I'll have to admit, I have a soft spot for the Ys series. Since the first time I fired up Ys Book I & II on the Turbo Grafx-16 CD in 1994 I was hooked. I have played through that game at least 15 times that summer! Since I have played every US release and a couple of Japan PC releases. I even have the intro music from Book II as my phone's ringtone for the past decade!
Ys: Memories of Celceta is a massive reimagining of Ys IV, the of the few Ys game to NEVER get a US release. Coming in 2 versions, a standard and Silver Anniversary Edition that includes a 3 Disc soundtrack, clothe map, compass, and artbook, You know my inner Geek if on overload!
You can red the full press release after the break
From XSEED Games:
XSEED GAMES LAUNCHES YS: MEMORIES OF CELCETA EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE PLAYSTATION VITA
Greatest Ys Adventure in the Series’ Illustrious 25-Year History Awaits Longtime Fans and Newcomers Alike
Torrance, Calif., (November 26, 2013) – XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that the action RPG title, Ys: Memories of Celceta, has launched, exclusively on the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system. The timeless and much beloved Ys series spanning 25 years brings together a special celebratory package for its fans with the Ys: Memories of Celceta Silver Anniversary Edition. This Limited Edition release contains a 3-CD collection of original and arranged music spanning the entire history of the franchise, a cloth map detailing the lands of Celceta, a logo-emblazoned compass, and ‘Adol’s Travel Journal’ containing 130 pages of adventuring strategies and artwork, all within an exclusive commemorative package.
Ys: Memories of Celceta is an extensive reimagining of Ys IV, one of the few titles in the acclaimed series’ long-running history never to have made its way to the West. Re-worked from the ground up from famed series creators Nihon Falcom, the framework of the story has been updated to create a more intriguing tale filled with mystery and distrust.
Ys: Memories of Celceta revolves around the Ys series stalwart hero, Adol Christin, who awakens on the outskirts of the Great Forest of Celceta with no memory of how he got there. Soon, Adol finds himself beginning a new journey with an unknown companion as they delve into the forest on a quest to explore its vast expanses, searching for clues to his identity along the way.
Long-time fans and newcomers will find much to relish in Ys: Memories of Celceta. Combined with the largest overworld map in series history, players will undertake a majestic venture filled with new experiences, challenges and foes. The party battle system from Ys SEVEN makes its triumphant return, with a host of upgrades such as enhanced flash-guarding, adjustable party AI and unique abilities to help streamline encounters for fast and furious combat. Boss Rush mode makes a comeback too, pitting Adol and his companions against implacable foes to keep the challenge going well after the main story has been completed.
Ys: Memories of Celceta was developed in Japan by Nihon Falcom and is published by XSEED Games in North America for the PS®Vita. The standard edition of Ys: Memories of Celceta is available for a suggested retail price of $39.99, and the Ys: Memories of Celceta Silver Anniversary Edition is available for a suggested retail price of $59.99. The game is also available for purchase as a digital download from the PlayStation®Store for $39.99. This title has been rated T (Teen) by the ESRB.
More information can be found at the recently launched product website: www.worldofys.com/celceta