Game info
Ys: I & II Chronicles is a remake for the PSP system of the first two iterations of the critically-acclaimed Ys series. The graphics have been reimagined in highly-detailed hand-drawn 2D and the soundtrack newly rearranged, while returning fans have the option of playing with the original music or using alternative character art. Four difficulty levels and a time trial mode have also been added, making this the definitive version of the legendary series' origin.
Long, long ago, there was an ancient kingdom called Ys, which prospered under the auspices of two heavenly Goddesses. Between then and now, however, the kingdom came to be know as Esteria, and its divine history was largely forgotten by all but the descendants of those who preached the Goddesses' will. Eventually, the men and women who called Esteria their home began mining a uniquely radiant silver from the nearby mountains, and development boomed. Towns were build, and the land became rich with life. Then, all at once, monsters began to appear. Only a few at first - but soon enough, the land was swarming with them, and the Esterians had no choice but to hide in fear, remaining ever vigilant just to stay alive. The cursed land of Esteria. Rumors of it spread far and wide. Our story begins with a young man who heard these rumors, and strove to verify them with his own eyes; a young man with an adventurous spirit bolstered by his own youthful naiveté. His name was Adol Christin. With no regard for his own safety, Adol set sail for Esteria - and never once did he look back. Little did he know that his coming had been foretold for hundreds of years...
- Two Great Classic RPGs in One Package, with a Full Graphical Overhaul: Newly hand-drawn 2D sprites and tile artworking bring the beginnings of the Ys series to life for a new generation of fans, reinventing a legacy that began over 20 years ago.
- Newly Arranged Soundtrack: The original soundtrack has been newly arranged with actual studio performances by Falcom's in-house rock band, making these classic tracks stand out like never before.
- Timeless Classic Gameplay: Buttonless battles offer elegantly simple gameplay, allowing players to defeat enemies by simply running into them, and Ys II expands upon this system by adding a variety of magic spells.
- Tons of Added Customization Options: Multiple difficulty levels, a new Time Attack mode and an option to toggle between two different sets of character art and three renditions of the soundtrack offer something new for returning fans.