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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Heads West on PC, PS4, PS Vita in Fall 2017

NIS America has announced a western release for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana.

The Nihon Falcom-developed RPG will release across PC, PS4, and PS Vita in fall of this year. The game will have Japanese audio with English and French subtitles.

A limited edition for the game is available over on the NIS America store, for $99.99 on PS4 and $79.99 on PS Vita. It includes: a copy of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA, “The Codex of Adol Christin: Periplus of the Goethe Sea Writing Materials” Hardcover Book, a softcover art book, an original soundtrack, Acrylic Bookends, a Cloth Poster (33″ x 40”), a Steelbook® Collector’s Case, and a Collector’s Box.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via NIS America:


Ys returns with a brand new adventure for the first time in 8 years! Adol awakens shipwrecked and stranded on a cursed island. There, he and the other shipwrecked passengers he rescues form a village to challenge fearsome beasts and mysterious ruins on the isolated island. Amidst this, Adol begins to dream of a mysterious blue-haired maiden living in a unknown world.

Join Adol as he unravels the riddle of the cursed isle and the bluehaired maiden Dana in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana.

Key Features

  • An Epic Tale – Follow Adol and his companions on his latest adventure to unlock the mysteries of the cursed island.
  • Another Side – Unravel the mystery of the blue-haired maiden Dana through her own, unique gameplay segments.
  • It Takes a Village – Rescue your fellow shipwrecked passengers and bring them to your village where they will provide valuable services.
  • Party On – Switch characters on the fly as you battle ferocious foes in lightning-fast combat.
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176 comments
  1. Ax
    Ax
    February 17, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    NISA? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  2. Gale
    Gale
    February 17, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    XSeed BTFO!

    Maybe now they can stop crying about being “The titty company” and start putting fucking effort in to Senran Kagura for a change, instead of dumping their money in to Falcom all day.

  3. Nalferd
    Nalferd
    February 17, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Might get the PC one since it might be based on the PS4 version. Vita has known frame drops…

  4. UnpluggedBeta
    UnpluggedBeta
    February 17, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Nis?! Not Xseed?!

    This is fucking terrible news: the translation will be one giant meme wrapped up in nonsense. For the love of God, someone convince the pointdexters running that company to farm their translation efforts out to whoever xseed uses.

  5. UnpluggedBeta
    UnpluggedBeta
    February 17, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    When nisa wins, we all lose. Don’t you see?!

  6. UnpluggedBeta
    UnpluggedBeta
    February 17, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    I feel you brother. Let’s hope they got rid of their previous staff with extreme prejudice or we’re in for another round of dangan ronpa-tier “localization” fails.

  7. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    February 18, 2017 at 12:02 am

    NISA? Well, now i need to know what the fuck they will remove . Also, dialogs will be shit for sure

  8. Gale
    Gale
    February 18, 2017 at 12:04 am

    It’s a loss I’ll take if it means the chance for Xseed to stop fucking around and pull up their boots.

  9. tccboss
    tccboss
    February 18, 2017 at 12:27 am

    This is a joke right?

  10. tccboss
    tccboss
    February 18, 2017 at 12:30 am

    Let’s hope the company letting NISA localize the game has them on a tight leash.

  11. Zombie_Barioth
    Zombie_Barioth
    February 18, 2017 at 12:42 am

    You’re aware they do more than just Senran Kagura and Ys aren’t you? Especially now that Marvelous no longer deals with Natsume.

    There’s also not much you’re going to do about being known as “the titty company” with games like Senran, because no matter how much effort they put in that’s all some people are going to see.

    Can’t exactly blame them for being frustrated by peoples’ close-mindedness.

  12. UnpluggedBeta
    UnpluggedBeta
    February 18, 2017 at 1:02 am

    What’s wrong with you? Xseed has been the only publisher actually taking the time to give us decent translations instead of meme garbage.

  13. Gale
    Gale
    February 18, 2017 at 1:05 am

    I do. But, I’m also incredibly irritated at them by their sloppy handling of the Senran Kagura franchise ever since people started calling them the “the titty company”.
    Especially so with them giving fuck all towards SK, despite it basically being their best seller, and instead deciding to plug their Twitter Account runner’s fucking cats instead of advertising their game.

    I’m not necessarily ‘happy’ that Ys is getting the short end of the stick, but I’ll gladly support it if it means XSeed might have to stop and take a fucking look at how they can stop shitting the bed and pissing off customers when compared to Marvelous EU.

  14. Balrer
    Balrer
    February 18, 2017 at 1:07 am

    I’m really curious to see what kind of bugs will appear in NISA’s English version that weren’t present in the original.

  15. sanic
    sanic
    February 18, 2017 at 1:15 am

    This looks a lot like trails of cold steel which frustrates me because NISA

  16. uncle_alfred
    uncle_alfred
    February 18, 2017 at 1:28 am

    More Ys in the west, and even more on the PC, is always welcome.
    But why nisa though? Fucking why.

  17. UnpluggedBeta
    UnpluggedBeta
    February 18, 2017 at 1:48 am

    Senran Kagura isn’t the world man; you’re basically announcing how you’re taking joy in our sorrow because your personal franchise wasn’t given proper priority.

