Ys IX: Monstrum Nox First Gameplay Footage Revealed at Dengeki Game Festival 2019 (Updated)

Falcom revealed Adol's design and his age with the first gameplay videos of PS4 exclusive Ys IX: Monstrum Nox.

As announced back in February, Nihon Falcom unveiled today video footage for Ys IX: Monstrum Nox on PS4. The reveal was made during a stage event with Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo, at the Dengeki Game Festival 2019.

The gameplay showed two of the Monstrum characters and how each one of them has different “Movement Actions” they can use to travel around, and how one of them can even fly. A red-haired character which certainly looks like to be Adol, though wasn’t actually named such by Kondo, was shown too. Certain Movement Actions can also be used to attack or disable traps in dungeons.

This is the first time we see Adol, or at least someone who looks a lot like him, in Ys IX: Monstrum Nox. Falcom mentioned before how the game takes place after Ys Seven and features the oldest incarnation of Adol yet, and how he looks pretty different than usual. We can confirm this with our own eyes now. His hair is longer than usual too and he has a short ponytail like hairstyle. Kondo also revealed that Adol is 24 years old in Ys IX: Monstrum Nox.

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is scheduled to release in Fall 2019 in Japan for PS4. Falcom usually releases their games on the last days of September especially, so if Ys IX doesn’t end up delayed, there’s a very high chance it’ll launch then as well. The game wasn’t announced in the west yet but will definitely come over just like past Ys games.

Update: You can find here a summary of all the new information Kondo revealed on Ys IX, and how he wishes to remake Ys V. Kondo also clarified during the event how the gameplay videos have no User Interface like an HP bar because they aren’t done with it yet. Same with the music. I’ve also added below two other recordings I’ve made showing the white-haired Monstrum girl and the blonde Monstrum, along with the Adol gameplay video. Keep in mind the quality is far from optimal, and this article should be updated once more when Falcom and Dengeki re-uploads all the gameplay officially once the event ends.

Update 2: Dengeki Online reuploaded the entirety of the stream. You can find the gameplay sequences in much better quality than my trashy captures, though what they showed isn’t direct-feed footage so it’s still not that great, at the 1:49:05 mark, at 1:52:14 and at 1:54:23. You can also find here a summary of the Kiseki part of the event.

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