Classic RPG Ys Origin Remake Launching February 21st; Arcade Action Title Windjammers Coming Q1
PARIS – December 3, 2016 – DotEmu, developer and publisher specializing in modern releases of beloved retro games, is thrilled to announce two brand new games for early 2017: Ys Origin and Windjammers.
Ys Origins will release simultaneously on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita on February 21st next year. Originally released in Japan in 2006, Ys Origin is a prequel to the Ys series and takes place 700 years before the events of Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished.
With its captivating story, stirring soundtrack and epic boss battles, it is one of the most distinctive RPGs from its era. Authentically recreated for PS4 and PS Vita, Ys Origin is being developed in-house at DotEmu and has been enhanced with brand-new features while keeping true to the original spirit of the series. Moreover, the game will be available in Japanese, English, and for the first time ever officially in French, Italian, German, and Spanish.
Also coming in early 2017 from the developers of DotEmu is the return of Windjammers on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita. Windjammers is a fast-paced head-to-head arcade game where two players face off on a court and throw discs at the opponent’s goal zone to score points. Originally released on arcade cabinets around the world and NEOGEO, this game perfectly blends sports and fighting games into one, perfect, habit-forming experience.
With five different game modes, online versus modes for the first time – including trophies and leaderboards – along with several unique characters and environments, Windjammers is poised to be 2017’s breakout arcade action hit.
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DotEmu is a French video game company specializing in modern releases of beloved retro games. Our mission is simple: give every gamer access to yesteryear’s classic video games on today’s platforms, including PC, mobile, console and more. DotEmu is proud to have worked with some of the gaming industry’s most prestigious companies, including Square Enix (Final Fantasy series), SNK (Metal Slug and Fatal Fury series) and Ubisoft (Heroes of Might and Magic III HD). Our passionate team has worked on dozens of high-profile projects, including Ys Chronicles I & II (mobile), R-Type I & II (mobile), Another World (mobile, PC), Double Dragon Trilogy (mobile, PC), Titan Quest (iOS), Pang Adventures (mobile, PC, console), and more. Founded in 2007, DotEmu leverages its considerable technological know-how to maintain the original spirit of classic games while giving them a second life as rediscovered gems for a new generation of gamers.