XSEED Games announced that the remaster of the action RPG, Ys: Memories of Celceta, will be released in North America for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system in Spring 2020. Developed by Nihon Falcom as part of their long-running Ys series and originally released for PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, the PS4TM system remaster will support 60 FPS with full HD graphics and optimized controls to reproduce the touch screen functions of the “PS Vita” version. The company is also pleased to confirm that the PS4TM system version will support dual audio, allowing the game to be played with English voices or the original Japanese, and that this feature will be released as a free patch to the existing Window PC release in the near future.
The physical day 1 Ys: Memories of Celceta “Timeless Adventurer Edition” will be available for preorder soon at participating retailers, and is the only version that will be available at retail at launch. The game will come packaged with a special soundtrack CD that was part of the “Ys 25th Anniversary Pack” in Japan, containing 9 re-arranged songs from Ys I through Ys SEVEN and Ys Origin along with another 5 songs from the original MSX release, as well as twelve 4” x 6” art cards highlighting various heroines from Ys lore. The digital standalone edition will be available at launch.
Experience the world of the Japanese cult classic Ys IV and discover the land and characters of Celceta for the first time on the PS4TM system in Ys: Memories of Celceta. Explore one of the most expansive locales in the series, complete with a robust and detailed mapping system that includes customizable waypoints to keep adventurers from losing their way as they unearth the many secrets hidden within the wilderness. The established multi-character party system with real-time combat first introduced in Ys SEVEN makes its return in Ys: Memories of Celceta to deliver fast-paced yet strategic action punctuated with meaningful player choice.
About Ys: Memories of Celceta
Knowing nothing but his name, Adol Christin awakens to find himself in the town of Casnan—a bustling frontier village at the edge of an endless sea of trees and untamed wilderness. Bereft of past and purpose, he is left to wander the town until a mysterious information dealer named Duren who claims to know him joins Adol on a sudden mission to rid the local mine of monsters. This unexpected quest reawakens Adol’s instincts as an accomplished swordsman, and their exploits quickly attract the attention of Griselda, a Romun Army general stationed in the town. Impressed with their skills, she enlists the pair to assist in mapping the Great Forest of Celceta – a task which many have attempted but none have ever returned from. Far from the frontier’s edge, Adol and Duren must brave the dangers of Celceta while constantly keeping watch for any clues that may help Adol recover his lost memories. More importantly, Adol must use his best judgment to decide who he can trust and who is using his memory loss in order to deceive him…
The “PS Vita” system version was released on November 26, 2013 and the Windows PC release launched on July 25, 2018. This game has not yet been rated by the ESRB for PS4TM system.