XSEED Games to Give Some Love on Valentine's Day with the Release of Ys I & II Chronicles+ on Steam

Feb 12th 2013
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 of the 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-styled decorative 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, a historic 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 fates many 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/app/223810/.

About Nihon Falcom:
Nihon Falcom is an accomplished developer of original Japanese-style RPGs with worldwide appeal, having created such established series as Ys and The Legend of Heroes, among others. With a sterling reputation for quality, Falcom is dedicated to continue meeting and surpassing the high expectations and discriminating tastes of core gamers. More information on Falcom can be found at http://www.falcom.co.jp.

About XSEED Games:
XSEED Games was formed in November 2004 by a small group of industry veterans with a common vision; to cross pollinate the avid gaming culture of Japan and North America. Delivering unique, innovative titles across multiple platforms and genres, XSEED Games is dedicated to publishing products that appeal to and enrich the North American market. The company is a 100% wholly-owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based MarvelousAQL Inc., a publicly-traded company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. More information on XSEED Games can be found at http://www.xseedgames.com.

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