Ys IX: Monstrum Nox introduces Adol and Dogi, set to release in Japan on September 26
Falcom has revealed new information and screenshots for Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, introducing series hero Adol and his long-time friend Dogi. Falcom has also announced that the game will launch in Japan on September 26. The official website has also updated.
Adol looks quite different from his usual self this time around, sporting dark hair instead of his well-recognized red locks. That leaves a mystery behind the identity of the red-headed character featured in the game's key artwork, which Falcom is is staying somewhat mum about for now.
Find the new screenshots and information below. In case you missed it, you can find information on two party members - White Cat and Hawk - in last month's update.
Adol Christin: Now 24 years old, the adventurer who travels around the world. He was wanted as an important witness/suspect on the disappearance of the Romun fleet in Atlas Ocean, so he gets arrested by Romun soldiers in Barduk and is imprisoned there. While he is attempting a prison break, he meets the mysterious woman which causes him to get caught up in incidents involving Monstrums and the prison city.
Dogi: 29 years old and Adol's good buddy. He is a calm person unmoved by incidents that happen beyond human knowledge as well as mysterious occurrences, as he has stuck along with Adol's journey for a long time. A single punch from his giant body has power that can even break a hard rock wall.
Crimson Line: The superpower action used by the red-haired man, which lets him move instantly to a pointed faraway location. He can even move through obstacles like rocks and thick walls as this action changes his body like a shadow. It can also be used during battles where he can damage and blow away enemies on the track while moving.
As for Adol and his new look, Falcom boss Toshihiro Kondo made the following comments in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine:
Adol in this game is placed under a special circumstance where he cannot act freely with his trademark red hair. That's why his design goes in a different direction from before, like not wearing armor or weapons, and hiding his mouth with a scarf. Adol's relationships with Monstrums and the woman shown in the reveal batch are important points in the story, and they will be gradually revealed through the main story.
There is no official word yet on an English localization for Ys IX: Monstrum Nox.