XSEED Releasing Ys VI The Ark of Napishtim to Steam, GOG, and Humble Store

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XSEED Games has announced that the PC version of Ys VI The Ark of Napishtim will be released to Steam this spring.

This is the game that restarted the Ys series to the PC in 2003. It, in a way, relaunched the era of Falcom that many people know of today.

The game will feature an updated translation, a new Catastrophe Mode difficulty that will remove stockable/buyable items (making it more like Felghana and Origin) as well as being able to warp between checkpoints. It will also have updated graphics, widescreen and USB controller support.

Below is the official trailer for the XSEED release of Ys VI.

I have also included, for nostalgia’s sake, the original Buyer’s Guide for Ys VI that Falcom released when they originally announced the game and all of its bonus items.

Ys VI will be released on Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store

At this point, there is no information on price and release date, but I will post about those as soon as possible.

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Falcom Weekly Special – Week of 12/8/2014 – Ys VI Game and Vocal Album Set

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This week’s special is the Windows 8 version of Ys VI along with the Songs of Zemeth album. Something to keep in mind, is to keep an eye out on these specials as we step closer to the end of the year. Falcom’s end of the year special is reliably the best deal of the year- and the biggest collection of items.

Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim (Win 8 Ver) (Originally for 3200 yen)
The Songs of Zemeth ~ Ys VI Vocal Edition (Originally for 2800 yen)
Random Ys Goods (Not for Sale)

The total retail cost of this set is 6,000 yen. The special price is –> 3,600 yen!

This order is good until 12/14, or until 20 orders have been made.

Order # 2643

[ Falcom Online Store – Special Sales ]

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Falcom Classics, Kiseki jdk Acoustics, The Legend of Heroes III: jdk Special Vol. 2 Available Digitally on Amazon

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Since the last update regarding the Amazon updates, three albums have been released digitally: Falcom Classics, the new Kiseki jdk Acoustics, and The Legend of Heroes III: jdk Special Vol. 2.

As always, the links in this article are for Amazon.com, but as Falcom is making these available on multiple regions of Amazon (by posting them on Amazon.co.jp), if you can’t purchase digital albums from the US site, then check your own region- they may be available there as well.

These albums are also also available on iTunes, music.jp, mora, and animelo mix.

Falcom Classics is available for $9.99 for the album, and $1.29 per track. It can be purchased here.
Kiseki jdk Acoustics costs $11.61 for the album, and $1.29 per track. It can be purchased here.
The Legend of Heroes III: jdk Special Vol. 2 is $9.99 for the album and $.99 per track. You can purchase it here

However, if you wish to support this site at no cost to yourself, please use these links to purchase Falcom Classics, Kiseki jdk Acoustics, or The Legend of Heroes III: jdk Special Vol. 2.

Track lists are available behind the cut.

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CD Version of Kiseki jdk Acoustics Album Announced

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The recent digital release of the Kiseki jdk Acoustics album was Falcom’s experiment with the hi-res audio options, it should be no surprise that Falcom will be doing a physical release of the album eventually as well.

The album has been announced for a release on 10/8 for its physical release. Despite this, you will be able to get it early on 9/18 from Falcom’s Online Store, as well. The CD contains the same 9 tracks of the digital version available on e-Onkyo and mora. It will also be available for 2400 yen.

EDIT:
I have also discovered that you can prepurchase the CD version of the album at the Falcom Exhibition Event at Multicity Shibuya between 9/12 ~ 9/28, and at Tokyo Game Show between 9/18 ~ 9/21.

[ Product Page on the Falcom Online Store ]

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Kiseki JDK Acoustics Hi-Res Music Album to be Released on 8/27

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Falcom has finally revealed the release date for the anticipated Kiseki JDK Acoustics album. It will be released for digital distribution on e-onkyo and mora on 8/27. This will also be the first original album to be released as a hi-res album. The Sen no Kiseki Original Soundtrack Master that was published to those same sites before this was the first hi-res album that Falcom had released.

The cover has changed since its original conception, now it features members of the jdk Band performing before the red Erebonian skies for Sen no Kiseki II.

Falcom has confirmed that this is a completely original album. This will not see any previously published tracks on it. The songs have been selected carefully from over multiple Kiseki games. There has been tweets from Mizuki for the recording a few months back, as well. This is an exciting release from Falcom.

The album will include the following songs:

  • Fate of the Fairies (Sora no Kiseki)
  • Maybe it was fated (Sora no Kiseki)
  • Crossbell Afternoon (Zero no Kiseki)
  • Pandora (Ys VI ~the Songs of Zemeth~)
  • Love of Cerulean Blue (Zero no Kiseki Evolution)
  • Lonely Journey (Sen no Kiseki)
  • way of life (Zero no Kiseki)
  • Amber Love (Sora no Kiseki)
  • Hoshi no Arika (Sora no Kiseki)

* Hoshi no Arika is known as ‘The Whereabouts of Light’ in XSEED’s release of Trails in the Sky.

The album will be available in two formats: flac and wav, and it will be on sale for 2800 yen.

As of this time, there are no links for e-onkyo or mora.

[ Falcom IR Report (PDF) ]

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Recollection of Ys vols 1 and 2 Available Digitally on Amazon.com

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Two collections of Ys music have been released digitally on Amazon. Recollections of Ys vol 1 is a collection of original versions of Ys music, spanning from the PC98 to Ys Complete. Volume 2 is made up of multiple arranges from Super Arrange versions to New Age versions.

As always, the links in this article are for Amazon.com, but as Falcom is making these available on multiple regions of Amazon (by posting them on Amazon.co.jp), if you can’t purchase digital albums from the US site, then check your own region- they may be available there as well.

Each of these discs are $3.99 each, or you can buy the individual tracks for $.99 each.

The tracklistings and album links are behind the cut.

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