Ys I & II (イースI・II Īsu Wan Tsū) is a Japanese computer role-playing game compilation consisting of enhanced remakes of the first two Ys games, released for the PC Engine CD-ROM by Nihon Falcom and Hudson Soft in 1989. It was released as Ys Book I & II for the TurboGrafx-CD in North America in 1990, and was a pack-in title for the TurboDuo in 1992.
Ys I & II was released on the Virtual Console in Japan on October 16, 2007, in North America on August 25, 2008, and in Europe and Australia on September 5, 2008.
Ys I & II consists of the first two games released in the Ys series, Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished and Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished - The Final Chapter, with enhanced graphics, a Red Book CD audio soundtrack and animated cut scenes.
In both games the player controls a red-haired swordsman named Adol Christin. In the first game he must seek out the six Books of Ys. These books contain the history of the ancient, vanished land of Ys, and will give him the knowledge he needs to defeat the evil forces currently sweeping the land of Esteria.
In Ys II Adol is transported to Ys, and begins a quest to unravel the secrets of the land, and finally rid it and Esteria of evil. This version of Ys II is the only version that has received an official English release.
Nintendo DS remake
Legacy of Ys: Books I & II was released on Nintendo DS in the United States on February 24, 2009. The remake includes 3D graphics, updated sound, and multiplayer for up to 4 people. Each copy of the first printing of the game also includes a bonus soundtrack CD.
StageSelect.com awarded the Nintendo DS remake an 8 out of 10 and considers it a nostalgic addition to anyone's collection.
Developer(s) Nihon Falcom
Alfa System (TGCD)
Team Digi (PS2)
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Release date(s) TG-CD
NA February 24, 2009
Mode(s) Single player
Rating(s) ESRB: Everyone (Virtual Console)
ESRB: Teen (Nintendo DS)
Language - ENG
Media - NDS ROM (.nds)