    That’s whatever, but imagine if NISA got a hold of SK? Every girl would be flat and dressed like they lived in Saudi Arabia while they spouted how “CEREAL” they were about whatever meme of the month the localization team believed the kids these days were talking about.

    Do you get a hint of our agony yet?

  18. Lucky
    Lucky
    February 18, 2017 at 2:21 am

    Falcom deserves the money, considering SK is garbage. They need to put money into something like Uppers.

  19. Lucky
    Lucky
    February 18, 2017 at 2:25 am

    Ugh, please don’t let NISA touch Ys, Falcom. At the very least this shit better stick with just Ys, I couldn’t handle memes in BOTH of my favorite Falcom franchises.

  20. 2501
    2501
    February 18, 2017 at 2:25 am

    How did Xseed end up droping Ys onto Nisa, they have been localizing these games for years.

  21. Tristan (Chili1)
    Tristan (Chili1)
    February 18, 2017 at 2:33 am

    Awesome news! Nice to see more Falcom games on PC again. NISA is pretty good about doing good ports, so I’m hopeful. Hopefully their localization will be all right. They tend to be shaky on that end.

  22. Gale
    Gale
    February 18, 2017 at 2:39 am

    I’ll readily admit that this is pure pettiness, through and through. Don’t get me wrong, either; I am disappointed that Ys 8’s gonna get fuckin’ MEME’d on. Hard.

    I’m just very, very tired of XSeed putting more effort in to localizing Falcom games than games made by their parent company (Marvelous) and having to get pretty much 90% of all news from Marvelous EU. While Xseed posts about cats and all the cool dudes in ‘totally not Harvest Moon’. All the while Marvy EU puts effort in to the physical releases for SK, and Xseed just prints some playing cards, slaps them in a box, and charges a surplus on it before shipping it out the door.

    I’d rather NISA go extinct for everything other than the shit NIS pumps out, and sometimes I’d even prefer them to stop doing that.

  23. John Smith.
    John Smith.
    February 18, 2017 at 3:09 am

    Love that female characters casual combat outfit, it a shame though that’ll be censored to hell and back once it comes near western shores.

  24. Miguel Angel Opazo Arancibia
    Miguel Angel Opazo Arancibia
    February 18, 2017 at 3:21 am

    You know what ? NEVER, EVER TAKE A BOAT ALONG ADOL CHRISTIN.

  25. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    February 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

    How the fuck did NISA get YS???

  26. scemar
    scemar
    February 18, 2017 at 5:50 am

    this is so sad
    what is wrong with them? how can they do that to xseed?
    yeah I’m not supporting this, not even in a sale, ever

  27. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    February 18, 2017 at 5:59 am

    Isn’t it the same XSEED did to Natsume with Harvest Moon though~?

  28. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    February 18, 2017 at 6:01 am

    More than likely, you just answered your own question. PC. I mean, it’s the same with Tokyo Xanadu, why Aksys? And that’s probably because they can crank out a PC port, much like NISA is coming up with a PC port of Ys VIII~.

    Neither of those games have any kind of PC version available, not even one of those obscure Chinese PC ports. So these PC versions are probably made by the publishers themselves~.

  29. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    February 18, 2017 at 6:02 am

    …you can’t possibly compare The Legend of Heroes series to Ys series~.

  30. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    February 18, 2017 at 6:21 am

    NISA is guilty until proven innocent at this point. I’m not a Ys guy, so personally this isn’t a big deal to me, but I feel bad for everyone that was looking forward to this. I know there’s games that were killed dead in the water to me just because NISA was announced as the localizer in the past.

  31. Hiecchi
    Hiecchi
    February 18, 2017 at 6:27 am

    NISA makes JRPGs great again X_x
    Its great it would be release also on PC, because Mods can still do something against NISAs quality

  32. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    February 18, 2017 at 6:47 am

    Well, it is the same developer.

  33. Ax
    Ax
    February 18, 2017 at 7:02 am

    “localization” fails, censorship and game breaking bugs. FALCOM chose the FAST and CHEAP way, they won’t get my money.

  34. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    February 18, 2017 at 7:18 am

    I want to fucking kill myself.

  35. uncle_alfred
    uncle_alfred
    February 18, 2017 at 7:24 am

    It was more of a rhetorical question to hammer in that it is a “fuck nisa and their meme garbage humor and bugs” type of post, not “why xseed didn’t got this even though they probably don’t have enough manpower to port this thing to PC” one. I would be happy/content with probably any other publisher that makes japanese games appear on western market, i don’t have a fanboy boner for particular publisher, i am just scared that this game is gonna be a victim of their horrendous localization. Because i don’t think there is too much to censor.

  36. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    February 18, 2017 at 7:29 am

    While I am getting this game (in fact, I already preordered the PSV LE) in order to support Falcom, I’m not really thrilled about somebody other than XSEED handling a Falcom game. It’s like you are used to a certain style and all of a sudden you see it go elsewhere; that said, I had a feeling things would be like this back when Tokyo Xanadu got taken by Aksys. Hopefully, NISA’s localization will be more on par with their quality on Danganronpa than some of their more questionable works~.

