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Following a devastating demonic invasion, the twin Goddesses use their magic to bring the inhabitants of legendary Ys safely into the sky. While the demons work to construct Devil’s Tower and reach the humans’ new abode, the Goddesses disappear. As a mighty warrior or a cunning mage, you must seek the Goddesses in Devil’s Tower. With your swordsmanship and spells, can you banish evil from the land of your ancestors?

Modernized JRPG Cult Classic Ys Origin Now Available on Switch

Updated for your pleasure

Developer and publisher Dotemu today released Ys Origin, the celebrated cult classic JRPG updated and refined for modern audiences, on the Nintendo Switch via the eShop for £17.99.

Today’s launch trailer finds Ys Origin’s world in chaos as a demonic invasion pursues humanity’s sanctuary perched among the clouds. The clip introduces playable characters, the holy knight Yunica Tovah and sorcerer Hugo Fact, before joining the bold duo in intense battles during their search for the world’s Goddesses and their aid before time runs out.

Switch fans can lead this grand quest to defend humanity from a relentless horde of demons in a prequel tale for one of gaming’s most storied and widely acclaimed JRPG series. Ys Origin joins arcade-paced combat with light platforming and treasure hunting throughout its spiralling, monster-packed labyrinth, keeping its moment-to-moment journey exciting and rewarding.

Ys Origin features:

Unique Playable Heroes: Slash through demon hordes as the powerful holy knight Yunica Tovah or bring down foes with devastating magic as the sorcerer Hugo Fact.

Incredible Boss Battles: Brave spectacular showdowns against massive and immensely powerful beasts, using wits to gain the upper hand against formidable titans.

Intuitive Action: Easy to learn combat brings heroes into the action quickly while still offering depth to keep the action engaging and challenging.

Added Speedrunning: Make saving the world look easy while racing to complete Ys Origin’s engrossing adventure in record time via its speedrun mode.

A Compelling Quest: Fight through a towering pillar crawling with demons in a vital search for the Goddesses that have abandoned the world in humanity’s hour of need.

Modern Refinements: Smart touches and all-around polish make this classic shine the way it was always meant to be experienced.

Take a listen to a Ys Origin soundtrack sampler

Tuning up the bad

The Ys series is known for having some fantastic music, and Ys Origin should be no different. A soundtrack sampler for the game has been released, giving a little taste of just a handful of songs in the game. Give it a listen above and see what you think!

Cult Classic JRPG Ys Origin Now Available for Pre-Order via Switch eShop with 20 Percent Discount

Go snag that pre-order!

Developer and publisher Dotemu today announced that pre-orders for the timeless action JRPG Ys Origin are now available via the eShop on Nintendo Switch. Courageous heroes who preemptively commit to this quest via pre-order before Ys Origin launches on Oct. 1 will receive a 20 percent discount from the game’s regular £17.99 price.

A new trailer released today introduces Switch owners to Ys Origin’s duo of playable warriors; the axe-wielding holy knight Yunica Tovah and the powerful sorcerer Hugo Fact. Witness each fighter’s unique strengths and some of the intense battles ahead by viewing the trailer.

A retro cult classic modernized with polish, refined visuals, and additional content including a speedrun mode, Ys Origin challenges players to leave their sanctuary among the clouds to brave a vital search for the world’s Goddesses. Warriors will master accessible arcade-paced combat against incredibly powerful hordes and in spectacular boss battles as their journey winds through a towering pillar brimming with demonic forces.

Ys Origin blends light platforming elements and satisfying puzzles, keeping its exciting moment to moment gameplay varied as players discover hidden loot and unravel the mystery surrounding the Goddesses’ disappearance. With multiple endings, distinct fighting styles between its playable characters and secrets to discover, Ys Origin’s compelling story spans a huge and satisfying quest.

Ys Origin hits Switch in NA/EU on Oct. 1st, 2020

Same date as Japan!

Retro cult-JRPG Ys Origin from developer and publisher Dotemu arrives on Switch on October 1 -Nintendo fans looking to scratch that distinct Ys itch don’t have much longer to wait . Dotemu and Limited Run Games are offering fans looking for a physical version in North America two different versions, standard and collector’s editions, to choose from while the modernized classic will also be available for purchase in the eShop.

Fans of the cult classic will be able to enjoy all of the same content as other platforms, including the speedrun mode that debuted on Xbox One earlier this year, as well as several of the iconic bosses players will face as they conquer the Devil’s Tower. Launched in 2017 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita from developer and publisher Dotemu, and later in 2019 on Xbox One, Ys Origin has been praised by international critics across all available platforms for its polish, modernization and memorable gameplay.

In Ys Origin, it is 700 years before the events of Ys I & II, and the land of Ys is on the brink of destruction. Demons arrived 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.

Fans who opt for Limited Run Games’ releases can choose between a standard version and a special collector’s edition which includes a poster, a physical copy of the game’s stirring soundtrack, an art book capturing scenes from Ys Origin’s surreal world, and a unique collector’s box. Demon slayers can keep tabs on both versions and their eventual release by following Limited Run Games: https://twitter.com/LimitedRunGames. Pre-orders will be announced later this month.

