Atlus Brings Ys I & II Back Together For North America (Update!)

By Spencer . October 22, 2008 . 8:44am

atlus Thanks to a Gamestop leak we know Atlus is working on the Nintendo DS Ys remakes. And when Atlus is done we’re not going to have to buy each game separately. Atlus is bundling the two games together to make Legacy of Ys: Books I & II, just like the classic TurboDuo release. However, this version of Ys I & II has been upgraded with 3D graphics, a multiplayer mode, and a brand new translation. Also, Adol uses his sword instead of tackling monsters. Fantastic.


We’ll wait for an official confirmation for an exact release date, but it looks like Legacy of Ys Books I & II is on track for a release in early 2009. Here are some early screenshots of Atlus’ “ultimate” translation.


Update: It’s official. Legacy of Ys: Books I & II will arrive in North America on February 10, 2009. We have a teaser trailer from Atlus USA too.



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Images courtesy of Gamestop / Atlus.

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  • ECM

    I kinda wish they would have just ported Ys Eternal–too bad they aren’t doing Oath of Felghana, too :(

  • jarrod

    These are based on the Eternal ports iirc, it’s basically those retrofitted into the Napishtam 3D engine. I’ve heard bad stuff about the control shift and combat balance though, hopefully Atlus can tweak it.

    I wonder how Ys on the VC did and if that had any bearing on Atlus picking these up? Someone should really port Felghana and Origin to PS2/PSP/Wii imo (Konami? Hudson? Taito?).

  • wario4ever

    ‘m sure something si being don. ’cause there putting to ds games on 1 card.

  • wario4ever

    argh delete my gawd awful post i meant XD

    I’m sure something is being done. because they are putting two ds games on 1 card.

  • jeffx




  • jeffx

    lol I am so excited that I don’t even make sense anymore!! JIBBERISH!
    I meant to say this is now my most anticipated title…

  • R

    That is so awesome…and incredibly coincidental, as I just started looking into the Ys series a week ago.

  • Daizyujin

    It doesn’t surprise me in the least. As much as I like the series, Ys 1 is really not long enough to even consider as a purchase all by itself. I know I sure as hell wouldn’t spend $35 on it alone. I think I can beat it in about 5 hours.

  • Chris

    We keep getting version after version of Ys I and II. I want Ys IV!!! And Oath of Felghana!!!

    I shouldn’t have to pay $60 plus over $30 shipping to get Oath of Felghana. Come on Atlus, I don’t care if you butcher the graphics to make them more 3d like Konami did for 6!

  • jeffx

    @Chris: I totally know where you’re coming from, but Atlus USA are only a publisher and it’s actually one of the first times where so much non-localization work (ie merging both games on one cart) is involved behind one of their releases. I would love to see Felghana and Origins (and Seven!!!) getting sweet NA releases, but they need to get proper console ports from Japanese dev. studios first since Atlus USA doesn’t deal with PC games.

    I see this as Atlus testing the waters for more Ys/Falcom games in the future. They’ve heard their fans loud and clear and have given us something to chew on… let’s buy this game en masse and we’ll definitely get more out of this!

    Moral of the story: Some Ys is better than no Ys.

  • JeremyR

    I wouldn’t read too much into this (regarding future games), the Japanese developer/publisher isn’t Falcom, but some company that licensed Ys from them for this (like Konami did with Ys 6, I think, and Bandai did with LoH 3-5)

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