Nihon Falcom

Brandish

Brandish

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - February 1, 1995

Now that you've mastered games like Breath of Fire and Brain Lord, we think you're ready for a role-playing game where the sun doesn't shine and the monsters grow big, really big! In Brandish, you stand accused of murder, being pursued by a fearless bounty hunter looking to collect the reward. About to be captured, you fall into a deep underworld maze filled with dangerous traps and deadly monsters including: giant crabs, headless fist pounding warriors and fire spitting gargoyles. With the bounty hunter still hot on your trail, you must navigate your way out of the mazes and back to the...

Brandish 2: The Planet Buster

Brandish 2: The Planet Buster

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - August 11, 1995

The Planet Buster continues the story that was told in the first Brandish game, and depicts the events that happened three years after the evil demonic king was defeated in his lost kingdom, sunken deep underground. You take control of a young warrior named Ares, who wields a magical weapon, a powerful sword called the Planet Buster. One day, while traveling through a desert, Ares is captured by a warlock named Karl, who is after the powers hidden within the magical sword. Suspecting Ares might have some valuable information, Karl doesn't execute him, but takes away the Planet Buster and...

Brandish 2: The Planet Buster

Brandish 2: The Planet Buster

NEC PC-9801 - Released - March 12, 1993

The Planet Buster continues the story that was told in the first Brandish, depicting the events that happened three years after the evil demonic king was defeated in his lost kingdom, sunken deep underground. The player takes control of a young warrior named Ares, who wields a magical weapon - a powerful sword called the Planet Buster. One day, while traveling through a desert, Ares is captured by a warlock named Karl, who is after the powers hidden within the magical sword. Suspecting Ares might have some valuable information, Karl doesn't execute him, but takes away the Planet Buster and...

Dragon Slayer

Dragon Slayer

Epoch Super Cassette Vision - Released - 1986

Dragon Slayer is an early example of the action role-playing game genre, which it laid the foundations for. Building on the prototypical action role-playing elements of Panorama Toh (1983), created by Yoshio Kiya and Nihon Falcom, as well as Namco's The Tower of Druaga (1984), Dragon Slayer is often considered the first true action role-playing game. In contrast to earlier turn-based roguelikes, Dragon Slayer was a dungeon crawl role-playing game that was entirely real-time with action-oriented combat, combining arcade style action mechanics with traditional role-playing mechanics. Dragon...

Dragon Slayer

Dragon Slayer

Microsoft MSX - July 15, 1985

Dragon Slayer is commonly considered one of the progenitors of the action RPG genre. The premise is similar to Roguelikes: the player takes control of a knight who must fight his way through large overhead maze-like dungeons. Unlike roguelikes, the combat in the game is fully action-oriented: the player must approach the monster and "bump" into it in order to inflict damage, at the same time trying to avoid its blows. Combat takes place on the same screen as the exploration; monsters will also sometimes pursue the knight if he attempts to escape. Also contrary to roguelikes, none of the...

Dragon Slayer IV: Drasle Family

Dragon Slayer IV: Drasle Family

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - July 9, 1987

Long ago, an evil dragon named Keela was imprisoned inside a magical dungeon. However time has passed and the magic that sealed the dragon away is weakening. The Drasle family decides that it's time to destroy the dragon once and for all. However only one weapon is capable of doing this, the Dragon Slayer, which is itself sealed away by four magical crowns. The Drasle family decides to take on this quest, and will use every member of the family in order to accomplish it. The player chooses a character from among five different members of the Drasle family. The choices are: Xemm the father and...

Dragon Slayer IV: Drasle Family

Dragon Slayer IV: Drasle Family

Microsoft MSX - July 9, 1987

Long ago, an evil dragon named Keela was imprisoned inside a magical dungeon. However time has passed and the magic that sealed the dragon away is weakening. The Drasle family decides that it's time to destroy the dragon once and for all. However only one weapon is capable of doing this, the Dragon Slayer, which is itself sealed away by four magical crowns. The Drasle family decides to take on this quest, and will use every member of the family in order to accomplish it. The player chooses a character from among five different members of the Drasle family. The choices are: Xemm the father and...

Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu

Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - February 14, 1992

Unlike the previous Dragon Slayer games, which were all side-scrolling action RPGs, The Legend of Heroes is a far more straightforward turn-based RPG of the Dragon Quest mold. It allowed for a party of up to four characters and had a few modern upgrades, such as allowing the player to distribute stats after a level up, target separate monsters and restart a battle if their party gets wiped out. It received one direct sequel, Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes II, before the series would drop the Dragon Slayer prefix and continue as a separate Falcom property.

Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu

Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu

Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1990

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes tells the story of a young prince named Selios. One day his old teacher Raiyas sends him to a nearby cave to retrieve a magic weapon. When the prince returns, he finds the house attacked by monsters. Raiyas tells him to seek help in the castle of a baron, whose country has always been allies with theirs for a long time. However, the baron betrays Selios' trust and imprisons him. The young prince manages to escape, but without the possibility to return he has no choice but to wander through the land, trying to find trustworthy companions who would help him to...

Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu II

Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu II

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - June 4, 1993

Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu II is a Role-Playing game, developed by Falcom and published by Epoch, which was released in Japan in 1993.

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - January 1, 1991

In this epic role-playing game, you must guide Prince Logan all accross the beautiful and dngerious world of Isrenasa in the quest to regain his throne. This game features a huge world to explore and many companions to join you on your journey. This game features one of the largest quests and most advanced interface of any role-playing game for the TurboDuo system.

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes

NEC PC-8801 - Released - December 1, 1989

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes is the sixth game in the Dragon Slayer line of games, and the first in The Legend of Heroes series. The game is notable for being among the first Japanese-style turn-based RPGs with visible enemies and non-random battles. Unlike most other Dragon Slayer games, the installments of the Legend of Heroes series feature turn-based combat.

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes II

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes II

NEC PC-8801 - Released - March 19, 1992

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes II is part of the Dragon Slayer series and the second entry in the sub-series The Legend of Heroes. The game is set approximately 20 years after the events of the first game. The protagonist spots strange beings in spacesuits outside of the capital city. They do not recognize the spacesuits and believe them to be monsters. The second Dragon Slayer is very similar to the first game, graphically and gameplay-wise. The only major difference is the fact that the enemies are now completely visible on screen before battles, so that the player can avoid...

Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure

Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure

Sony PSP - Released - February 12, 2007

Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure is a fantastic Action-RPG from leading Japanese developer Falcom (Developers of “Ys” and “Zwei” among other classics) featuring real-time combat, stunning 3D graphics, tons of fully voiced characters and mini-games , 90+ items, multiple endings, a rocking soundtrack, 35+ hours of playtime, and more.

The Legend of Heroes III: Shiroki Majo: Mouhitotsu no Eiyuutachi no Monogatari

The Legend of Heroes III: Shiroki Majo: Mouhitotsu no Eiyuutachi no Monogatari

Sony Playstation - Released - March 19, 1998

The Legend of Heroes III is a computer role-playing game originally developed by Nihon Falcom Corporation. Its initial release was 1993 for the NEC PC-9801. It was also released for Sega Saturn, Sony PlayStation, and Microsoft Windows in 1998. A remake of this game was released for the PlayStation Portable in 2004, and was later given a United States release in 2006. However, the remake of The Legend of Heroes IV: A Tear of Vermillion had been released before this game in the US, under the title The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion. This resulted in the confusing re-titling of The...

The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki

The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki

Sony PSP - Released - September 29, 2011

Eiyū Densetsu VII (英雄伝説 VII, lit. "The Legend of Heroes VII") is a set of role-playing games created by Nihon Falcom Corporation. It is a duology, consisting of Zero no Kiseki (零の軌跡, "Trails to Zero") and Ao no Kiseki (碧の軌跡, "Trails to Azure"). Together, they are considered the seventh game in the The Legend of Heroes series, and take place three months after the end of The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd and in a different country, Crossbell. The games star Lloyd Bannings, a rookie investigator within the Crossbell police force, joining three years after the death of his brother.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky

