At the end of today's New Game+ Expo live stream, NIS America made a major announcement that they are bringing Ys IX: Monstrum Nox to North America, Europe, and Oceania in 2021 for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
This is the ninth mainline title in the long-running Ys series developed by Nihon Falcom that was first released in Japan in September 2019. In this action RPG, you will be able to control six playable characters - each of them having unique abilities in both explorations and battles.
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox will have English and Japanese dual audio as well as English and French text options. On the PC platform, Ys IX will also be available through Steam, where it also includes a Japanese text option.
Find the official trailer, description, and screenshots right below. According to the trailer description on YouTube, this action RPG will be released first on PlayStation 4, so those who are looking forward to play it on Switch or PC will have to wait a bit longer.
About the game:
Renowned adventurer Adol “the Red” Christin and his companion Dogi arrive at Balduq, a city annexed by the Romun Empire, only for Adol to be detained before setting foot inside. While imprisoned, he meets a mysterious woman named Aprilis who turns him into a Monstrum, a being with supernatural Gifts and the power to exorcise monsters. Now, Adol must ally with his fellow Monstrums to fend off the fearsome threats emerging from a shadowy dimension called the Grimwald Nox, as well as unravel the mysteries of the Monstrum curse, and the truth behind the unrest within Balduq.
Feared Protectors — Play as any of the six notorious Monstrums, each with their own unique Gifts that grant abilities such as scaling sheer walls or detecting hidden objects to protect the city from shadowy creatures.
The World Within the Walls — Explore the massive city, accept quests to aid the townsfolk, and enter the Grimwald Nox to vanquish the threats to Balduq.
Strength of the Night — Familiar mechanics such as Flash Dodge and Flash Guard allow you to outmaneuver your foes, while new additions such as Gifts and Boost Mode further augment your ability to fight.