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2-16-2018 – Falcom Weekly Special – Zero and Ao Evolution Soundtrack Sets

The Legend of Heroes Zero no Kiseki Evolution Original Soundtrack (Originally for 2200 yen)
The Legend of Heroes Ao no Kiseki Evolution Original Soundtrack (Originally for 2980 yen)
Kiseki Series Clear File

The total retail cost of this set is 5180 yen. The special price is –> 3,600 yen!

This order is good until 2/22, or until 30 orders have been made. (1 order per person)

Order # 3005(M069・M080)

[ Falcom Online Store – Special Sales ]

Ys, Ratings, Crossovers, and Kiseki? These, and Other Answers from Toshihiro Kondo

In late 2017, when I wrote my editorial regarding the incident with NIS America and my attempts to get questions sent to Falcom’s Toshihiro Kondo, a variety of events followed in a way to turn that story into a ‘happy ending.’

NISA’s media relations associate, Robbie Agustin, reached out to me to provide an explanation of what had occurred and provided another opportunity to submit questions for an email Q&A with Kondo.

As you can tell by the headline, I accepted the offer and I can finally provide the answers to some of the questions I had been itching to ask at some point in time.

Without further ado, you can find them beneath the cut!

Please note that there are two spoilers in this article. Both of which are behind cuts, but they have images associated with them. If you use the lightbox gallery, they are not split apart from the rest of the images.

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Dengeki PlayStation # 653 – A Review of 2017 With Toshihiro Kondo

Much like in the 4gamer interview I posted recently, Dengeki PS # 653 also ran a number of questions to a variety of game developers and directors regarding the past year. These people include Yoshimi Yasuda (God Wars), Fumito Ueda (Shadow of the Colossus, The Last Guardian), Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid), Souhei Niikawa (NIS President), and more.

Toshihiro Kondo was included with these creators, and below the cut, I’ve translated the questions and his answers from this article.

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XSEED Games Launches Zwei: The Arges Adventure on Jan 24th at $19.99 for PC

XSEED Games has announced today on twitter that the first title of the Zwei duology, Zwei: The Arges Adventure, will launch on Jan 24, 2018!

The game will be available on Steam, GOG, and Humble store for $19.99 / €19.99 / £14.99!

Zwei is following the release of its sequel, Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection, and has seen major redevelopment work to allow all the various widgets for the game to be workable in a modern PC environment.

You can find the trailer below!

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is coming to Nintendo Switch

During today’s Nintendo Direct Mini, it was announced that Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana will be coming to the Nintendo Switch this summer.

From the Nintendo Website:

Adol awakens shipwrecked and stranded on a cursed island. There, he and the other shipwrecked passengers he rescues form a village to challenge fearsome beasts and mysterious ruins on the isolated island. Amidst this, Adol begins to dream of a mysterious blue-haired maiden living in an unknown world. Join Adol as he unravels the riddle of the cursed isle and the blue-haired maiden Dana in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA.



  • An Epic Tale: Follow Adol and his companions on his latest adventure to uncover the mysteries of the cursed island.
  • Another Side: Unravel the mystery of the blue-haired maiden Dana through her own unique gameplay segments.
  • It Takes a Village: Rescue your fellow shipwrecked passengers and bring them to your village where they will provide valuable services.
  • Party On: Switch characters on the fly as you battle ferocious foes in lightning-fast combat.

[Press Release]

[Nintendo Direct]

Ys VIII Launching on PC on Jan 30 – Console Patches to Release on Same Day

Today on twitter, NIS America has announced that Ys VIII will finally be released to PC on Jan 30th, featuring the new and updated translation.

They have also confirmed on twitter that patches for both the PS4 and Vita versions will go out on the same day.

Ys VIII was delayed without a date until today, due to issues involving its translation. After various blog posts from Alan regarding the progress on the translation, we have finally heard the release date on the game.

Beta testing is also available. If you are interested, please check out the form here.

Falcom Releases Line Stamp Set # 18: Sen no Kiseki III

Today, Falcom released the 18th collection of stamps for the Line messenger app, this one featuring the characters of Sen no Kiseki III.

Previously released stamps include sets of Mona Mona from Monarch Monarch, various sets of Mishy, Ys, Kiseki, Tokyo Xanadu, and Gurumin.

You can find it on Line stamp shop by searching for ‘Falcom’ on the creators tab on your device. You can also go directly to the store to purchase them on the web by visiting this link.

Check out the link below for other stamps released by Falcom to Line.

[ Falcom – Line Stamps ]

4gamer.net Annual Look Back at 2017 Questions with Toshihiro Kondo

Every year, 4gamer does an interview with a large number of game creators and directors to ask them about things from the past year and what they are looking forward to with the next.

Toshihiro Kondo was, once again, included in this list. Here is a translation of the questions he was asked and his answers.

If you check out the link at the bottom of this article, you can see the answers from a variety of other individuals in the game industry- as they reached out to about 180 people.

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