Falcom has announced Ys X: Nordics, the next mainline numbered flagship RPG that also celebrates the series’ 35th anniversary.
Ys X: Nordics is launching sometime in 2023 for Japan across Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.
Here’s a rundown on the game:
Ys X: Nordics
Four years have passed since the action RPG Ys IX: Monstrum Nox was released in 2019 as a title for PlayStation®4 and received high acclaim from game users in Japan and around the world.
Ys X: Nordics, the long-awaited latest numbered title to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the birth of “Ys”, will be released on multiple platforms in 2023!
The setting is the northern sea Oberia Bay, where countless islands large and small exist. Adol Christine, a young adventurer who has accomplished the adventures of the ancient kingdom of Ys, encounters the Normans, a maritime tribe, and the Griegers, immortal wraiths who attack people…?
The battle system used in the previous “Ys IX” games has been completely redesigned!
The speedy “Solo Mode,” in which players fight with the help of their partner’s automatic attacks and support, and the “Combi Mode,” in which pairs of players simultaneously control a series of actions and engage in a back-and-forth battle against powerful enemies. The new “Cross Action” system allows players to fight in two modes, depending on the situation!
In addition, for the first time in the series, “Ys X” allows players to control a sailing ship! Explore vast ocean areas using nautical charts as a guide, or challenge enemy ships in naval battles, adding a new element to the “joy of adventure” that is the true appeal of the series!
In addition, the “Mana Action” system, a special ability that greatly expands the freedom of the player in the fields and dungeons, has also been introduced.
Ys X: Nordics depicts a new adventure in the northern sea of Obelia Bay, with the young adventurer Adol Christine as the main character. The development team behind “Ys VIII” and “Ys IX” has created the latest title in the series, and we hope you will look forward to its development!