Classic JRPG Ys Origin’s Xbox One Release Date Announced; Gets Exclusive Modes

Xbox One players finally know when they'll be able to play the classic JRPG Ys Origin on Microsoft's console, and they even get exclusive modes.

on March 28, 2018 11:22 AM

Today Dotemu announced the release date of the previously-announced Xbox One version of the classic JRPG Ys Origin.

The game will launch on Microsoft’s console on April 11th, celebrating the very first release of the Ys franchise on Xbox.

It’ll even get two exclusive modes. The Speedrun Mode will allow players to compete on leaderboards via Xbox Live, while the new blood mode lets players choose the quantity of blood they’d like to see displayed according to their taste.

Below you can read a quick recap of the story directly from the press release, in case you are unfamiliar with the game.

“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 announcement also comes paired with a new trailer, which you can enjoy below.

Ys Origin is currently available on PS4 and PC.

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