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Why the President of One of Japan's Oldest Gaming Houses Doesn't Care if You've Never Heard of Them

You may never have heard of Nihon Falcom; you may never even have heard of their games.

Their creations appeal to the hardest of hardcore role-playing fans. The Ys and Trails in the Sky series have loyal devotees, but one need only look at their most recent U.S. release — a remake of 1991's PC dungeon crawler Brandish, for PSP, in 2015! — to see just how deeply into the niches of the medium this company operates.

According to company president Toshihiro Kondo, it's precisely that commitment to keeping things small that has kept Falcom alive all these years. While countless peers and competitors from the early PC days have fallen by the wayside through the years, Falcom has carved itself a reliable niche.

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Snookies121327d ago

Love Falcom, they make some really awesome games!

AndrewLB1327d ago

Falcom and their in-house JDK Band produce without any question the best music in gaming.

rainslacker1326d ago

With the PC-Engine being my favorite system of all time, I can say that I certainly have heard of them.

I can't think of a single bad game I've ever played from them.

styferion1327d ago

still waiting for western port of Trails in the Sky SC..

yuukiliu1327d ago

Y's Memories of Celceta is one of my favorite Vita games. Great action, great music, great game.

plmkoh1327d ago

One of the last devs staying true to their core. Bought 4 of their soundtracks at their booth in Japan to directly support them.

HentaiMasterRace1327d ago

How is YS Memories of Celceta? It's on sale and I'm interested.