Ys Origin, the prequel to the popular action-RPG franchise's entire series, will be launching on Nintendo Switch later this year, it has been confirmed.

The news comes from publisher Dotemu, which has revealed that alongside a digital eShop release, fans will be able to pick up one of two physical versions from Limited Run Games (pre-order here). You'll be able to choose between a standard version and a special collector’s edition which includes a poster, a physical copy of the game's soundtrack, an art book capturing scenes from Ys Origin's world, and a unique collector's box.

If you're not clued up on Ys and this game in particular, feel free to check out a review of the game's PS4 version from our friends at Push Square. We also have an official description for you below:

Ys Origin joins aspiring knight Yunica Tovah and mage Hugo Fact, two fighters desperately searching for the Goddesses that have abandoned them. Together the duo must best the demonic forces lurking within an enormous tower before the beasts reach humanity’s sanctuary in the clouds. With tons of powerful loot to earn, distinct scenarios and playstyles between each character as well as secrets to unveil, Ys Origin is a deep, compelling RPG experience.

Here's a look at the game's glorious physical edition:

Ys Origin Switch

A specific release date hasn't yet been announced, but we'll keep an eye out for more news as and when it arrives. Remember, Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is also coming to Switch in 2021.