Two Remastered Classic Action RPG Titles Get PC Digital Release, Available for Pre-order at Discount Now.
Torrance, Calif., (February 12, 2013) - XSEED Games, an independent-minded publisher, has announced that the first two tales in the legendary Ys series will be available as a PC digital download on Steam for the first time on February 14, bundled together as a compilation in Ys I & II Chronicles+. Completely remastered for the PC, Ys I & II Chronicles+ features a host of PC-specific enhancements that take the original Ys experience beyond what’s been seen in any previous iteration. To celebrate the upcoming release, this bundle can be pre-ordered on Steam now at a 15% discount off the $14.99 regular price, with pre-ordered games unlocking once the game is officially released on February 14.
Ys I & II Chronicles+ sees a series of modern conveniences and conventions mix with classic action gameplay in this all-new version ofthe founding title in one of Japan’s most celebrated RPG franchises. Old-school gamers will still recognize the timeless “bump” combat system, through which running into enemies auto-triggers an attack, and the angle of impact determines the damage inflicted. Players can choose to experience the game with the original ‘80s FM-synth soundtrack, opt for a more ”early modern” MIDI-style soundscape, or even cleave through enemies to a studio-recorded metal interpretation of the soundtrack courtesy of Falcom’s in-house JDK Band. Fully customizable graphics settings - including widescreen support, selectable art styles, smooth pixel scaling in windowed mode and more - as well as achievements, leaderboards, Steam Cloud support, classically-styleddecorative screen frames, four difficulty levels and an optional boss rush mode are some of the modern highlights players will enjoy in Ys I & II Chronicles+.
Developed by renowned RPG house Nihon Falcom, Ys I & II follow the tale of wandering swordsman Adol Christin on an adventure to rid the land of Esteria of a horrible blight. Once known as the ancient land of Ys, ahistoric kingdom protected by goddesses and rich in mystical power and wealth, Esteria was settled by hardy inhabitants who established prosperous port towns and humble fishing inlets. But this peace was short-lived, and soon word spread of a looming darkness - confirmed by the appearance of horrendous monsters (first few, then many), swarming and destroying all of Esteria in their wake. Told to seek out the six books of Ys to reveal the key to defeating this evil, Adol ventures forth boldly, not knowing his very arrival had been written by the fatesmany centuries before.
The ultimate Ys I & Ys II experience, Ys I & II Chronicles+ will be released on Steam as a PC digital download on February 14. For more information, please visit the game’s official website at: www.worldofys.com/ysc/. To pre-order, please visit: http://store.steampowered.com/
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