Ys Origin (イース・オリジン, Īsu Orijin) is an action role-playing video game developed and published by Nihon Falcom for Microsoft Windows in 2006. In 2012, Xseed Games published an English-language localization of the game, via the Steam service and later through other download stores. DotEmu has done localisations in French, German, Spanish and Italian for the Vita, PS4, Xbox and Switch versions.
Ys Origin is a prequel to the eight previous installations of the Ys video game series. It takes place 700 years before the events of Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished, and tells much of the backstory of Ys, Darm Tower, the Black Pearl, the twin goddesses, and the six priests. The game has three playable characters: Yunica Tovah, Hugo Fact, and "The Claw". By completing the game with each of the characters, the player sees more dimensions to the story. Each player character has a distinctive story, combat style and skillset. Ys Origin is the first game in the Ys series in which Adol Christin is not the protagonist. The game also differs in some respect as being a straightforward dungeon crawl, taking place entirely within the massive Darm Tower.
Console versions of the game were released by DotEmu for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2017, for the Xbox One in 2018, and for the Nintendo Switch in 2020.
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