In an announcement over on the PlayStation Blog, US-based publisher Xseed Games confirmed that Ys: Memories of Celceta will be localized for a Western release on November 26th. The Vita exclusive RPG, which is the fourth iteration in the long-running franchise, has been available in Japan since late September and is the first title developed by Nihon Falcom.
In the post, Tom Lipschultz, the publisher’s representative, spoke about the history of the prestigious series:
“The latest instalment 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.”
Charting the tale of Adol after losing his memory, Ys: Memories of Celceta will see you explore the vast Great Forest in order to recollect your wayward thoughts. In tandem with its US release, Xseed also detailed the limited edition Silver Anniversary Edition which will feature the three-CD musical score, a stylized map and compass, and the game’s companion art book and strategy guide. The package itself has been priced at $59.99, whereas the regular version will retail for $39.99.
Alongside the likes of Soul Sacrifice: Delta and Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom, Ys: Memories of Celceta was recently patched to allow integration with the PS Vita TV when Sony’s microconsole launches in Japan next friday, November 14th. Although it’s unclear whether the game will incorporate the same feature should the PS Vita TV be released in North America and Europe.
Ys: Memories of Celceta will launch in North America through retail and the PlayStation Network on November 26th before releasing for Europe sometime in 2014. In the meantime, be sure to give us your impressions of the game in the comments below.