Falcom Shares Concept Art For Next Ys Game, Partially Inspired By Soulslikes

Prepare to sail.

Nihon Falcom’s longest-running series, Ys, celebrated its 35th anniversary yesterday, and fans of red-headed adventurer Adol are eagerly awaiting his next big journey — probably with a shipwreck or two in his wake.

And in this week’s issue of Famitsu, Falcom president Toshiro Kondo has shared some pretty gorgeous-looking key art from the next Ys title — presumably Ys X — which we’ve embedded at the top here. We can see Adol on the left here, but on the right, there’s a blonde-haired woman wielding an axe and shield. Is this an Ys Origin reference?

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