Earlier this year XSEED Games brought Ys: The Oath in Felghana to PC owners via Valve's digital distribution system Steam. The publisher has announced that their follow-up release, Ys Origin, will be hitting the service later this week.
Serving as a prequel to the original title in the now legendary Ys series, Ys Origin is the first Ys title not to feature red-headed series hero Adol Christin or his faithful companion, Dogi. Originally released in Japan for PC in 2006, Ys Origin has seen a host of enhancements for its English release, including Steam Achievements and Cloud support, online leaderboards, enhanced game pad support and true widescreen compatibility. Set 700 years before the first title in the Ys series, the game's story focuses on the twin Goddesses and the mysterious Black Pearl made famous in Ys I & II, and follows the adventures of several playable characters as they ascend a menacing tower built by demons, fighting for their lives in that classic fast-paced action RPG style Ys fans have come to know and love.
XSEED Games will release Ys Origin via Steam on May 31 for $19.99. Those who want more information can check out the official website for the game at http://www.worldofys.com/YsO.