Konami Digital Entertainment has today announced that it has obtained the worldwide licensing rights to the latest game in Nihon Falcom Corporation's popular Ys (pronounced "ees") series of role-playing games. Ys VI: The Arc of Napishtim was originally released in Japan in September and is currently one of the most popular role-playing games in the country. Under the agreement announced today, Konami plans to enhance the game for release on current-generation consoles toward the end of 2004.
The YS series first appeared in 1987, and it sees players assuming the role of a hero named Adol Christian. The console versions of Ys VI: The Arc of Napishtim will see players embarking on an adventure set on a desert island, which, thanks to Konami, will feature more maps and missions and be inhabited by more enemies than its predecessors.
We'll bring you more information on Ys VI: The Arc of Napishtim as soon as it becomes available.