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Falcom announces Sen no Kiseki sequel (PS3/Vita), new major title, and social games

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Took a while but the PS3 JRPG Train is running on top speed now. A new Kiseki title is definitely good news for all Japanese speaking GAFers. Too bad the rest of us will probably never be able to enjoy a localized version.

I really hope that the 2 concept arts belong to a new Ys game, preferably for Vita again!
 

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Hey Sony, bring these games to the west, it can be really that expensive even with low sales.
You nor I can comprehend the sheer amount of text that must be waded through with these games, especially if we want a good job rather than the shit rush job LoH II-V got on PSP before Trails in the Sky hit.

Plus we need to get through the other games first, skipping to Sen no Kiseki seems like skipping from the first book of the Wheel of Time to the last two or three books, and that's if the middle bunch of books were actually really good (or just didn't exist so we at least wanted 2-5 or whatever)! XSEED's also actively translating SC anyway and it'll be ready for the middle of next year hopefully.
There's also some social game thing.
. . . Is that an endless runner?
 

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You nor I can comprehend the sheer amount of text that must be waded through with these games, especially if we want a good job rather than the shit rush job LoH II-V got on PSP before Trails in the Sky hit.
Yep, the LoH games are quite long and contain a lot of text and I think XSEED already admitted that the sales of FC were not good enough to justify the immense amount of work for the localization. I am happy that they will release SC but I am not that optimistic in regards to the 3rd chapter...
 

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Yep, the LoH games are quite long and contain a lot of text and I think XSEED already admitted that the sales of FC were not good enough to justify the immense amount of work for the localization. I am happy that they will release SC but I am not that optimistic in regards to the 3rd chapter...
Yeah, it's going to take a sales surge via PC I think to keep justifying it, and it's going to be a potentially awkward situation for Ao/Zero depending on how things go. Still, SC's THE monster, and if Sen and its sequel have way less text than prior installments then we'll be in a good position if 3rd-Ao get translated, doubly so if they actually take a break for awhile or something.

Really though, if the games had way less text (or were guaranteed huge sellers being brought over by someone with deep enough pockets to brute force it without it being TOO bad) we'd have probably seen them years ago when they initially hit PSP. Nayuta no Kiseki for example was probably screwed over more by its platform and release timing whereas if it were a Vita or 3DS game I wouldn't be surprised if XSEED would've announced it by now.
 

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Plus wasn't the next game supposed to be for PS4, or am I misremembering?
We're talking a small Japanese company, one that's releasing this for PS3 and released Nayuta no Kiseki in summer 2012 on PSP. They're usually the ones that come late. And if you meant this rather than some post-Sen 2 game then yeah, you definitely were misremembering.
 

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Here we are. Although yeah, reading it now I realize that all it really did was confirm the existence of this game and that they planned on doing a PS4 game, nothing else.
 

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They announced a project a month or so ago, I guess this is it.

Okay XSEED and Carpe Fulgur, I'll start the coffee brewing.
 

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Nice concept art. Haven't played Sen yet so I'll save any excitement for when I do.
 

Eusis

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Hold it. And there's our PS4 rumor back in play. Interesting.
Still means Sen no Kiseki 2 (or whatever it ends up being called) is on PS3/Vita, though in hindsight I should've probably anticipated of all these small Japanese developers that the one with significant PC experience would be the one most inclined to jump on a console with a PC architecture sooner than later.

Though it's also possible, and I'd like this more, that the PS4 is easy enough to work with that more developers will make the jump sooner than later this time. No doubt the long wait on the PS3 was due to it being an absolute beast to work with.
So, uh... is that a guy or a girl?
Was wearing a skirt in the art for Sen no Kiseki, so short of cross dressing that's a girl.
 

Some Nobody

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Still means Sen no Kiseki 2 (or whatever it ends up being called) is on PS3/Vita, though in hindsight I should've probably anticipated of all these small Japanese developers that the one with significant PC experience would be the one most inclined to jump on a console with a PC architecture sooner than later.

