Falcom’s 2016 EOY Report – Sen no Kiseki III and Ys VIII PS4 Confirmed for 2017 Release

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Even via summary, this is a lengthy article. As such, I’m giving you links to jump around in it, instead of just scrolling through it every time.

  1. Financial Summary for Year Ending on Sept 2016
  2. Earnings Forecast for the Period Ending in 9/2017
  3. Financial Condition
  4. Operational Policies
  5. Detailed Financial Summary

More will be discussed on this in the shareholder meeting that will be taking place on 12/20 at 1:30pm.


Falcom has released their numbers and offered a summary explanation for them.

In the 2015-2016 period:

  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana was released for the PlayStation Vita in July 2016, as well as Tokyo Xanadu eX+ being released for the PlayStation 4 in September 2016.
  • Japan saw the release of licensed titles Sora no Kiseki SC Evolution, and Sora no Kiseki the 3rd Evolution, and the online game Akatsuki no Kiseki began its distribution. On top of this, this period also saw the English release of Trails of Cold Steel II, the Chinese and Korean language releases of Ys: Memories of Celceta, and the release of Ys VIII Lacrimosa in simplified Chinese. There have also been multiple collaborations with major game titles from this year.

Along with this information, Falcom has also announced three major plans for the 9/2016 ~ 9/2017 period.

  • The Kiseki series, with its breakthrough release of Sen no Kiseki and Sen no Kiseki II will see the release of its next title, Sen no Kiseki III
  • The highly anticipated PS4 release of Ys VIII -The Lacrimosa of Dana- will occur.
  • There will be an initiative for multiple releases, not only domestically, but for North America, Europe, and Asia, and Falcom will be participating in the development for various platforms, and smartphone titles to provide a more proactive stance with their contents.

More details are past the cut.

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Falcom Weekly Special – Week of 12-5-2016 – Tokyo Xanadu eX+ Game + CD Set

Tokyo Xanadu eX+ (PS4) (Originally for 5880 yen)
Tokyo Xanadu Original Soundtrack II=eX+ (Originally for 1800 yen)
SPiKA Mini Album – Seize the Day (Originally for 1000 yen)
Tokyo Xanadu Stickers (Not for Sale)
Wheat Straw Mishie Acrylic Keyholder (Not for Sale)

The total retail cost of this set is 8,860 yen. The special price is –> 5,800 yen!

This order is good until 12/13, or until 30 orders have been made.

Order # 2842(984・M084・M090)

[ Falcom Online Store – Special Sales ]

[Translation Tuesday] Songs of Kiseki – Trails of Cold Steel

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This week’s Translation Tuesday continues the ‘Songs of Kiseki’ series from Yotaka. This week, we’ll be tackling songs tied to Trails of Cold Steel. As such, this has three songs, instead of two. Since Aria of the Saint was originally part of the Super Arrange Album, before it came up in Trails of Cold Steel II, it has been included in this batch, also.

And speaking of Aria of the Saint, there’s some interesting things with this translation. If you notice, the ‘Japanese’ tab is roman letters, and the ‘romanization’ tab (renamed to ‘transliteration’ for this week!) is Japanese. What’s up with that? This is because the song was originally in English, and the CD insert for the SAV album actually had a Japanese translation of the English. (or Engrish in this case?)

The English, tab, however is Yotaka’s translation of the Japanese translation of the original ‘Engrish.’ The reason for tackling this song is because there is a much clearer meaning in the lyrics when you translate the Japanese translation, and it will make you think a bit differently regarding the song, and have a better understanding of what was intended from the lyrics.

Click the cut to see the lyrics!

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Ys Origin to be Released on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on 2/21/2017

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EDIT: I had the date incorrect! Just fixed it! Fixing it on the calendar, too!

At the PlayStation Experience today, Ys Origin was revealed to have a release for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on Feb 21, 2017. This is the last of the PC only Ys games to be released to console, and through the help of a third party, it seems that it’s finally happening.

There’s very little information on this, outside of the trailer, but the following can be seen:

1) The game appears like it’s going to have a new animated sequence in it.
2) It’s being released/ported by DotEMU.

I will be reporting on this more as more info comes out!

EDIT: 2:40pm Central
Jessica Iragne has talked more about their release of it here

Of the information she’s mentioned, she has also stated that the game will not only feature the XSEED Games’ English script, but have the game translated into French, Italian, German, and Spanish as well.

[Fandom Friday] 03: Ys Fanart, Kiseki Scanslations, and Ys VIII Cosplay

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This week is a small Fandom Friday, but I promise it’s a good one. This one will be pretty focused on Ys, obviously from the title. I have recently come across a brilliant Ys fanart to share, so that has been included in this week’s feature, as well.

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Falcom Magazine vol. 70 Released

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Falcom Magazine vol. 70 is now available on both Shinanobook and Amazon Kindle services.

A note of contention is that Famitsu had cancelled the Sora no Kiseki SC manga that they had been running digitally on Comic Clear, however, it seems that the manga has moved to continue its run in Falcom Magazine, starting with this issue.

As always, the issues will be sent out for free as a PDF to subscribers of their mail magazine, but 2-3 weeks after its release. To subscribe to the mail magazine, click here.

This issue contains the following:

  • Special Feature on the Sen no Kiseki 3D Musical
  • Special Feature on Akatsuki no Kiseki
  • Everyone Assemble! Falcom Academy by Daisuke Arakubo
  • The Legend of Heroes Sora no Kiseki SC – Kizuna no Arika by Shinki Kitsutsuki
  • Falcom News
  • Maho Shojo Magical Alisa – Final Manuscript, written by Kenichi Yamashita and illustrated by Sagara Riri

The magazine is published by Field-Y. It measures B5 and is 110 pages.
You can purchase it for 200 yen on shinanobook or Amazon.

Falcom Weekly Special – Week of 11-28-2016 – Trails in the Sky FC PC Game + OST Set

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The Legend of Heroes Sora no Kiseki FC (Win 8 Version) (Originally for 3200 yen)
The Legend of Heroes Sora no Kiseki Original Soundtrack (Originally for 2980 yen)
The Legend of Heroes Sora no Kiseki FC Evolution Original Soudntrack (Originally for 2980 yen)

The total retail cost of this set is 9160 yen. The special price is –> 4,600 yen!

This order is good until 12/6, or until 30 orders have been made.

Order # 2841(957・M034・M083)

[ Falcom Online Store – Special Sales ]

Falcom Calendar Wallpaper Updated for December 2016

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December’s Falcom calendar has been posted, featuring a Christmas picture of the Tokyo Xanadu cast.

The following resolutions are available for the calendar:
960×544 (PS Vita)
1280×960
1920×1080
1920×1200

Dates marked on the calendar are:

  • 12/8 – the starting date of the Falcom Calendar present campaign.
  • 12/9 – the release date for Sen no Kiseki manga vol 4
  • 12/13 – the final day of the Dead or Alive x Falcom costume DLC sale.

Falcom’s offices will be closed on the following dates:

  • 12/23 – Emperor’s Birthday
  • 12/29 ~ 1/4 – Winter holiday.

[ Falcom Calendar Page ]

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