Ys Origin is Headed to the Nintendo Switch, Collector’s Edition Available Soon

Developer and publisher Dotemu announced this morning the “retro-cult JRPG” Ys Origin is headed to the Nintendo Switch on October 1, including a collector’s edition by Limited Run Games.

“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,” developers said in a press release. “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.”

Ys Origin takes place 700 years before the events of Ys I and Ys II when the land of Ys are on the brink of total 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,” developers said. “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 collector’s edition of Ys Origin will include a poster, a physical soundtrack, an art book and a unique box. Pre-orders will be announced by Limited Run Games later this month.