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Ys X: Nordics

Ys X: Nordics, which was previously released in Japan, has just been announced for English release in North America and Europe. NIS America will be in charge of localization.

Ys X: Nordics “offers exhilarating, fast-paced combat, a moving story of unlikely allies, and naval exploration across a vibrant high seas setting.” More information can be found in the following overview:

Ys X sales

Falcom recently held a financial results briefing, and during the event, one investor had some criticism for the graphics in Ys X: Nordics. President Toshihiro Kondo responded with some interesting comments.

Kondo mentioned that Falcom is giving consideration to the graphics in its games, but the main issue seems to be time. With the company looking to put out at least one new game each year – whether it’s Ys, The Legend of Heroes, or something else – maximizing visuals isn’t an easy task. Falcom is also putting out new titles with under 100 employees.

Here’s our full translation of the exchange (originally relayed by X user michsuzu in Japanese)

Ys X Switch PlayStation development

Ys X: Nordics is a bit of a landmark release for Falcom as it’s the first time that the company’s Switch version launched alongside the PlayStation release. Of course, we’re referring to Japan here – NIS America tends to bring everything over to North America and Europe later.

Toshihiro Kondo spoke about developing Ys X for both Switch and PlayStation in a recent interview with Joshin Web. Falcom kept Nintendo’s console in mind from the beginning, and this version was actually completed first. Kondo did also pointed out how the company needed to consider Switch’s specs in mind during development.

Ys X characters

Original (9/8): Ys X: Nordics received its latest trailer today showing of the action RPG’s characters. Adol Christin, Karja Balta, Grenn Berge, Rosalind Rusveri, Cruz Carpent, Rafe Evelies, and Mirabel Asrad are all featured here.

Below is the full rundown on each:

Ys X Cross Action and Mana Action

Original (8/11): A new “Action Introduction” trailer for Ys X: Nordics went live today covering Cross Action, which allows players to switch between two actions and Mana Action, a mysterious power and key to the story.

Here are the details shared in today’s video:

Original (12/15): Falcom had previously announced that the next installment in the Ys series would be making its way to Switch, and we now have a few more details on the title. The game is officially titled Ys X: Nordics, and will be releasing on Switch in Japan in 2023.

Ys X: Nordics is releasing to celebrate the series’ 35th anniversary. It’s set to expand gameplay in new directions for the franchise, such as by offering expanded control of multiple characters through a new “Cross Action” system or introducing sailing and naval battles as a core feature.

For more information on Ys X: Nordics, check out the following overview and associated screenshots.

Following  its official reveal last week, Falcom’s president, Toshihiro Kondo, has decided to share some new details on Ys X: Nordics. This new information comes to us through an interview shared in the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine.

Some of the highlights include confirming this game’s nature as a prequel, discussing some of the new mechanics, the considerations made for the Switch userbase and even a promise to release new footage for the game early next year.

Check out the full list of details below:

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