Release of the Far West Ocean

by wfgodbold

Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim was the first Ys game released in the US after a more than ten-year break; until it came out, the last Ys game Americans could play without importing was Ys III: Wanderers from Ys (released for the Tubro Grafx CD and SNES).

Ys VI was the first of the series to have a 3D engine; previously, the games had been either side-scrolling 2D (as in Ys III) or overhead 2D.

Release of the Far West Ocean plays during the anime opening movie, and was probably the first exposure many younger gamers had to the music that has come to be so strongly associated with the Ys series.


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