Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo discusses Ys X, shortening launch windows between Japan and the west

    Kondo considers multiple possibilities within the Ys series.

    In an interview at RPG Spain, Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo shared details about the Ys X and shortening launch windows for its games in the west.

    According to Kondo, musical composition for Ys X is still to come at Falcom. Adol’s signature silver armor will not return in Ys X since it’s not common or popular within the franchise’s most recent entries. Additionally, there are no plans to make Adol more talkative in future Ys games including Ys X. Adol will remain mute for the most part, and Falcom does not plan to make text-heavy Ys games either. As previously reported, Ys 35th anniversary plans will proceed as intended.

    Currently, Falcom does not plan to explore the kingdom of Ys in the near future. The possibility of exploring the land of Ys remains, but Kondo would rather not dwell in the past due to the series’ new audience. Kondo would like to remake Ys V, but the lack of time to develop the game prevents the project from being greenlit. Falcom has no current plans to make a game featuring Adol’s adventure in the North Pole and his death.

    Kondo would have enjoyed making Aprillis playable in the PlayStation 5 version of Ys IX: Monstrum Nox similar to Dana in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana. Furthermore, Kondo wants to complete the Romun Empire conflict at some point. In the future, Kondo wants to make a special artbook celebrating the Ys 40th anniversary.

    Falcom began to narrow launch windows between Japan and Asia for many of its titles including The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II -CRIMSON SiN-. The company plans to shorten the launch gaps between Japan and the west in a similar manner.

    NIS America is celebrating Falcom Week from October 17 to 21. A “special update” is planned for October 21 alongside The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie Voice Actor live stream.

    Lastly, check out our review of The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero for Nintendo Switch here.

    SourceRPG Spain
    Soul Kiwami
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    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected]

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