Today Nihon Falcom released a new batch of screenshots of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, releasing in Japan on July 21st for PS Vita and next year for PS4.
We get to meet the pharmacist Kilgore, the overly-proud noble Curran, and the tailor Alison, who has lost her husband during the shipwreck that had her end up in the Drifting Village.
We also get to see the interception battle feature, that will happen when Little Paro will warn the player that monsters have gathered around the Drifting Village and are preparing to attack.
Adol and a second group led by Dogi will have to defend the village from the monsters, and results will be ranked. Each interception battle can be replayed in the form of exercise to beat the previous high scores.
During interception battles a battle situation gauge will be displayed showing who has the advantage. The more Adol’s team is dominant, the higher the automatic recovery of HP and SP will be.
Other castaways have support skills that will automatically be used to help Adol’s party in battle.