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Enhanced Version of Ys: Book I & II Heads to DS

by Neal Ronaghan - October 28, 2008, 6:36 pm EDT
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The Atlus-published remake of the action RPG entitled Legacy of Ys: Books I & II will contain numerous improvements, ranging from 3D graphics to a definitive translation.

Last week, Atlus USA announced that they will be releasing Legacy of Ys: Books I & II on February 10, 2009. Featuring enhanced versions of the pair of games that first appeared together on the TurboGrafx CD, Legacy of Ys: Books I & II will contain numerous improvements, including all-new 3D graphics and a remixed musical score. The game will also include more enemies and equipment for players to discover as they play through this update of the two classic games.

This announcement comes about two months after the TG16-CD version of Ys: Books I & II came out on the Virtual Console.

Legacy of Ys: Books I & II is rated T for Teen and will have a suggested retail price of $34.99.

Atlus Restores a Legend with Legacy of Ys: Books I & II For Nintendo DS™

Two of gaming’s all-time classics are reborn

IRVINE, Calif. - October 22, 2008 - Atlus U.S.A., Inc., future publisher of Xs and Zs, today announced Legacy of Ys: Books I & II for Nintendo DS™. One of the most heralded action RPG franchises of all time, Legacy of Ys: Books I & II delivers the first two epic adventures of the famed saga on one cartridge, presented with a series of never-before-seen enhancements. For younger gamers, this is the kind of action RPG classic your older friends are always deriding you for having no memory of, and Legacy of Ys offers a perfect introduction to the long-beloved saga. Hardcore fans of the franchise will find plenty of new features to immediately post about in message boards, as Legacy of Ys offers the best version yet of a true legend of gaming. Don’t miss your chance to condescend to the next generation of gamers… Experience these celebrated classics as never before!

Legacy of Ys: Books I & II is scheduled for release on February 10, 2009, with an MSRP of $34.99.

For more information about Legacy of Ys: Books I & II, visit the official website.

About Legacy of Ys: Books I & II

Stories tell of a land of yore, now shrouded by centuries of time forgotten, called Ys. Despite its great knowledge, endless wealth, and bountiful prosperity, a sudden and unexpected cataclysm devastated the realm. Soon, its memory had faded completely from the minds of man.

Centuries later, a young adventurer named Adol set sail to explore the world and leave his mark on history. During his travels, he learned of the tragic tale of Esteria, a once prosperous island now inexplicably engulfed by a crippling storm. Adol plotted a course for the besieged isle, curious to unravel the mystery...

Key Features

  • Two Legendary RPGs on One Cartridge! — Experience two all time classics that helped shape the action RPG genre… Now on a portable system!
  • Upgraded Ys Experience —Behold remastered 3D graphics, a remixed musical score, and new enemies and equipment to discover. Touch control and local wireless multiplayer for up to four people deepen the adventure, while difficulty levels and dual control schemes tailor the experience to the gamer.
  • The Definitive Story — Available to North American audiences for the first time, this ultimate translation delivers the most substantial version of the famous Ys story ever made!

Legacy of Ys: Books I & II has been rated "T" for Teen with Alcohol and Tobacco Reference, Animated Blood, Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, and Partial Nudity by the ESRB.

This press release is brought to you by the letter "Y" and the numbers "1" and "2."

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