Ys VI The Ark of Napishtim

It's time for another shipwrecked adventure with the crimson Adol Christin and a few cliched blue haired anime girls! XSEED is putting the fan service games aside for a minute to do what it does best, translate excellent JRPGs.

XSEED had teased this release during the New Year, but it has at long last confirmed that Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim will be given a long overdue PC debut in the States.

The game was first released in 2003 in Japan, but this was in an age before PC gaming, especially Japanese PC gaming, really had such a strong foothold in America. You might think that the game already came to America on the PlayStation 2, and you would be correct in thinking so. However, that port had far uglier graphics with its 3D engine and didn't come close to capturing the clean, crisp spirit of the series.

This new PC version will revive the original PC sprites, similar to the American PSP version, and sport several other improvements including:

  • Full widescreen support
  • The ability to warp among checkpoints
  • A mode where healing items are auto-used on pickup and can't be purchased/stored.

No specific date has been set for Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim yet, but XSEED is aiming for a spring release on Steam, GOG.com and the Humble Store.