The Ys series has been on several platforms, starting all the way back in 1987. Now Ys Seven is coming out in modern times on the PSP, and it is getting the Collector’s Edition treatment.
XSEED Games confirmed today that in addition to the standard retail edition of Ys SEVEN, a Limited Collector’s Edition will be available on the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system in North America at launch this fall. In addition, everyone that joins the newly launched Ys page on Facebook by June 11th will be automatically entered for a random drawing to have an in-game character named after them. As previously announced, Ys SEVEN marks the first installment in the Ys series that XSEED Games will publish under the multi-title agreement with Falcom, one of the longest-running development studios in Japan, who have been a pioneer of the RPG genre since their first release in 1983. The Limited Collector’s Edition will provide the ultimate Ys SEVEN package for fans of the series and its long-awaited North American debut.
The Ys SEVEN Limited Collector’s Edition will be available for pre-order at Amazon.com, GameStop, and other participating retail outlets for MSRP $49.99 and will include:
- Game soundtrack CD featuring more than 20 songs
- 60-page art book showcasing artwork from Ys SEVEN, Ys: The Oath in Felghana, and Ys I & II Chronicles
- 12.5″ by 34″ Cloth Map highlighting the world of the Ys series
The newly-announced “Name in Game” promotion will give players a chance to become permanently etched in the Ys series legacy by becoming one of the special quest-giving characters in Ys SEVEN. Everyone that joins the newly launched official Ys fanpage on Facebook by June 11th will be automatically entered for a chance at one of the 14 coveted spots. The link to the new official Ys fanpage along with more details on the promotion can be accessed from the general XSEED Games fanpage at www.facebook.com/xseedgames
Ys SEVEN is the latest installment in the long-running Ys series, which first debuted on PC in 1987. Ys SEVEN is the first iteration to be built specifically for the PSP system, taking full advantage of the widescreen format and hardware for beautiful graphics and virtually no loadtimes. Our heroes Adol and Dogi set forth on another epic adventure to find and awaken the Five Dragons to summon their help for the final battle to determine the fate of the world. The battle system consists of a three-member battle party with enemies engaged on the field map in real-time for fast-paced combat. Fans of the series and new players alike will be immersed into the rich vibrant world containing over 30 hours of addictive gameplay.
Ys SEVEN is currently in production and scheduled for release in late summer. More information will become available at www.xseedgames.com.
Sounds like Ys Seven will take full advantage of the PSP. This could be a great game to fill up your portable gaming when it comes out this summer.