It Seems Like Ys The Ark of Napishtim is Coming to PC via Steam

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It seems like XSEED is bringing Falcom’s Ys: The Ark of Napishtim to PC, via Steam.

The news comes via (thanks, NeoGAF) XSEED’s recent New Year’s teaser, which featured several silhouettes of various artwork featured in a myriad of Japanese games.

If you look closely at the second to the last silhouette, you’ll notice it appears to be a character with spiky hair, and a sword. It turns out that wasn’t a sword, but a polearm, wielded by Geis, a reoccurring character in the series:

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Ys: The Ark of Napishtim originally launched on the PC in Japan back in 2003, only to later be ported to Playstation 2 in 2005 and even later to the PSP in 2006. The only platforms to get the game in English thusfar are the PS2 and PSP releases.

Coming from this, it makes sense this will be a Steam release, much like their Ys: The Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin releases on Steam. For now, we’ll categorize this under a rumor, as we don’t know the true nature of XSEED’s motives with Ys: The Ark of Napishtim.

It’s worth noting the first silhouette was also proven to be one of the heroines from Marvelous’ Forbidden Magna, which XSEED recently set up a domain for Lord of Magna.

So what could the other silhouettes be? We’ll keep you guys posted.

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Brandon Orselli


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