If you thought you'd be able to kick back and soak in some Final Fantasy IX [$20.99] since its surprise launch earlier today, I have some bad news. Or good news, depending on how much free time you actually have and/or how massive your backlog already is. The classic Ys action RPG series continues on iOS with Ys Chronicles 2 [$4.99], which just dropped mere moments ago from the fine folks at DotEmu.

You might remember that the first Ys Chronicles [$4.99] launched just about a year ago, and our resident RPG expert Shaun Musgrave enjoyed it a lot in his review. Its translation was a bit rough around the edges but not a deal-breaker, and the story was also a bit light in that first entry. However, that's what makes this release of Ys Chronicles 2 so special, as it almost feels like the two games were meant to be one. It's like the Kill Bill of classic ARPGs.

So if you can muster up five bucks and the free time, definitely give Ys Chronicles 2 a download and check out what folks in our forums are saying about this one.

  • dingdongfootball

    This and FF9?! What is happening??!!

  • wingsofdestiny89

    And also, the first Ys is on sale.

  • Hoodin

    What is going on?! Crashlands and Adventure of Mana are dominating all my gaming time -- now Final Fantasy 9 AND Ys2 on the same day?! I've hardly even touched my consoles in 2016 (other than The Witness, which I can't finish because CRASHLANDS!!!)

    iOS is just friggin KILLIN' it this year! I hope this continues!!!

  • smiffee666

    wow, 2016 is the year of the RPG and no mistake, Y's 2 is gona have to get in line behind Adventure of Mana and FFIX

  • curtisrshideler

    It hasn't been this crazy for iOS RPGs for me since the summer DQ VIII and MHFU dropped. The beginning of 2016 is filling up my 128GB phone very fast!

  • sivad

    Food is for weak minded people, there are rpg's that need attention.... Me to my wife earlier

    • Modjular

      Your perseverance is an inspiration to us all

  • Jeffin

    OH MY GOD WHAT IS HAPPENING--I haven't bought Adventures of Mana, and then FF IX come, and then this???? I was out of budget and planning to buy Raspberry Pi 2 but all of this threw me into chaos 😮

    • InTheAir

      Wait, what's the Pi for?

      • Jeffin

        Mainly for Kodi w/ Genesis, I usually fill my spare time with streaming movies, if not gaming. Sometimes I also used it to stream my hdd content to my iPad. Also if you installed RetroPie, you could play old emulators such as PS1 and sega genesis. But nothing related to iOS gaming, I assure you, haha. It used to be able to receive Airplay, but it was broken in iOS 9.

  • Zendorphin

    Better start the first one then 😛

  • Alexythimia23

    IOS 2016 You are knocking it out the ball park this year and were not even a quarter of the way thru the year. And its gonna get bigger and badder....power level aleady over 9000!!

  • rotsentu

    Well, I already enjoyed those games on my PSP. I'm finishing The Oath of Felgara. Excellent game!