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.

Ys Origin 'Time Attack' trailer released, game launches Oct. 1st, 2020 in Japan

A boss battle showdown

Ys Origin has been confirmed for launch in Japan on Oct. 1st, 2020. Along with the release date announcement, a new trailer has been released that showcases the game's Time Attack mode. This mode will allow you to tackle every boss in the game in succession in order to see how quickly you can take them down.

Ys Origin gets a new trailer, Japanese Collector's Edition revealed

Definitely worth an import

Two tidbits for Ys Origin popped up today. First up, we get a new trailer that focuses on the two main characters you'll be able to play as.

Along with that, artwork for the Collector's Edition of Ys Origin has been shared. This package will include a special box, art book, 2-disc soundtrack CD, and an original poster.

Strictly Limited Games reveals Limited and Collector's Editions of Ys Origin

Two physical options to choose from

Strictly Limited Games is proud to announce the next partner store release: A Limited and a Collector’s Edition on Nintendo Switch and Sony Playstation 4 of Ys Origin. First released in Japan 2006, this action role-playing video game, developed and published by Nihon Falcom, has successfully been released on other platforms including PS Vita, Microsoft Xbox and PC.

Special

Due to the popular demand, DotEmu and Clear River Games will be offering a very exclusive version of the Ys Origin Collector's Edition in the Strictly Limited Games Partner Store, costing a very affordable €44.99. These beautiful editions will be limited to 3000 units on Switch; respectively 1500 units on PlayStation 4.

The Collector’s Edition will include:

CE Box
Game with exclusive reversible cover art
Origin 2CD Soundtrack
Acrylic Stand Diorama
Ys Enamel Pin
Sticker Sheet
Bonus Acrylic Card

Besides the CE, there is also a Limited Edition of the stand-alone game with an exclusive reversible cover and individual numbering for €29.99.

“Supporting our partners in creating these special boxed editions is a great accolade for Strictly Limited Games, as Ys Origin is an iconic, timeless RPG which has lots of history and is now being played, enjoyed and in demand for all generations of gamers. We helped make the best possible version at a very reasonable price to both delight and captivate Switch players”, Dennis Mendel, co-founder of Strictly Limited Games.

Game Set Up

Ys Origin presents a game through an emotional and exciting story, which takes place 700 years before the two first games of the series - Ys I & Ys II.

A demon invasion threatens the land and the two goddesses of Ys vanished. The player sets off with a search party to follow the tracks of the goddesses. Fans of the series may expect to play as the well-known protagonist of the Ys Series, Adol Christin, but this time the player has the choice to start the journey as the apprentice knight Yunica Tovah or the sorcerer Hugo Fact. Ys Origin presents different playable characters with different skills. Yunica is the bright and optimistic girl focusing on physical strength, whilst Hugo is a calm, analytical young man with strong magic powers.

As the game progresses, the player gets the chance to unlock a third playable character and different areas and settings unfold throughout. The game features a great guitar soundtrack, that reminds of earlier Ys games. Both audio and visual presentation, along with superb control of your cast, makes for deep and exciting play.

Pre-order now from the Strictly Limited Store now!

Ys Origin gets a new Japanese trailer and more screens, plus details on the soundtrack

Some new content for Ys Origin has been released. Check out the trailer above, and then make sure to take a peek at some new screens here.

Along with that, a track listing for the game's soundtrack release has been shared. The soundtrack is included with all Limited Edition purchases of the game.

Disc 1

- THE GUIDANCE OF A WHITE TOWER
- PROLOGUE-Ys ORIGIN-
- GENESIS BEYOND THE BEGINNING OPENING VERSION
- RODA
- MAGNIFICENCE
- BONDS WITH COMPANION
- TOWER OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH
- CONFRONTATION
- OBORO
- WATER PRISON
- SCARLET TEMPEST
- FEENA
- DEVIL’S WIND
- FEENA
- SILENT DESERT
- TENSION
- SAMSARA AND PARAMNESIA
- SCARS OF THE DIVINE WING
- SO MUCH FOR TODAY

Disc 2

- PRELUDE TO THE OMEN
- MOVEMENT OF WICKED ENERGY
- DREAMING
- MY LORD・薫UR BRAVE
- THE PAIN OF SEPARATION
- BEYOND THE BEGINNING
- THE ROOT OF DARKNESS
- OVER DRIVE
- THE LAST MOMENT OF THE DARK
- TERMINATION
- MEMORY OF SALMON
- DISAPPEARANCE OF THREAT
- FAIR SKIES
- DETERMINATION
- TO THE NEXT GENERATION
- A NEW LEGENDARY OPENING
- BELIEVING
- GENESIS BEYOND THE BEGINNING

Ys Origin's Japanese physical release detailed

A special boxed copy for Japan as well

Ys Origin is getting a Switch release later this year, and just like in NA/EU, a physical version will be available in Japan. We don't have a look at the packaging yet, but we do have details on what the package will include. Coughing up 5,800 yen will net you the following.

- the game
- 2-CD soundtrack
- original art book
- original poster

If you like the Japanese retail version better than the NA/EU one, feel free to import. Ys Origin's Japanese release will have an English language option.

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