Good news, Ys fans! You can now get Ys Origin on Xbox One and discover the roots of this cult saga for the first time ever on an Xbox console!
We’re excited to finally bring this legendary Japanese ARPG to the Xbox One, so players can savor the wonderful universe of Ys Origin and we feel very fortunate to deliver such an important title to fans. The Ys series is now 30 years old and it’s one of the JRPG world’s most beloved titles. The entire Dotemu team are RPG fans, so working on this game and revealing all its surprises was a dream come true for us.
Ys Origin is set 700 years before the events of Ys I & II, during a time when the land of Ys is on the brink of destruction. Players can choose between Yunica (a mighty warrior) and Hugo (a powerful wizard), explore a deep mystery, and solve creative puzzles to unlock secrets, all while climbing the Devil’s Tower to defeat your foes and save the two Goddesses!
The Xbox One version comes with exclusive features, including a “blood option” — this was originally a “secret” option only accessible to PC players who explored the game’s files and options. But to offer the best possible experience, we decided to include it here for Xbox One.
We hope you like speedruns because we created a new Speedrun mode for the Xbox One version of Ys Origin. But we didn’t want to just add an in-game timer. Speedrunning is such a fun way to play that we decided to offer the finest speedrun experience. To do this, we had to rethink the game and its gameplay components. For example, in Speedrun mode, the statues can’t save your progress anymore, and in-game dialogue can be skipped. Of course, we kept the original glitches and bugs that can help you finish quicker. If you think you’re fast, we challenge you to beat the best times of our QA testers!
We’re honored to bring this enhanced version of Ys Origin to Xbox One, and we hope you’ll love the game and its new additions.
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