D4 Enterprise delivered on their promise and the original PC-88 version of Ys is now available on Nintendo Switch as a part of their EggConsole line. But wait…there are some details you have to know.

We were aware that D4 intended to bring Ys to consoles, but the question remained about how they'd handle the licensing complexities in North America. Additionally, the original Ys for the PC-88 never saw an official translation and release in North America due to the PC-88 primarily being a Japanese market item. Would they truly invest the effort to localize the game?

Unfortunately, not.

EggConsole Ys remains entirely in Japanese. Although the emulation interface is in English, the game, along with all its dialogue, remains in its original language. This presents quite a significant language barrier.

I do appreciate the fact that the game is coming to the Western market but I am not sure how well it will do since…not that many people will be interested in an RPG that is entirely in Japanese. But time will tell, I guess.

EggConsole Ys PC-8801mkIISR is now available on Nintendo Switch.