Ys IX: Monstrum Nox for PC and Switch Western Release Dates Set for July 2021

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox for PC and Switch

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox for PC and Switch has new release dates set for July 2021, publisher NIS America and developer Falcom have announced.

While the Windows PC (via GOG, and Steam) version is launching on July 6th worldwide, the Switch version is launching on July 6th in North America, July 9th in Europe, and July 16th in Oceania.

The original western release for Ys IX: Monstrum Nox has been available on PlayStation 4 since February 2021, and the original Japanese release was back in September 2019.

Here’s a new trailer:

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.

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