Ys Video Preview – XSEED’s 3 new Ys titles for PSP

From the press kit:

The kingdom of Altago is rebuilding their realm around a newfound peace after years of war against the merciless armies of Romn. Two adventurers, Adol and Dogi, arrive in the harbor of Altago City, and quickly find themselves in a scuffle with the Dragon Knights, the kingdom’s military police body, when attempting to save a local girl from harassment by one of their commanding officers. Upset by the interruption and subsequent humiliation, the commander arrests Adol and Dogi, charging them with espionage.
The king of Altago, having known of the duo’s pending arrival from an old and trusted friend, quickly releases the pair from prison and summons them to his chambers. He tells the men about an ancient shrine that was uncovered after a recent earthquake and asks for their help in investigating this mysterious new find. Adol and Dogi oblige, unaware that they are undertaking the start of a long journey involving the resurrection of a great new evil. Adol and Dogi oblige, unaware that they are about to take the first steps on a long journey to save all of Altago from long-forgotten ancient forces, and to reunite the estranged five tribes who serve and protect the Five Great Dragons – deified beings who may well be the world’s last hope. They must awaken the corresponding deities in an attempt to have the “Five Dragons” assist them in the final battle.

DETAILS:
Ys SEVEN is the latest installment in the long-running Ys series which first debuted on PC in 1987. This is the first iteration to be built specifically for the PSP system, taking full advantage of the widescreen format and hardware. The battle system consists of a three-member battle party with enemies engaged on the field map in real-time for fast-paced combat. Fans of the series and new players alike will be immersed in the rich, vibrant world containing over 30 hours of gameplay.

KEY FEATURES
• Gorgeous New RPG for the PSP – Built from the ground up for the PSP, Ys SEVEN takes full advantage of the hardware with colorful and beautiful 3D graphics presented in a widescreen format, with minimal load times.
• Epic Story Spanning Over 30 Hours of Gameplay – This tale of Five Great Dragons, a wartorn kingdom, ancient rites and more spans over 30 hours of gameplay as the player ventures on an epic quest to save the world.
• Real-Time Battles on the Field Map – No random encounters as all enemies are seen and engaged on the field map in real-time with the player’s three-member battle party.
• Highly-Rated and Eagerly-Awaited by RPG Fans – Already five years since the last installment was published in 2005 for the Playstation 2, and having already been awarded a gold rating by Famitsu upon its Japanese release, Ys SEVEN is the long-awaited next chapter in the Ys series, highly anticipated by old and new fans alike.

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