Ys IX: Monstrum Nox will take place in Baldeux, a region located in the northeastern part of Esterior in the Gllia Eldingen region. The game is said to to set in a huge city known as “Prison City,” a new adventure surrounding the mysteries hidden in the city will unfold alongside people called “Monstrum” who are said to possess supernatural abilities.
For fans of the Ys series, they will be pleased to know that the fast-paced action that everyone loved is back. In addition, battles against giant bosses will return alongside numerous new elements connected to Ys IX’s setting, including the use of Supernatural Actions of Monstrum to freely explore all areas of the field, “Guild Operations” in Prison City, and more.
Here’s a quick overview of the game’s story:
Who are the “Monstrum” that have appeared in the city? What is the secret behind “Prison City?” And what of that redheaded adventurer Adol Christin?
and the prologue:
I became someone other than myself. Have you ever that kind of dream?
I think about myself in that dream. Is this me, or is this not me?
Are dreams reality, or are reality dreams? I’ve reached an awfully simple answer.
“Whichever is fine.”
Which is true—or which is not true. Both are reality.
– An excerpt from “Baldeux’s Cell”
There’s currently no release date confirmed yet for Ys IX: Monstrum Nox but it’s scheduled for release in Japan sometime in 2019. As for the North American territories, there’s still no word but seeing how Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana was released here, it’s very likely that we’ll see it.
Switch owners will have to wait until we get more confirmation if a Switch version will be released. For now, let’s all wait.