Windows - July 29, 2015

Hailed as one of the largest, longest and most meticulously detailed turn-based JRPG series of all time, this first chapter in the ongoing Trails saga sets the stage for what's quickly become Ys developer Nihon Falcom's most popular and best-selling franchise in their entire 30+ year history.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC

Windows - October 29, 2015

The coup d’état that threatened to shake the foundation of the Liberl Kingdom has now come to a close and Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday celebrations are in full swing throughout the streets of Grancel. During that same night, a boy who vowed to make amends for his past disappeared before the girl he loved. Clutched in the girl’s hand was the one thing he left for her to remember him by: a harmonica. Now her journey to find him begins… The Legend of Heroes Series Continues… The tale of Estelle and Joshua concludes in this engaging narrative twice the size of its predecessor. Partner up...

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC

Sony PSP - September 27, 2007

The coup d’état that threatened to shake the foundation of the Liberl Kingdom has now come to a close and Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday celebrations are in full swing throughout the streets of Grancel. During that same night, a boy who vowed to make amends for his past disappeared before the girl he loved. Clutched in the girl’s hand was the one thing he left for her to remember him by: a harmonica. Now her journey to find him begins… The Legend of Heroes Series Continues… The tale of Estelle and Joshua concludes in this engaging narrative twice the size of its predecessor. Partner up...

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd

Windows - May 3, 2017

Half a year after Trails in the Sky SC, Father Kevin Graham takes on a routine mission on behalf of the Septian Church. He and his partner are then plunged into a realm that follows an unnaturally strict set of rules and is as intent to open old wounds as it is to keep them behind closed doors.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd

Sony PSP - Released - July 24, 2008

The game plays similarly to its predecessors, a role-playing video game with turn-based battles, but this time enemies have affinities to the three higher elements of time, space and mirage. Other additions are the turn bonuses of "rush", allowing the player to take two actions at once, "guard", which nullifies any damage, "vanish", which makes a target disappear for a few turns, and "death", which gives the attack the effect of an instant death. Throughout the games' dungeons the player will find doors engraved with symbols of the moon, stars and the sun, which trigger, respectively, long...

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

Sony Playstation 4 - Released - March 26, 2019

At Thors Military Academy, Erebonia’s best and brightest learn everything from the art of war to the liberal arts. First year Rean Schwarzer learns that he’s been selected as a member of Class VII, which controversially includes both nobles and commoners. They’ll need to deal with more than just class warfare however - they’ll need to safeguard their country from those who would plunge it into chaos. Return to the Zemurian continent, setting of the Trails in the Sky titles, with a new adventure for old and new fans alike. Execute your strategies in exciting turn-based battles where timing...

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

Windows - Released - August 3, 2017

At Thors Military Academy, Erebonia’s best learn everything from the art of war to liberal arts. First year Rean Schwarzer learns he’s been selected to join the controversial Class VII, and they’ll need to deal with more than just class warfare--they’ll need to safeguard their country from chaos. Taking place on the same continent as the fan favorite Trails in the Sky offshoot of Nihon Falcom’s storied The Legend of Heroes franchise, Trails of Cold Steel (Sen no Kiseki in Japanese) is the first in the series to tread Erebonian soil and explore the inner political conflicts of this...

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II

Windows - Released - February 14, 2018

Peace is but a memory. In the wake of the Noble Faction’s occupation of Heimdallr, civil war has broken out across Erebonia. The provincial armies, loyal to the aristocracy and the Four Great Houses, have claimed many of the nation’s great cities in the name of the Noble Alliance. The Imperial Army, called back from the four corners of the Empire, has only just begun its sweeping counterattack.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II

Sony Playstation 4 - Released - June 4, 2019

Peace is but a memory. After Rean managed to escape Trista with Celine and Valimar, he awakens in the mountains near his hometown uncertain what fate befell his friends, who bravely threw themselves in harm’s way to buy him time to flee. Though the road will not be an easy one, Rean decides to take up his sword again, journeying across Erebonia with his Divine Knight, Valimar, in search of his friends from Class VII and a way to end the conflict before its price becomes far too dear... Taking place on the same continent as the fan favorite Trails in the Sky offshoot of Nihon...

