
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