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Jan 282022

2022 is the 35th anniversary of the Ys series, so fans have been hoping that this year would bring news about the next game in the series.

In a recent interview translated here on Twitter, Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo talked about the next Ys.

Apparently the next Ys game is in development, but won’t be ready in time to be released this year.

More interestingly, he said that it will be “completely different” compared to Ys 7, 8, and 9, which all used a similar system.

(Similar comments have been made about the potential Ys 10 before this, with Kondo saying the next game should evolve into something new.)

I’m nowhere near caught up on the Ys series, having only played the first one (despite thinking last year might be the year when I’d play the rest), but it seems like Ys 7 is when the party system was introduced instead of playing as a solo character.

As a result, a lot of people are suggesting the next Ys game might go back to being solo. Others think some specific combat mechanics used in those three games might be removed while keeping the party.

The interview also goes into topics about Kuro no Kiseki II, but I didn’t read those parts since I’m not even remotely close to being caught up on Trails, either.

It’s a shame a new Ys won’t be out for the 35th anniversary, but it’s interesting to see that they’re planning new things for the next entry. What do you think the new Ys system will be like?

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