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II

Sony Playstation 3 - Released - September 25, 2014

Trails of Cold Steel II picks up one month after the decisive collision which changed the fate of the entire nation of Erebonia. The speedy, tactical turn-based combat with the newly-developed “ARCUS” system returns with all the bells and whistles players fondly remember together with a new Overdrive mode, new means of transportation both across the land and sky, new allies, new dangers, and a renewed sense of hope as Rean tirelessly works to right the wrongs that have led the country to disarray.

The Legend of Xanadu

The Legend of Xanadu

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - February 18, 1994

In Legend of Xanadu, the player controls a young adventurer named Areios. Monsters attack his homeland, and he is forced to flee. After traveling by ship and arriving at the town Bolda, Areios finds out that strange things have been happening in the North Cave near the town. His first mission will be to venture to the North Cave and investigate the matter. Of course, soon Areios finds himself involved in a battle against sinister forces, and commences the longest and most dangerous adventure of his life! The game is an action RPG set in the Dragon Slayer universe, with a gameplay style...

Magical Fantasy Adventure: Popful Mail

Magical Fantasy Adventure: Popful Mail

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - 1994

Nayuta no Kiseki

Nayuta no Kiseki

Sony PSP - July 26, 2012

Nayuta no Kiseki (?????? Nayuta no Kiseki?, Trails of Nayuta) is an action-RPG developed by Nihon Falcom for PlayStation Portable. The game belongs to The Legend of Heroes series of role-playing video games, but is more action-oriented, and is not a mainline entry in the series.

Popful Mail

Popful Mail

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - June 10, 1994

Popful Mail is a 2D platform game with some RPG elements. The controls allow the player to jump, attack, open doors or treasure chests, and speak to another character. Additionally, the player can summon a menu to change some of the game's attributes, the current character, the current character's equipment, use or activate an item, read the game's status, save, load and quit. At the start of the game, the only playable character is Mail; however, as the game progresses, Tatt and Gaw will be available, and the player may switch between them at any time through the use of the "character"...

Romancia: Dragon Slayer Jr.

Romancia: Dragon Slayer Jr.

Microsoft MSX - January 1, 1986

In Romancia: Dragon Slayer Jr., you are a young warrior whom the king sends on a mission to rescue a lost princess. You must leave the town and enter the dreadful monster-infested catacombs in order to complete your quest. The game is a departure from Dragon Slayer RPG-oriented gameplay style. It tends more towards medieval-themed platformer action. The hero has hit points, can buy items and weapons, use magic, and stay in inns to recover health. However, instead of receiving experience points and becoming stronger, you simply must attack quicker (by bumping into your opponent on platform...

Romancia: Dragon Slayer Jr.

Romancia: Dragon Slayer Jr.

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - December 1, 1986

In Romancia: Dragon Slayer Jr. you are a young warrior whom the king sends on a mission to rescue a lost princess. You must leave the town and enter the dreadful monster-infested catacombs in order to complete your quest. The game is a departure from Dragon Slayer RPG-oriented gameplay style. It tends more towards medieval-themed platformer action. The hero has hit points, can buy items and weapons, use magic, and stay in inns to recover health. However, instead of receiving experience points and becoming stronger, you simply must attack quicker (by bumping into your opponent on platform...

Tokyo Xanadu eX+

Tokyo Xanadu eX+

Sony Playstation 4 - Released - December 8, 2017

Tokyo Xanadu eX+; a massive action RPG from the masters of the genre, Nihon Falcom! When high school student Kou Tokisaka encounters the nightmare realm known as the Eclipse, his world is forever changed. In this definitive version of Tokyo Xanadu, experience the game in 60 FPS along with new scenarios, new playable characters, new modes and more!

Tokyo Xanadu eX+

Windows - Released - December 8, 2017

Tokyo Xanadu eX+; a massive action RPG from the masters of the genre, Nihon Falcom! When high school student Kou Tokisaka encounters the nightmare realm known as the Eclipse, his world is forever changed. In this definitive version of Tokyo Xanadu, experience the game in 60 FPS along with new scenarios, new playable characters, new modes and more!

