I think I have a new favorite Japanese game importer, and its NIS! NIS is always bringing cool stuff over to the US, but I never thought they would bring one of my most anticipated games Ys VIII to the US. If you have never played a Ys game before, they are basically JRPGs but with awesome real time combat. Throw in some of that epic Monster Hunter style of enemies, and you have a good idea of what this game plays like. Its been one of my favorite for as long as I can remember, and my library has every English release of the series.

NIS America is proud to announce that Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA will be coming to North America on September 12 and Europe on September 15 for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita as both a physical and digital release, as well as digitally on Steam® (Windows). The game will have dual audio (English and Japanese) as well as in-game text in English and French.

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 lightning-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


Release Date (NA) : September 12, 2017

Release Date (EU) : September 15, 2017

Platform : PS4, PS Vita, Windows Genre :

Action RPG Player(s) : 1 Audio : English / Japanese Text : English / French