  37. Etherblaze
    Etherblaze
    February 18, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Ys is an action rpg series. Though 8 is more text/story heavy and borrows some stuff from CS (like a relationship system). But yeah… NISA.

  38. Cael
    Cael
    February 18, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Fuck everything.

  39. DizzyGear
    DizzyGear
    February 18, 2017 at 7:41 am

    What the fuck?
    First Tokyo Xanadu goes to Aksys and now Y’s VIII goes to fucking NISA of all companies. This honestly feels like Falcom backstabbing Xseed. Did Xseed or Marvelous piss off Falcom or something?

    The only silver lining is that we get Japanese audio. Something Xseed never managed to do.

  40. DizzyGear
    DizzyGear
    February 18, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Xseed does have expertise in the PC field though. From what i read getting the ancient PC version of TiTS 2nd running on a modern OS with the PSP exclusive features and translation grafted in was no easy feat.
    …And this was their thanks.

  41. DizzyGear
    DizzyGear
    February 18, 2017 at 7:49 am

    That was their parent company Marvelous.

  42. aaaa
    aaaa
    February 18, 2017 at 7:53 am

    “game will have Japanese audio with English and French subtitles” how is this considered bad?

  43. Etherblaze
    Etherblaze
    February 18, 2017 at 8:06 am

    It’s actually great until you consider that NISA is the one localizing it. So dual audio but most likely the game will be needlessly censored and/or dialogue changed because of sensibilities or because it’s “funnier” to do it their way.

    Also technical issues like console crashing, overheating, game-breaking bugs, etc.

  44. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    February 18, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Money and promise of a PC port, more than likely~.

  45. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    February 18, 2017 at 8:16 am

    While it’s not nice to see XSEED losing publishing rights, it’s a business first and foremost. I’m guessing the whole PC version has a lot to do with this, neither Tokyo Xanadu nor Ys VIII have PC versions, not even Chinese ones yet Aksys and NISA are bringing the games over with that added bonus: PC version~.

    XSEED and Falcom had a deal for just five games or so, everything else was up for grabs by whoever puts in the money and whatnot. Like I said, it’s a business, I don’t think you can really say Falcom is backstabbing XSEED if XSEED just can’t keep up~.

  46. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    February 18, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Unlike Atlus and Aksys? I realize NISA has a lot of stuff to make up for but you are talking as if XSEED has been the one and only quality publisher and that’s just not the case~.

  47. DizzyGear
    DizzyGear
    February 18, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Xseed pretty much single handedly build up the Y’s brandname in the west with both consoles and their enhanced English PC versions.
    So yeah, i see it as a backstabbing that they screwed Xseed out of Y’s VIII in favor of a company that hasn’t worked on a single goddamn Falcom game with a reputation for questionable quality.

    And besides NISA doesn’t even do their PC ports in house but outsources them.

  48. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    February 18, 2017 at 8:44 am

    XSEED: “We shouldn’t have spent the money on dubbing Akiba’s Bomb… I don’t think we’ll even be able to localize Peach Beach Splash at this rate.”

  49. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    February 18, 2017 at 8:48 am

    It’s a business. It doesn’t matter if XSEED helped or not, not to mention it could be argued that PC gamers knew about Ys long before XSEED came into the picture. Fan translations for Eternal, Felghana and AoN existed because people craved to play those games. I see a lot of people being overly emotional about this, it’s a shame for XSEED but it’s a business, so it really doesn’t matter if NISA outsources PC ports or not, what matters is that they can provide it. That Falcom cares about that audience is actually good~.

    If there’s one thing to be worried about is quality of localization. I think we all hope NISA won’t fuck up. But other than that, people are just being too emotional. There’s no backstabbing, it’s just business~.

  50. catazxy
    catazxy
    February 18, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Oh shit, I’ve been hyped about this game, but now….idk

  51. DizzyGear
    DizzyGear
    February 18, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Well can you blame people being emotional about this? If you followed Xseed’s translation blog you know how passionate they are about Falcoms games and that passion showed in the end products. Especially the enhanced PC versions.

    NISA on the other hand is best known these days for their crap translation, censorship, bugs, greedy DLC schemes and not giving a fuck about their audience.

    IMO I think this is a bad business decision. For one it probably soured the relation with Xseed/Marvelous and if NISA fucks up with a bad localization and/or censorship the fingers will point to Falcom as well for handing the game to NISA.

  52. DizzyGear
    DizzyGear
    February 18, 2017 at 9:17 am

    What are you on about. They just released the rather text heavy Fate/Extella with rather a classy CE.
    I’m pretty sure they’ll announce SK Peach Beach sooner or later.

    The only thing i’m salty about is they skipped Uppers and Net High because they are Vita exclusive.

  53. Himegami Aisa
    Himegami Aisa
    February 18, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Danganronpa isn’t free of their “quality” at all so I have no faith in that. Their overall approach to translation and localisation is fucking terrible and in many cases pretty disrespectful to the source material and they’d need to completely refresh their localisation team to fix that.

  54. Himegami Aisa
    Himegami Aisa
    February 18, 2017 at 9:39 am

    You missed your opportunity to accuse those port begging PCMR faggots of single-handedly ruining the franchise with this turn of events.