Xanadu Next

Xanadu Next

Nokia N-Gage - Released - June 20, 2005

The PC-based RPG bestseller, XANADU, has traversed the boundaries of time and is making its newest appearance on the N-Gage game deck as XANADU NEXT! The village chief's daughter, Momo, has been kidnapped and you have been asked to rescue her. Finding her will not be easy. You will have to battle hordes of demons and monsters, even challenging King-Dragon himself! Can you conquer the darkness hanging over the land and return the light of the gods to XANADU! You are the only one who can save this world. It's time to plunge into the darkness!

Xanadu Next

Xanadu Next

Windows - Released - November 3, 2016

Whenever mist hangs over the waters of Lake Orwell on Harlech Island, sailors catch sight of a phantom castle just out of reach. As they draw near, it fades into the fog like a mirage, leaving only questions for all who have borne witness to this “Castle Strangerock.” An up-and-coming scholar named Charlotte L. Wells has had her interest piqued by this local legend and desperately wishes to study it in person—but of course, Harlech Island is no place for an unescorted young lady. To aid her in her investigation, therefore, she enlists the help of an old childhood friend and fallen knight...

Xanadu: Dragon Slayer II

Xanadu: Dragon Slayer II

Microsoft MSX - November 6, 1987

Xanadu was the name of the summer capital of the Mongolian-ruled Yuan Dynasty in 13th century China. The game, however, is set in a fantasy world, its Xanadu being mysterious ruins beneath a prosperous kingdom, where only the bravest adventurers dare to venture. The player takes the role of one of such explorers, who is sent by the king to discover the secrets hidden deep within the ruins. Xanadu: Dragon Slayer II bears many similarities to the first Dragon Slayer, being a dungeon-crawling role-playing game with action combat, primarily revolving around exploration of vast underground...

Ys Book I & II

Ys Book I & II

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - January 1, 1989

Journey through the Ancient Land of Ys, a once peaceful and prosperous country suddenly thrust deep into an empty abyss of isolation. The secret to restoring peace rests in the six books of the wise priests. 700 years have passed, and now you have a chance to unlock the mystery. Stunning graphics, intense stereo sound and profound gameplay make this a CD adventure you'll never forget ... and may never return from.

Ys I & II Chronicles

Ys I & II Chronicles

Windows - February 14, 2013

Long, long ago, there was an ancient kingdom called Ys which prospered under the auspices of two heavenly Goddesses. Over time, the kingdom came to be known as Esteria, and its divine history was largely forgotten by all but the descendants of those who once preached the Goddesses’ will. The only reminder of this lost lore was a cursed spire at the foot of a giant crater, which locals came to regard as “The Devil’s Tower.” Ys I & II Chronicles+ is the most modernized and up-to-date remake of Falcom’s classic franchise-spawning action RPGs from 1987 and 1988. Come see how the story began, and...

YS I Chronicles Plus

Windows - February 14, 2013

Ys I Chronicles + is the most modernized and up-to-date remake of Falcom’s classic franchise-spawning action RPGs from 1987. Come see how the story began, and witness the birth of a legend!

YS II Chronicles Plus

YS II Chronicles Plus

Windows - February 14, 2013

Ys II Chronicles + was released in Japan for Windows PC on December 24, 2009. It is also based on Ys II Complete. An improved version dubbed Ys II Chronicles Plus was released in North America and Europe on February 14th 2013 through Steam.

Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished The Final Chapter

Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished The Final Chapter

Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1988

A bright light shot up from Darm Tower in the end of the first Ys, and Adol Christin is awakened by a young girl who finds him lying on the ground. She introduces herself as Lilia and tells Adol he is in the land of Ys. Finally he was able to establish a connection between his world and this mysterious land! But finding the gateway to Ys is not enough: Adol must stop an evil entity that his archenemy Dark Fact served. And his foes already know where he is. Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished - The Final Chapter is a direct sequel to Ys: The Vanished Omens. The game continues to utilize the action...

