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Ys Origin (NSP, XCI) ROM + v1.0.2 Update

Ys Origin SWITCH ROM - Enter the captivating world of Ys and discover one of the greatest Japanese action RPGs of all time. After a devastating demonic invasion, the twin Goddesses employ their magic to transport the inhabitants of legendary Ys to a haven in the sky.

App Name Ys Origin
Genres Action, Adventure, Platformer, Role-Playing
Realese Year 2020
Image Format NSP
Region USA
Latest Version 1.0.2
Language Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
Required Firmware 10.2.0
File Size 2GB

Ys Origin is a 2006 action role-playing game by Nihon Falcom. It was first released for Windows in Japan with an English release by Xseed Games in 2012. Dotemu later released the game for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2017, for Xbox One in 2018, and for Nintendo Switch in 2020.

Ys Origin is a prequel to the previous nine installments of the Ys video game series. It takes place 700 years before the events of Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished, and tells much of the backstory of Ys, Darm Tower, the Black Pearl, the twin goddesses, and the six priests.

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The game has three playable characters: Yunica Tovah, Hugo Fact, and Toal Fact. By completing the game with each of the characters, the player sees more dimensions to the story. Each player character has a distinctive story, combat style, and skillset. Ys Origin is the first game in the Ys series in which Adol Christin is not the protagonist. The game also differs in some respects as it is a straightforward dungeon crawl, taking place entirely within a single location.

As the demons construct Devil’s Tower in their pursuit of reaching the humans’ new abode, the Goddesses mysteriously vanish. As a mighty warrior or a cunning mage, your mission is to venture into Devil’s Tower and locate the missing Goddesses. Utilizing your swordsmanship and powerful spells, can you eradicate the forces of evil that threaten your ancestral land? With its captivating story, stirring soundtrack, and epic boss battles, Ys Origin remains an unrivaled action RPG, securing its place among the very best in the genre.

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Ys Origin features three characters with various fighting styles. Yunica can wield axes and greatswords with ease. In addition to standard hack-and-slash combos, Yunica is also able to perform various aerial maneuvers such as the down-thrust and up-thrust from previous Ys games, as well as a crippling lunge attack. Hugo Fact can fire energy from his wand and his “Eyes of Fact” alike, he can often fill the screen with destructive power, mowing down all enemies in his path before they have a chance to get anywhere near him.

With good timing, he can pull off a crippling “power shot”, generating a debilitating pillar of pure magic with a wider area of effect. Toal Fact is a short-range/high-damage character geared towards the more experienced players. All playable characters have a “Boost Meter” that slowly fills as the game progresses. Once this meter has reached capacity, that character can be temporarily “Boosted” for quicker and stronger attacks and far greater defense. Once certain conditions have been reached during gameplay, boosted characters can utilize a special move called “Burst” that quickly depletes their Boost meter in favor of an ultra-powerful, extremely wide-ranging release of highly destructive energy.


There once was a wildly prosperous land named Ys, ruled by the twin Goddesses Reah and Feena and their six priestly retainers. It was a veritable paradise, with all its residents able to enact miracles at will through the use of magic – a power granted to them by a holy artifact known as the Black Pearl. One day, without warning, enormous demons marched upon the land, bringing death and devastation in their wake.

Their numbers and their might were too much for the knights and sorcerers of Ys to handle, so the people sought shelter within their holiest of temples at the top of the tallest mountain. In a desperate attempt to keep these people safe, the twin Goddesses used the power of the Black Pearl to tear this temple from the ground and raise it into the heavens, away from the ever-growing threat below.

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The demons were determined, however. They erected an enormous tower from which further attacks were launched, bringing the battle into the skies. An all-out war had begun, with forces concentrated in Solomon Shrine above and the Devil’s Tower below. And it was amidst this chaos that the twin Goddesses stole away into the night. No one was told of their departure – not even the Six Priests who served them. It seemed clear that they’d gone back to the surface, but no one knew exactly why.

Only one thing was certain: without the Goddesses, Ys could not survive. Intent on finding their missing deities, the Six Priests organized a search party of the most elite knights and sorcerers in the land. These soldiers were given a single mission: Secure the safety of Ladies Reah and Feena, and bring them back to Solomon Shrine alive and well. But in the desolate, ruined remains of Ys, there’s only one place they could have gone…the Devil’s Tower itself.

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  • Yunica Tovah (ユニカ=トバ, Yunika Toba): Yunica is the granddaughter of Priest Tovah, one of the six priests of Ys. She begins the game armed with a battle axe, but later acquires a fire sword. The axe allows for rapid attack sequences, whereas the sword affords a wider reach. Although unable to cast any kind of magic by herself, she can use wind or thunder magic with her axe when she has the required magical artifacts that contain the spells to be cast, and fire magic with her sword when she finds it. Yunica’s gameplay is comparable to Adol’s in The Oath in Felghana and The Ark of Napishtim.
  • Hugo Fact (ユーゴ=ファクト, Yūgo Fakuto): The magician Hugo attacks by emitting magic missiles from his staff and his two small satellites, the Eyes of Fact.
  • Toal Fact (鉤爪の男, Kagizume no Otoko): Toal Fact is a character surrounded by mystery; he attacks rapidly, wielding two large metal claws.
  • Adol Christin (アドル=クリスティン, Adoru Kurisutin): The expansion disk and later editions of the game add Adol to the roster of player characters in the Time Attack and Arena Mode bonus games. The player can choose to play Adol as he appeared either in The Ark of Napishtim or in The Oath in Felghana. Each variation plays as it did in the original game, but with control mechanics adjusted for parity with the other three characters.

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  • Choose from 3 playable characters, each with unique skills and powers.
  • Explore thrilling environments teeming with excitement.
  • Engage in 4 game modes: Story, Time Attack, Arena Mode, and Speedrun Mode.
  • Customize your experience with a Blood Level Option.
  • Uncover numerous artifacts and wield powerful relics.
  • Immerse yourself in breathtaking art direction.

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