  55. Etherblaze
    Etherblaze
    February 18, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Which sidequest was this? I think this had to do with Trails in the Sky SC, didn’t it?

  56. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    February 18, 2017 at 10:52 am

    XSeed’s passion is appreciated but the “muh censorship” argument isn’t a good enough one to hate NISA as much as people do.

    Especially when the typical reasons to hate on them aren’t consistent in every game.

    The “greedy DLC schemes” haven’t hit many of the PC ports. Not Disgeaea, not Phantom Brave, not Criminal Girls, etc.

    NISA has fucked some stuff up but they’ve also become one of those companies people hate for the sake of hating. It makes the people who hate on them look more overly butthurt than them looking actually bad as a company at this point.

  57. William Orlando Figueroa
    William Orlando Figueroa
    February 18, 2017 at 10:56 am

    NIS is not the only one who sucks at translating. *looks at Bandai Namco*

  58. Typr
    Typr
    February 18, 2017 at 10:58 am

    You’re defending NISA? Well… Enjoy your memes, butchered translation and tons of censorship then.

  59. Ax
    Ax
    February 18, 2017 at 11:16 am

    NISA offered a faster release and PC Port at a cheaper price probably, the price will be paid by the consumer with YS getting a terrible translation, censorship, cut content/text, bugs, glitches and hell knows what. FALCOM wanted fast money and NISA abide to it where XSeed wanted to do it properly and with quality.

  60. JoeSislack
    JoeSislack
    February 18, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    “Especially when the typical reasons to hate on them aren’t consistent in every game.”

    They consistently fuck up.

  61. DizzyGear
    DizzyGear
    February 18, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Its a perfectly valid reason to hate on them for the censorship since they were unwilling to release criminal girls uncensored on PC which for me indicated that they in fact do not give a fuck about what their audience wants given the flack they caught for censoring the Vita release and its even more heavily censored sequel.

    Also if NISA actually fixed the shit people pointed out to them people would have hated them allot less today instead of having those mistakes keep haunting them.
    Just imagine if they just did the right thing and patched the crashing/CPU melting bug in The Witch and the 100 knight. Or released a patch to change back Esty Erhearts name back in Atelier Meruru and apologized for the sneaking in that retarded Esty Dee phun in the final product.

    I certainly would have forgiven them if they had done that.

    But no. Instead their stance was basically “fuck you” on those 2 issues.

    As for the DLC i was mostly referring to their overprized Disgaea DLC on console. Like how their Disgaea 3 DLC pack still costs 50 bucks to this day.

  62. Zufield
    Zufield
    February 18, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Well, that’s sixty bucks back in my wallet. Thanks, NISA.

  63. Lucky
    Lucky
    February 18, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    It’s not only censorship, but also the lack of quality in the localizations that result in bugs and sometimes hardware damage.

  64. 2501
    2501
    February 18, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    XSeed has been localizing Falcom’s games for over six years, they are partly responsible for YS gaining western exposure. It seems like a dick move that Falcom would just ditch them to make a quick profit risking a bad localisation. Then again, Falcom have done some shady shit before.

  65. Himegami Aisa
    Himegami Aisa
    February 18, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    I don’t think I’ve heard anyone whose only or even main reason for hating NISA is censorship. They have a whole host of problems as you mention, from poor localisation choices to introducing bugs to price gouging and much more, and its poor reputation is well-deserved.

  66. Himegami Aisa
    Himegami Aisa
    February 18, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    I haven’t played too many games by Aksys but I distinctly recall the editor for the Zero Escape games being awful in both introducing meme shit and censoring shit he didn’t like. And you have to be joking with Atlus, seriously.

  67. MGDays
    MGDays
    February 18, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Hearing NISA is handing Ys 8 made me feel sick. Then I read a tweet from Xseed’s Hatsu. She’s literally cried about this and doesn’t want anyone speaking to her about the publishing for the game.

    As a long time Ys fan this has disappointed me greatly. This will be the first Ys game I will pirate as it’s coming out on PC. I wish there was another way around this so I could still support Xseed but it seems impossible now. Not even an Ys release can break my NISA boycott.

    If anyone from NISA reads this, Fuck you and fuck everyone you work with.

  68. Darkrulershadowlord007
    Darkrulershadowlord007
    February 18, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    God dam it! Why did this have to happen to YS, good thing i haven’t updated my vita, NISA doesn’t deserve my money.

  69. scemar
    scemar
    February 18, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    yeah this, plus I wouldn’t compare nisa and xseed anyway

    with nisa we get : bugs, censorship and bad translation

    thanks nisa

  70. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    February 18, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    The point flew over your head. Somebody said that XSEED is the only publisher taking the time giving us decent translations to which I replied with the rethorical question of “unlike Atlus and Aksys“? Because both companies have done a solid job with localizations~.

  71. Chris Mendivil
    Chris Mendivil
    February 18, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Part of me just wants to see the character bumping into enemies..

  72. mew
    mew
    February 18, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    At least we get JP dub unlike with XSEED, so I don’t understand your complain. It’s clearly better that NISA is doing it here.

