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Update Schedule for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA on Switch Revealed

NIS America posted information on their blog relating to the Nintendo Switch version of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA. The company detailed what patches the game will have post launch.

For example, Patch 1.01 includes “Fixes include adjustment to Nintendo Switch auto-sleep function, incorrect icons displaying, and text refinements.” and it is planned go live on June 26 (when the game is released on Nintendo Switch).

Here’s NISA’s post in full:


Thank you for your support and excitement for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA for Nintendo Switch. We wanted to outline the schedule for the upcoming patches, which we previously had communicated were coming soon, to address known text refinements and other issues. Due to the worldwide release of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA, optimization was the top priority during development, and continues to be our focus.
You can check back to this page anytime to see the current status on the following items below:
Patch v1.01
Short Description: Fixes include adjustment to Nintendo Switch auto-sleep function, incorrect icons displaying, and text refinements.
Current Status: Ready for Launch
Actual Live Date: June 26
Patch v1.02
Short Description: Addressing crash issues, some aesthetic issues, and text refinements.
Current Status: Testing Round 2
Expected Live Date: Launch week
Patch v1.03
Short Description: Text refinements.
Current Status: Testing Round 1
Expected Live Date: Week after launch
Patch v1.04
Short Description: Japanese Voice Implementation and aesthetic refinements during cutscenes.
Current Status: Testing Round 1
Expected Live Date: Mid July 2018
If you are unsure what the statuses mean, you can see the Status workflow written below:
• Planning
• Development
• Testing Round 1
• Testing Round 2
• Ready for Launch
We will continue to update this schedule as new information comes in, and intend to keep this information as clear as possible while we implement these planned patches. Thank you again for your support.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita. The Nintendo Switch version is scheduled for June 26th (June 29th in Europe). In case you missed our review of the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita version, you can find it here (we enjoyed it!).

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