List of Ys media

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Ys (イース Īsu?, [iːsu̥]) /ˈs/ is a Japanese role-playing video game series, and Nihon Falcom corporation's flagship franchise.[1] The series started on the NEC PC-8801 in 1987. The games take place in a fictional world with some geographical resemblance to Earth, and chronicle the adventures of Adol Christin, a red-haired swordsman, and his companions. Ys titles have appeared on the MSX2, FM-7, Sega Master System, Sega Mega Drive, Sega Saturn, Famicom, Super Famicom, Nintendo DS, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, TurbGrafx/PC-Engine CD-ROM, cellular phone, and on the Wii's Virtual Console service from Nintendo. Two separate OVA anime series of Ys have been released, as well as many soundtracks based on the games' music.

Video games[edit]

Main series[edit]

Title Details

Original release date(s):[2][3]
  • JP: June 21, 1987
  • NA: 1988
Release years by system:
1987 – PC-8801, PC-9801, FM-7, X1, and MSX2
1988 – Famicom, Master System
1989 – DOS, IIGS
1991—X68000
1998—Microsoft Windows (Ys Eternal)
2008—Nintendo DS (Ys Eternal)
Notes:
  • PC remakes known as Ys Eternal and later Ys I Complete. Japan-only Nintendo DS remake known as Ys: The Vanished Omen.[4]

Original release date(s):[5]
  • JP: June 24, 1988
Release years by system:
1988—PC-8801, PC-9801, FM-7, X1, and MSX2
1989—Famicom
1989—DOS, IIGS
1998—Microsoft Windows (Ys Eternal)
2008—Nintendo DS (Ys Eternal)
Notes:
  • PC remakes known as Ys Eternal and later Ys II Complete. Japan-only Nintendo DS remake known as Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished DS.[6]

Original release date(s):[7]
Release years by system:
1989—PC-8801, PC-9801, Sharp X68000, and MSX2
1991—Famicom, TurboGrafx-16, Sega Genesis, SNES
2005—PlayStation 2

Original release date(s):[8][9]
  • JP: November 19, 1993
Release years by system:
1993—Super Famicom
2005—PlayStation 2

Original release date(s):[10]
  • JP: December 22, 1993
Release years by system:
1993—PC Engine
Notes:
  • Non-canon game developed by Hudson Soft. Also released under the title "Ys IV".

Original release date(s):[11][12]
  • JP: December 29, 1995
Release years by system:
1995—Super Famicom
2006—PlayStation 2
Notes:
  • Re-released same year as an "Expert" edition.

Original release date(s):[13]
  • JP: September 27, 2003
  • NA: February 22, 2005
  • EU: September 16, 2005
Release years by system:
2003—Microsoft Windows
2005—PlayStation 2
2006—PSP
2015—Microsoft Windows (North America) / Steam

Original release date(s):[14]
  • JP: July 4, 2005
  • NA: November 2, 2010
  • EU: January 27, 2011
Release years by system:
2005—Microsoft Windows (Japan)
2010—PSP
2012—Microsoft Windows (North America) / Steam
Notes:
  • Ys: The Oath in Felghana is not technically a new game in the series, but is rather a heavily "re-imagined" remake of Ys III: Wanderers from Ys, intended largely to make the game's events fit in better with the overarching plot threads introduced in later games.

Original release date(s):[15]
  • JP: December 21, 2006
  • NA: May 31, 2012
  • EU: May 31, 2012
Release years by system:
2006—Microsoft Windows (Japan)
2012—Microsoft Windows (North America) / Steam

Original release date(s):[16]
  • JP: March 23, 2006
  • EU: December 7, 2006
Release years by system:
2006—Nintendo DS
Ys Online: The Call of Solum

Original release date(s):[17]
Release years by system:
2007, 2009 – Windows
Notes:

Online MMORPG developed by Falcom and released by CJ Internet in 2007 in Korea and was in open-beta in Japan; takes place a couple centuries after Ys: The Ark of Napishtim. An English version was available in Europe in January 2009 for beta-testing, before being shut down in November the same year. The Chinese and Korean servers were shut down in 2010 and the Japanese in October 2011. In October 2012, the service was terminated in Taiwan, which was the last active server of the game.