  73. Himegami Aisa
    Himegami Aisa
    February 18, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Err, no, you seem to have completely missed my point that Aksys and Atlus (seriously, between completely fucking Europe with SMTIV, the absolutely hack job of Apocalypse, their arrogance over people calling for Japanese audio, the similar “liberties” they take with their script amongst others I don’t see how anyone can be a fan of Atlus USA) aren’t all that either.

  74. uncle_alfred
    uncle_alfred
    February 18, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    I will most probably end up buying it too, unless it will end up as shoddy port with game breaking bugs that make it impossible, or painful to play it.
    Ideally i would also love for xseed to have it, but i believe some other publishers could also push a decent product on the market that respects the people that purchase it. Aside from nisa, sadly.

  75. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    February 18, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Well, I can’t talk for the 3DS games since I don’t game on Nintendo platforms but talking about all the Dept. Heaven games back on the PSP, the Persona games, Growlanser, Vanillaware localized titles, Blazblue, the Zero Escape series and a couple others, I honestly don’t see a poor job on localization whatsoever. If there are liberties, they were very hard to spot on unlike Gaijinworks’ or NISA’s. In regards to delays in EU, that’s a whole different issue; we are judging quality of localization, not distribution. So I stand by what I said, XSEED is really good, but they aren’t the only good company localizing games~.

  76. MGDays
    MGDays
    February 18, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Xseed has released multiple games with original JP audio in the past. Celceta is an exception, however it had so little in the way of spoken dialogue that it made little difference.

    It’s a matter of trust, I do not trust NISA with any franchise and will continue to boycott them.

  77. aaaa
    aaaa
    February 18, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    “This will be the first Ys game I will pirate as it’s coming out on PC.” so you care more about Xseed than Falcom who made the game? Kys

  78. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    February 18, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    I wanna hug Hatsuu. Damn…

  79. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    February 18, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Buy it used or, if on the PC, try and wait for a big sale so they dont get huge success in sales. If this is sort of a flop, maybe Falcon will try to go back to XSEED in the future.

  80. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    February 18, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    “but they aren’t the only good company localizing games”

    They are, however, the tried and true company handling all prior Ys games, so they have a provable track record of awesome translations and great respect for the source material on this particular series (and all others, to be honest).

  81. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    February 18, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Yeah well, now they no longer have the rights to Ys VIII, that’s pretty much final. Maybe people should’ve supported their localization efforts instead of port beg for Celceta, CSI & II, Seven and others to go to PS4 and / or PC~.

  82. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    February 18, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    …why do you have to pirate it instead of just skipping? Sounds to me you just want to play the game without paying for it~.

  83. Himegami Aisa
    Himegami Aisa
    February 18, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    If you couldn’t see shit like the fucking good burger reference in VLR and the editor consistently misspelling dammit throughout the series, you’re blind. Persona has things like untranslated text and a completely retarded compromise on honourifics but I can’t really think of much else off the top of my head.

  84. EroBotan
    EroBotan
    February 18, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    what’s the problem with aksys? similar attitude like NISA?

  85. NuclearCherries
    NuclearCherries
    February 18, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    No one’s happy with this. No one.

  86. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    February 18, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Their localization efforts were well supported with great sales. Likely, the biggest factor here was the PC porting team and money, so sadly, I doubt this would have changed in any way, shape or form.

  87. Sorathecrow
    Sorathecrow
    February 18, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    XSEED never ever would have ported the game to PC…because they don’t do ports. If they’d gotten the rights, Falcom would be missing out on the PC market XSEED had done so well to build for them.

  88. Sorathecrow
    Sorathecrow
    February 18, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    This is the first newly released Falcom game in recent memory to get a PC version, and you’re going to crap all over it? Good riddance. If it were up to Xseed, they’d have just translated it for the existing platforms and called it a day. This is Falcom answering a lot of gamers’ requests for more PC versions of their games.

  89. Nagato
    Nagato
    February 18, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Second; Tokyo Xanadu by Aksys is releasing on PC alongside PS4 and Vita as well, and is even based on the enhanched PS4 version on top of that.

  90. Nagato
    Nagato
    February 18, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Pretty much my thoughts exactly.

    Xseed is awesome and all that, but at the end of the day they sadly lacked either the ambition or ability to grow with the Japanese games on Steam market they themselves started, on top of becoming bigger to the point of being able to handle multiple “flagship” tier games.

  91. Sorathecrow
    Sorathecrow
    February 18, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    It’s the beginning of a glorious return to Falcom’s once-home on PC.

  92. XERW
    XERW
    February 18, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Now if only Falcom announces ToCS3 PC port…

  93. Sorathecrow
    Sorathecrow
    February 18, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    We need all of the others too, please. But I imagine if Ys and Xanadu do well they won’t hesitate with Trails.

  94. uncle_alfred
    uncle_alfred
    February 19, 2017 at 2:53 am

    Or they will stay off the west or PC. Which i don’t would happen, since trails is doing kinda ok, i think? Maybe? Fuck me and my negative outlook on those things.
    Anyway, i will certainly not preorder it, that is for sure, gonna wait and see what happens with it closer to the release, maybe miracle will occur and they are gonna hold on on the crappy forced jokes and try to localize it in a way that is faithful to the original.

