Thursday, October 17, 2013

Ys Memories of Celceta English Screen Shots Surface

Ys: Memories of Celceta First English Screen Shots Appear
 Originally Published and Copyrighted by Blast Away the Game Review on 10/17/2013
Written by Dustin Murphy
Source: XSeed Games

  Have you been following Ys: Memories of Celceta? Are you a PS Vita owner that has been optimistic about Japanese RPG's making their way to it? Well thanks to the folks at XSeed Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., we are able to get the first batch of English screen shots that have hit the internet. For those wondering, Y's Memories of Celceta is a reimagining of Ys IV, one of the few titles in this critically acclaimed series that has run a 25-year history and has never made its way outside of Japan into the west. 

Ys: Memories of Celceta revolves around the hero of the series, Adol Christin, who awakens on the outskirts of the Great Forest of Celceta and with no memory of how he got there. Players will soon find themselves taking on his new journey with an unknown companion, whom begins to explore the Forest of Celceta on their quest of finding any form of clue as to who Adol is, and of course enjoy the beautiful and vast expanses of this territory. For those wanting to enjoy this marvelous story, it will be released exclusively to the Sony PlayStation®Vita handheld system this holiday season.

On their journey through the endless woods of Celceta, players will encounter a number of characters, including the following individuals below!

Adol Christin in battle on the left with the red hair.

Adol Christin
The Ys series’ stalwart protagonist, Adol Christin is perhaps the most famous adventurer ever to have lived. Adol is a young man brimming with curiosity who constantly seeks the thrill of discovery and the wonders of new lands. This time around, however, the challenge is quite different – Adol is seeking to solve the mysteries of his own past.

Duren is an information dealer whom Adol encounters at a bar in Casnan. He claims to have met Adol before – though with no memory, Adol remains skeptical. An extremely kind-hearted man (though he'd never admit it), Duren can't bring himself to walk away from someone in need, making him a perfect travel companion.

Karna is a cheerful, honest young girl who lives in the treetop village of Comodo. An extremely skilled huntress, she puts most of the other hunters in the village to shame with her accuracy and cunning talent. Her weapon of choice is the throwing knife, though she has an unfortunate habit of throwing first and asking questions later...

A resident of the village of Selray, and the sole remaining member of the tribe which cares for the sacred beasts known as Spardas. Though young, Ozma acts as the village’s leader and has managed to uphold its peaceful ways for as long as he's been in charge. Reliable, level-headed and dedicated, he is loved and respected by all of the village’s residents. While extremely stubborn and inflexible when it comes to the laws of his tribe, he is also extremely loyal to the people in his charge.

Calilica is an energetic, curious young girl who is mature beyond her years in many regards. She harbors something of a complex about her age and youthful appearance, and is constantly seeking to be recognized as an adult by those around her. She looks up to Leeza as an older sister, and has been with her since they were both children. As such, she will hold back at nothing if she can be of assistance to her.

Ys: Memories of Celceta was developed in Japan by Nihon Falcom and will be released by XSEED Games in North America for the PS®Vita later this holiday season. For more information on XSEED Games products, please Fans can also follow XSEED Games on Facebook and Twitter.

Authors Note: Please note that versions of this article will unfortunately not appear the same due to limitations based on formatting. However, written articles will remain the same, just the artwork will appear as a gallery on the Blast Away the Game Review page on Facebook.

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