Gematsu published an excellent interview with Falcom President Toshihiro Kondo, talking about the future of the Trails series and Ys. In the interview, Kondo states that preparations to release Ys IX: Monstrum Nox in the west are underway! Here’s the official excerpt from the interview:

—Falcom games are notorious for their delayed releases in the west. Zero no Kiseki and Ao no Kiseki, for example, never made it out in English. With the PlayStation 4 versions on the way, are there any plans to release those titles in the west? How about Ys IX: Monstrum Nox?

Kondo: “I very much regret that we were unable to release Zero and Ao [in the west]. I think that releasing on PlayStation 4 will lead to an opportunity to release these games in North America and Europe. As for Ys IX, preparations are currently underway for release [in the west].”

This is exciting news for Ys fans as they can expect a western release of the latest game in the series soon. In the meantime, stay tuned at Final Weapon for the latest Japanese gaming news!