Nihon Falcom has released a brand new Ys Memoire: The Oath in Felghana gameplay trailer, showing what you can expect from the upcoming Switch JRPG. It shows off some of the improvements that have been made to the game in its new Switch form, including new character portraits and more.
Ys Memoire: The Oath in Felghana is an upcoming Switch remaster-come-remake of 2005's Ys: The Oath in Felghana, which is itself a remake of 1989's Ys III: Wanderers from Ys. The Switch version hews pretty close to the PSP game, but it adds a number of quality-of-life upgrades, like switchable character portraits, faster combat, and other improvements. You can check out the new gameplay trailer (which is entirely in Japanese) right here.
Although the trailer is in Japanese, it gives a good idea of what Ys Memoire: The Oath in Felghana will look like on Switch. It still boasts the same cute chibi visual style as the original, so if you were worried the graphics would change significantly from the PSP version, it seems like you don't need to be concerned.
Nihon Falcom has, however, added a few things to modernize the experience for newer Ys fans. Bosses now have difficulty levels, so you can adjust the challenge as needed if you're struggling. A host of new high-quality character portraits have been implemented, but you can still pick the classic ones if you prefer. There's also a speed-up function to increase the pace of the gameplay, which might come in handy if you're grinding.
All in all, Ys Memoire: The Oath in Felghana is looking like a solid remaster of a beloved PSP cult classic RPG. The game is currently scheduled to arrive on Nintendo Switch in Japan on April 27th. Unfortunately, there's no news regarding a Western release for the game, so you'll have to brush up on your Japanese if you want to play this one. Stay tuned for more info.