Posts Tagged ‘Xseed Games’

Nihon Falcom’s JRPG Ys Seven makes the jump to PC

ys seven

Nihon Falcom’s flashy slashy JRPG Ys Seven [official site] is now out on PC, eight years after it first arrived on the PSP. It’s largely the same game as the handheld version upscaled for bigger screens, just with a refreshed translation from the Japanese original. It should run at 60fps at a variety of resolutions and it supports both keyboard-and-mouse and controllers. All good stuff.

You’ve got control of a three-man party exploring a large world that offers a 20+ hour main campaign. The focus is on combat and, unlike some JRPGs, there’s no split between exploring and fighting. I watched publisher Xseed Games stream a bit of it a few months ago and the combat looked smooth and satisfying.

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JRPG Ys Seven slashes out later this month

Ys Seven

Nihon Falcom’s JRPG Ys Seven [official site] will hit PC on 30th August, publishers XSeed Games have announced. The port of the 2009 PlayStation Portable original is a “full upscaled HD” version and will feature lots of resolution options, new achievements and a refreshed translation from the Japanese version, XSeed say.

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JRPG The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel out now

Trails of Cold Steel

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel [official site] has arrived on PC. It’s an updated version of the PS3/PS Vita JRPG from 2013, improving the visuals and adding 5,000 new lines of voiced dialogue.

A trio of Nihon Falcom’s Legend of Heroes games are already out on PC (the Trails in the Sky trilogy), and this one takes place in the same universe. But if you haven’t heard of the Erebonian Empire, don’t worry, because it’s the start of a new story.

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Ys Seven coming to PC this summer

Nihon Falcom’s 2009 game Ys Seven [official site] is making the jump from the PSP handheld to PC. We’ve been slowly catching up on the series on PC, and the next one will actually launch on the same day as its western console counterparts, so it’s nice to fill in the gaps. I’ve not played any Ys but do hear good things from folks who do enjoy grinding through Japanese action-RPGs. Here, watch these teensy folks scrap: Read the rest of this entry »

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel coming to PC

Nihon Falcom’s The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel [official site] will come to PC this summer, publishers Xseed Games have announced, four years after its console debut. Trails of Cold Steel kicks off a new sub-series in Falcom’s sprawling Legend of Heroes series but no, sadly its Cold Steel is nothing to do with the sword-swinging YouTube stars. Xseed also confirmed that the sequel, Cold Steel II, will follow. And! Announcements spilling out their mouths like custard from a Comic Relief fundraiser, Xseed have also announced a PC release date of May 3rd for The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd. Read the rest of this entry »

Senran Kagura Estival Versus brings booby brawls to PC

“I do want to post about Xseed’s ‘busty brawler’ but only if I can find the unpleasant CGI megabreasts someone did a few years back,” I muttered in the RPS treehouse today. “They were giant. Individual breasts, just loose skinblobs. They had some terrifying physics simulation going on. Anyone remember those?”

“I don’t,” our Adam pipes up, “but I am thinking that if you do find this, you should send it to Sos Sosowski to ensure Mosh Pit Simulator doesn’t miss out on monster boobs.”

“They had an awful leathery texture,” I say, back on the hunt. “I watched Society last night so my memories might be somewhat warped by this but I’m sure someone did it.”

Ah, stuff it! Hey, so “buxom beat-’em-up” (not my words) Senran Kagura Estival Versus [official site] is coming to PC. Read the rest of this entry »

Nihon Falcom’s Xanadu Next Finally In English On PC

Xanadu Next [official site], an action-RPG by The Legend of Heroes and Ys series developers Nihon Falcom, has finally received an official English version – 11 years after its original release. Well, it’s finally received an official English version that isn’t on the ha-ha-hilarious Nokia N-Gage game-o-phone. The noughties, eh? What a curious half-way for pocket phone technology. Point is: if you fancy more Falcom-y action-RPGing, you can now venture to Harlech Island to investigate strange sightings of a ghostly castle (and duff up baddies). Read the rest of this entry »

Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel Coming To PC

Finally, a fighting game character I can relate to.

I’m glad to see more Japanese fighting games come over from consoles because 1) they’re a genre and origin traditionally under-represented here; 2) sometimes they are super weird and I adore that. So coo ‘eck, crossover fighting game Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel [official site] is coming to Windows this winter.

Made by Arcana Heart developers Examu, it brings together ladies from visual novel studio Nitroplus’s games, including licensed games. Expect witches, warriors, a schoolgirl with a baseball bat, a rozzer from Psycho-Pass, someone on a hang glider, and a lady followed by a swarm of cute cats. Amazing scenes. Watch this:

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Little King’s Story Brings Feudal Fun Times Next Week

Little King’s Story [official site] charmed the pants off of people when it was released on Wii in 2009, and it looks like it’s prepared to do it all over again as it heads to PC next week. The new PC version brings with it improved graphics and controller support, which will make keeping those serfs in line much easier. Serfs, am I right?

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Boo! Corpse Party Haunting PC This Month

Here’s the thing: I’m sure I posted on RPS ages ago about Corpse Party [official site] coming to PC round our way, but I cannot find any trace of it. But why wouldn’t I post about a game named Corpse Party? A ghost must have eaten the post. Only reasonable answer. Point is, publishers Xseed Games today announced that Corpse Party will be hitting Windows on April 25th. I have now set up infrared cameras, microphones, EM sensors, and Yvette Fielding to monitor this post.

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Duff Up And Derobe Otaku Vampires In Akiba’s Trip Demo

Biffo!

You probably already know whether you want to buy an RPG where a boy runs around Tokyo’s otaku zone Akihabara killing vampires by beating them up until their clothes fall off and they evaporate. Ask yourself: “Do I want buy an RPG where a boy runs around Tokyo’s otaku zone Akihabara killing vampires by beating them up until their clothes fall off and they evaporate?”

For me, the answer is “Nnno probably not? But… maybe I would like to at least see it.” Good news, Alice: Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed [official site] now has a demo on PC.

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Marvelous: Ys VI And Akiba’s Trip Coming To PC

Just another day in Akihabara.

Another two Japanese action-RPGs are coming our way from PlayStations via Xseed Games, the publisher announced last week, and they’re certainly a curious pairing.

Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim [official site] is from the long-running, well-received series Xseed have been trickling onto PC for a while now. Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed [official site], on the other hand, is about freeing Tokyo’s otaku district Akihabara from vampires by beating them up and whipping their clothes off to expose them to sunlight. Well!

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Carpe Fulgur Localising Trails In The Sky SC


Is it odd that we report on the localisation work of one specific company? Regardless, the fallout from their last couple of pieces of work – Fortune Summoners, Chantelise, and Recettear – seem to make up for any oddness in localisation reporting. The news that Carpe Fulgur are now converting Trails in the Sky SC into our Anglo-Internet language is wholesome news. The odd things is, though, this is the second chapter of the JRPG, and the first chapter is soon to arrive on PC without CF’s involvement.

Details below.
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An Hour With Ys: The Oath In Felghana

Sawdust & Diamonds, sort of

Currently doing rather well for itself on the Steam bestsellers chart, XSEED’s milk-eyed JRPG Ys: The Oath In Felghana has been recommended to me by various corners of the internet. If you can stand to hear me harp on for a moment, I can tell you a little about it. A little? Well, I only played about 60 minutes of it, but have one hour on me.
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