Retro cult JRPG Ys Origin lands on Xbox One on April 11th marking the debut of the franchise on the Xbox platform. Featuring exclusive content for Xbox One players, Ys Origin fans will be able to play an all-new speedrun mode as well as a new ‘blood option’ which lets the players choose the blood quantity that best suits their gameplay tastes.
A new trailer released today showcases the first footage of Ys Origin’s speedrun mode, as well as several of the iconic bosses players will face as they conquer the Devil’s Tower. Launched in 2017 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita from developer and publisher Dotemu, Ys Origin quickly earned high review scores and fan praise for its authentic adaptation to current gamers.
In Ys Origin, it is 700 years before the events of Ys I & II, and the land of Ys was on the brink of destruction. Demons came in droves and forced the twin Goddesses who ruled the land to whisk their subjects away from the surface, into the safe embrace of the clouds. The demons were persistent, however, erecting a massive tower in pursuit. The battle that raged upon the ground had begun ascending for a second round up above.
The fast-paced action and epic boss battles will present fans with a unique vantage point of the earliest days of Ys and the new speedrun mode will allow players to share their results on Xbox Live leaderboards to compete for the fastest Ys Origin player in the world. Players will explore a deeply involved mystery and unlock secrets through creative puzzles as they trek through a memorable arcade-like platformer and unravel the engrossing story of Ys.