Set 700 years before the first title in the Ys series, the Ys Origin’s story focuses on the twin Goddesses and the mysterious Black Pearl made famous in Ys I & II, and follows the adventures of several playable characters as they ascend the menacing Darm Tower.
Players select from one of three playable characters, each with their own unique storyline and vastly different style of play. After the Story Mode has been completed the real challenge begins as players test their mettle in Time Attack, Boss Rush and Arena Mode. Falcom’s much-lauded Sound Team JDK is back once again to provide the hard rocking music that players have become accustomed to hearing as they take on the brutal old-school platforming and puzzle challenges that the Ys series is known for.
•Legendary Ys series prequel finally releases in English with new enhancements — Originally released in Japan in 2006, Ys Origin finally debuts in English with true widescreen support and Steamworks integration including Steam Achievements, Steam Cloud, and leaderboards.
•Three unique storylines and modes of play — Play as one of three different characters, each with their own unique story to tell and completely different style of gameplay. Choose from classic platforming action, shoot-em-up/run-and-gun or berserker-style melee combat.
•Multiple modes of play add endless replay value — Time Attack, Boss Rush, and Arena Mode keep the action going long after the initial Story Mode has been cleared, unlocking special items and perhaps even a certain red-headed hero…
•Rockin’ Soundtrack from Falcom’s Legendary Sound Team JDK — Falcom once again provides hard rock riffs and classic Ys arrangements to keep the blood pumping as players battle through intense old-school platforming, puzzles and bosses.