Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Launches February 2, 2021 on PS4 in the West; Summer 2021 on PC and Switch

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

NIS America (NISA) have revealed a new gameplay trailer for Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, along with announcing a release date.

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, fend off threats from the dimension of Grimwald Nox, and unravel the mysteries of Balduq and Monstrum.

The new trailer shows off the party-based action RPG combat against horrific monsters, along with the Flash Guard mechanic to parry foes. Players will also have their Monstrum abilities to not only aid in battle, but in exploring the world as well.

You can find the combat 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.

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.

Image: Steam

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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