A recent issue of Famitsu Magazine revealed some new information about the upcoming title of the Ys series, Ys IX: Monstrum Nox.
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox new information revealed
The upcoming title will follow the critically acclaimed
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana. The story will take place after what happened in Ys
VII. Game developer Nihon Falcom decided to go with a different type of story
and atmosphere than the previous titles in order to challenge and renew
themselves. The game will revolve around the night and the Monstrum are
mysterious individuals that are recently shown in a key visual.
In this game, the oldest incarnation of Adol Christin
will be appearing. There is still no information on what role he will be
playing in this title, but by this timeline, heroic deeds and skills as an
adventurer have been recognized all over the world already.
The battle system of this title will be similar to the
party-like system found in recent titles, but there is still no information on
how many characters are included in such group. Each of the Monstrum members will
have unique supernatural abilities like the ability to transform into shadow or
run across walls.
A guild management system is in the game. It will be
similar to the village building found in part 8. President Toshihiro Kondo talked
about the hooded woman with the prosthetic arm and leg appearing in the key
visual. He said that the image actually has some hint of what the key aspects
of the game will be.
The game will launch in 2019. It will be available on