Clear River Games will start rolling out the physical version of Ys Origin for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 from October 1st through retailers in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand (check with your favorite retailer for exact shipping date). The action RPG saga’s inaugural quest in which humanity flees a demon horde’s relentless pursuit is developed and ported by Dotemu, based on the original work created by the Japanese developer and publisher Nihon Falcom. Suggested retail price is $29.99.
In addition to the retail version, the Ys Origin Collector’s Edition will be sold in limited amounts through Strictly Limited Games partner store. Sharing the same values as Clear River Games on preserving our common video game cultural heritage, Strictly Limited Games is the perfect partner for the collaboration. The Collector’s Edition costing $44.99 will be available shortly after the retail release global to everywhere Strictly Limited Games ships.
he Ys Origin Collector’s Edition will include:
- Ys Origin Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4 Game with Reversible Cover Art
- Collector’s Edition Box
- Diorama Set with Yunica Tovah, Hugo Fact and The Claw
- Official Soundtrack on 2 CD’s
- Ys Logo Enamel Pin
- Sticker Sheet
- Bonus Acrylic Card
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. Aspiring knight Yunica Tovah and mage Hugo Fact, two fighters desperately searching for the Goddesses that have abandoned them. Together the duo must best the demonic forces lurking within an enormous tower before the beasts reach humanity’s sanctuary in the clouds. As the game progresses, the player gets the chance to unlock a third playable character. With tons of powerful loot to earn, distinct scenarios and playstyles between each character as well as secrets to unveil, Ys Origin is a deep, compelling RPG experience.
“Ys Origin is the inaugural title for our new publishing unit Clear River Games. The Ys series has a long heritage and reflects what we want to bring to light. In the future you will see more retro related or inspired games and Japanese classics in different genres coming from Clear River Games,” says Ali Manzuri, founder and games industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience.
“Clear River Games is part of an effort by the Embracer Group to focus on games culture and history with a flair of retro as the foundation. We will be welcoming more studios, publishers and IP owners to join us on this voyage,” adds Martin Lindell, senior advisor at Embracer Group and equal games industry journey man with more than 20 years of experience.