Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana for Nintendo Switch Gets Summer Release and Exclusive Content

Nihon Falcom's Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is coming to a Nintendo Switch near you this summer, with a few pieces of exclusive content.

on February 9, 2018 10:27 PM

During NIS America’s annual press event in San Francisco, which DualShockers attended, the publisher announced a  release window for the Nintendo Switch port of Nihon Falcom’s action-JRPG Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana.

The game will hit the North American and European shelves for Nintendo’s console this summer, even if a more precise release date was not shared.

The port will be based on the PS4 version, and it will include exclusive content for the Switch. It will come pre-packaged with the Deserted Pirate costumes, the Tropic Swimwear costumes, Laxia’s rather sexy “Eternian Scholar” costume as well as six other cosmetic DLC.

If you’re unfamiliar with the title, you can read an official description directly from NIS America below.

About the game:
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 an unknown world. Join Adol as he unravels the riddle of the cursed isle and the blue‐haired maiden Dana in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA!

Key Features:

  • An Epic Tale ‐ Follow Adol on his latest adventure and uncover the mysteries of the cursed island.
  • Party On! ‐ Change your playable character on‐the‐fly as you battle ferocious foes in lightning‐fast combat.
  • Another Side ‐ Unravel the mystery of the blue‐haired maiden Dana through her unique gameplay sections.
  • It Takes a Village! ‐ Rescue your fellow shipwrecked passengers and bring them to your village where they will provide valuable services.

You can check out a brand new trailer below, and a few new screenshots of the Switch version of the game. If you want to read more, you can also enjoy our review of the PS4 version, which recently received a patch alongside the PS Vita version completely overhauling the localization (the Switch version will include it from the get-go). A PC version is also coming, but has recently been delayed to a yet unannounced date.

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