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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Headed To Nintendo Switch This Summer

by Jelani James


Nintendo has announced that Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana will be headed to the Nintendo Switch this summer.

Here is a quick description about the game via Nintendo:


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 and his companions on his latest adventure to uncover the mysteries of the cursed island.
— Another Side: Unravel the mystery of the blue-haired maiden Dana through her own unique gameplay segments.
— It Takes a Village: Rescue your fellow shipwrecked passengers and bring them to your village where they will provide valuable services.
— Party On: Switch characters on the fly as you battle ferocious foes in lightning-fast combat.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana originally launched for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita back in Sept. 2017. A PC version was supposed to launch alongside it, but due to various issues it wound up being delayed into 2018. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the only issue the game faced, as there were various errors in the game’s text that caused fans to complain to the point that NIS America was encouraged to redo the translation entirely.

Fortunately, it appears that all these troubles are behind it, as NIS recently announced that the PC version will launch on Jan. 30 and the patch featuring the translation fix for the PS4 and PS Vita versions will arrive alongside it.

Check out the announcement trailer below:

UPDATE (1/11/2018): Removed statement which incorrectly stated that Ys VIII was the first entry in the series to release on a Nintendo home console.

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