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PS4 Port Report: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

It's been over three years since one of the best JRPGs of recent time reached North America, which my former colleague and friend Sal reviewed at the time as well. A year and a half later, the game hit Steam supporting 4K/resolution as...

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Grab your ARCUS units: Trails of Cold Steel II is now out

Listen up, everyone: It's time for us to make the best omelet and/or egg soup in the world, because today marks The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II's arrival in North America for the PS3 and Vita. I guess this means that Elliot Cr...

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Protect the world of monsters on your 3DS with Gurumin 3D

Well, look at that. Here's something that came out of nowhere: It turns out that the gang at Mastiff are releasing Falcom's adorable action platformer game, Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure, on the 3DS eShop this Summer. The fun part abo...

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Ys VIII's new trailer is filled with high-speed goodness

Is it me or does Falcom's latest Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana trailer feel like Adol and his comrades are loaded on a ton of caffeine? Not that it's a bad thing since the gang's movements are making the game look really fun. Since this ...

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Rejoice: Trails in the Sky the 3rd crosses the pond

For a second, I wasn't sure if XSEED's tweet about a priest and a nun was important since they might've been in the mood to tell a great joke. Lo and behold, this statement had a higher purpose as the company announced that The Le...

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Get shipwrecked with some new Ys VIII screenshots

It almost feels like it was yesterday when Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana's key details were revealed to the public, as my experience with the series has changed from then. Right now, I was able to go through a majority of the canon Ys games, w...

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Review: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

It’s hard to believe that we live in a world where The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC and Trails of Cold Steel went West during the same year. This outcome has made me believe that Hell has frozen over, as this series happens ...

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Land Ho: Ys VIII sails to Japan next Summer

For a long time, the two main colors used in Christmas are red and green. Of course, white happens to be another one that's used during this occasion. Speaking of holiday colors, it turns out that Falcom has revealed new details about Adol ...

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Love is eternal: Trails in the Sky SC launches next week

Well, folks: I'm happy to announce that we now live in a world where pigs have wings, and hell has frozen over. In other words, XSEED has revealed that The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC hits the PC and the PSN (compatible wit...

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Ys: Memories of Celceta now available in Europe

It's been nearly four months since the North American release of Ys: Memories of Celceta, and nearly a year and a half since it debuted in Japan, but now the game has finally made its way to Europe. Hitting shelves earlier this week, Ys: Me...

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Review: Ys: Memories of Celceta

Falcom's Ys series is the unspoken hero of the action RPG genre.  Starring red-haired adventurer Adol, the Ys games are sprawling quests that test your reflexes as they throw you into large worlds with monsters that desire only to smas...

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Sen no Kiseki OST available on NA iTunes for cheap

It's no secret that the Falcom Sound Team pumps out some consistently amazing video game soundtracks. Part of what makes the Ys series so amazing is the focus on fast and heavy beats that get the blood pumping in all the right ways. Falcom ...

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It's complete; fans finally manage to translate Ys V

For Ys collectors and Falcom fans everywhere, there's always been a Ys V-shaped hole in our hearts. For the longest time, the game has remained the only entry in the on-going series exclusive to Japan -- that is, until now. A team of dedica...

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Check out this Ys: Memories of Celceta trailer

Ys IV, as you may know, never got a US release and also had two different versions in Japan. Neither of these were made by Falcom and the Super Famicom version was considered canon. Was! Now Memories of Celceta is the official story and al...

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Japanator Arena: Adol vs Link

*ding, ding, ding* It's Over! Ippo was at an unfair disadvantage in this match, since Dudley has the edge in both weight and height. However, this did not stop Ippo from going all out! As both boxersed cross fists, Ippo unleashed his Dempse...

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Go West! Week Fifty-Four: The Legend of Heroes

Long time no read, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome back to the one and only Go West!, your [not-at-all] weekly column about Japanese import games and the geniuses at Idea Factory. I know, it's been nearly two months since GW! 53 went live, an...

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Falcom Gakuen to receive anime adaptation

Japanese game studio Nihon Falcom (Ys, Trails in the Sky) confirmed on Friday that an anime adaptation of their Falcom Gakuen 4-koma manga is in the works. What exactly is Falcom Gakuen, you ask? It's a gag series that combines characters f...

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TGS 2013: Sen no Kiseki in action

It's no secret that Falcom's upcomingVita/PS3 JRPG, Sen no Kiseki, is my most anticipated game of the year. There's a lot of reasons for that, many of which I've gone over dozens of times in previous articles. I won't bore you with the det...

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TGS 2013: JDK Band live was amazing

This year at Tokyo Game Show, Falcom's well loved JDK Band put on a mini live performance lasting about 45 minutes. They played six songs from their library of music, including a few newer tracks and some classics. Six members of the band ...

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TGS 2013: Hands on with Sen no Kiseki

Despite the fact that Falcom's latest JRPG, Sen no Kiseki, is hitting store shelves next Thursday, I couldn't help but hit the lines to play the demo here at TGS. For those of you unaware, Sen no Kiseki is the sixth game in the mainline Kis...

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Launch those trailers! Trails in the Sky SC is going west

Actually, when I meant trailers, I was talking about using a catapult to launch a bunch of trailers into the sky as a way to celebrate XSEED's new accomplishment. With the help of Carpe Fulgur, the awesome group that localized Recettea...

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Feast your eyes on Ys Celceta's Limited Edition content

I honestly feel bad for not playing any of the Ys games yet. I mean, Elliot is one of the biggest Ys and Falcom fans that I know, so his influence should have infected my body by now. Thankfully, his recommendations worked, as I was able to...

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A fan favorite returns to the stage in Sen no Kiseki

Falcom's Sen no Kiseki (PS3/Vita) draws closer and closer, and my ability to wait patiently continues to dwindle. The sixth game in the mainline Kiseki series (Trails in the Sky in NA), Sen is looking to finally address plot points that wer...

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Udon to bring over Trails in the Sky art books

This is both great and tremendously saddening news for me. The folks at UDON have announced that they're translating and bringing both Trails in the Sky art books to NA this November. This is great news because both of these books are absol...

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Huzzah! Sen no Kiseki finally has a Japanese release date

The sixth mainline game in Falcom's Kiseki series (Trails in the Sky) has finally received a Japanese release date.  Eiyuu Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki will hit the PS3 and Vita on September 26 of this year. This falls in line with most Fal...


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