Today Nihon Falcom released a new trailer of the upcoming PS4 remaster of the popular PS Vita JRPG Ys: Memories of Celceta, simply titled Ys: Memories of Celceta: Kai.
The trailer focuses on animated cutscenes and will likely feel rather familiar and nostalgic for those who have played the PS Vita version released between 2012 and 2014 or the PC version that launched in 2018.
The game will release for PS4 in Japan on May 16, priced at 3,980 yen plus taxes for the physical version and 3,500 taxes included for the digital one.
If you’re not familiar with the game, you can enjoy an official description below.
“World-famous red-haired adventurer Adol Christin awakens in the unfamiliar land of Celceta, remembering nothing more than his own name. Bereft of his past, Adol explores the town he happened to wander into, searching for any clues at all to his identity. Joined by a thief who claims to have spent some time at his side these past weeks, the young adventurer helps rescue doomed miners from a collapse – an act which ingratiates him to the local Romun Army general. Impressed with their skills, the pair is enlisted to explore the Great Forest of Celceta and map its vast expanses – a task which many have attempted in the past, but from which none have ever returned alive.
Eager to unravel the mystery of his past and the cause of his predicament, Adol sets off with his new-old thief friend, Duren, to chart the untamed wilderness that claimed his memories. Along the way he meets numerous other individuals who seem to have encountered him before, and must carefully determine who among them can be trusted.
Developer Nihon Falcom originally revisited the land and characters of Japanese cult favorite Ys IV in 2012 with Ys: Memories of Celceta on the PlayStation Vita, and the game found its way to North America the following year. Now, this re-envisioning moves from the small screen to PC monitors, with a bevy of updates and enhancements to fully take advantage of its new platform.
Featuring a unique take on the party-based combat system that’s come to define modern Ys titles, as well as one of the largest and most varied overworlds in the series’ long and illustrious history, Ys: Memories of Celceta brings a greater sense of adventure to the Ys universe than ever before, with this PC iteration serving as the definitive version of one of the franchise’s most pivotal entries.”
Incidentally, if you’re interested in the Ys version, you can enjoy the first gameplay of the upcoming game Ys IX: Monstrum Nox.