News Ys X: Nordics Looks Slick in Loads of New Gameplay Screenshots
Plus gameplay details
Developer Falcom has released a new batch of gameplay screenshots from upcoming action RPG Ys X: Nordics. This is our best look yet at the next adventure of Adol Christin, and everything looks as slick as you'd expect. While the graphics themselves are a bit rough by today's standards (what's new for Falcom?) we can already...
News Ys 9: Monstrum Nox Brings the Fight to PS5 in May
No mention of an upgrade path
Publisher NIS America has confirmed that the PS5 version of Ys IX: Monstrum Nox will release on the 9th May in North America, and the 12th May in Europe (as if the first half of the year needed an even busier schedule). Must like the current-gen edition of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, it doesn't look like there'll be an...
News Ys X: Nordics Announced for PS5, PS4, First Screenshots Shared
2023 release for Japan
The next game in Falcom's long-running Ys series was announced overnight. It's officially called Ys X: Nordics, and it's coming to both PS5 and PS4 in 2023 — but only in Japan for now. Hopefully we won't have to wait too long for NIS America to publish the title over here in the West. We've got some pretty juicy details...
News Ys 8 Back on PS Plus Extra After Backend Issues Are Solved
JRPG adventure back on the table
The PS4 version of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana has returned to PS Plus Extra after it disappeared from the service this past weekend. Following an investigation by publisher NIS America, it found "some issues on the backend" that have now been fixed. Unfortunately, the company was
News Ys 8 Publisher Investigating Game's Sudden Removal from PS Plus Extra
Wasn't supposed to leave
Update: In a statement shared with Push Square, NIS America has confirmed Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana has wrongfully been removed from PS Plus Extra, and the company will now investigate. Its statement reads: "Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA not appearing PS Plus Extra was not planned and we are currently looking into the...
News Ys X Targeting 2023 Release on PS5, PS4
X marks the spot
As per developer Falcom's latest financials report, it looks like the next Ys game — probably titled Ys X — will release before the end of September, 2023. However, it should be noted that this report only refers to the Japanese market — meaning that the West may have to wait a bit longer for a publisher like NIS America to...
News Ys 8 Has Graphical Improvements and a 120fps Mode on PS5
Plus cosmetic DLC
Publisher NIS America has confirmed that the PS5 port of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana features various graphical improvements, along with an optional performance mode. On Sony's current-gen console, the title benefits from improved textures and shadow detail, as well as increased draw distances. According to NISA, pop-in has been...
News Trails, Ys Announcements and More Coming This Week
NISA's having a week of Falcom
NIS America, the publisher that brings Falcom's Trails and Ys games West, has announced that this week will play host to "announcements, activities, sweepstakes, and more" from the Japanese developer. It kicked things off earlier today by confirming a release date for Trails to Azure, and revealing that Ys IX: Monstrum...
News Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Adventures to PS5 with All DLC in 2023
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is getting a PS5 port in spring 2023, publisher NIS America has announced. The slick action RPG originally released for PS4 in February 2021, and, for the record, plays at a smooth 60 frames-per-second on PS5 — but this native version will sport all of the game's cosmetic DLC. The official press release doesn't mention...
News Ys 8: Lacrimosa of Dana's PS5 Port Releases in November
Highly rated action RPG Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana now has a release date on PS5. Adol Christin's island adventure begins anew on the 15th November 2022 in North America, and the 30th November 2022 in Europe. This PS5 port was first announced back in March of this year, and we still don't really know what the re-release will add...
News Next Ys Game Teased with Artwork, May Have Soulslike Elements
Falcom has teased its next Ys game, which will be the tenth numbered title in the long running action RPG series. We've got concept art (which you can gawk at above) and some early gameplay details via Japanese publication Weekly Famitsu, as compiled by Gematsu. We'll have to start with the headline: the next Ys game will apparently take...
News PS Plus Extra in Japan Gets Almost Every Trails Game on PS4
If you're a fan of 100-hour long Japanese RPGs and you happen to have a Japanese PlayStation account complete with PS Plus Extra, then you've just struck gold. The new PS Plus tiers, Premium and Extra, have just launched in Japan, and the Extra option includes almost every Falcom RPG available on PS4. (You can find a complete list of the PS...
News Great Action RPG Ys 8 Is Being Ported to PS5 This Autumn
Originally a PS Vita title, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is, in our humble opinion, one of the best and most well rounded instalments in Falcom's long running action RPG series. It was ported to PlayStation 4 in 2017, and that version still runs great — but that isn't stopping NIS America from re-releasing the game again on PS5...
News Trails of Cold Steel Dev Falcom Has 'Special Announcements' Planned for 40th Anniversary Concert Next Week
Is being promoted in English
Nihon Falcom, the company behind the Trails franchise — with the Trails of Cold Steel games being the most well known here in the West — and Ys, will be celebrating 40 years of development with a special concert. Said concert will be livestreamed next week, on the 24th June. Normally we wouldn't pay too much...
News Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Launch Trailer Embraces a Dark Dream
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is out today on PS4, and NIS America has released a launch trailer to help it pick up some hype. The action RPG sees recurring protagonist Adol Christin battle against a corruption that holds the foreboding city of Balduq hostage. We recently reviewed the game, giving it a solid 7/10 in our Ys IX: Monstrum Nox PS4...
News Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Playable Demo Out Now on PS5, PS4
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:...
News Ys IX Gets a Rockin' Story Trailer
Lifting the curse
The next instalment in the long running Ys series continues to intrigue with a brand new story trailer. This one's fully dubbed, and it comes complete with a heavy rock backing track. Ys IX: Monstrum Nox (to give the game its full title) is still set to release for PS4 on the 2nd February 2021. Are you looking forward to this...
News Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Dashes onto PS4 in 2021
Gets a new gameplay trailer
The next instalment in the long running Ys series will be coming West in 2021 on PlayStation 4. Ys IX: Monstrum Nox got a new gameplay trailer during the New Game+ Expo, and it looks as frantic as you'd expect. We've still got a while to wait for this one, then, but at least Adol and the gang have got a release window to...
News You Can Give Action RPG Ys VIII a Try with Free PS4 Demo
Adol mind if I do
Head over to the PlayStation Store right now and you can download a playable demo for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana. The hectic action role-playing game scored an 8/10 in our review, so we reckon you should definitely give it a fair shot. The demo weighs in at around 800MB, and for some reason, it's misspelled on the PlayStation...
News A Brand New Entry in the Beloved Ys Series is Coming to PS4 and Vita in 2015
Ys is a funny old series. The most recent one to come out in the west was Memories of Celceta on Vita, to which we gave a very positive review, but there have been plenty of entries which missed Europe entirely. And while it remains a hopelessly niche property over here in the west, in Japan it's a major franchise. Running since 1987,...
Review Ys: Memories of Celceta (PlayStation Vita)
The Ys series has a peculiar past consisting of large gaps between sequels, a slew of different developers creating non-canon side projects, and an overall lack of localisation in Europe and North America. However, despite all of this turmoil, its refined mechanics and generally dependable quality has earned it a loyal following all...