Original release date(s):[18]
  • JP: September 16, 2009
  • NA: August 17, 2010
  • EU: December 29, 2010
Release years by system:
September 17, 2009—PSP
Notes:

Next numerical installment in the series, taking place shortly after the events of Ys: The Ark of Napishtim.


Original release date(s):[19]
  • JP: September 27, 2012
  • NA: November 26, 2013
  • EU: February 21, 2014
Release years by system:
2012—PlayStation Vita
Notes:

Ys: Memories of Celceta, released in Japan as Ys: Foliage Ocean in Celceta, is not technically a new entry in the series, but instead a reimagining of Ys IV in order to make the games events fit better within series canon. This is the first Ys IV developed by Nihon Falcom.


Compilations[edit]

Main article: Ys I & II

Ys I and Ys II have been released together several times, both as compilations and remakes.

Title Details

Original release date(s):[20]
  • JP: December 21, 1989
  • NA: 1990
Release years by system:
1989—PC Engine CD-ROM (Japan)
1990—TurboGrafx-CD (North America)
1992—TurboDuo
2008—Wii Virtual Console (emulated TurboGrafx-CD version)
Notes:
  • Pack-in game for TTi's TurboDuo console was a re-pressing of the TurboGrafx-CD version, but with new silk-screening on the CD-ROM (i.e. the TG-CD logo was replaced by the new "TurboDuo" logo, among other changes).

Original release date(s):[21]
  • JP: June 28, 2001
Release years by system:
2001—PC
Notes:
  • Re-released as "Cheap Edition" in 2005.

Original release date(s):[22]
  • JP: August 7, 2003
Release years by system:
2003—PlayStation 2
Notes:
  • A "Limited Edition" was also released.

Original release date(s):[23]
  • JP: April 18, 2008
  • NA: February 24, 2009
Release years by system:
2009—Nintendo DS
Notes:
  • North American exclusive compilation, as it was released as separate games in Japan.

Original release date(s):[24]
  • JP: July 16, 2009
  • NA: February 22, 2011
  • EU: February 23, 2011
Release years by system:
2009—PSP
2013—Microsoft Windows / Steam
Notes:
  • Based on the first remake for PC.[25] Windows version is purchased as a set on Steam, but Ys I and Ys II appear separately in your game list.


Mobile games[edit]

Several mobile games in the series were released in Japan.

  • Ys I – 2002, Hudson. 2-D graphics. Later this was released in North America as Ys Book I (2005, Hudson Mobile). This is the first mobile Ys title available in North America.
  • Ys II – 2002, Hudson. 2-D graphics.
  • Ys I – 3D – 2005, Taito. A 3-D remake of the original Ys game.
  • Ys I – 3D – Adventure of Dogi – 2005, Taito.
  • Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim – 2005, Taito.
  • Ys IV: Mask of the Sun – A new theory – 2006, Taito.
  • Ys: The Oath in Felghana[26]
  • Ys V[27]

Other games[edit]

Title Details

Original release date(s):[28]
  • JP: July 29, 2010
Release years by system:
July 29, 2010—PSP
Notes:
  • A multiplayer fighting game.


