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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Heads to Switch in Summer 2018

NIS America is porting the Falcom-developed action RPG Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana to the Nintendo Switch.

The game will launch for the hybrid console sometime this summer. Featured above, you can view a new trailer for the game’s Switch port.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via Nintendo.com:


Adol awakens shipwrecked and stranded on a cursed island. There, he and the other shipwrecked passengers he rescues form a village to challenge fearsome beasts and mysterious ruins on the isolated island. Amidst this, Adol begins to dream of a mysterious blue-haired maiden living in an unknown world. Join Adol as he unravels the riddle of the cursed isle and the blue-haired maiden Dana in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

Key Features:

  • An Epic Tale: Follow Adol and his companions on his latest adventure to uncover the mysteries of the cursed island.
  • Another Side: Unravel the mystery of the blue-haired maiden Dana through her own unique gameplay segments.
  • It Takes a Village: Rescue your fellow shipwrecked passengers and bring them to your village where they will provide valuable services.
  • Party On: Switch characters on the fly as you battle ferocious foes in lightning-fast combat.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is currently available for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. In case you missed it, you can find our review for the game here (we recommend it but note the translation needs work).

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26 comments
  1. orbo
    orbo
    January 11, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Everything is made for the switch. Everything.

  2. stullz
    stullz
    January 11, 2018 at 10:30 am

    looks like I’ll be triple dipping for ys… :)

  3. RetroGamer
    RetroGamer
    January 11, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Don’t already have the game, so I’ll go for this version. I’m assuming the new translation will already come as the default and not take up any storage space.

  4. Jared Bellow
    Jared Bellow
    January 11, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Heck yeah.

  5. VanFinale
    VanFinale
    January 11, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Wait NiSA is doing the port? Well that’s it for the port then. They couldn’t even do a PC release without the help from Durante. How in the hell are they going to do a switch port? These are failed writers that got stuck editing video game translations how are they going to port a game?

  6. sanic
    sanic
    January 11, 2018 at 11:51 am

    The combat in this one was disappointing regardless of platform.

  7. Michael Richardson
    Michael Richardson
    January 11, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    So much for not being able to play Falcom games on the Switch. If this performs well, I can’t imagine they won’t develop for both this and PS4.

  8. Feniks
    Feniks
    January 11, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Cool! Everyone needs brown lolis and flat elves in their life.

  9. Donwel
    Donwel
    January 11, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    It’s being ported by NISA, never mind the new translation,we’ll be lucky if the fucking thing works at all.

  10. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    January 11, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    So what’s this series like? This will be my first one.

  11. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    January 11, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    It’s quite good.

  12. RetroGamer
    RetroGamer
    January 11, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Hmm…Fair point. Better wait for the reviews to roll in.

  13. Mechonis
    Mechonis
    January 11, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    One of the action rpg series ever made

  14. Lionhart16
    Lionhart16
    January 11, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Where’s the source of that image from?

    For academic purposes of course. ;)

  15. Donwel
    Donwel
    January 11, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Academic purposes, of course :^).
    It’s from Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari, or its localised name is Tenchi Muyo: War on Geminar.
    The character is Aura Shuriffon.
    Enjoy your research.

  16. Lionhart16
    Lionhart16
    January 11, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    A spin-off of Tenchi Muyo, huh?

    Damn, that brings back my old Toonami memories of watching that show….and not having a clue of what the hell was going on because I was 5 years old. XD

  17. iswear12
    iswear12
    January 11, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Don’t fucking get a NISA-tainted game man

    It’s fantastic as a game but the localization is ruined

  18. iswear12
    iswear12
    January 11, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    But the Vita can play earlier Ys and Legend of Heroes games (Basically all the good ones which weren’t localized by cancer) just fine while the Switch cannot (yet)?

  19. GameZard
    GameZard
    January 11, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Do you not see past your own nose? Do you not see what this means? No more falcom games on Vita. Yes!

  20. iswear12
    iswear12
    January 11, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Its kind of a moot point if they stick with NISA for them…

  21. BFG
    BFG
    January 12, 2018 at 5:38 am

    I cant honestly tell if he’s being a troll for the whole time considering his profile, but he’s pathetic enough to enjoy games no longer developed on anything that isnt PC.

  22. BFG
    BFG
    January 12, 2018 at 5:43 am

    I say the Evolution remakes should be avoided (especially Sora no Kiseki) but otherwise yeah the Vita has a large Falcom category, with also Brandish, Zwei and Gurumin

  23. Kuraudo
    Kuraudo
    January 15, 2018 at 2:58 am

    The series is amazing, but i recommend you try oath in felghanna if youre interested. this is a great game ruined by nisa localization aids.

  24. Kuraudo
    Kuraudo
    January 15, 2018 at 2:59 am

    i assumed vita was dead. Glad its still around, but tough times ahead.