During NIS America's annual press event in San Francisco, the publisher announced that they will be handling the localization duties for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana. In addition to the PlayStation 4 and Vita versions, NISA will also port the game to PC via Steam. The game will feature both English and Japanese vocies. It's set to release later this year.
This is the first time the publisher will be handling the translation for a Ys title, although they are not completely new to the Ys series - NIS America published the European release of Ys: Memories of Celceta back in 2014.
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana originally released for PlayStation Vita in Japan last July, while the PlayStation 4 version is set to launch this May in the region. The PlayStation 4 release includes some added scenarios featuring the game's deuteragonist, Dana, as well as 60 frame-per-second gameplay and other performance improvements.
The latest Ys game takes place in the on the Seiren Island, where Adol and other passengers find themselves stranded after their ship capsizes in the Goethe Sea. Lacrimosa of Dana follows in the same style of gameplay used in Ys Seven and Memories of Celceta, where Adol is joined by a cast of party members in real time action combat system. The cartography system from Celceta also makes a reappearance, as do systems such as Flash Guard. New to Lacrimosa of Dana is a quest where Adol seeks out NPCs to build a settlement and defend it from attacks.
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana originally released for PlayStation Vita in Japan last July, while the PlayStation 4 version is set to launch this May in the region.
The gallery below shows some of the PlayStation 4 version of the game. NIS America has a Limited Edition available on their webstore.
Ys returns with a brand new adventure for the first time in 8 years! Adol awakens 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 a unknown world. Join Adol as he unravels the riddle of the cursed isle and the bluehaired maiden Dana in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA .
An Epic Tale - Follow Adol and his companions on his latest adventure to unlock the mysteries of the cursed island.
Another Side - Unravel the mystery of the blue-haired maiden Dana through her own, unique gameplay segments.
It Takes a Village - Rescue your fellow shipwrecked passengers and bring them to your village where they will provide valuable services
Party On - Switch characters on the fly as you battle ferocious foes in lightning-fast combat