The Ys VIII series is infamous for offering quality action combat, enjoyable story telling and large worlds to explore. With the latest released, Falcom produced a quality title many gamers in Japan greatly enjoyed but gamers in western regions were left out of the fun. NIS America (and Altus to help with Europe distribution) announced that they are localizing the game for a Fall 2017 release!
NIS America is happy to announce our partnership with Nihon Falcom to bring Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA to North America and Europe in Fall 2017 for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita as both a physical and digital release, as well as on Steam®.We are also proud to announce that the game will have dual audio (English and Japanese) as well as in-game text in French.
Ys returns with a brand new adventure for the first time in 8 years! Adola wakens shipwrecked and stranded on a cursed island. There, he and the other shipwrecked passengers he rescues form a village to challenge fearsome beasts and mysterious ruins on the isolated island. Amidst this, Adol begins to dream of a mysterious blue-haired maiden living in an unknown world. Join Adol as he unravels the riddle of the cursed isle and the blue-haired maiden Dana in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana!
You can find various images below but as someone who enjoyed the latest Ys title on the PS Vita in the past, I’m happy to finally hear about the game’s localization and hope many enjoy the game when it finally hits western shores later this year.
Source: NIS America Press Release
An Epic Tale – Follow Adol on his latest adventure and uncover the mysteries of the cursed island.
Party On! – Change your playable character on-the-fly as you battle ferocious foes in lighting-fast combat.
Another Side – Unravel the mystery of the blue-haired maiden Dana through her unique gameplay sections.
It Takes a Village!–Rescue your fellow shipwrecked passengers and bring them to your village where they will provide valuable services.