  95. mew
    mew
    February 19, 2017 at 5:56 am

    No they didn’t. Proof is most falcom games not released by them had dual audio or original voices at least. NISA or Aksys>XSEED any day. I hope they no longer get any Ys game tbh. Also hopefully whoever port Cold Steel on Steam if that happens is not them so we get dual audio.

  96. razisgosu
    razisgosu
    February 19, 2017 at 6:00 am

    What an ignorant comment XD

  97. buddyluv324
    buddyluv324
    February 19, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Jesus…..I knew these fucktards exist, but to see it in action always amazes and disturbs me

  98. DizzyGear
    DizzyGear
    February 19, 2017 at 6:48 am

    Aksys is kinda hit and miss in their localizations.

    On one hand their Muramasa Rebirth was great compared to the godawful localization of the Wii version done by someone else but on the other hand their low was when someone pointed out the shoddy translation of one their Otome VNs on twitter and they simply blocked her.

    But from what i understood they outsource the translation of those Otome games.

  99. DizzyGear
    DizzyGear
    February 19, 2017 at 6:51 am

    …because they don’t do ports.

    Neither does NISA since they outsource the ports. XSEED could have done the same. Hell they already did with Akiba’s Trip.

  100. EroBotan
    EroBotan
    February 19, 2017 at 7:28 am

    I see, thanks for the info!

  101. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    February 19, 2017 at 10:15 am

    I don’t see NISA ruining this game.

  102. Feniks
    Feniks
    February 19, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Looks like I’ll have to pirate and and seed this game for a few months. Must do my civic duty. The right side of history and all that.

  103. Feniks
    Feniks
    February 19, 2017 at 10:34 am

    I think it’s a simple matter of money. Nisa just outbid Xseed.

    I love Xseed but they are a small company and not very rich compared to Nis(a).

  104. MGDays
    MGDays
    February 19, 2017 at 11:29 am

    If you find there to be a problem with supporting the company that brought Ys back to the West then you too can join me in killing ourselves.

  105. MGDays
    MGDays
    February 19, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Pirating and seeding is a stronger form of protest than simply ignoring it.

  106. MGDays
    MGDays
    February 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

    I’m sorry that you see it this way. I guess it’s good to not be aware of NISA’s failures over the years.

  107. MGDays
    MGDays
    February 19, 2017 at 11:33 am

    I’m truly sorry you see things that way. I’m not sure how anyone could prefer a release from NISA over anything. Again, I apologise that you think that way.

  108. mew
    mew
    February 19, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Tell me why Earth Defense Force 4.1 has dual audio on Steam when it’s not published by XSEED?!?! It’s pretty clear to me XSEED doesn’t give a damn about that and would had forced english dub only through our throat if it had been them localizing Ys VIII.

  109. MGDays
    MGDays
    February 19, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    As a firm believer in dual audio, I can safely say that I’d take an English dub from Xseed than a censored & game with bugs not even present in the original JP release from NISA. Again, I apologise for your current way of thinking.

  110. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    February 19, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Uh huh, and if you get to play the game from beginning to end for free that’s just an, uh, “sacrifice” on your noble part, no? I’m sorry, do you actually tell yourself that load of crap with a straight face or do you burst into laughter halfway through~?

  111. Cael
    Cael
    February 19, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Don’t engage with Mew. He’s a NISA apologist. Look at the tripe he said over at Gematsu.

    >There’s no problem with NISA localizations anyway. They’re just big babies. Only times they fucked up were Criminal Girls and Mugen Souls but those big babies continue to throw their drama round because they can’t grow up.

  112. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    February 19, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    All I’m saying is that it’s not uncommon practice in the World of business, no? Marvelous did it and now NISA did it, I mean, at least they only got the rights to one game and not the series itself~.

    I have my LE preordered but I would be lying if I say that I’m not dreading finding myself with a butchered localization. However, on the topic of censorship, there’s nothing to censor (no fanservice that I’m aware of), PSV games of the past couple years have been bug ridden. Not to mention, I’ve played Corpse Party Blood Drive and that thing crashed my PSV several times, some of those to the point I thought it was bricking it. Of course, one game vs all the fuckups NISA had back in the day is nothing but bugs happen, everywhere. The ratio is another issue~.

  113. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    February 19, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Funny (as in the coincidence) you say that because I’m in the process of trying to finish Tales of Hearts R and really, the awful localization makes me want to gouge my eyes out. I couldn’t agree more, Bamco is usually awful at localizations~.

  114. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    February 19, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    The only things NISA censored are fanservice lolis and minigames. At least, that I’m aware of though really, I missed on a ton of stuff during the PS3 era so do correct me if I’m wrong~.

  115. MGDays
    MGDays
    February 19, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    The passive aggressiveness you’re exerting in your posts here is boring. I might reply to you again if you drop it.

  116. MGDays
    MGDays
    February 19, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Only Criminal Girls and Mugen souls? Thanks for pointing that out, I was almost starting to take the guy seriously.

  117. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    February 19, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Ah I’m sure you have better things to do with your time; like pirating whatever game you are protesting this week~.

  118. Sorathecrow
    Sorathecrow
    February 19, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    But is punishing Falcom in the process okay with you? Because it isn’t to me.

