Ys: The Oath in Felghana (イース -フェルガナの誓い- Īsu -Ferugana no Chikai- ) is a Japanese Action RPG released in 2005 for Microsoft Windows by Nihon Falcom. It is a remake of the third game in the Ys series, Ys III: Wanderers from Ys. A PSP version was released on April 22, 2010 in Japan. XSEED Games will be releasing the PSP version in North America sometime before the end of 2010.
As in Ys III, Adol Christin and his friend Dogi are traveling to Dogi's hometown of Redmont three years after the events of the first two games. Upon arriving, they discover that evil happenings are threatening the townspeople, and it is up to Adol to put a stop to it.
The basic plot has been slightly modified from the original, and expanded through the use of additional scenes.
The game-play follows the new model from the previous game, The Ark of Napishtim, with several improvements. Many things from the previous game were streamlined to keep the focus on the action as opposed to equipment and item management. For example, healing item and stat bonuses are no longer carried as items or accessories; instead, these bonuses are dropped from defeated enemies and are used upon pickup along with an experience bonus for attack combos, these bonuses are maintained through constant combat. Magical attacks are now much more frequent and important compared to their occasional use in Napishtim.
- PC Limited Edition
- This was the initial release of the game.
- PC Standard Edition
- This was the same as the Limited Edition, but without Ys Premium Music CD Box in Felghana, a boxed set of all Ys III music CDs produced.
- PC Vista Version
- This was the same as Limited and Standard Editions with support for Windows Vista. It is unknown at this time (April 2007) if patches will be released for the previous versions to add this support.
- PSP Version
- A port to Sony's PlayStation Portable system. This is the only version to receive an official English localization, courtesy of Xseed Games.
The soundtrack from Ys III: Wanderers from Ys was re-arranged for this game by Yukihiro Jindo.
The full 2-CD soundtrack, Ys -The Oath in Felghana- Original Sound Track, was released in 2005. Released at the same time was Ys -The Oath in Felghana- Super Arrange Version, a disc with 10 additional Oath in Felghana arrangements.
The Original Sound Track and Super Arrange Version were also released together in a package known as the Ys -The Oath in Felghana- Perfect Collection.