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Ys Origin is coming to Xbox One next month

by: Russell -
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Dotemu has recently announced that Ys Origin will be coming to the Xbox One this spring. This will mark the first time that an Ys game has hit an Xbox console. Ys Origin, initially released on PCs in 2006 in Japan and 2012 worldwide, and then on the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita last year, takes place seven hundred years prior to the events of Ys I and Ys II with the land of Ys on the brink of destruction. For anyone who hasn't played an Ys game before and are curious about Ys Origin, I'd say it's worth a shot. This was the first game in the series I ever played and while the earlier games can take some getting used to with how combat works, I'd say that Ys Origin was a good introduction for me.


The Ys Series Hits Xbox for the First Time 

Paris, France – February, 21th 2018 – Independent developer and publisher Dotemu (WindjammersWonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap) announced today that the company has undergone a refocus that includes the formation of a larger, dedicated arm of development and publishing focused entirely on reviving retro franchises. The first project to roll out in 2018 from Dotemu is the cult JRPG Ys Origin which will land on the Xbox One this spring, marking the first time that the series has ever been published on the Xbox platform.


Launched in 2017 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, Ys Origin quickly earned high review scores and fan praise for its authentic adaptation to current gamers. In Ys Origin, it's 700 years before the events of Ys I & II, and the land of Ys was on the brink of destruction. Demons came in droves and forced the twin Goddesses who ruled the land to whisk their subjects away from the surface, into the safe embrace of the clouds. The demons were persistent, however, erecting a massive tower in pursuit. The battle that raged upon the ground had begun ascending for a second round up above.

The fast-paced action and epic boss battles will present fans with a unique vantage point of the earliest days of Ys. Newcomers to the series will be able to experience the very beginnings of the cult-like franchise that has been a hit for decades. Explore a deeply involved mystery and unlock secrets through creative puzzles as you trek through a memorable arcade-like platformer and unravel the engrossing story of Ys. How long can you last in the Devil’s Tower?

In 2017 we had tremendous success breathing life into the retro hits Ys OriginWindjammers and Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap across the PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo Switch.