Falcom Reveals 40-Year Anniversary Questionnaire Results

Developer Nihon Falcom recently conducted a live stream where they revealed the results of an extensive questionnaire they hosted to celebrate their 40-year anniversary. Japanese fans let their voices be heard regarding their favorite characters, games, and much more.

Invaluable credit to Falcom community member Hansuke for screenshotting the various results as they appeared on stream. The more notable results are shared below. Be sure to check out Hansuke’s Twitter thread of the live stream for more questionnaire results.

What is your favorite game from the “Ys” series?

Fav Ys Game

Japanese fans’ favorite Ys games are listed below, from 1 through 10.

  1. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
  2. Ys II
  3. Ys IX: Monstrum Nox
  4. Ys Seven
  5. Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim
  6. Ys Origin
  7. Ys: Memories of Celceta
  8. Ys: The Oath in Felghana
  9. Ys I
  10. Ys V: Lost Kefin, Kingdom of Sand

What is your favorite game from the Legend of Heroes “Trails” series?

Falcom

Japanese fans’ favorite Trails games are listed below, from 1 through 10:

  1. Trails in the Sky FC
  2. Trails of Cold Steel
  3. Trails in the Sky SC
  4. Trails of Cold Steel IV
  5. Trails from Zero
  6. Trails into Reverie (Hajimari no Kiseki)
  7. Trails to Azure
  8. Trails of Cold Steel II
  9. Trails of Cold Steel III
  10. Trails in the Sky the Third

Who is your favorite Nihon Falcom character?

Fav Character

Japanese fans’ favorite Nihon Falcom characters are listed below, from 1 through 20: (The official image has a typo with two number 15s, we fixed the erroneous second placement)

  1. Rean Schwarzer
  2. Adol Christin
  3. Estelle Bright
  4. Crow Armbrust
  5. Dana Iclucia
  6. Lloyd Bannings
  7. Altina Orion
  8. Hummel Trabaldo
  9. Tio Plato
  10. Fie Claussell
  11. Emma Millstein
  12. Olivier Lenheim
  13. Joshua Bright
  14. Feena
  15. Renne
  16. Leonhardt
  17. Lilia
  18. Alisa Reinford
  19. Rixia Mao
  20. Rufus Albarea

Which games would you like to see released on current consoles?

Modern Consoles

Japanese fans’ most yearned for console ports are listed below, from 1 through 5:

  1. Gagharv Trilogy
  2. Trails in the Sky FC
  3. Ys vs. Trails in the Sky: Alternative Saga
  4. Zwei II
  5. Ys V: Lost Kefin, Kingdom of Sand

What is your favorite Falcom game of all time?

fav game falcom

Japanese fans’ most favorite Falcom games are listed below, from numbers 1 through 20. (The official image has a typo with two number 15s, we fixed the erroneous second placement)

  1. Trails in the Sky FC
  2. Trails of Cold Steel
  3. Ys II
  4. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
  5. Trails in the Sky SC
  6. Trails of Cold Steel IV
  7. Trails into Reverie
  8. The Legend of Heroes II: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch
  9. Trails to Azure
  10. Trails from Zero
  11. Ys IX: Monstrum Nox
  12. Sorcerian
  13. Ys I
  14. Trails of Cold Steel II
  15. Zwei II
  16. Trails in the Sky the 3rd
  17. Tokyo Xanadu
  18. Trails of Cold Steel III
  19. The Legend of Heroes III: Song of the Ocean
  20. Zwei: The Arges Adventure

The next localized entry for the Trails franchise will be Trails from Zero.

Trails from Zero has players take control of protagonist Lloyd Bannings and the rest of the Special Support Section as they aid the citizens of Crossbell City with various tasks and gradually uncover a deep-seated corruption at the heart of the city with criminality at its core.

Alongside the strategical turn-based combat fans have expected from the series, the addition of cooperative attacks with party members makes the bonds between the Special Support Section an active ingredient in combat potential. This release boasts a High-Speed mode, which prior localized Trails entries contain. This functionality allows players to speed past cutscenes, combat, and exploration for whatever reasons they deem fit.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero is releasing for Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via the Epic Games Store and Steam on September 27, 2022.


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