Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana releases in North America and Europe in September

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana finally released on PS4 in Japan this week, having launched originally as a Playstation Vita only title last year. During a live stream celebrating the launch, NIS America also gave us the release dates for the western release. Unlike the original Japanese launch, the western release will be for all platforms: Vita, Playstation 4, and even Steam!

Ys VIII launches for the west on September 12th in North America and September 15th in Europe. NIS America also uploaded a new video of the game's opening movie cinematic:

Here is NIS America's rundown about the game and its features, including multiple playable characters and a village building mechanic:

About the game:

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 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!


Key Features:

· 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.

We have some screenshots from the announcement of the localization here and some PS4 gameplay footage here.