Endless History's long-awaited interview with Falcom's president Toshihiro Kondo. Learn about Falcom's relationship with the fans, crossovers, and a even question about Gagharv's Michel? --and more!- in this special feature!
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…
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…
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.
A yearly tradition with Falcom’s online store is the massive new year special that comes around at the start of a new year. This year’s is no exception, as you will see below! And as always, numbers are extremely limited!
Additionally, Falcom’s online shop, along with their offices, are closed until 1/9 for the holiday. As a result, all orders will be processed in a ‘first come, first served’ manner, but if they receive a very large number of orders, they will handle them in a raffle process.
The Legend of Heroes Sora no Kiseki Original Soundtrack (Originally for 2980 yen)
The Legend of Heroes Sora no Kiseki SC Original Soundtrack (Originally for 2980 yen)
The Legend of Heroes Sora no Kiseki the 3rd Original Soundtrack (Originally for 2980 yen)
The Legend of Heroes Zero no Kiseki Original Soundtrack (Originally for 2980 yen)
The Legend of Heroes Ao no Kiseki Original Soundtrack (Originally for 2980 yen)
The Legend of Heroes Sen no Kiseki Original Soundtrack (Originally for 3900 yen)
The Legend of Heroes Sen no Kiseki II Original Soundtrack (Originally for 2980 yen)
Sen no Kiseki III Acrylic Keyholder (one from a possibility of Alisa, Jusis, Kurt, or Ash)
The total retail cost of this set is 21,780 yen. The special price is –> 10,000 yen!
This order is good until 1/8, or until 100 orders have been made.
Earlier today, Falcom has unveiled the teaser website for Sen no Kiseki IV. We have no other information on it besides what is seen on the site.
The teaser site does feature a countdown, however. There is a bug where it is based on your local time and time zone- however, source code digging has shown that the site is expected to unlock at 3:00pm Japan time. This is 6:00am GMT, and 1:00am Eastern.
This also lines up nicely with the shareholder meeting happening tomorrow, as well- within an hour and a half of the meeting starting, in fact. With this teaser site, it’s pretty clear that Falcom intends to reveal information on Sen no Kiseki IV at the meeting.
Until then, all we can do is study the image and watch the countdown eagerly.
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On Nov 9th, Falcom has unveiled the 2017 EOY financial report, along with the forecast and explanation of the said forecast for the 2018 fiscal year. (ed note: Oct 1, 2017 ~ Sept 30, 2018 is the 2018 fiscal year.)
Falcom has credited this year’s numbers to a variety of releases. The Japanese releases for 2017 are as follows:
Ys VIII -Lacrimosa of Dana- released to the PlayStation 4 in May 2017.
The Legend of Heroes Sen no Kiseki III released to the PlayStation 4 in Sept 2017.
Additionally, Falcom saw several older titles have English language download-only releases, as well as collaborations with other major game developers. Along with those, the following games were also released internationally:
Ys VIII on the PlayStation Vita saw releases in Korean, English, and French.
Ys VIII on the PlayStation 4 saw releases in Chinese, Korean, English, and French.
Ys Origin saw both Japanese and multilingual releases to PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 consoles.
Tokyo Xanadu for PlayStation Vita saw releases in Chinese, Korean, English, and French.
Tokyo Xanadu eX+ for PlayStation 4 saw Chinese and Korean releases.
The numbers are listed in the table below:
In one million yen increments.
EOY Net Income
Falcom’s forecast for 2018 comes from four major points:
The Sen no Kiseki series- which has been given many awards, including recognition from the Japan Game Awards, the PlayStation Awards, and Famitsu Awards- will see a new title released for the PlayStation 4.
Sen no Kiseki I and II, which have broken a combined 1,000,000 units worldwide in sales, will be released for the PlayStation 4.
The company will be engaging in continued sales promotions for the widely well accepted Ys VIII -Lacrimosa of Dana- through the year.
Falcom will maintain a proactive stance in seeing that their original contents are integrated in collaborative works, as well as new titles released for a variety of platforms and smartphones throughout Japan, Asia, North America, and Europe.
The numbers for the forecast can be found below:
In one million yen increments.
EOY 2017 Results
EOY 2018 Forecast
Rate of Change
For details of the financial report, please check out the cut below.