Â XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that the company will release a Limited Edition of the action RPG title,Â Ys: Memories of Celceta, alongside the standard retail version for theÂ PlayStationÂ®VitaÂ handheld entertainment system when the game releases later this holidayÂ season.Â Celebrating over a quarter of a century of the timelessÂ YsÂ series, theÂ Ys: Memories of Celceta Silver Anniversary EditionÂ will come packaged with a host of celebratory bonus items including a 3-CDÂ collectionÂ ofÂ original and arrangedÂ music spanning the entire history of the franchise, as well as game-specific items such as a cloth map detailing the lands of Celceta, a logo-emblazonedÂ compass,Â andÂ â€˜Adolâ€™s Travel Journalâ€™ containing adventuring strategies and artwork, all within an exclusive commemorative package.Â The Silver Anniversary Edition will carryÂ a suggested retail price of $59.99, while the standard game will retail for $39.99.
Ys: Memories of CelcetaÂ is an extensive reimagining ofÂ Ys IV, one of the few titles in the acclaimed series never to have made its way to the West. ForÂ Ys: Memories of Celceta, famedÂ YsÂ series creators Nihon Falcom have re-worked the game from the ground up, changing the framing of the story itself to create a more intriguing tale filled with mystery and distrust. Soon after red-haired series hero Adol Christin awakens on the outskirts of theÂ Great Forest of Celceta with no memory of how he got there, he finds himself beginning a new journey with an unknown companion as they delve into the forest on a quest to explore its vast expanses, searching for clues to Adolâ€™s identity along the way.
TheÂ YsÂ series has long been known for its fast-paced and acrobatic combat, andÂ Ys: Memories of CelcetaÂ proudly continues this tradition on the PlayStationÂ®Vita system, adding optional touchscreen functionalityto create a handheld action RPG experience unlike any other. Through clever use of the PS Vitaâ€™s rear touch pad, players are able to issue commands to allied forces while simultaneously engaging enemies in combat;Â and for a better view of the action, the camera can be zoomed in or out at any timeÂ through use ofÂ the deviceâ€™s front touchscreen, providing a tactical advantage in large-scale fights. More processing power means more enemies on screen, and with the largest, most non-linear overworld inÂ YsÂ history,Â Ys: Memories of CelcetaÂ boastsÂ aÂ superlativeÂ atmospheric experience,Â representingÂ a thoroughly modern evolution of the high tempo gameplay that has made thisÂ series a timeless action RPG mainstay.