XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that the Windows PC version of Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim will launch worldwide on April 28 via Steam, the Humble Store powered by Humble Bundle, and GOG.com, at a retail price of $19.99, €17.99, and £13.99. One of the longest-running roleplaying series to come out of Japan, Ys fans will soon be able to reunite with Adol Christin and his loyal companion Dogi in this latest continuation of their epic adventures filled with frenetic action, expansive quests and incredible music. To celebrate Adol’s return, the title will be sold at a 15% discount from its regular list price for the first week of its release.
Previously only available in North America on the PlayStation®2 and PlayStation®Portable systems, Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim delivers a storyline rich with memorable characters and themes on top of engaging hack-and-slash action RPG gameplay that would later go on to influence other Ys titles, setting the foundation that series favorites Ys: The Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin were built upon. Originally the first 3D entry in Nihon Falcom’s acclaimed Ys series, Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim is scheduled to launch with game-changing features exclusive to this PC release that aim to create a modernized gameplay experience more in line with these future titles. In addition to a brand new translation, high-resolution graphics, full USB controller support and true widescreen gameplay, this PC version also introduces the ability to warp among checkpoints, as well as an optional “Catastrophe Mode” in which healing items can’t be purchased or stored and are instead used automatically on pickup.
The minimum system requirements to run the Windows PC version of Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim are as follows:
- OS: Windows XP
- Processor: Pentium III 800 MHz
- Memory: 1 GB RAM
- Graphics: 32 MB VRAM, 3D accelerator compatible w/ DirectX 9.0c
- DirectX: Version 8.0
- Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
- Sound Card: Compatible with DirectX 9.0c
o Processor: Pentium III 1 GHz or higher
o Memory: 1 GB RAM
o Graphics: 32 MB VRAM, 3D accelerator compatible w/ DirectX 9.0c
o DirectX: Version 9.0c
o Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
o Sound Card: Compatible with DirectX 9.0c
Developed by Nihon Falcom, Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim will be published worldwide by XSEED Games and is scheduled to launch April 28, 2015 on PC via Steam, the Humble Store powered by Humble Bundle, and GOG.com. The game will be discounted by 15% during its first week of release from the regular price of $19.99, €17.99, and £13.99. This game has not been rated by the ESRB.
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