Ys IX: Monstrum Nox port for PS5 gets May western release date

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

Publisher NIS America announced the western release date for the Ys IX: Monstrum Nox PS5 port.

The latest in Falcom’s long-running RPG series is coming to PS5 on May 9th in North America and May 12th in Europe.

The RPG has been available on PlayStation 4 since February 2021, and for Windows PC (via GOG, and Steam) and Switch since July 2021.

Preorders for the limited edition of Ys IX: Monstrum Nox on PS5 are open now on NIS America’s website. At $89.99 plus shipping, this includes the game itself along with other goodies such as the short novel, artbook, collector’s box, and more.

Here’s a rundown on the game, plus a new trailer:

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

Unsheathe your curse and smite the darkness.

Experience the thrilling adventure of Ys IX: Monstrum Nox as it pierces through the shadows onto PS5™! After being cursed by a mysterious woman, Adol Christin becomes a Monstrum—a powerful being who can exorcize monsters. To escape from the prison city of Balduq, Adol must ally with five other Monstrums, each with their own unique Gifts, and stop the Grimwald Nox, a shadowy dimension on the brink of overflowing into the real world!


  • Feared Protectors: Play as any of the six notorious Monstrums, 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 Move and Flash Guard allow you to outmaneuver your foes, while new additions such as Gifts and Boost Mode further augment your ability to fight.
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