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Ys (Video Game Franchise)

Ys (pronounced "eesse") is a video game series, and Nihon Falcom's flagship franchise. It started on the NEC PC-88 in 1986. It was later ported to the MSX, NES, NEC TurboGrafix-16, Sega Master System, Sega Genesis, SNES, PC, Playstation 2, and cellular phone. It is the most popular PC role-playing game in Japan.

The Ys series involves Adol Christin and his comrade Dogi. Adol is the only playable character in most of the Ys games. The standard gameplay mechanisms only involve the control motion pad to fight, like pushing the enemy until dead. Those gameplay mechanisms were done away with by the game's fifth installment, Ys V: Ushinawareta Sunano Miyako Kefin (Ancient Sand City of Kefin).

Table of contents
1 List of Ys Games
2 List of Characters
3 Notes

List of Ys Games

According to the chronology of the fictional universe that the Ys series is set in, the correct order is:

List of Characters


Of the Ys games, only the first three Ys games were ever released in North America. The Sega Genesis and SNES versions of Ys III: Wanderers from Ys were released in North America, but the original PC-88, MSX, NES, and PC-Engine versions were released exclusively in Japan. Ys IV: Mask of the Sun was translated into English through emulation by an online translation group called Aeon Genesis Translation Proclamation. Ys VI: Ark of Napishtim has been destined for a North American release on a console, since Konami has purchased the rights to bring the game over to North America.