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Feature: Nihon Falcom's Trails Of Cold Steel Rivals Game Of Thrones In The Worldbuilding Stakes
Feature: Nihon Falcom's Trails Of Cold Steel Rivals Game Of Thrones In The Worldbuilding Stakes
How the Trails series brought life to Zemuria. Much like its predecessors, we had a fair wait until The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV reached western audiences.
Nihon Falcom Is Celebrating Its 40th Anniversary With A Special Broadcast
Nihon Falcom Is Celebrating Its 40th Anniversary With A Special Broadcast
Take a look back at its early efforts with Ys and The Legend of Heroes. Not every anniversary is always cause for celebration with companies.
Trails Of Cold Steel IV Locks In Western Release Dates, Launches This April
Trails Of Cold Steel IV Locks In Western Release Dates, Launches This April
Less than a month after the Japan release. At the end of last year, Falcom announced its latest entry in the Legend of Heroes JRPG series would be coming to the Switch in Japan on 18th March 2021. NIS America has now confirmed The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV will arrive in North America and Europe on 9th April.
The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki Announced, Releases in 2021 for Japan
The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki Announced, Releases in 2021 for Japan
Set in Calvard, the new title will feature entirely new characters, a new combat system and more.
Trails Of Cold Steel IV Japanese Switch Release Confirmed For March 2021
Trails Of Cold Steel IV Japanese Switch Release Confirmed For March 2021
A hint at the western launch date? The latest entry in Falcom's Legend of Heroes JRPG series has been confirmed for launch on Switch in Japan on 18th March 2021. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV previously had a more vague 'Spring 2021' date attached — which is still the case in the West — and the new concrete release date has reportedly been announced by publisher NIS America in the latest edition of Famitsu (thanks, Nintendo Everything). Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Thirty-Four Years Later, Ys 1 and II Are Getting PC Floppy Disk Ports
Thirty-Four Years Later, Ys 1 and II Are Getting PC Floppy Disk Ports
Japanese game developer Nihon Falcom has announced that decades after their original releases both Ys1 and Ys II are getting ported to the X68000, a Japan-only PC from Sharp that first went on sale in 1987. Read more...
Next Trails Title Coming in 2021 for Japan
Next Trails Title Coming in 2021 for Japan
Falcom will celebrate its 40th anniversary next year with "multiple" releases.
More Legend Of Heroes: Trails Of Cold Steel Games Are Coming To Switch
More Legend Of Heroes: Trails Of Cold Steel Games Are Coming To Switch
But only in Japan for now. Fans of Falcom's excellent Legend of Heroes series, rejoice – we're getting more JRPG goodness on the Switch next year, thanks to the fact that The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 1 and 2 are both being released on Nintendo's console. These two titles – originally released on Sony systems in 2013 and 2014 respectively – will be joining the already-available Trails of Cold Steel III and Trails of Cold Steel IV (the latter of which is out on PS4 currently and comes to Switch early next year.) Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Review: Ys Origin - An Awesomely Accessible And Amiable Action RPG
Review: Ys Origin - An Awesomely Accessible And Amiable Action RPG
Eesey peasy. Nihon Falcom's Ys (pronounced "eese") been around since the days of the PC-8800, but only now are we seeing this formative tale in the enormously popular saga.
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Trailer Introduces The Main Cast
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Trailer Introduces The Main Cast
The six playable Monstrum and their Gifts are revealed.
Ys VIII’s Music Gets The Adventuring Party Started Right
Ys VIII’s Music Gets The Adventuring Party Started Right
Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s new, daily hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make.
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Is Coming To Switch In 'Summer 2021', Following A PS4 Debut In February
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Is Coming To Switch In 'Summer 2021', Following A PS4 Debut In February
Opportunity Nox. Nihon Falcom's action RPG Ys IX: Monstrum Nox was announced as coming to Switch in the West back in June as part of the New Game Plus Expo broadcast.
The Legend of Heroes – Next Trails Game Will Have Action Elements, New Locations
The Legend of Heroes – Next Trails Game Will Have Action Elements, New Locations
Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo also promises this won't be Hajimari no Kiseki 2.
Review: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III - Falcom's Famous Series Was Worth The Wait On Switch
Review: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III - Falcom's Famous Series Was Worth The Wait On Switch
Class Act. Nihon Falcom’s long-running The Legend of Heroes series finally hits Nintendo Switch in this third entry in the epic Trails of Cold Steel story arc, a direct sequel to Trails of Cold Steel II that takes place less than two years after the Erebonian Civil War portrayed in both that game and its epic predecessor.
NIS America Is Bringing Ys IX: Monstrum Nox To The West In 2021
NIS America Is Bringing Ys IX: Monstrum Nox To The West In 2021
Ys please. The latest entry in Nihon Falcom's action RPG series has been announced for the West with a "2021" release date attached.
Ys 9 is coming west next year
Ys 9 is coming west next year
The latest instalment in Falcom's popular and delightful action RPG series Ys has been confirmed for a western release early next year.