Other media[edit]

Anime[edit]

Title Details

1989-1991 – OVA
Notes:

1992-1993 – OVA
Notes:


Music albums[edit]

  • Ys & Ys II Eternal
  • Ys – The Oath in Felghana – Pre Arrange Version
  • Ys Origin Original Sound Track
  • Ys Origin Super Arrange Version
  • Ys Ancient Vanished Omens – Perfect Collection Arranged Soundtrack
  • Ys Dramatic Concert
  • Ys Healing
  • Ys Heaven's Sanctuary Original Sound Track ~ Electric Orchestra
  • Ys Heaven's Sanctuary Original Sound Track ~ J.D.K. BAND
  • Ys II Renewal
  • Ys II, Perfect Collection
  • Ys III J.D.K. Band Special ~ X68000 Original Ver + J.D.K. Special Arrange Version
  • Ys III Wanderers from Ys Game Sound Track
  • Ys III Wanderers from Ys Super Arrange Version
  • Ys III, Perfect Collection
  • Ys IV – The Dawn of Ys
  • Ys IV The Dawn of Souls, Perfect Collection Vol. 1
  • Ys IV The Dawn of Souls, Perfect Collection Vol. 2
  • Ys IV The Dawn of Souls, Perfect Collection Vol. 3
  • Ys Piano Collection
  • Ys Piano Collection 2
  • Ys Renewal
  • Ys Special Collection – All About Falcom – Memorial Sounds
  • Ys The Oath in Felghana Original Sound Track
  • Ys The Oath in Felghana Super Arrange Version
  • Ys V Image Album
  • Ys V Orchestra Version
  • Ys VI The Ark of Napishtim Original Sound Track
  • Ys VI The Songs of Zemeth ~Instrumental Only~
  • Ys VI The Songs of Zemeth ~Ys VI Vocal Version~
  • Ys VI Vocal Version, The Songs of Zemeth
  • Ys, Perfect Collection
  • Ys, Provincialism
  • Ys, Symphony '95
  • Ys, The Songs of Zemeth ~Instrumental Only~
  • Ys, Very Best of
  • Ys, Lilia
  • Ys, Feena

Music can also be found on:

  • Falcom Classics
  • Falcom Classics 2 Music Collection
  • Falcom Ending Collection 1987–1992
  • Falcom J.D.K. Band 1
  • Falcom Music Sampler 96
  • Falcom Music Sampler 97
  • Falcom Nanba Collection
  • Falcom Neo Classic ~ From Studios in London City
  • Falcom Special Box '91
  • Falcom Special Box '94

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Ys T-shirt with information on the series and the typographical error
  2. ^ "Mobygames Ys 1 Release Information". Mobygames. Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  3. ^ "Legacy of Ys: Books I and II Official Website". Atlus. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  4. ^ "Ys: The Vanished Omen". RPGamer. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  5. ^ "Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished - The Final Chapter". RPGamer. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  6. ^ "Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished DS". RPGamer. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  7. ^ "Ys III: Wanderers from Ys". RPGamer. Retrieved 2009-02-07. 
  8. ^ "Ys IV: Mask of the Sun". RPGamer. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  9. ^ "Ys IV: Mask of the Sun - A New Theory Release Information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  10. ^ "Ys IV: Dawn of Ys". RPGamer. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  11. ^ "Ys V: Sand City Kefin". RPGamer. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  12. ^ "Ys V Release Information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  13. ^ "Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim". RPGamer. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  14. ^ "Ys: The Oath In Felghana Release Information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  15. ^ "Ys Origin Release Information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  16. ^ "Ys Strategy Release Information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  17. ^ "Ys Online's Official Website". CJ Internet. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 
  18. ^ "News For Gamers". N4G. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 
  19. ^ Gantayat, Anoop (2012). "PlayStation Vita Ys Dated". Andriasang. Retrieved July 3, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Ys Book I & II Release Information for Turbo CD". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  21. ^ "Ys I & II Complete". RPGamer. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  22. ^ "Ys I & II: Eternal Story". RPGamer. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  23. ^ Sines, Shawn. "Legacy of Ys: Books I & II Coming to the U.S.". IGN. Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  24. ^ http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/psp/data/958945.html
  25. ^ http://www.psxextreme.com/psp-news/1553.html
  26. ^ http://www.falcom.co.jp/mobile/repo/ys_ysf.html
  27. ^ http://www.falcom.co.jp/mobile/repo/ys_ys5.html
  28. ^ "falcom.com". 

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