Ys: Memories of Celceta, released in Japan as Ys: Foliage Ocean in Celceta (イース セルセタの樹海 Īsu: Seruseta no Jukai ), is an action role-playing game for the PlayStation Vita released in Japan on September 27, 2012, and in North America by XSEED Games on November 26, 2013. It was released for PC through Steam on July 25, 2018. A PlayStation 4 version with enhanced graphics, Ys: Memories of Celceta - Kai, is released in Japan on May 16, 2019. Later the localized remaster is released in the west, published by XSEED Games, on June 2020.
It is the third game to be considered Ys IV, but the first to be developed by Nihon Falcom, who developed the rest of the Ys series. It replaces Tonkin House's Ys IV: Mask of the Sun and Hudson Soft's Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys within series canon.
While technically a remake of Ys IV, it is hinted that it may merely be a third interpretation of Ys IV.
Preface[edit | edit source]
Adol Christin... An adventurer of great renown, whose exploits are widely discussed and hotly debated to this day.
His enterprises are recorded in over one hundred volumes of personal travelogues, which paint a vivid picture of the world and set the imaginations of those who read them ablaze.
Indeed, a significant number of historians continues to believe that the Age of Discovery came about as a result of Adol's travelogues and the thirst for adventure their contents spurn.
However, readers have often found themselves wondering at what point Adol Christin, born in a poor village high in the mountains, began referring to himself as 'adventurer.'
Historians and scholars have proposed countless theories to address this, yet in truth, the answer is recorded clearly in one particular volume of Adol's travelogues...
The adventure I am about to recount took place two years after Adol left his homeland.
Eighteen years of age, his curiosity at its peak... Where would his thirst for the unknown guide him next, and what wonders awaited him there?
Let us look back on the events which occurred in the Great Forest of Celceta, and share in Adol's passion for adventure and discovery.
Reception[edit | edit source]
On Metacritic, Ys: Memories of Celceta received "generally favorable" reviews on PS Vita holding a metascore of 82/100 based on 56 critic reviews. While it received "mixed or average" reviews on PC with a metascore of 74/100 based on 7 critic reviews.
References[edit | edit source]
- Metascore for Ys: Memories of Celceta on PS VitaMetacritic, Retrieved April 7, 2020
- Metascore for Ys: Memories of Celceta on PCMetacritic, Retrieved April 7, 2020