Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Character Trailer

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox 

NIS America (NISA) have revealed a new gameplay trailer for action-RPG Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, focusing on the game’s characters.

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.

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is available in Japan, February 2nd, 2021 on PlayStation 4 in the west, and Summer 2021 on Windows PC (via GOG, and Steam), and Nintendo Switch.

The new trailer focuses on the game’s characters, as well as their skills in traversing the world, and pummeling foes in action RPG combat. We also hear the game’s English voice acting.

You can find the character trailer below.


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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