The most recent issue of Famitsu Magazine has announced that developer Falcom, known for its Sorcerian, Legend of Heroes, and Zwei games, is at work on a new entry in the popular Ys series. This game, though, comes as something of a change of pace for the long-running series.
All previous Ys games have been action RPGs giving the player direct control over the series hero, Adol Christian, as he hacked his way through hordes of monsters. By contrast, the latest title, known as Ys Strategy, will be a strategy RPG.
Ys Strategy for the Nintendo DS will be published by Marvelous Interactive. No release date has yet been announced, nor have any further gameplay details beyond the strategic nature of the title.