  119. MGDays
    MGDays
    February 19, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    I believe it’s prudent to punish Falcom for simply going with the highest bidder without taking in to consideration the reputation of the company they’re sharing their franchise with.

    I can only hope Falcom realises the error of their judgement when the game receives overwhelmingly negative reviews due to NISA’s censorship policies and the several game breaking bugs that players will come across that never got an ounce of testing pre-release.

  120. buddyluv324
    buddyluv324
    February 19, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    I like Hatsuu alright, but why is she such a snowflake? I get that she’s not pleased on not being able to work on the latest Ys game, but if she keeps up with the dramatics it’s going to be Akiba’s Trip all over again.

  121. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    February 19, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    It’s important to take a stand and show Falcon we are NOT okay with their choice. If this makes enough of a dent, then they might reconsider future partnerships with NISA. While I won’t do something like pirating, I will definitely not give my money to them, and will simply buy the game used, instead, so no money goes to NISA.

  122. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    February 19, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    >…why do you have to pirate it instead of just skipping?

    I’d wager he just wants to play the game without feeding money to NISA. I mean, his posts are very clear on the fact that he loves Ys but hates NISA.

    I would like to remind everyone that there are legal ways to play a game without giving the company a single cent as well. Buying it used, asking for a friend to lend it to you if they happen to buy it, renting (if that is still a thing in your country) and so on.

  123. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    February 19, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Ever noticed how easy to undub and mod all XSEED games are? They are like that for a reason. If they can’t get the contract to the VA’s job, they at least won’t hinder anyone’s efforts to mod it themselves.

  124. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    February 19, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    You need glasses.

  125. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    February 19, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    “Or they will stay off the west or PC.”

    All other Ys games were a sales success. If this one in particular flops, they will know pretty well what changed and work to fix that.

  126. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    February 19, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    “If there’s one thing to be worried about is quality of localization.”

    We also have to be worried about bugs. They love dem bugs over at NISA, so much they keep them around once found.

  127. Taiga Gao
    Taiga Gao
    February 19, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    >I’m going to protest and boycott X thing!
    >By enjoying and using their products still!

    Perfect logic there my friend. 10/10.

    I’ll go boycott McDonald by eating their burgers and nuggets all day, that will show them!

  128. RichardGristle
    RichardGristle
    February 20, 2017 at 2:27 am

    You two can seethe all you want; he’ll be playing the game while not giving money to NISA.

    Who really loses in that scenario?

  129. mew
    mew
    February 20, 2017 at 4:43 am

    Ys VIII is not going to be censored. Still not going to buy it because you hate NISA unconditionally? As for bugs, they’ve gotten better on PC, their recent games were fine and they even went as far as giving 60fps upgrade to their ports for people who hate 30fps, so I don’t see the problem. The whole “NISA censors everything” is a meme.

  130. mew
    mew
    February 20, 2017 at 4:46 am

    It is easy because modders are good at it, not because XSEED made it easy to mod on purpose. And please stop believing the things they say, it’s pretty clear they could get the JP voice, they just decided not to because it’s “too expensive”. They shit on JP voices lover, just like Atlus does.

  131. Sean Sharpe
    Sean Sharpe
    February 20, 2017 at 5:18 am

    It’s a Falcom game. It really doesn’t have any content that NISA can censor. I mean, even the mandatory fucking “beach DLC” is pretty freaking tame… The most risque thing from what I saw is Dana’s outfit… Which seems unchanged.

    Bugs might be an issue though.

  132. LaTaleFan1985
    LaTaleFan1985
    February 20, 2017 at 6:13 am

    Any chance that we’ll see Ys: Memories of Celceta make its way to PC with Japanese audio in addition? I really hope so. ?

  133. LibidinBoy
    LibidinBoy
    February 20, 2017 at 9:00 am

    in fact I used to think nichegamer exagerated with all the translation/censorship things, until I met Tales of Heart R. The awfulness at the localization is hiperbolic

  134. Himegami Aisa
    Himegami Aisa
    February 20, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Are you really going moralfag here? If said legal methods give as much to the company as piracy then what difference is there ethically? In any case, why get uppity over someone pirating on principle when most people torrent simply because they couldn’t be fucked paying for it?

  135. Himegami Aisa
    Himegami Aisa
    February 20, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    No, they just shit on the script of every game they touch. And their games might not be broken by their retarded programmers and they’ll maybe even think twice about jewing you over with DLC! Nice apologetics there.

  136. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    February 20, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    XSeed undubbing is literally just swapping files, that’s fucking it.

    “it’s pretty clear they could get the JP voice”

    How do you know?

  137. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    February 20, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    I’m just making sure even moralfags have the alternative to not fund this monstruosity while still playing it if they want (because we know damn well how little self control gamers have – the CoD boycott is still vivid in my mind).

  138. GlacialSolace
    GlacialSolace
    February 20, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Really sick of him. What a puritan baby.

  139. mew
    mew
    February 21, 2017 at 7:19 am

    You’re a child, but I guess you can skip on this GOTY while I’ll play it.

  140. mew
    mew
    February 21, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Aksys and NISA got JP voices of the recent Falcom games.

