Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo had a few comments to share about Ys: The Ark of Napishtim, known as Ys VI in Japan, in an interview in this week’s issue of Dengeki PlayStation. [Thanks, Hachima.]
At the time Falcom made Ys Eternal and Ys II Eternal, the development staff that was in charge of it had a strong feeling of wanting to challenge a completely new title, so that’s when they decided to follow up from Ys V: Lost Kefin, Kingdom of Sand with a new main-numbered title in Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim.
According to Kondo, Falcom has experience when it comes to reproducing the worlds of past titles, which we got to see in Ys: The Oath in Felghana and Ys: Memories of Celceta. Kondo says that Ys: The Ark of Napishtim has already been ported to PC and other consoles, but it’s already been over 10 years since its 2003 release on PlayStation 2, so he’s been thinking about releasing it on a PlayStation platform in one way or another.
“We don’t have any plans on doing this right away, but if we were to do it, then I think it would be for PlayStation 4,” Kondo shares.