Today Nihon Falcom released a new batch of screenshots of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, that will release in Japan on July 21st for PS Vita and next year for PS4.
We get the introduction of Deina and Quina, two new villagers in the Drifting Village.
Deina is a high spirited eighteen year old merchant who was aboard the Lombardy when it sunk. She can be rescued and she will settle in the Drifting Village to open a trading post, where you can trade materials for better or rarer ones.
Quina is an innocent ten year old who has been wandering the Siren’s Island alone, she was probably aboard the Lombardy as well, which is why she wears the clothes of a sailor. She doesn’t know the whereabouts of her parents.
We also get an introduction of the Drifting Village Quest system. Adol will be able to find requests from the castaways posted on a billboard. In addition to normal rewards, the castaway who posted the quest will also become more interested in helping with the monster interception minigame. New facilities are also built after completing quests.
Examples of requests are the delivery of “fibrous material” to the tailor Alison to create curtains, or returning an egg that Hummel found on the shore to its nest.