French publisher DotEmu announced during PlayStation Experience 2016 that it’s bringing two classics to consoles in 2017: Ys Origin and Windjammers.
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. In a press release, DotEmu said:
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.
The game will release simultaneously on the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on February 21.
There’s no release date for arcade classic Windjammers but we’re told it’ll be out in 2017 for the PlayStation 4. The publisher further wrote:
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.