Tokyo Xanadu and the latest Ys game are both expected to release in Japan this September, according to Falcom’s latest business report. The document reports that Ys will be preceded by Tokyo Xanadu. Which makes sense, given that Tokyo Xanadu will be Falcom’s “first title of fiscal 2015.”
While it’s known that Ys will launch for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, Tokyo Xanadu‘s platforms have yet to be announced as of yet. However, Falcom notes that the main platforms for its September titles are PlayStation 4 and the PS Vita, suggesting either platform or both might be Tokyo Xanadu‘s supported hardware.
Falcom also noted that PlayStation 4 is not yet popular enough in Japan, and that the platform’s sales means it must make conservative sales estimates internally for its own games.
Decisions have not yet been made about whether Ys or Tokyo Xanadu will be localized, but given Ys‘ success in foreign markets and the fact that localization is outsourced, Falcom says they’d like to at least get the new Ys out overseas within the same quarter as its Japanese release. It is possible, however, that the company is referring to the Chinese and Korean markets, which has traditionally served it well. Falcom also remains open to releasing previous Kiseki games outside Japan to the west.
Also in the report, Falcom announced that initial shipments of The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II, which launched for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in Japan on September 25, have surpassed 300,000. The Kiseki series has also officially shipped more units than the Ys series combined.