Joyoland Running Their PC Ports on Steam Greenlight

Joyoland has posted Ys Memories of Celceta, Ys Seven, Zero no Kiseki, and Ao no Kiseki to Steam Greenlight. Joyoland is the developer of the Chinese ports of these titles. From the descriptions, these are all in both Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.

You can find Joyoland’s steam listing here.

UPDATE

Edited: 3:25pm Central Time, 1/5/2017

I’ve got a bit more information on this, thanks to BigKitten‘s posts on the Reddit thread.

First in a response to one of my comments:

This is from their official weibo (Chinese twitter knock-off) (http://www.weibo.com/1821444155/EpriiaW2D) and wechat (http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/iEteeoZDe0fTnjXv7sA7Mw):
???????????????
?2011??2015???????PC???????falcom????????
???????7????????????????steam???
??????????steam?????????????????falcom??fan??????????????????????steam????????
Rough translation:
Joyoland announces:
From 2011 to 2015, the four Falcom games published and ported to PC [by Joyoland] – Zero no Kiseki, Ys 7, Ao no Kiseki, Ys MoC – are confirmed to be released on Steam.
[The company] starts the greenlight process today. Fans, please vote to speed up the release on Steam.
So, my understanding is: they are determined to release those games on Steam already.

And from another comment in the thread:

The following is what I have read in the Chinese forums. Take it with a grain of salt:
The head of Joyoland is a reasonably good associate of Toshihiro Kondo, the head of Falcom and they have collaborated for more than ten years.
Joyoland has full publishing rights to Ao and Zero in the greater China region (mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, etc.).
It is not beyond imagination that they may procure publishing rights in other regions. Joyoland was to publish their PC port of Ys in the west (http://www.esterior.net/2013/04/pc-version-of-ys-seven-in-english/). It was only canceled because Ys sold so poorly in China that Joyoland deemed western releases a risky venture.
So…if they sell well on Steam……(well, I guess I am dreaming..)

Thanks for the additional information!

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5 Replies to “Joyoland Running Their PC Ports on Steam Greenlight”

  1. Seems like they got deleted. I really wonder why.
    I really hope they struck a deal with XSEED, but that’s only wishful thinking.

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