Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Demo Now Available on PlayStation 4

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

NIS America (NISA) have released a new demo for Falcom’s action-RPG Ys IX: Monstrum Nox on PlayStation 4.

While the game is also coming to Windows PC and Nintendo Switch, the demo is currently only available on PlayStation 4. The demo features two dungeons to explore, and plenty of chances to use your Monstrum abilities to explore the environment and fight off foes.

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, home to the largest prison in the Romun Empire.

After being accused of being behind the disappearance of a Romun military fleet, a strange cloaked woman helps him escape. In the process, he is transformed into a Monstrum, a being with supernatural powers.

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

You can find the PlayStation 4 demo 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.

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is available in Japan, February 2nd on PlayStation 4 in the west, and Summer 2021 on Windows PC (via GOG, and Steam), and Nintendo Switch. However, an Amazon listing had previously stated the game was coming to Nintendo Switch on June 30th.

Image: Steam

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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