If you have a PSP, I'd say just import it. If you're like me and only have -very- limited knowledge of Japanese (or none maybe), the game is still really fun to play. Story-wise, you won't get as much out of it, but you can get the gist of what's going on through ALoY. Great game.
Ys 7 NOW ON SALE FOR THE TEXAS INSTRUMENTS TI-86 Playing to the strength of its amazing...
• 6 MHz CPU • 128 KiB RAM • Luscious 128×64 monochrome LCD • Serial link port; allows two TI-86 calculators to be connected to each other for multiplayer Dogi mode
*wakes up in cold sweat*
I'm afraid your dreams may have been a prophecy (or a terrible omen, depending on your stance). A Falcom employee leaked this exclusive screenshot of their groundbreaking new version of Ys 7 earlier today:
According to what Google translator would let me read of the page it was on (which has since been taken offline due to legal reasons because of the huuuge breach of Falcom's NDA) the developers at Falcom apparently decided that 3D models was not the right direction for the series and that they wanted to return to the series' more basic visual roots of the PC-88 and MSX... only they scaled a little too far back and settled on the 1bpp graphical prowess of the Ti-86.
Expect this brilliant new edition in the Ys series to include such features as:
Amazingly crisp, finely dithered sprites with rich contrasts courtesy of the Ti-86's stunning monochrome LCD
A rich, beautifully composed soundtrack rendered through "Forced Chiptune"™ (with "minimal" loss of processing power) via the 6MHz Z80 CPU, brought to life in brilliant 8KHz Mono when headphones are plugged into the Ti-86's link port*
An exciting bump-based battle system presented with Falcom's new "Simulated Fastness"™ technology, utilizing the unique attributes of the Ti-86's screen to make the world blur around Adol as if he was able to move at Mach 5. Those demons will never be able to see you coming! (or vice-versa)
The Ti-86's 6 MHz Z80 is used to its full potential to deliver an astonishing (1) enemies on-screen at a time! Battles have never felt so intense!
Adol isn't alone this time around! Dogi can join in the action and lend a hand in battle either as a computer-controlled companion or as a second player on another Ti-86 via the Link Port! (Dogi is displayed on screen at the expense of one of the on-screen enemies)
Much more to be revealed... Stay tuned!
*Sound is not available during 2-player linked play.
...Sorry, I know I'm over 13 days late for April Fools (and 12 for this topic apparently), but I just couldn't resist after reading that post.
Randomly- everything is starting to look like "sometime 2010" for Ys Seven's multiplatform release.
Konami's also made a post that they're announcing a game that's not one of their games. (Along with the partners- these are Falcom, Atlus, Jukes, and Takara Tomy)
Is this the Ys Seven announcement? We'll find out soon, right?
I did read somewhere that Falcom will be showing off Zero no Kiseki at TGS in Konami's booth, so, maybe they're partnering with Konami to do a PS3 version? Not sure if I'm thrilled with that, as that would mean no Xseed for that game more then likely. However, it might mean 2 other things, 1-that Falcom has creative control & 2-it's even more likely we'll see it outside Japan.
Heck, there might even be a 360 version, but, I'd rather there not. I want to fire up my 360 as infrequently as possible so I don't have to get the RROD, plus, I just plain hate M$.
Yeah, they're also showing Zero no Kiseki and we know they're not involved with that at all (thank god because we know what happened the last time they were involved in a Falcom title for the PSP) so if the mystery game is Ys VII it doesn't mean that Konami is involved in any way beyond providing Falcom a convenient place in which to show it off.
Post by Adol.Christin on Sept 13, 2010 2:43:10 GMT -5
Konami does the distribution (printing games and shipping to retailers) for Falcom in Japan, it used to be done by Softbank investment group. guess that means that Konami then also get dibs on showing stuff at events.
The Ancient Land of Ys is running trough my Blood....
Ok, so Falcom usually does an IR update in September right? Has there been any mention of Ys VII multiplatform yet?
None. I'd be either raging or exploding with happiness all over the board if it had happened. Not even a little hint so far.
The only possible reason I can think of for them not to have announced it is that they think if they do, people will cancel their preorders of Zero to wait for a port of that too and sales will go down. Considering how well ZnK's doing they probably don't want to take anything away from it.
Yeah, I think I recall you saying good things about them. Some of my friends also recommended those games, so I'm sure I'll pick them up sooner or later. The thing is, I've sunk almost all of my free time into COD multiplayer. I bought Little Big Planet, which I really like, but even that got pushed aside.
Something about making teenage boys cry on COD is so addicting.