Ys Online Still Available on Taiwanese Servers

While the European and Japanese servers for Ys Online have been closed for quite some time, it seems that there’s still one open server. The best part is that not only is no region locking on it either, but they fully welcome overseas players as well- Paypal support has been added so that they can provide payments for the game. The only disadvantage is that the game is only available in Chinese.

That’s not too much of an issue, however. The Wallcrushers, an active, English-speaking guild from the European and Japanese versions, has joined onto the game and will assist any English speakers in playing along as well if they are interested. You can register and download the game for free here. (Site is also in Chinese) Once you login, if you need assistance, feel free to reach out to MP83 (character name: EdibleNasu) or RedHairdo (character name: Glato) for assistance.

You can find more information on the ALoY forums, both here and here

Happy hunting!

Thanks to MP83 for the tip!


Japanese Ys Online Game Host Terminating Services

CJ Entertainment, the Japanese publisher for Ys Online, has sent out an email to all of its subscribers stating that, as of 2/16/2012, Netmarble will be shutting down all of its services.

I have not followed data much on Ys Online since it was blocked from people outside of Japan to know if it was still functional, but the email does not seem to imply that it will be transfering. They only speak of Shin Sangoku Musou Online. But if it is functional and you still have an account and somehow still play, and the transfer is going through- you will want to have your account transferred to Weeple.

I’m unable to research any further information because the Weeple website is not functional as of this time. I’ll try in the morning and see about editing the post if I can find out anything more.


Friday Updates – 1/9/2010

Falcom New Year Party
The Fal-Column talks about the company New Year party, complete with a staff photo.

Oath in Felghana PSP Ranked on Yahoo! Games
The game is currently at 16th on anticipated games.

Ys Felghana PSP Site Updated

Character Page Updated
Chester is now featured on the character page.

System Page Updated
This page is now showing about the three sound modes in the PSP version:
*Felghana Original

Special Page Updated
An interview with Chester’s voice actor is now included.

Banners for Elena and Chester are now available.

PC and PSP wallpapers updated with a wallpaper of Adol.

PSP – 480×272

The wallpaper will be updated on 1/14/2010.

Ys Online Going Global?
I’m a little slow on the uptake on this, it looks like… but still.
Ys Online is now listed on NetMarble’s global site.
This is also confirmed as ongoing on the forums from a GM. They’re still planning the date of release.

Also listed on the global Ys Online site:
Ys Online is owned by Netmarble. It is currently being developed for global services.
Sounds good, doesn’t it?
I’ll be adding Netmarble to the sites on the right menu, as well.

Other Notes
I’m working on that email issue, by the way. You can also reach me at vorfeed ‘at’ swordbreaker ‘dot’ com in the meanwhile.

[ Fal-Column ]
[ Yahoo! Games Anticipated Rankings ]
[ Oath in Felghana PSP Website ]
[ Netmarble’s Global Site ]
[ Ys Online Global Site ]


Friday Update – 12/4

This is going to be brief. Sorry. I’ve been caught up in finishing this semester at school.

Ys Manga Updated
Chapter 3 is up. Chapter 4 will be posted in 2/2010.
You can find it on Yahoo Comics.

Ys II Drama CD cast interviewed
The interview in is this edition of the Fal-Column.

Zwei!! Online’s Grand Debut

There was a playable demo of Zwei!! Online at the G-Star 2009 exhibit
Closed beta will begin sometime in Jan or Feb 2009 for the Korean version. The date for service in Japan opening has yet to be determined.
I’ve updated the gallery for a Zwei!! Online section. You can see the screenshots available there.

It is being developed by NeoSoft in Korea, and will be run in Japan by WeMade.

Ys Online and Family Mart
If you purchase Marble Points at family mart, you are able to get special items for Ys Online.
1. Piccard card (Allows you to summon a piccard)
2. Shining Water of Life (I believe this is automatic recovery of 50% HP.)
3. Wedding Costume

Weekly Special and Sales
Brandish ~The Dark Revenant~ (PSP) (Originally 3960 yen)
Brandish ~The Dark Revenant~ Complete Guidebook (Originally 1500 yen)
Brandish Original Soundtrack FM Towns & Renewal (Not for sale)

The total price comes to 5460 yen. Special price –> 4200 yen!

This special lasts until 12/10 or 20 orders have been filled.

**Sales:(These are the same as last week’s)
These sales will run from 11/27 ~ 12/10-
The Legend of Heroes III: The White Witch (Normally 3960 yen) for 3300 yen.
The Legend of Heroes V: Cagesong of the Ocean (Normally 3960 yen) for 3300 yen.
Preprimer (Normally 1980 yen) for 1200 yen
Ys Healing (Normally 2800 yen) for 1800 yen.

[ Yahoo Comics ]
[ Fal-Column ]
[ Falcom’s Hot Information Page ]
[ WeMade Homepage ]
[ NeoSoft Homepage ]
[ Game Watch report on Zwei!! Online ]
[ 4gamer.net report on Zwei!! Online ]
[ Falcom’s Weekly Special Website ]


Delayed Update. 11/23/2009

Windows7 Titles Website Now Open
You can find the information here.

**Zwei II Plus
New costumes and pet system.
The G-Colsseo now has Arena Survival Mode.
You can equip an item known as the ‘Muscle Gear’ – which is really Gallandou on a chain.
This may be a reason to buy the rerelease alone!!

Kappa Ski Service now available.
Other options are items like:
Trading Figure system
Event Fast Forward (ala Ys Seven- this is one of the best things they’ve ever come up with)

Additional Reward items
Other rebalancing adjustments
See the Zwei II gallery for more images from the Zwei II+ site.

Major Update to Ys Online (JP)
Updates include:*Raised level cap.
*New area*
*’Superior Skills’ and ‘Open Items’ (??)
*New contents introduced (New weapons, Armor Manufacturing, Wedding/Divorce, Teacher/Student, Level Up Medals, Holy Knight system, Ability Bestowing Avatar System, New Interface)
*Introducing additional contents and improvements
*Balancing adjustments, system adjustments.

The IR report on this can be found here:
Introducing a large scale update to Ys Online Japan!

Liberl Kingdom Crest Silver Pendant Update
Chara-Ani now shows an image of the actual pendant.

OSTs Released
Ys I&II Chronicles and Ys Seven OSTs are now released.

I’ve updated the release dates on the menu.

Weekly Specials & Sales
Zwei!! PSP Ver. (Originally 3960 yen)
Zwei!! The Complete Guide (Originally 1900 yen)
Original Soundtrack Zwei!! (Originally 2980 yen)

The total price comes to 8840 yen. Special price –> 4700!

This special lasts until 11/26 or 20 orders have been filled.

**Sales(These are the same as last week’s)
These sales will run from 11/13 ~ 11/26-
Genso Sangokushi II (Normally 6200 yen) for 2800 yen.
Vantage Master Portable (Normally 3960 yen) for 2900 yen.
Falcom JDK Band 1 CD (Normally 1980 yen) for 1200 yen.
Zwei!! Super Arrange Version CD (Normally 2800 yen) for 1800 yen.

Dengeki PS Issue?
I’m still looking for this. Keeping an eye for it.

[ Falcom Windows7 Release Website ]
[ Falcom IR Website ]
[ Weekly Special Site ]