  141. Himegami Aisa
    Himegami Aisa
    February 21, 2017 at 8:44 am

    The only kids here are the editors at NISA who think it’s acceptable to do shit like change a character’s name to Esty Dee to the guffaws of 13yos and exasperated eyerolls of anyone whose humour is a little more refined than your typical Friedberg and Seltzer fare.

  142. UnpluggedBeta
    UnpluggedBeta
    February 21, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Can confirm that they are terrible. It’s like they try and rewrite characters to be more quirky. Plus the censorship of violence of all things is mind-numbingly stupid.

    That being said, they didn’t grab Ys away from Xseed; we could sit here all day talking about companies which aren’t as good as Atlus.

  143. UnpluggedBeta
    UnpluggedBeta
    February 21, 2017 at 10:32 am

    I love jumping on NISA fate, but let’s be fair: they were on point on releasing updates for the Disgaea pc port (though the actual port job itself was revealed to be laughably shitty).

  144. UnpluggedBeta
    UnpluggedBeta
    February 21, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Yo ho ho for great justice.

  145. UnpluggedBeta
    UnpluggedBeta
    February 21, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Hopefully falcom and nisa. I want NISA to die.

  146. UnpluggedBeta
    UnpluggedBeta
    February 21, 2017 at 10:40 am

    That’s a good point to be honest; it helped fuel my rage at a NISA handling of the port, but…. yeah, looking back she looks like a snowflake grasping for attention.

  147. mew
    mew
    February 21, 2017 at 11:15 am

    I’m just glad your retarded shit will be proven wrong soon when all the characters names will be revealed and you won’t be able to bitch about something that will not happen.

  148. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    February 21, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Disgaea is the only thing they handle well, probably because it’s their pet series.

  149. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    February 21, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    That is not free, and XSEED is a lot tinier than the companies you mentioned. They could? Yes. Was it financially viable? I highly doubt it.

  150. mew
    mew
    February 22, 2017 at 2:12 am

    Then XSEED should let them take those games. Fuck them if they don’t want to give us JP voices.

  151. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    February 22, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    I will take good localization over game breaking (and console breaking) bugs and memescripts, especially since we can just mod the japanese voices ourselves.

  152. Nagato
    Nagato
    February 23, 2017 at 12:20 am

    looking back she looks like a snowflake grasping for attention.”

    Well yeah, she’s a woman.

  153. mew
    mew
    February 23, 2017 at 3:41 am

    Point is Falcom chose NISA and I’m glad for it. XSEED is probably gonna lose all the next Ys games too because they can’t provide quality Japanese voices or PC versions to their customers. This is a good thing. I don’t care that you hate NISA, if XSEED can’t give what people want they should gtfo.

  154. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    February 23, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    NISA can’t provide games that work, love censorship and insert “ebin memes” all around their very liveral lolcalization. If that’s your cup of tea, great. I will wait until some fan retranslates the abortion they release.

  155. TT
    TT
    February 24, 2017 at 12:19 am

    >If it were up to Xseed, they’d have just translated it for the existing platforms and called it a day

    considering how there’s plenty of localizers that like to fuck things up for no discernible reason, I think “translating it and calling it a day” is preferable over “crappy translations while introducing bugs”

  156. mew
    mew
    February 24, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    >muh censorship
    Stop this meme, Ys VIII won’t be censored. And their translations are fine, quit using Neptunia as an example.

  157. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    February 24, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Neptunia is hardly the only example, and the only memes are the ones NISA loves inserting in their garbage.

  158. mew
    mew
    February 25, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Danganronpa translation was fine and that’s one of their recent releases. Stop being retarded. I really wish NISA would just put a statement saying they won’t censor the game and will work their best to provide a good translation so idiots like you could stfu already.

  159. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    February 25, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    “Danganronpa translation was fine”

    Yeah, so fucking fine it was worse than the guys who did it for free on their spare time.

  160. DreamofMemes
    DreamofMemes
    February 25, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    I think she is trying to be funny. Not entirely serious. Those tweets sound so /s

  161. mew
    mew
    February 26, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Yes it was fine, turbo autist. Stop crying and just deal with it, NISA translations are fine.

  162. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    February 26, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Enjoy your hardware melting games.

  163. mew
    mew
    February 27, 2017 at 4:34 am

    You’re fucking retarded if you actually think a game can make a PC gpu or cpu “melt”.

  164. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    February 27, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Last I checked, they are releasing on other plataforms as well. On the PC, you might just have to handle the “this shit does not work whatsoever” bugs they are so very well known for.

  165. mew
    mew
    February 27, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    All of their recents releases have been fine though :^)

  166. Kiwi Hoy
    Kiwi Hoy
    February 28, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    It’s cute that NG posters still think their little boycotts will actually affect any kind of change despite the fact that maybe 10 people will actually go through with it

    Yknow, cute in a pitying kind of way. Like when a child does something stupid and you REALLY want to laugh but you just say “aww”

  167. Kiwi Hoy
    Kiwi Hoy
    February 28, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    I really want a physical copy but I rarely get a chance to play my PS4 and I expect the Vita version performs pretty poorly so it might have to be PC

  168. GameZard
    GameZard
    December 5, 2017 at 2:22 pm