New Trailer and Day-One Edition Revealed for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

NIS America has shared a new trailer for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana.

Featured above, the new trailer introduces the characters Hummel, Laxia, Ricotta, and Sahad.

The publisher also revealed the day one edition for the game, which is only available for PlayStation 4. It includes: the game on disc, a five-track “Select Soundtrack,” and a 32-page, full-colored art booklet.

The day one edition and the standard PS Vita version will come with a reversible cover that fans voted on. You can get a look at that here:

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is launching across PC, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita on September 12th in North America and September 15th in Europe.

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  • Joakim Mogren

    For fans of the series, how is this game supposed to be? Vita version in particular.
    I recently picked up memories of celceta and have been enjoying it, is VIII good as well?
    Is origin any good, too? I’m assuming the vita port is fine enough, considering the game has some basic graphics.

  • lanificier

    Why not PC???? Why???? :'(

  • Rz Yuuma

    I only tried the demo so… Its pretty good i guess

    Though you will miss ps4 only content

  • Uncle Ocelot

    It will probably come soon after, Falcom has a very long history on PC and NISA has started getting into ports too.

  • Donwel

    It’s being localised by NISA, that in itself should be enough of a reason to avoid it, or at least buy pre owned.
    I say this being a fan of the series myself.

  • Makoto

    I think he was talking about the day one edition, it’s already planned for a steam release, but no physical one.

  • mew

    Blame Valve. Can’t sell physical copies of games if they’re not allowed to give out keys until the game is on sale on Steam.

  • mew

    I heard the game is a bit laggy. I’d say get it on PS4 or Steam if you can as it’ll have additional content along with it running better.

  • psycho_bandaid

    Lord Gaben giveth, Lord Gaben taketh away.

  • catazxy

    I dont have time to finish most jrpgs, but Ys is always short and nice.

  • Nagato

    First time I’m hearing this, would like to read more about it.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Oh yeah, I missed that. RIP my brain.

  • BanBrado

    I’m just gonna pirate, might have to wait for a fan patch to fix all of NISAs fuck ups though.

  • mew

    If you look closely NISA only give physical copies for games either on preorder or that were released. They always open physical copies on their EU store right after the game get released on Steam.

  • Eldhin Hellknight

    I’m going to wait until i see in the discussions on Steam that everything is ok. It’s very difficult for me to expect something good from NISA

  • Vex
  • Pill Dickle

    is the demo JP only right now?

  • chocodino

    Since I haven’t played Ys VIII I can only tell you what I’ve heard, it seems to be the best Ys, getting lots of praise, but the Vita version has slowdowns, and less content than the PS4 version

    And if you liked Celceta you will most probably love VIII, personally Celceta was so underwhelming, I didn’t even bother to touch it again after beating the last boss unlike other Ys games

    Now about Origin, the game is really good, can’t tell about the Vita version, but the gameplay is really polished, the story while simple, it’s enjoyable, the soundtrack, like always is really good.

  • Snorlaxation

    The lines in red remind me of Bobobo. Not always a bad thing, especially considering japanese ‘humor’, but I get the gist.

  • mew

    Don’t care, Ys VIII is too good to miss.

  • Feniks


    A Steam code.

  • lanificier

    I’m fine with GoG release.