NISA Comments on Ys VIII Localization: Working “Very Hard to be Consistent” With Previous Entries in the Series
Yesterday, NIS America hosted a livestream for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on September 12 in North America and September 15 in Europe.
During the stream, many viewers had questions regarding the game’s localization: “We worked very hard to make sure that we are consistent between the previous games.” Said NIS America senior associate producer Alan Costa, he adds, “We know how important it is that we do this right. We know that there is a lot of people out there who love this series and we love it too, and that’s what we are doing it.”
Alan continues by saying, “We want to make sure it’s done properly, appropriately, and it respects what’s come before, while hopefully bringing it to a much broader range of people as well.”
For those who don’t know, modern Ys titles have been localized by XSEED in the west, while Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana will be NISA’s first time working on an entry on the Ys series. Some fans have shown concern about this since the publisher announced the game in February.