Promising to spread the good news at their own event over the weekend, NIS America began the weekend by announcing 19 titles currently scheduled for release of the coming year.
Many among these had been announced long before their blow-out event, but were given tentative or solidified release dates. Once scheduled to be released alongside their console counterparts last year before being pushed back, Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness now has a firm April 24 Windows release date.
please don't ask me any questions related to NISA announcing Ys VIII. we didn't give it up willingly and I've cried like...a fuckton over it— Queen Brittany-sama (@Hatsuu) February 18, 2017
Tokyo Tattoo Girls will arrive on Steam in Fall with Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy launching March 27 and followed up with Operation Bable: New Tokyo Legacy May 16. Before that, however, the company will have released Birthdays the Beginning just a week before. Heading into June, NISA plans to release Cladun Returns on June 6 before looking at Fall again for the release of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana.
And that's where things start to take a turn for the worst. While not exactly bad news for the fans - and likely very good news for NISA as a publisher - those familiar with the long-running Ys series of RPGs immediately questioned why is was NISA that announced the localisation Ys VIII rather than XSEED - who has handled localization and publication of 9 titles in the series since 2010. Wishing for nobody to question the decision through Twitter, the head of XSEED's localization team was
Going on to say how herself and XSEED likely won't get over the loss of their on-going Ys project for some time, she wished NISA luck with the franchise. Stating how even though she knew the announcement was coming, they didn't willingly give up something "we put out heart into for years."