Ys: Memories of Celceta Launches on PC on July 25 - VGChartz
Ys: Memories of Celceta Launches on PC on July 25

Ys: Memories of Celceta Launches on PC on July 25 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 July 2018 / 1,132 Views

Publisher XSEED Games announced Ys: Memories of Celceta will launch for Windows PC via Steam, GOG and The Humble Store on July 25 for $24.99 / €24.99 / £19.99.

View the latest trailer below:

Here is an overview of the game:

World-famous red-haired adventurer Adol Christin awakens in the unfamiliar land of Celceta, remembering nothing more than his own name. Bereft of his past, Adol explores the town he happened to wander into, searching for any clues at all to his identity. Joined by a thief who claims to have spent some time at his side these past weeks, the young adventurer helps rescue doomed miners from a collapse – an act which ingratiates him to the local Romun Army general. Impressed with their skills, the pair is enlisted to explore the Great Forest of Celceta and map its vast expanses – a task which many have attempted in the past, but from which none have ever returned alive.

Eager to unravel the mystery of his past and the cause of his predicament, Adol sets off with his new-old thief friend, Duren, to chart the untamed wilderness that claimed his memories. Along the way he meets numerous other individuals who seem to have encountered him before, and must carefully determine who among them can be trusted.

Developer Nihon Falcom originally revisited the land and characters of Japanese cult favorite Ys IV in 2012 with Ys: Memories of Celceta on the PlayStation Vita, and the game found its way to North America the following year. Now, this re-envisioning moves from the small screen to PC monitors, with a bevy of updates and enhancements to fully take advantage of its new platform.

Featuring a unique take on the party-based combat system that’s come to define modern Ys titles, as well as one of the largest and most varied overworlds in the series’ long and illustrious history, Ys: Memories of Celceta brings a greater sense of adventure to the Ys universe than ever before, with this PC iteration serving as the definitive version of one of the franchise’s most pivotal entries.

Key Features:

  • Fully Enjoy the Land of Celceta with a Host of PC Enhancements – This remaster comes with a wide range of HD resolutions, fixed frame rates up to 120 fps with the option to unlock the frame rate altogether, fully customizable control bindings, fully integrated mouse support, and more!
  • Explore One of the Most Expansive Locales in the Series’ History – The overworld of Celceta metes out battle and exploration in equal measure, accompanied by a robust mapping system with customizable waypoints and clear, detailed icons that aid the journey of Adol and company through this mysterious new land where enigmas and obstacles wait around every bend.
  • Experience a Crucial Cornerstone of Ys Lore – The events that occur over the course of Ys: Memories of Celceta’s lengthy campaign serve as some of the most important and far-reaching in the franchise, yet remain entirely self-contained so even series newcomers can fully enjoy the story.
  • Throw Down the Gauntlet in Time Attack and Boss Rush Modes – Fan-favorite Time Attack mode returns, complete with its ultimate Boss Rush challenge, pitting Adol alone against implacable foes or allowing for full-on party combat to keep the battle going well after the main story has been completed. Steam leaderboards have been implemented as well, accessible and viewable even in-game to see how you stack up against other Celcetan boss-slayers around the world!

 A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Ljink96 (on 29 June 2018)

I hope they bring this to consoles, it's one of my favorites.

Cerebralbore101 (on 29 June 2018)

A Switch port wouldn't be out of the question. We already have Ys VIII.

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Blood_Tears (on 30 June 2018)

A PS4 port would be more likely than Switch at this point though. PS4 already has Ys VIII for almost a year and has Ys Origin to boot. Also, keep in mind that Memories of Celceta has been a PlayStation Vita exclusive for almost 6 years.

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Ljink96 (on 30 June 2018)

Ummm...Falcom doesn't work exclusively with any platform. They've just been more supportive of PS. Must I remind you, Y's Memories of Celceta is a remake of Y's 4 which appeared on a Nintendo platform way before it did on PS. I honestly think the Nintendo fanbase would be more receptive to Y's and we'll see how well Y's 8 sells on Switch. If ti does well, Falcom will have no choice but to continue to support the Switch.

Ys hasn't been on Nintendo platforms in a while, mostly in part to Falcom's president and his bias against Nintendo platforms. Which is why Y's VIII is basically the proving grounds for more Falcom support on Switch.

And Memories of Celceta is no longer a PSV exclusive with this announcement, so don't know why that matters...

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Blood_Tears (on 01 July 2018)

wow, a lot of whining going on there in that post. Blaming Falcom's president etc. PS4 was the better fit for YS games. That's why they got VIII and Origins first before Nintendo. I hope the game does well on the Switch but come on, you can't deny that this game has a better chance of coming to PS4 or at least multiplat with Switch. They have a great relationship with Sony which is why it was Vita exclusive for so long. PS4 is just as suitable or even more so for RPG's given the fanbase of this series. You just sound like sour grapes at this point.

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Ljink96 (on 01 July 2018)

lol, nobody is sour. I'm just using facts. The Falcom president has expressed his bias against Nintendo, it's documented. All I'm saying is, Y's already doesn't sell that well on PS, it makes sense to branch out to other platforms.

In the modern day, look how poorly these games sell on PSP, PSvita, etc. It's abysmal. In my experience games like this perform better on Nintendo platforms and I don't think Ys8 will be any different. Not only is there less competition in the genre on Switch, but the Nintendo audience has not seen a Ys game in years.

Working on a platform because it's a good "fit" and yet the game sells poorly does not make any sense. Switch at this time is more suited for JRPGs and that's why Japan is taking such a liking to it, or at least one of the reasons. And even in the west, games like this don't sell well on PS4.

The audience of PS4 is more geared towards western games and western styled games, and that's what sells on PS4 for the most part. While historically Nintendo platforms are more receptive to traditional Japanese styled games, especially RPGs.

But yeah, basically my TLDR is, Falcom should support Switch now that the Switch is capable, selling well, and can expand their base. It makes no sense just to stay on one platform which already isn't too keen on supporting your game and already has a ton of competition.

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Cerebralbore101 (on 29 June 2018)

I'm just happy that this is available on something other than Vita. I've wanted to play this for ages, but Vita just doesn't have enough unique games for me.

HylianSwordsman (on 29 June 2018)

So I'm new to this series. How much do the different games in this series play into one another story-wise? Like the one on Switch is Ys 8, so is this a long overarching story, more of a deep, age spanning lore like Skyrim or Zelda, or just loose connections?

Ljink96 (on 29 June 2018)

There are certain characters that have been in the series since the beginning, however the story of one game doesn't rely on another, generally. The first 2 games and Y's Origin are closely tied, but after that you can treat them as standalone games. There's not much lore spanning across games besides the games I've mentioned earlier, and yes connections after those games are loose.

The main character, Adol has been there since the beginning like Link, but you can jump into almost any Y's game including VIII without playing previous games, and get just as much enjoyment out of it. Jump right in.

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HylianSwordsman (on 03 July 2018)

In that case, I think Ys VIII might be my number one priority for my next purchase. If the gameplay is as good as it sounds, it's exactly my kind of game. I'm surprised I didn't hear of it sooner. If I'd known, I might have gotten a Vita. Ys IV looks good but I've neither a Vita nor a good enough gaming PC, so it will have to wait.

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