Upcoming action RPG Ys IX: Monstrum Nox just got a playable demo out of the blue on PS4 (and PS5 through backwards compatibility). It's available to download right now from the PlayStation Store, weighing in at 4.9GB.
A bit of background: Ys IX is the latest instalment in Falcom's long running series. The previous title, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, released on PS4 back in 2017, and comes recommended if you're a fan of action adventure with an anime art style.
Ys IX is due to launch early next month, on the 2nd February. It's been out in Japan since last year, where it received a lot of praise upon its release. Here's hoping that the demo gives a good first impression.
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Sweet! That's unexpected.
I finally got around to playing Ys VIII over the holidays and I'm really enjoying it. Hoping IX is even better.
Oh nice I'm actually interested in this! Its about that time of year to play a good JRPG action or turn based.
@ShogunRok From what i've heard, its a bit of a step backwards (but still a great game) The environments are less varied and the equivalent system to the castaways from viii doesnt seem to be as elegant. I think that a lot of the special powers or equipment are locked away from you until the very end of the game too which was reported as a missed opportunity.
I'm sure the gameplay and music is fab though, like all previous Ys games. Looking forward to trying out this demo anyway!! Got my copy preordered too
Hi Pushsquare, can you embed more game trailers in your articles?
Nice, thanks for the heads up! downloading now. Great I can download on my PS5.
This is the easiest next gen hardware upgrade I have done. Kept my PS4 connected just in case, but not had any reason to use it so far. PS5 BC has been rock solid.
I just started Ys 8 as i'm kinda instrested 9 and i've never played a Ys game before but i'm always here good things about the series. Think im try 8, 9 then Orgins over this year.
@Rob_230 Consider my hype well and truly destroyed.
Not available in Europe sigh
N.i.c.e. i will check it out word up son
@IonMagus It is! just search for it manually in the PS Store
Yes!!! Lacrimosa of Dana was one of my faves of last gen.
whoa! I wasn't expecting this. NICE! this is good news!
remember, Ys IX happens after Ys Seven - If you have a PSP or VITA, play that game too! --- shoutout to the older Ys games.
I do not see the Demo anywhere on my PS5. Even a search is to no avail (for the demo at least). Anyone know where it can be found?
@radic202 go to game page and press on "...". There'll be a Demo option
Thanks my friend, as mentioned by another poster "They should make Demos more visible, instead of hiding them in an options menu."
Can I start on IX? Although maybe a better question is, is it recommended to start on IX? lol
Limited edition with goodies been pre-ordered for a month. I love the Ys games so this is a no-brainer purchase for me.
Artwork and gameplay looks cool, but I already have too many games in my backlog and wishlist, RPGs especially.
Maybe in the future if PS6 is backwards compatible with PS5.
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