Update [Thu 19th May, 2022 ten:00 BST]
RPG Site has fully translated the Switch port questions from the Famitsu interview from yesterday. Kondo’south answers clearly highlight that the company not only want to bring retro titles to the system, but besides hereafter titles. The interview focused on the upcoming The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails on Switch, only Kondo also suggested that the newest championship in the Trails series — Kuro no Kiseki — is besides being tested for the handheld.
In the interview, Kondo reflects on Nippon Falcom’southward in-business firm Switch team, where he says “there’due south a merit in the flexibility that’s afforded from being able to more than direct put our ideas into move”, allowing the visitor to make decisions itself and also deliver its vision directly to the fans. In terms of retro rereleases, Kondo admits that digital might be the way forward for these titles:
When we think of other titles we tin port, I brainstorm to wonder if we might be able to release some of our archetype titles that would otherwise be difficult to justify a physical release for, digitally.
Kondo is also pretty affirmative on wanting to bring more games to the Switch, as when asked about this, he says “That’s the plan, and we even take already decided on titles nosotros want to release next.” Famitsu and so asked specifically nigh the Trails/Kiseki serial, where Kondo confirms that the company is at least looking at bringing more of those games over:
In add-on to Kuro no Kiseki, we’re currently testing out the feasibility of porting the other entries in the Trails series that aren’t represented on the platform to Nintendo Switch. At the same time, we’re evaluating to the degree we might exist able to take further entries in the series developed for the hardware. Of course, these discussions aren’t just limited to Trails, and we’re likewise considering the possibility of releasing our other franchises on the platform.
Well, it sounds similar we have a lot to look frontwards to! Cheers RPG Site for the translation — y’all can read their article right here.
The questions and answers all centre around the Trails/Kiseki series, but that’s not to count out the action RPG Ys series also. But if more Trails games are coming to the Switch, then that’s a pretty darn good start.
Original commodity [Wed 18th May, 2022 17:xxx BST]
Nippon Falcom is one of Japan’southward premier RPG developers, and has been making games since 1982. The company is virtually famous for the
serial, debuting in 1987 with
Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished, and also later creating
The Legend of Heroes
series in 1989 with
Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes.
And it seems like Japan Falcom’southward president, Toshihiro Kondo, wants to do something with its big back catalogue. In the latest issue of Famitsu, Kondo has revealed that at that place are already “plans” to bring more titles to the Nintendo Switch. Perhaps not too surprising, given final yr the visitor created an in-house development team for the Switch, merely still exciting!
These comments were posted on ryokutya2089 and translated past Kazuma Hashimoto at Siliconera. Kondo does say that retro titles may need to be digital as there are more than difficulties in creating concrete releases (let lonely more toll), just he’s very positive about the system and wants to bring more games to it:
The Nintendo Switch is a console that is very familiar to me, every bit my children often play it. Additionally, at that place is a wide range of people from various age groups because of the convenience of it being a handheld console. In one case we had released titles on the PSP, nosotros had a wider variety of dissimilar age groups playing our games, and we expect releasing titles on the Nintendo Switch will take the same effect.
Many of the Ys titles have received remakes and ports over the years — Ys Origin, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, and the newest entry — Ys IX: Monstrum Nox — are all available on the Switch. But entries similar the PSP remake of Ys III —
Ys: The Oath in Felghana
— and the Windows version of Ys Six,
Ys: Ark of Napishtim
(among others), are all bachelor on Steam, not including the unlocalised fifth entry.
The other big gap on the Switch is with The Legend of Heroes, particularly the
(Kiseki) subseries. Later this yr, we’re getting The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero, with Trails to Azure post-obit in 2023; these are actually the fourth and 5th entries in the Kiseki series. A new trailer for Trails from Cipher just dropped earlier today, highlighting the 4 main characters who make up the Special Support Section.
The beginning two
Trails of Cold Steel
games are also currently missing from the system. For a series that’south so heavily reliant on continuity, worldbuilding, and storytelling, the absence of the
Trails in the Sky
trilogy — the start iii games in the series — equally well as Cold Steel I and Two, is especially noticeable.
Which Nihon Falcom games would you like to see come to Switch? Share your thoughts beneath, and yous’ll get bonus points for any of its more unusual games! What those points are, nosotros don’t know.
[source ryokutya2089.com, via siliconera.com]