XSEED Games is pleased to share new details for the upcoming compilation Ys I & II Chronicles for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, which will release as a “Hair Metal Pack” celebrating the Ys series’ 80’s roots, with all retail launch units containing a bonus soundtrack CD. An exceptional value, the “Hair Metal Pack” offers two games for the price of one and will be available for $29.99, with a digital download version* of the game also available for purchase via the PlayStation®Store for a retail price of $24.99 in February, 2011.With this re-imagining of the very first two games in the classic Ys Series, XSEED delivers fans the ultimate editions of Ys I and Ys II, capturing the essence of their classic gameplay and pairing it with a fresh translation and a variety of options to customize the gameplay experience. Players can choose from four levels of difficulty, ranging from “Easy” to “Nightmare.” But brave souls, beware: once the level is selected, there is no turning back!
While traversing the varied worlds of Ys I and Ys II, players also have the unique option to toggle between three different soundtracks at any time. The newly arranged version features live instrumentation from Falcom’s in-house band, as well as the synth version from the 2001 Japan-only PC title provided as an alternative. But fret not, old-schoolers-true classic fans will appreciate the last option, which features the original chiptune versions of each track as recorded in 1987 and 1988.
In this world filled with creative puzzles, painstaking detail and expansive landscapes-where enemies and NPCs alike all have unique dialogue-Ys I & II Chronicles offers RPG fans a challenging experience that calls to mind the classic RPG designs of years past. Subtle clues lead players on their way, so subtle, in fact, that the manual includes a guide, ‘Reah’s Trusty Field Manual’ to help players along their journey through Ys I.
Fans of the Ys series, old and new, can take a trip down memory lane with XSEED Games and Ys I & II Chronicles when it launches. Newly redrawn artwork and re-mastered musical scores are paired with the simple, classic and elegantly buttonless “bump” combat system for a truly unique experience. Ys I & Ys II Chronicles, rated “T” for Teen, will be available at select retailers nationwide including GameStop and online at Amazon.com, this February.
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