Though it's also possible, and I'd like this more, that the PS4 is easy enough to work with that more developers will make the jump sooner than later this time. No doubt the long wait on the PS3 was due to it being an absolute beast to work with.

Was wearing a skirt in the art for Sen no Kiseki, so short of cross dressing that's a girl.
That's been the company line since Mark Cerny became one of the faces of Sony: The PS4 is REALLY easy to develop for. Of course, if that's true then hopefully we'll see more Japanese console games this time around.
 

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Correction: We're waiting for four of the five games that come before the first game.

I'm sorry
Given the continuity and the fact they're all considered part of a larger sub(-sub) Kiseki series this seems like pedantry that isn't quite right anyway.
That's been the company line since Mark Cerny became one of the faces of Sony: The PS4 is REALLY easy to develop for. Of course, if that's true then hopefully we'll see more Japanese console games this time around.
Yeah, Ken Kuturagi's philosophy was probably great for a small group of software engineers who wanted to challenge themselves like maybe John Carmack... and basically no one else, not people who just wanted to make some damn games anyway.
 

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PS4 Ys with gargantuan monsters? My money is ready, Falcom.
Totally the next Ys, the art actually ties in with some reveals in Celceta.

Celceta ending spoilers.

Based on the final conversation memory with Eldeel, Ys 8 is most assuredly going to be in the East of the Ys world. China or the Ys equivelant by the looks of that art. But at the very least Orietta or beyond. Another game outside of Europe will be SWEET. Though that means that we still won't have a game in Romn.
 

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I heard Celceta had an abrupt ending, if that's really tying into a second game then I'll definitely be surprised... though I wonder if that's actually going to be an Ys V remake, tied deeply into Ys IV this time around?
 

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Totally the next Ys, the art actually ties in with some reveals in Celceta.

Celceta ending spoilers.

Based on the final conversation memory with Eldeel, Ys 8 is most assuredly going to be in the East of the Ys world. China or the Ys equivelant by the looks of that art. But at the very least Orietta or beyond. Another game outside of Europe will be SWEET. Though that means that we still won't have a game in Romn.
Forgot Falcom did Ys. That's cool. I'm not sure how well LoH was hooking me from the first game. I sold my PSP so I can't play it now but I'll give it another chance when it comes out on Steam.
 

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That's been the company line since Mark Cerny became one of the faces of Sony: The PS4 is REALLY easy to develop for. Of course, if that's true then hopefully we'll see more Japanese console games this time around.
Many games will be cross-gen but i'm totally fine with this.
 

Eusis

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Ys isn't The Lgend of Heroes.
It was in response to the post directly above mine, I just didn't quote because I didn't want to see spoilers.

Unless you meant "tying into a second game", in which case that's why I'd be surprised. Although Ys kinda did that in the first place with I & II anyway, just next to none of us even played the first without the second right there.
Many games will be cross-gen but i'm totally fine with this.
Japan's never been as big on stuff like cross gen or multiplatform as western developers/publishers have been. MORE of it now than before, but that mainly hits bigger games with a real chance at huge success in NA and EU like Metal Gear.
 

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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH how did I miss this thread? I have yet to finish Sen but now that I'm on vacation, it's getting done. The other game honestly looks reminiscent of Xanadu, but it's probably Ys.
 

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Totally the next Ys, the art actually ties in with some reveals in Celceta.

Celceta ending spoilers.

Based on the final conversation memory with Eldeel, Ys 8 is most assuredly going to be in the East of the Ys world. China or the Ys equivelant by the looks of that art. But at the very least Orietta or beyond. Another game outside of Europe will be SWEET. Though that means that we still won't have a game in Romn.
I'm not sure what leads you to believe this. Ys 4 fits very early in the chronology, I'm kinda doubtful that Ys 8 will take place that early in Adol's life.
 

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I hope either of the teased games is on PS4! Especially if its the non Ys one, new IP from falcom on PS4 would be amazing!