Restar Games has just announced Ys VI Online: The Ark of Napishtim will have its open beta test between 23 April 2021 and 29 April 2021, with applications now open until 22 April 2021.
To recap, Falcom first launched the game for PC in September 2003, followed by a PlayStation 2 and PSP release in 2005 and 2006, respectively. The PC version via Steam then came out in April 2015. An overview of the game, via its Steam page as follows:
Red-haired adventurer extraordinaire Adol Christin has finally reunited with his best pal, Dogi, and is eager to set sail for new adventures in Afroca. It seems fate has other plans for him, however, as a pirate captain named Ladoc makes him an offer he simply can’t refuse: a chance to explore a dangerous, uncharted archipelago in the Atlas Ocean that may hold treasures of heretofore unseen value.
Never ones to back away from a good mystery, Adol and Dogi both agree to join Ladoc on this expedition aboard his ship, the “Tres Mares” — but no sooner does it weigh anchor than the Romuns, their sights set on the same curious islands of Canaan, attack the wayward pirates and ultimately knock Adol overboard, leaving him for dead.
Some time later, he washes ashore in Canaan itself, alive but weakened, rescued and resuscitated by two young girls named Isha and Olha who sport long ears and bushy tails. They are of the native “Rehda” tribe, and it seems Adol is not the first human to arrive here — nor are humans particularly welcome…
For more information, check out the official Twitter account. Worth noting also is that pre-registrations are open, so be sure to sign up for the usual early bird rewards.