Ys Origin Coming to Nintendo Switch on October 1

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    Ys Origin Coming to Nintendo Switch on October 1

    Physical editions of this must-have cult classic can be pre-ordered today

    PARIS – September 3rd, 2020 – Retro cult-JRPG from developer and publisher Dotemu arrives on Switch on October 1st – Nintendo fans looking to scratch that distinct Ys itch don’t have much longer to wait. Additionally, Dotemu has partnered up with Strictly Limited Games to offer fans in Europe the choice between two physical editions: The Limited Edition and the Collector’s Edition. Both can be pre-ordered here.


    Fans of the cult classic will be able to enjoy all of the same content as other platforms, including the speedrun mode that debuted on Xbox One earlier this year, 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, and later in 2019 on Xbox One, Ys Origin has been praised by international critics across all available platforms for its polish, modernization and memorable gameplay.

    In Ys Origin, it is 700 years before the events of Ys I & II, and the land of Ys is on the brink of destruction. Demons arrived 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.

    Fans who opt for the physical release can choose between a Limited Edition and a special Collector’s Edition which includes the game, a physical copy of the game’s stirring soundtrack, a sticker sheet, pins, an acrylic diorama, and a unique CE box refined with gold foil. Both editions can be pre-ordered for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 through Strictly Limited Games. In the meantime, demon slayers can keep tabs on both versions by following Strictly Limited Games on Twitter. 

    Explore a deeply involved mystery and unlock secrets through creative puzzles as you trek through a memorable arcade-like platformer and unravel the engrossing story of Ys.   

    To keep up with the latest Dotemu news and games, please follow them on Twitter @Dotemu or hit up www.dotemu.com.

    About Dotemu
    Dotemu is a French video game company specializing in modern releases of beloved retro games. Our mission is simple: give every gamer access to yesteryear’s classic video games on today’s platforms, including PC, mobile, console and more. Working alongside the world’s most cherished and recognized publishers, the Dotemu team has published a number of global top-sellers across both PC and console including Streets of Rage 4, Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, with additional development and publishing work on Windjammers 1 and 2, several games in the Ys series, and more.

    Founded in 2007, Dotemu leverages its considerable technological know-how to maintain the original spirit of classic games while giving them a second life as rediscovered gems for a new generation of gamers.) 


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