Back in June 2015 we reported on DotEmu who has announced that they would be bringing the second installment into the Ys Chronicles franchise to Android in the near future. Well today is that ‘near future’ as Ys Chronicles II is now available for Android devices on Google Play.
For those of you not familiar with this game or franchise, Ys Chronicles is an Action-RPG that has a pretty long history. Ys itself is a JRPG franchise that was originally released in North America in 1990 under the slightly different name, Ys Book I & II. However, Ys Chronicles was a remake of those games which also featured a bunch of enhancements and came packed together, before being released in the early 2000s for PC, and then for the PSP. This is when the franchise really took off in popularity, even though it was pretty popular before then.
Ys Chronicles II for mobile comes with all of the content that the original version had, including retaining the ‘bump’ system which mean you literally have to run into, or pounce, an enemy in order to initiate combat. However, like most DotEmu releases, this one does have some additions and enhancements done to it. There are two different modes you can play through: Adventure mode (play through the game’s story normally) and Time Attack. Adventure mode also has two different graphical options available, with one being Original and the other labeled as Chronicles.
Ys Chronicles II Features:
• Choose between three soundtracks: Chronicles, Original, and PC-88
• Two game modes: Adventure and Time Attack
• Two graphics modes (available in Adventure mode only): Chronicles and Original
• Four difficulty levels
• HD Menus
• Virtual Pad and joystick support
• New artifacts, weapons, and armor
• Numerous spells to defeat your enemies with
This game also comes with three different soundtrack styles to choose from and four different difficulty levels. There is also controller support available. Interestingly enough, DotEmu has added in some new weapons, armor, and artifacts to the game which were not in the original.
For those of you looking to snap up a copy of this game, Ys Chronicles II is available off of Google Play for $4.99 with no IAPs or anything like that. To celebrate this release, Ys Chronicles I has been put on sale at 50% off for a limited time as well. You can check out the game’s extended trailer below.