Following the revelation of Falcom Studios that Ys IX will debut sometime in 2019 for PlayStation 4 in Japan, the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu revealed a lot of new interesting details in regards to the game, especially the return of Adol Christin as the game’s main protagonists.
According to Weekly Famitsu, Ys IX will take place in an era after Ys Seven, in which Adol is at his oldest age yet. The party battles and simple controls that everyone is fond of will make a return in Ys IX. While the game still doesn’t have a definite release date yet, the development progress is currently at 50 percent complete.
Here are some new information released by Weekly Famitsu:
- The concept of the game is the subtitle “Monstrum Nox” (Monsters’ Night) itself.
- The game’s setting, Baldeux, is a three-dimensional town with different elevations. Its outskirts include grasslands, forests, and ruins.
- Set in an era after Ys Seven, Adol will appear at his oldest age in the series yet. His name as an adventurer is becoming known all over the world.
- Party battles and simple controls return. Additionally, the game introduces supernatural actions that lean on the supernatural abilities possessed by Monstrum. Wall-running and moving as a shadow are also possible.
- The new “Guild Operations” system is an expansion of Ys VIII‘s “Drifting Village” system.
- The hooded woman equipped with artificial arms and legs is a major key to the game’s story.
- Development is currently 50 percent complete.
In addition to Weekly Famitsu, Dengeki PlayStation also had a interview with Falcom president and CEO Toshihiro Kondo in which more details about the game have been released.
Check it out below:
- Adol is the protagonist.
- Adol’s name has become known all over the world since Ys VI. The increase in the amount of people that know of Adol is one of the highlights of the game.
- While there is a possibility that characters from past games will appear, they will serve a more minor role.
- As for the reason Adol comes to the Prison City, it is highly likely he got wrapped up in something based on his previous behavior pattern.
- The right arm of the woman in the key visual is artificial. She is a guide in this game. She is also the same woman that appeared on the countdown website.
- There are characters that becamse non-human Monstrum for certain reasons.
- The dream mentioned in the prologue is unrelated to Ys VIII‘s Dana dreams.
- You can climb onto and move across rooftops.
- You will be able to play as Monstrum during the course of the game.
- There is also flying-esque floating, as well as aerial state actions.
- Magic items have been abolished and will be consolidated into Supernatural Actions.
- The adventuring gear that appeared in Ys VIII will also disappear. Since there are too many items and categories, the plan is to organize such elements together.
- They would like map-making to stay. They also want to include fishing, but various elements have come up that are under consideration.
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox will be available in Japan sometime in 2019 for the PlayStation 4. Currently, there’s no word yet if it will be released outside Japan but seeing how Ys VIII was received well by fans, it’s very likely that an English version will be released.