The folks at XSeed, known for carrying the torch originally lit by Working Designs and carried by Atlus and NIS as well, have announced that they will be bringing Nihon Falcom’s library of PC titles to the US and Steam, starting with Ys: The Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin, with Ys: The Oath in Felghana hitting the service on March 19, 2012 for $14.99. Information on Ys: Origin will come later as will the game’s launch.
“People have been asking for Falcom’s great catalog of PC games to be officially made available in English for a long time,” said Jun Iwasaki, President of XSEED Games. “To start our new publishing arrangement on Steam with two standout entries from Falcom’s action-based Ys series, one of which has never been made available in English before, is an ideal situation for us, and we are excited about the future possibilities.”
The release of Ys: The Oath in Felghana will be an update of the PSP port which was released in 2010, although with Steamworks features including achivements and Steam Cloud support. Ys: Origins will mark the first time the title has ever been officially released in English, and was originally released in 2006.