Ys III

Ys III

Sega Genesis - Released - November 1, 1991

Ys III: Wanderers from Ys breaks away from the "bumping into enemies" battle system of the first two games, allowing Adol to control his sword in a variety of directions. Beside changing the battle system, the game's perspective switches to a side-scrolling view, as opposed to the top-down one of the previous games. Adol also has the ability to jump now. New to the series is the use of magical rings, which give Adol different powering-up abilities such as healing and shielding. The game also uses various key items found along the way to solve minor puzzles and progress the story.

Ys III: Wanderers from Ys

Ys III: Wanderers from Ys

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - January 1, 1991

As Adol, hero of Ys Book I & II, your most fearsome new adventure is about to begin! The curse of the monster Demanicus terrorizes your friend Dogi's homeland. Chaos rules as blood-thirsty creatures threaten innocent lives. Only you have the courage and strength to defeat them! Gather your fiercest swords and deadly amulet to battle these horrific creatures with a thrilling new action view. Survive the fiery depths of Alcaino. Conquer the terrifying Nekevil. But stay alert, brave Adol! The fury of Demanicus awaits your final epic struggle!

Ys III: Wanderers from Ys

Ys III: Wanderers from Ys

Sony Playstation 2 - March 24, 2005

As Adol, hero of Ys Book I & II, your most fearsome new adventure is about to begin! The curse of the monster Demanicus terrorizes your friend Dogi's homeland. Chaos rules as blood-thirsty creatures threaten innocent lives. Only you have the courage and strength to defeat them! Gather your fiercest swords and deadly amulet to battle these horrific creatures with a thrilling new action view. Survive the fiery depths of Alcaino. Conquer the terrifying Nekevil. But stay alert, brave Adol! The fury of Demanicus awaits your final epic struggle!

Ys Origin

Ys Origin

Windows - December 21, 2006

700 years before the events of Ys I & II, the land of Ys was on the brink of destruction. Demons came in droves and forced the twin Goddesses who ruled the land to whisk their subjects away from the surface, into the safe embrace of the clouds. The demons were persistent, however, erecting a massive tower in pursuit. The battle that raged upon the ground had begun ascending for a second round up above. One day, amidst this turmoil, the Goddesses stole away into the night, vanishing from Ys altogether. And there's only one place they could have gone: the Devil's Tower. A search party of...

Ys Seven

Ys Seven

Windows - Released - August 30, 2017

Originally released as a PSP exclusive, Ys SEVEN was the first fully 3D Ys title, the first Ys title to include a party-based battle system allowing players to swap control of characters in real-time, and the most story-heavy Ys game of its time. This original PC port presents the game in full upscaled HD with a wide variety of resolution options, smooth 60 fps gameplay, full Steamworks integration featuring a variety of new achievements, and even a revised localization to ensure players receive the most immersive gaming experience possible. Join redheaded adventurer Adol Christin and...

Ys V: Expert

Ys V: Expert

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - March 22, 1996

Ys V was originally released in 1995. In 1996, Falcom released a second version of the game for the Super Famicom with a higher difficulty level, known as Ys V Expert.

Ys V: Ushinawareta Suna no Miyako Kefin

Ys V: Ushinawareta Suna no Miyako Kefin

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 29, 1995

Ys V: Kefin, The Lost City of Sand is the fifth game of the series. It was released for Snes in 1995. A remake was released for PS2 in 2006. Adol is travelling through new lands, in search of more adventure, when he hears of the vanished desert city of Kefin. He sets off to investigate this ancient city's disappearance. The RPG-style statistical elements and the overhead view of most of the previous games are retained in Ys V. As in Ys III, there is no auto-attack; the player must press a button to swing Adol's sword. Adol is also given the ability to jump and defend with his shield. A...

Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim

Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim

Windows - Released - April 28, 2015

Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim is a direct sequel to Ushinawareta Suna no Miyako Kefin, the fifth installment of the Japanese action RPG series. Once again, the player controls the main character of the series, the adventurer Adol Christin, on a new journey. Adol's ship has been attacked, and he loses his consciousness. After a while, he wakes up on a sea shore, rescued by the Rehda, elf-like people who live in a small village. Soon he becomes involved in a quest for mysterious treasure hidden somewhere on nearby islands, and has to face an ambitious empire officer who will not tolerate any...

