Cult Classic Ys Origin Gets Collector’s Edition and Retail Release on October 1st 2020

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Enter the World of Ys and discover one of the greatest Japanese Action RPG of all time!

KARLSTAD (3rd September 2020) – Clear River Games will start rolling out the physical version of Ys Origin for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 from October 1st through retailers in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand (check with your favorite retailer for exact shipping date). The action RPG saga’s inaugural quest in which humanity flees a demon horde’s relentless pursuit is developed and ported by Dotemu, based on the original work created by the Japanese developer and publisher Nihon Falcom. Suggested retail price is €29.99.

In addition to the retail version, the Ys OriginCollector’s Edition will be sold in limited amounts through Strictly Limited Games partner store. Sharing the same values as Clear River Games on preserving our common video game cultural heritage, Strictly Limited Games is the perfect partner for the collaboration. The Collector’s Edition costing €44.99 will be available shortly after the retail release global to everywhere Strictly Limited Games ships.

The Ys Origin Collector’s Edition will include:

  • Ys Origin Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4 Game with Reversible Cover Art
  • Collector’s Edition Box
  • Diorama Set with Yunica Tovah, Hugo Fact and The Claw
  • Official Soundtrack on 2 CD’s
  • Ys Logo Enamel Pin
  • Sticker Sheet
  • Bonus Acrylic Card

Ys Origin presents a game through an emotional and exciting story, which takes place 700 years before the two first games of the series – Ys I & Ys II. Aspiring knight Yunica Tovah and mage Hugo Fact, two fighters desperately searching for the Goddesses that have abandoned them. Together the duo must best the demonic forces lurking within an enormous tower before the beasts reach humanity’s sanctuary in the clouds. As the game progresses, the player gets the chance to unlock a third playable character. With tons of powerful loot to earn, distinct scenarios and playstyles between each character as well as secrets to unveil, Ys Origin is a deep, compelling RPG experience.

Ys Origin is the inaugural title for our new publishing unit Clear River Games. The Ys series has a long heritage and reflects what we want to bring to light. In the future you will see more retro related or inspired games and Japanese classics in different genres coming from Clear River Games,” says Ali Manzuri, founder and games industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience.

“Clear River Games is part of an effort by the Embracer Group to focus on games culture and history with a flair of retro as the foundation. We will be welcoming more studios, publishers and IP owners to join us on this voyage,” adds Martin Lindell, senior advisor at Embracer Group and equal games industry journey man with more than 20 years of experience.

About Clear River Games
Founded in 2020, Clear River Games is a Swedish publisher located in Karlstad next to Klarälven. Clear River Games is part of the Embracer Group.

About Dotemu

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. Working alongside the world’s most cherished and recognized publishers, the Dotemu team has published a number of global top-sellers across both PC and console including Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, with additional development and publishing work on Windjammers 1 and 2, several games in the Ys series, 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.

About Strictly Limited Games 
Strictly Limited Games is a German publisher based near Stuttgart, specialized in releasing a curated selection of digital download-only games in exclusive collectable physical editions for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo Switch. The company was founded in 2017 by Dennis Mendel, a former scholar for game studies and advisor at Fraunhofer Institute, and Benedict Braitsch. Both passionate collectors with a combined collection of over 7.000 digital and physical games for all console generations, their intention is to form an opposite pole to the current trend of digital-only releases. All collectors’ editions are available exclusively at Strictly Limited Games online store www.strictlylimitedgames.com.

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