XSEED Games Announces Ys VI And Akiba's Trip For PC

By Shawn Collier on March 29, 2015, 8:59PM EDT
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After some leaks regarding the former over the past few months, XSEED Games has announced that Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim will be getting it's first Western release on PC and last year's Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed will be ported over to the PC following its PS3, PlayStation Vita and PS4 releases.

Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim, which was only released prior in North America on the PS2 and Sony PSP, delivers a storyline rich with memorable characters and themes on top of engaging hack-and-slash action RPG gameplay that would go on to influence later Ys titles, setting the foundation that series favorites Ys: The Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin were later built upon. Complete with the original high-resolution graphics and full USB controller support, the PC version of Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim introduces brand-new features exclusive to this PC version that aim to create a modernized gameplay experience more in line with later Ys entries. Among these features are full widescreen support, the ability to warp among checkpoints, and an optional "Catastrophe Mode" in which healing items can't be purchased or stored and are instead used automatically on pickup.

Akiba's Trip is also getting a port following its prior ports earlier last year. In addition to Steam achievements and USB controller support, the PC edition of AKIBA'S TRIP: Undead & Undressed offers the built-in "Visual Editor" feature from the PS4 computer entertainment system version of the game, which makes it possible to completely alter the game's appearance either through a series of preset visual filters or through individual toggles and sliders for each aspect of the game's lighting and rendering systems.

Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim will be released this spring on Steam, Humble Store and GOG. Currently Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed is only scheduled for a Steam release this spring.

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