XSEED Satisfies Cravings for Summer Adventures with the PC Releases of Ys: Memories of Celceta and Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity

XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today revealed that the Nihon Falcom developed adventure Ys: Memories of Celceta will release on Windows PC via Steam, GOG, and The Humble Store by Humble Bundle on July 25, priced at $24.99, €24.99, and £19.99. The publisher also confirmed that the Ankake Spa-developed indie action-adventure game Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity, set in the classic Touhou Project bullet-hell universe, will release on Windows PC via Steam on July 11, priced at $14.99, €14.99, and £12.99. Both titles will release with a 10% discount off their regular prices for the first week.

PC fans, worry not; the PC version of Ys: Memories of Celceta will include a digital PDF version of ‘Adol’s Travel Journal’, which was originally included as part of the PlayStation®Vita Limited Edition. This journal provides details on adventuring strategies and is full of gorgeous artwork. The title has received numerous enhancements as well, including improved visuals with a wide range of HD resolutions, unlocked framerates, fully customizable control bindings, mouse support, and more to ensure that it feels right at home alongside XSEED’s other PC releases.

The Steam release of Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity comes with a number of enhancements compared to its former PlayStation®4 release as well, including support for resolutions up to 4K. Additionally, Touhou Project veterans and newcomers can play through the all-new “Bullet Hell” difficulty created exclusively for this Steam release, offering a deeper layer of difficulty that lives up to the series’ bullet-hell roots.

About Ys: Memories of Celceta

Knowing nothing but his name, Adol Christin awakens to find himself in the town of Casnan, a bustling frontier village at the edge of an endless sea of trees and untamed wilderness. Bereft of past and purpose, he is left to wander the town until a mysterious information dealer who claims to know him winds up joining him on a sudden mission to rid the local mine of monsters. This unexpected quest reawakens Adol’s instincts as an accomplished swordsman, and together with Duren, his adventures attract the attention of a Romun Army general stationed in the town. Impressed with their skills, she enlists the pair to assist in mapping the Great Forest of Celceta – a task which many have attempted but none have ever returned from. Far from the frontier’s edge, Adol and Duren will have to brave the dangers of Celceta while constantly keeping an eye out for any clues that may help Adol recover his lost memories. More importantly, Adol must use his best judgment to decide whom he can trust and who is using his memory loss in order to deceive him…

Revisit the setting from the Japanese cult favorite Ys IV and explore the land and characters of Celceta in a whole new way with Ys: Memories of Celceta on PC. Originally released on the “PSVITA” in 2013, the PC remaster of the title features support for a wide range of HD resolutions, multiple fixed framerate options as well as an unlocked framerate, customizable control bindings, mouse support, and much more for Adol’s most immersive and visually impressive trek through the land of Celceta to date. Explore one of the most expansive locales in the series’ history, complete with a robust and detailed mapping system that includes customizable waypoints to keep adventurers from losing themselves while unearthing the many secrets hidden within the wilderness. The now-familiar multi-character party system with real-time combat first introduced in Ys SEVEN makes a return in Ys: Memories of Celceta to deliver fast-paced yet strategic action punctuated with meaningful player choice. This PC release also features an enhanced take on fan-favorite Time Attack and Boss Rush modes, pitting Adol alone or as part of a full party of characters against an increasingly difficult lineup of bosses in a race against time – and against other Steam or GOG players, via newly added leaderboard support!

About Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity

The adventure begins with the so-called “Scarlet Devil” Remilia Scarlet, who, at 500 years old, is desperately searching for something new to end the monotony of immortality. After stumbling upon a newspaper article about a powerful and mysterious monster terrorizing the countryside, she rushes out to see if this could finally be the excitement for which she yearns. Unfortunately, not only is she unsuccessful in her search for the monster, but she returns to find her manor in ruins. It would seem the monster has come to her! With a renewed sense of determination (and a much-needed respite from her boredom), she vows to take revenge on this fiend and make it pay!

Originally debuting in North America on PS4, Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity comes to Steam where even more players can experience this doujin adventure set in the ever-evolving Touhou Project universe. Players will be able to fully explore and discover the world of Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity over a variety of levels as they fight their way through hordes of enemies and intense boss encounters. Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity trades in the series’ top-down “bullet hell” roots for an action RPG approach, drawing inspiration from series such as Ys while still retaining a distinctly indie feel. This new Steam release proudly boasts support for 4k resolutions and introduces a new “Bullet Hell” mode created to offer further challenge for Touhou Project veterans or give newcomers a true taste of the franchise’s roots.

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