News: So cool, the 7 is written out.
XSEED Games has used the PlayStation.Blog to announce that Ys Seven will be released for the PSP on August 17.
The game will be available in three different packages: as a retail UMD game ($29.99), as a PlayStation Store download (also $29.99) and as a "faaaaabulous" Limited Edition ($49.99). The LE will include the game on UMD, a "ludicrously gorgeous" cloth map of Europe, an "Ys Seven Musical Selections" CD and a 60+ page art book covering the franchise's history on the PSP.
The Ys series has never made a big splash with North American gamers, but XSEED hopes to change all that. Most importantly, the original development team at Falcom is putting together this English version, a first for the franchise. The action RPG will also include "insanely fast-paced, action-packed gameplay" and an 80s power rock and metal-inspired soundtrack. Ys Seven will also include "nine playable characters (in parties of three at a time), 98 unique skills (84 of which have unique variations apiece), a robust crafting system (that will keep you searching every nook and cranny of every dungeon), and a story that will last you anywhere from 30 to 90 hours."
More details (and a few screenshots) can be found at the PlayStation.Blog link above.
We'll have more soon.