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Ys I & II Chronicles Arrives on PSP and PlayStation Network Download

Latest Title in Famed Ys Action RPG Series Arrives in North American Stores and the PlayStation®Store; European digital launch to follow.

Torrance, Calif., (February 22, 2011) - XSEED Games, an independent-minded publisher, has announced today the launch of Ys I & II Chronicles, the latest title in the legendary Ys series of Action RPG games that XSEED is publishing in a multi-title partnership with development studio Nihon Falcom. A new compilation and revamped version of the first two titles in the Ys series, Ys I & II Chronicles is releasing as a “Hair Metal Pack,” with an included bonus soundtrack CD for all initial launch units, exclusively for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. The “Hair Metal Pack” will be available for a suggested retail price of $29.99 at retailers across North America, and a digital download version* of the game will also be available for purchase via the PlayStation®Store for a retail price of $24.99. A digital download version of the game will also be available in Europe beginning February 23 on the European PlayStation®Store for the suggested retail price of €19.99.

Ys I & II Chronicles captures the timeless and classic Action RPG combat of these early titles and pairs it with a fresh translation, newly-arranged music and re-imagined art. The quintessential Action RPG experience, Ys I & II Chronicles immerses players in an expansive puzzle-filled world of layered dungeons and monstrous fortresses. Traps and challenges wait around each turn, and players must rely on an arsenal of skills and creativity in order to prevail.

Ys I & II Chronicles features a unique, lightning-fast buttonless combat system begs to be mastered; speed, angle and trajectory all determine the success of an attack. Ys II adds an array of spells to aid adventurer Adol in his quest, including everything from fireballs to transfiguration. In addition, players have four levels of difficulty, ranging from “Easy” to “Nightmare.” And complementing all of this is an equally thrilling soundtrack, with the unique option to toggle between three different versions at any time: Chronicles-exclusive new arrangements featuring live instrumentation from Falcom’s in-house band, synthesized tracks from the 2001 Japan-only Windows release of the two games, and the original chiptune versions of each track as recorded in 1987 and 1988, encompassing the best of gameplay and music in a classic gaming fan’s ideal package.

Ys I & II Chronicles is rated “T” for Teen and is shipping now to retailers across North America exclusively for the PSP system.

More information is available at the Ys I & II Chronicles sections of the official site:

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Date: February 22, 2011

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