Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Western Release Dates Set for September 2017

NIS America has announced the western release dates for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana.

The Falcom-developed Japanese RPG will launch for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on September 12th in North America and September 15th in Europe. A PC release is coming on September 12th, via Steam.

Featured above, you can view the game’s opening movie.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via NIS America:

Ys returns with a brand new adventure for the first time in 8 years! 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 a unknown world.

Join Adol as he unravels the riddle of the cursed isle and the bluehaired maiden Dana in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana.

Key Features

  • An Epic Tale – Follow Adol and his companions on his latest adventure to unlock 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.
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  1. Etherblaze
    May 26, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Time to wait and see how NISA fucks it up. Hoping they don’t.

  2. catazxy
    May 26, 2017 at 4:42 pm


  3. mew
    May 26, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Steam version hype!

  4. Phynx
    May 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Only a day away from MvC:I. Harsh, the two games I want to play most this year.

  5. Donwel
    May 26, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    It’s NISA mate, they’ll fuck it up somehow.

  6. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    May 26, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    PC version on day 1 is pretty good, hopefully we can get some mods to reduce the NISA-ese.

  7. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    May 26, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    I really want it, but i cannot buy it until i see that they didnt fucked it up

  8. SOMEGUY7893 .
    SOMEGUY7893 .
    May 26, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Ew, Adol looks like a generic LN protag.

  9. Fenrir007
    May 26, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    May NISA forever burn in development hell for stealing a great series from XSEED and more than likely turning it into crap.

    Hatsuu will be avenged (with my wallet)!

  10. sanic
    May 26, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Can falcom hold a leash like kadokawa did?

  11. RichardGristle
    May 27, 2017 at 3:24 am

    Yeah I’m gonna have to wait for Niche or Censored Gaming to do a report on how NISA gayed it up before purchasing it.

  12. artemisthemp
    May 27, 2017 at 8:01 am

    You like not including double side cover in the European version of Fairy Fencer F?

  13. Nalferd
    May 28, 2017 at 12:57 am

    I played the Japanese demo and didn’t like it. Not really sure if I still would get this, not to mention possible censorship.

    I’ll just wait for NG to comment the changes made in here too!

  14. Nagato
    May 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    I don’t think they’ll be at liberty to do as much, given how much more hands-on Falcom seems to have gotten with the localisation of their games.

    So there shouldn’t be anything to worry about on that front.

  15. Zero Eternity
    Zero Eternity
    May 28, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    That is good to hear.