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

Nintendo Switch - June 26, 2018

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 an unknown world. Join Adol as he unravels the riddle of the cursed isle and the blue-haired maiden Dana in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

Windows - Released - April 16, 2018

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 an unknown world. Join Adol as he unravels the riddle of the cursed isle and the blue-haired maiden Dana in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA!

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

Sony Playstation Vita - Released - July 21, 2016

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...

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

Sony Playstation 4 - Released - September 12, 2017

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 blue-haired maiden Dana in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana!

Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki: Alternative Saga

Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki: Alternative Saga

Sony PSP - July 29, 2010

The game features a clash between Falcom's two main franchises, Ys and Sora no Kiseki with appearances by a cast of familiar characters from each of the two series. The game's story mode is similar to those from the same fighting game genre. The player follows a character's journey across several stages to meet and fight different adversaries until achieving that character's epilogue. Unlike other games however, the battles follows Ys Seven's overhead display of combat and giving the player a greater variety of combat capabilities unique to those of a RPG.

Ys: Ancient Ys Vanished

Ys: Ancient Ys Vanished

Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1987

In this game, the player takes the role of Adol (Aron in the English-language Sega Master System version) Christin, a red-haired adventurer and expert swordsman. One day he encounter a fortune teller who sends him on a quest to find information about the six books of Ys. It appears that there was once an ancient land called Ys, whose secret was sealed in those six books. Before long Adol learns that the six books were all stolen by the evil wizard Dark Fact (Dulk Dekt in the Sega Master System version, Malificus in the English-language computer versions). It is Adol's task to defeat the...

Ys: Memories of Celceta

Ys: Memories of Celceta

Windows - July 25, 2018

A bustling town deep in the frontier at the foot of an endless sea of trees... It is into this wild and untamed setting that a young man collapses, memories gone and only his name to guide him. Bereft of his past, Adol Cristin wanders the town of Casnan searching for clues to his identity. Joined by an information dealer who claims to have known him, the young adventurer helps rescue doomed miners from a collapse; an act which attracts the attention of the Romun Army general in town. Impressed with their skills, the pair is enlisted to explore the Great Forest and map the vast expanses of...

Ys: Wanderers from Ys

Microsoft MSX2 - January 1, 1990

Adol Christin's long-time friend, Dogi, wishes to return to his home town of Redmont after hearing about strange disturbances that are happening there. Always looking for an adventure, Adol joins him and soon finds out the cause of this new evil. Ys III: Wanderers from Ys breaks away from the "bumping into enemies" battle system of the first two games, allowing Adol to control his sword in a variety of directions. Beside changing the battle system, the game's perspective switches to a side-scrolling view, as opposed to the top-down one of the previous games. Adol also has the ability to...

Zwei!!

Zwei!!

Sony PSP - December 30, 2001

Zwei!! (ツヴァイ!!, Tsuvai!!) is an action role-playing game developed by Nihon Falcom Corporation. It has been released on three platforms so far: Windows, PS2 and the PSP. The title itself is derived from the German word "zwei" meaning "two". An online version called Zwei!! Online, developed by Korean developer Neonsoft Corporation, was announced on August 2, 2007. A sequel Zwei II was released for Windows on September 25, 2008.

Zwei: The Arges Adventure

Zwei: The Arges Adventure

Windows - Released - January 24, 2018

Released in Japan simply as Zwei!!, Zwei: The Arges Adventure is the direct predecessor to the previously released Nihon Falcom action RPG Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection, from the creators of the popular Ys and The Legend of Heroes franchises. Boasting a completely standalone story set on a mysterious “low fantasy” island floating among the clouds, Zwei: The Arges Adventure plays out as a classically styled action-oriented 2D dungeon crawler with oodles of optional content and unlockables, player-defined challenge through a unique food-based experience system, and a pervading...

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