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Falcom's Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection slips to Fall 2017

As we enter a new season, I'm still rejoicing over the West getting blessed with five Falcom titles. During this great period, I was waiting for XSEED to spill the beans about Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection's release date. Lo and b...

 
 
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Review: Ys Seven (PC)

During 2015, I managed to start my relationship with the English Ys PC games. From there, I fell in love with Falcom's other works. With XSEED bringing Ys Seven to Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store, it felt like I would witness another ...

 
 
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Ys Seven travels to PC on August 30

Is it just me, or is XSEED on a roll with their Falcom PC games? From the looks of it, I answered my own question since Ys Seven hits Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store on August 30. While I missed out on the original PSP game, I messed ...

 
 
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Hey, JRPG fans! Trails of Cold Steel is out on PC

Nihon Falcom's beloved PS3 and PS Vita RPG The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel made its way to Steam and GOG today. It's going to be $40 normally, but for launch week, it's down to $36. The early sales are encouraging (it's charting ...

 
 
 
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Trails of Cold Steel S-Crafts its way to PC on August 2

I don't know about you, but summer has been a great season for Nihon Falcom's titles. XSEED's PC port of Ys Seven is on the horizon, and Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection is making its debut in the West. Now we can complete this glori...

 
 
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Ys Seven is getting washed ashore on PC this Summer

Back when XSEED Games announced Trails of Cold Steel I and II for PC, I was hoping for them to could give Falcom's other Sony console-exclusive titles the same treatment. At the end of their Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection stre...

 
 
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Review: Tokyo Xanadu

In 1980, while dancing around what can only be described as the second gayest roller rink ever caught on film, Kira – aka Terpsichore, aka one of the nine Muses, aka the goddess of dance and music – sang of a place nobody dared ...

 
 
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Trails of Cold Steel 1, 2 are finally PC-bound

When I search for headers, I Google the name in Japanese to get unique screens (but that's my secret; don't tell anyone else). What came up for The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold 2 was a lot of romancin'. Like those heroines, the PC ...

 
 
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Review: Ys Origin

When it comes to ports of older games, I've always been a fan of companies who give more players the opportunity to experience something they missed out on during its early run. While I rarely double-dip on titles, I like the idea of having...

 
 
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Trails of Cold Steel III will be exclusive to PS4

The past decade has seen a number of Nihon Falcom games finally localized to the west, including multiple entries from the Ys and Legend of Heroes series. Next to Shining, Legend of Heroes is perhaps the largest RPG series th...

 
 
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Ys Origin is coming to PS4 and Vita early next year

The Ys franchise is one that I’ve been meaning to really dive into ever since I played Memories of Celceta for the PlayStation Vita. Its fast-paced and action-oriented gameplay, as well as its kick-ass soundtrack, had me unable to put...

 
 
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Review: Xanadu Next

Ever since I started playing a couple of Nihon Falcom’s games last year, I became a huge fan of the studio in a matter of seconds. From the Ys series’ fast-paced combat to The Legend of Heroes titles’ world-building aspect...

 
 
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Trails of Cold Steel II finally gets a European release date

While it was recently announced that The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II is to be released in the U.S. early next month, European fans of the franchise were left in a state of limbo, as there was no confirmation of a launch date f...

 
 
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Aksys localizing Falcom's Tokyo Xanadu for PS Vita, PC

Tokyo Xanadu is coming west care of Aksys Games, the publisher just announced at Anime Expo. The Nihon Falcom-developed role-playing game will be released in North America as a physical and digital release for PlayStation Vita in 2017. The ...

 
 
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Wow, we're getting Trails in the Sky the 3rd after all

No, XSEED wasn't screwing with us with that "So a priest and a nun walk into a game" tweet. You can relax, Kyle and friends. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd will in fact see a Western release for PC (and only PC) in 2017, th...

 
 
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XSEED teasing Trails in the Sky the 3rd

XSEED appears to be teasing a localization for the final chapter of Falcom's Trails in the Sky series. Either that, or the publisher is getting everyone's hopes up by telling a joke in slow motion.  "So a priest and a nun walk into a g...

 
 
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Ys VIII has a female protagonist

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana features a female lead alongside familiar hero Adol Christin. Her name is Dana, if you didn't already gather that from the title, and appears in Adol's dreams as a mysterious blue-haired woman. She's apparent...

 
 
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Ys VIII screenshots? Ys please!

Nihon Falcom recently opened up an official website for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, the next entry in the studio's brilliant action RPG series, and with it comes new information and pretty pictures. This particular adventure sees protagonis...

 
 
 
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Review: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

If I said the phrase "Nihon Falcom," most people wouldn't bat an eye unless they were a devout JRPG fan. Bringing up its most storied franchise, Ys, however, is a different story. Falcom has been working under the radar outside of Japan for...

 
 
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It's here! It's finally here!

It's been over four years since XSEED delivered the first half of The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, and now the (hopefully) epic conclusion has finally arrived on PlayStation Network and Steam. The role-playing game is available for ...

 
 
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Trails in the Sky SC finally comes out next week

After leaving us on a cliffhanger for nearly five years, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC is finally coming to western shores next week, the localization team at XSEED announced today. The long-awaited role-playing game will ...

 
 
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Interview: XSEED Executive VP Ken Berry

Ken Berry is the Executive Vice President and one of the founding members of XSEED Games, one of the premier localization houses responsible for bringing Japanese games to western audiences. Earlier this week at an XSEED-hosted event in Sa...

 
 




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