The North American release of Ys: Memeories of Celceta  is now scheduled to be released on November 26th.

The PlayStation Blog has posted some new information on Ys Memories of Celceta from Tom Lipschultz, the localization specialist at XSEED. Here are the important bits;

The latest installment in Nihon Falcom’s 25 year-old RPG franchise, Ys: Memories of Celceta, is a complete reimagining of the series’ legendary fourth installment. To make a long story short(ish), Ys IV is a game that’s been published in Japan three times previously — and all were completely different games that were developed independently by different companies.

Despite each one introducing and greatly expounding upon some of the franchise’s most pivotal lore, Falcom never actually created their own version of the game… until now.

And in keeping with tradition, this is no mere remake. The story is brand new, and the land of Celceta has been expanded from the usual handful of maps to an overworld so massive, you could easily fit the combined worlds of every other Ys title to date inside it… several times over, at that.

The game itself can be yours for $39.99 this November 26th (at retail and on PlayStation Store) — though if you can track down a copy of the limited Silver Anniversary Edition, $59.99 will net you not only the game itself, but also a 120+ page book full of maps, strategies, and art, along with a 3-CD compilation of music (both original and arranged) from throughout the Ys series’ storied history. Plus, a detailed cloth map of the lands of Celceta, and a logo-emblazoned compass.

More information on the story can be found at the source link, but it’s worth noting that all Ys games are stand-alone – they do not require knowledge of the other games to enjoy. If you’re looking for a place to jump in, this might be the Ys title for you.


  • Mauricio Quintero

    0:58 that has to be one of the most used pose of all the time.

  • Buckybuckster

    Breaks a few days before I have to deal with all of the Black Friday hooliganism. Nice to know that after I’ve been cussed out because we’re out of this or we don’t have that, Adol and crew will be there to help mend my shattered nerves.

    Would love to get my mitts on the collectors edition.

  • aros

    I kind of wish I’d ordered the Special Edition looking at what’s in it. The 120 page strategy and maps book sounds very good and the cloth map would be nice. Looking forward to the game arriving.

  • Lester Paredes

    One day after Thanksgiving!??!?? Oh boy!