Uncover the History of the Ys Series, Xbox's Newest JRPG

By Kevin Tavore, 5 months ago
Let's face it, the Xbox is not a haven for JRPG purists. Fans of the genre are practically starving if they only own this console and it's been a while since a series other than Final Fantasy really took a chance on the big X. On the flip side, the Ys series has been long-running but relatively niche on its own platforms, developing little more than a cult following here in the West. That made it doubly surprising when Ys Origin was announced for Xbox One, but oh was it a delight.

Ys Origin

If you're curious about the series, you'll be happy to hear Ys Origin marks the start, but there's far more too it than that. The series has been running for ages at this point and if you just browse a Wiki article on the subject it can seem a bit daunting to jump in. But fear not, that's why Dean is here as a dedicated fan to give us the rundown on the series as a whole and why this newest release should get JRPG fans excited.


Ys Origin is available now for Xbox One. With any luck, we'll see more of the titles soon.

Check out our Best Xbox RPGs Available in 2017 article for a compilation of other great games in this genre.
Kevin Tavore
Written by Kevin Tavore
Kevin is a lover of all types of media, especially any type of long form story. The American equivalent of Aristotle, he'll write about anything and everything and you'll usually see him as the purveyor of news, reviews and the occasional op-ed. He's happy with any game that's not point and click or puzzling, but would always rather be outdoors in nature.
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