Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Demo Now Available on Steam and Nintendo Switch

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

NIS America have announced the demo for Falcom’s action-RPG Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is now available on Nintendo Switch and Steam.

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.

While the console demos have time limitations, the Windows PC demo has no such limitation. However, the demo seems to be part of the Steam Next Fest, meaning the demo may not be available after June 22nd.

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 on PlayStation 4, and July 6th in North America (July 9th in Europe) on Windows PC (via GOG, and Steam), and Nintendo Switch.

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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