[Sniffslation (??) Tuesday] – A Tale of Buttery Waffles and Plot Twists


We have had a temporary staff change for this week’s Translation Sniffslation Tuesday.

I’m so sorry you must experience the power of Sniff the Raven in such a deliciously glorious way.

On technical information, I want to add that this is the first video I’ve captured with my Elgato, so it is in beautiful 1080p, at 60FPS. Any other future videos captured from any of the games will be in this kind of formatting, hopefully.

Early Script Prep: Gu4n, omgfloofy
Translation (???): Sniff the Raven
Video Capture and Timing: omgfloofy
Editing: …who are we kidding, someone edited this??

oh, by the way. happy belated april fool’s day!

Backstory: In Case You Must Know

Tokyo Xanadu Sakura Theme for PS4 Available from 4/7 ~ 4/20

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Falcom has unveiled that they have a made a Tokyo Xanadu Sakura theme for the PS4, much like they did for the PlayStation Vita. Also like the Vita version, the PS4 theme will be free and have a limited run, being removed from the PlayStation store on 4/20/2016.

[ Falcom Tokyo Xanadu Sakura Festival Page ]

Chara-Ani Does April Fool’s Again: The 3rd Evolution Website is a Reminder of the Geocities Days

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Chara-Ani re-launched the Sora no Kiseki the 3rd Evolution website with some pretty big cosmetic changes. They call back to a date of early websites, when people used IE and Netscape and had a (greater) penchant for animated gifs all over the place.

Chara-Ani has done an April Fool’s page for the Evolution games in the past, but it’s been nothing like this.

In fact, they’re currently running a kiriban contest on twitter. If you get one of the numbers on the list, screenshot it and tweet it at the official account.

I have also made an archive of the site so that once it’s gone, you can still experience the beauty that is their April Fool’s re-launch. It’s too good to not archive.

[ Sora no Kiseki the 3rd Evolution Official Website ]
[ Archived April Fool’s Re-Launch ]

Falcom Calendar Updated for April 2016


Falcom has updated their monthly calendar wallpaper for Ys VIII for this month.

You can find the wallpaper in the following resolutions:
960×544 (PSVita)

This update has now added Sora no Kiseki the 3rd Evolution to the calendar dates.

Falcom’s office holidays have been updated to include Showa Day on 4/29/2016. Their offices will be closed on this date.

[ Falcom Calendar ]

Sora no Kiseki the 3rd Evolution Release Date – 7/14/2016 – Dengeki PlayStation Special – Preorders Open


Not only has Ys VIII gone to pre-orders, but the standard edition and the limited edition for Sora no Kiseki the 3rd Evolution are now up on Chara-Ani.com, as well, which has been set for 7/14/2016. The website calendar will be updated to reflect the release date.

Website Updates

Character Page

The character page has been updated to simply move the characters all off of the main page.

Special Page


The Special Page has opened, which has a mobile calendar, and twitter icons.

Dengeki PlayStation


This week’s Dengeki PlayStation has a few sections on it, including a timeline showing the relationship of 3rd with the rest of the Kiseki series. (Editor’s Note: See above. I will remake this chart and release a translated version via twitter later today!)

It also has a reminder that the Evolution version of the game will contain the following:

  • Upscaled Graphics
  • Full voice for all events
  • System modifications for PlayStation Vita
  • Updated Movie Scenes
  • Event CGs Added
  • Fully Rearranged Soundtrack
  • Combat Balance and System Changes

[ Sora no Kiseki the 3rd Evolution Official Page ]

Ys VIII Available for Preorder on Falcom’s Online Shop – Shop Preorder Bonuses Revealed


Falcom has made Ys VIII available for preorder on their site this week. As a reminder, Falcom does take international preorders. Consult the FAQ on my site for questions on how to place an order through them.

There are two options for purchasing the game from them, either the standard edition and the limited edition of the game.


Standard Edition Details

Falcom Shop Information
Product Number: 982
Platform: PlayStation Vita
Genre: Action RPG
CERO Rating: Rating Pending
Preorder Bonus: Original Soundtrack Mini
Falcom Shop Bonus: Ys Limited Metal Plate
Release Date: 7/21/2016
Price: 7,344 yen

Product Page

Limited Edition Premium Box Details

Falcom Shop Information
Product Number: 983
Platform: PlayStation Vita
Genre: Action RPG
CERO Rating: Rating Pending
Preorder Bonus: Original Soundtrack Mini
Falcom Shop Bonus: Ys Limited Metal Plate
Release Date: 7/21/2016
Price: 9,504 yen

Product Page


Items included in the Premium Box Are:
* Original DLC: Adol’s Silver Armor – You will receive a DLC code to be able to change Adol’s costume to his classic silver armor look.
* Ancient Text – The Manuscript of Adol Christin – This special manuscript is a collection of notes and sketches by Adol during his adventure on Siren Island.
* Ys Limited Metal Plate – The beautiful art for this series will be etched onto a metal plate specifically for this set.

Soundtrack Mini & Metal Plate

Ys VIII -Lacrimosa of Dana- Original Soundtrack Mini

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This CD is a collection of carefully selected tracks for the Ys VIII soundtrack, with original artwork on the jacket.

This is available with all first release copies, and with all preorders.

Ys LIMITED Metal Plate ~Falcom 35th Anniversary Edition~

To commemorate the establishment of Nihon Falcom 35 years ago, a special metal plate is being included as the Falcom limited gift. The metal plate will be included in both standard and limited boxes, but the Limited Edition plate will be different.

Designs for the plate have yet to be revealed.

Other Shop Details and the Official Game Cover Behind the Cut

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