Amazon Listing States Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Coming to Western Nintendo Switch June 30, 2021

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

An Amazon listing for the special edition of action-RPG Ys IX: Monstrum Nox may have revealed the western release date for the game on Nintendo Switch.

The game has been available in Japan. Western release dates included February 2nd, 2021 on PlayStation 4, and Summer 2021 on Windows PC (via GOG, and Steam), and Nintendo Switch. However, a new listing for the game on Amazon (archived here) may have revealed the western Nintendo Switch release date.

The Pact Edition for Nintendo Switch launches June 30th, 2021, for $59.99 USD. It also contains a mini art book, digital soundtrack, and reversible coversheet, and extra items. It is available for preorder now.

It is worth mentioning these is a chance the PC version and standard Nintendo Switch version may release at a different time. There is also a slim chance this is a placeholder date by Amazon, as no official announcement has come at this time.

As previously reported, the game is developed by Falcom, and follows the continuing adventures of Adol Christin. This time, he has been captured in the city of Balduq. There he is transformed into a Monstrum, a being with supernatural powers.

Alongside other Monstrum; Adol exorcises monsters, fending off threats from the dimension of Grimwald Nox, and unraveling the mysteries of Balduq and Monstrum.

You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.

Feared Protectors: Play as any of the six notorious Monstrum, 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.


“What is real is defined by what is not.Who one is defined by who one isn’t.”
To move forward, one must accept these truths.
“Yes, in this prison—this cradle—
my dreams and reality became one.”

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 Monstrum 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.

Image: Steam

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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