Ys Origin (イース・オリジン) is an action role-playing game developed and published by the Japanese company Nihon Falcom for Microsoft Windows in 2006. In 2012 XSEED Games published an English-language localization of the game, via the Steam and GOG platforms.
Ys Origin is a prequel to the six previous installations of the Ys video game series. It takes place 700 years before the events of Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished, and tells much of the backstory of Ys, Darm Tower, the Black Pearl, the twin goddesses, and the six priests. The game has three playable characters: Yunica Tovah, Hugo Fact, and Toal Fact. By completing the game with each of the characters, the player sees more dimensions to the story. Each player character has a distinctive story, combat style and skillset.
- This is the first game in the Ys series in which Adol Christin is not present.
- This game is the last game to be made in the Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim's engine.
- This is the last game to use the Three weapons' battle system.