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New Story Trailer for Switch Port of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

NIS America has released a new story trailer for their recently confirmed Switch port for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana.

Featured above, the new trailer shows off more of the latest adventure for series protagonist Adol.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via NIS America:


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 and his companions on his latest adventure to uncover the mysteries of the cursed island.
  • Another Side: Unravel the mystery of the blue-haired maiden Dana through her own unique gameplay segments.
  • It Takes a Village: Rescue your fellow shipwrecked passengers and bring them to your village where they will provide valuable services.
  • Party On: Switch characters on the fly as you battle ferocious foes in lightning-fast combat.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is launching for Switch sometime this summer. It’s currently available for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. A PC version is also coming, but was unfortunately delayed to an unconfirmed date.

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21 comments
  1. RetroGamer
    RetroGamer
    February 10, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Adol gets knocked off a pirate ship and washes up on an island. That’s exactly how Ark of Napishtim starts out.

  2. CRES
    CRES
    February 10, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    That’s also how the original Ys starts. In fact it is a running gag that everytime Adol ends up on a ship, that ship gets shipwrecked.

  3. Foreign Horde
    Foreign Horde
    February 10, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    That’s a very, VERY common thing in Ys.
    I remember when I first played Ys VII, watching the opening cutscene… in which a ship SAILS SAFELY INTO THE HARBOR and Adol and friends disembark in the normal way… thinking “wow, this seems really wrong.”

    Adol Christin really should be on a no-sail list.

  4. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    February 10, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    I’ll try it. It can’t be worse than Xenoblade Chronicles 2… r-right…?

  5. RetroGamer
    RetroGamer
    February 10, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Yup, Adol and seawater don’t seem to mix very well. The intro of VI and VIII are especially similar though, even down to the isolated island and pirate ship.

  6. Donwel
    Donwel
    February 10, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    So…. What was wrong with XC2?

  7. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    February 10, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    It was a Xenoblade game.

  8. Donwel
    Donwel
    February 10, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Ok then, so what’s wrong with Xenoblade in general then. I ask as someone who has never played a Xenoblade game.

  9. iswear12
    iswear12
    February 10, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    Why the fuck would you “try” it? Its been localized by NISA. Don’t bother unless you *want* to contribute to one of the big cancers ruining japanese vidya

  10. RetroGamer
    RetroGamer
    February 10, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    You took the b8, m8.

  11. GameZard
    GameZard
    February 10, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    RIP Vita.

  12. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    February 10, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    Terrible stories and combat.

    They also tend to be way longer than they need to be.

  13. EroBotan
    EroBotan
    February 10, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    as for the 1st xenoblade i think it was censored to oblivion by nintendo treehouse, lots of content get removed.

  14. totenglocke
    totenglocke
    February 10, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    Nope, it was localized vy Nintendo of Europe. Xenoblade Chronicles X was localized by Treehouse and had some minor censorship, mainly just eliminating the ability to change the boob size of female characters during character creation.

  15. EroBotan
    EroBotan
    February 11, 2018 at 12:38 am

    sorry, I mean xenoblade X (I thought that X is the 1st one lol). Besides the boobs slider, All of of Lin’s costume plus the fundoshi costume are censored. I also heard that Lin’s 3d model is changed too but i’m not sure about this one.

  16. Donwel
    Donwel
    February 11, 2018 at 6:54 am

    I thought it was a reasonable question.

  17. Donwel
    Donwel
    February 11, 2018 at 6:58 am

    >They also tend to be way longer than they need to be.
    Isn’t it a JRPG though? Getting pissed at JRPGs for being long is like getting pissed at a dog licking its own balls.

  18. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    February 11, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Persona’s eighty hours are filled with quality content.

    Xenoblade’s is not.

    Nintendo JRPGs tend to be rather shorter, by the way. Maybe around thirty hours? On average?

  19. RetroGamer
    RetroGamer
    February 11, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    I’ve seen some jokingly say that he keeps losing his equipment and money at sea, which is why he starts out from scratch every time. :P

  20. VOCALOID2
    VOCALOID2
    February 11, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Yeah but if finally explains why there are only one of each “race” in each game…outside humans and shit.