Ys Origin

Game Info

Developer
Nihon Falcom
Publisher
XSEED Games
Release Date
December 24, 2006
Monetization
One Time Purchase

Ys Origin takes the classic fantasy world of Ys and, for the first time, tells the story of it's origins for the first time in the West. 

700 years before the events of Ys I & II, the land of Ys was on the brink of destruction.One day, amidst this turmoil, the Goddesses stole away into the night, vanishing from Ys altogether. And there's only one place they could have gone: the Devil's Tower.

Play as Yunica, the apprentice knight who leads a dispatched party to the surface in hopes of retrieving these runaway deities. 

Best described as an arcade-like platformer RPG with Metroidvania elements and a complex, multi-faceted narrative, Ys Origin is the perfect mix of action, exploration and story. 

Ys Origin was originally released only in Japan in 2006, but would late get an international release in 2012 for the PC. It would later be ported to the PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One, and most recently, the Nintendo Switch. 

 
 
Developer Quote
Officially available in English for the very first time.
Three unique playable characters in story mode, with additional variations (and characters?) unlockable through other modes.
Five difficulty levels ranging from "Very Easy" for casual players to "Nightmare" for true Ys masters.
Unlockable "Time Attack" and "Boss Rush" modes for anyone looking to show off his/her boss-taming abilities.
Unlockable Arena Mode pits players against massive hordes of enemies for unique gameplay rewards.
Over 40 unique Steam Achievements, Steam Cloud support and hundreds of highly competitive leaderboards.
Minutely configurable high-resolution graphics with true widescreen support.
Fully adjustable controls supporting virtually any USB gamepad, as well as a standard keyboard and mouse setup.