Oh boy, after Ys: VII, I played Ys: Memories of Celceta in my PlayStation Vita last year (I’m still playing it because I want the platinum trophy LOL) and then here comes Falcom’s newest addition to the YS series, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana! It was in the middle of December when Falcom announced that “Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana” will be released in Japan in summer 2016 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
According to the prologue, The story is about one of those “Adventure Journals” of Adol Christin. Set in the Goethe Sea, in an archipelago there located in the south of Greek, a lost land sunk beneath the waves of legend. Adol is on a passenger ship called “The Lombardia/Lombardy” heading from Xandria towards the continent of Eresia, when the ship is suddenly attacked by a huge oceanic creature, and together with its passengers, sunk. Adol wakes up on a white sandy beach on some island. This island is “Siren Island”, known otherwise as the “Forever/Eternally Cursed Island.” Now, to make it shorter from there, Adol will rescue the survivors drifting ashore and defend themselves from the “Ancients” that attacks humans, builds a “Drifting Village” as their base and sees a mysterious dream about a blue-haired mystical girl and the unknown world where she lives.
HNGGGGH! I feel so excited! A blue-haired mystical girl! And yes, she’s obviously the girl on the cool game art. She’s also one of the two protagonist. YEP, Ys: VIII will be having two protagonist~ Oh by the way, the blue-haired babe is “Dana”. Adol will get to relive her life and experience it for himself. His experiences in his dreams will influence what happens in his adventure (Yeah like some seer eh? :)) ) AND, to make it a lot more interesting, your actions as you play Dana will also influence Adol’s story since he is recognized in Dana’s part of the story too. Isn’t it amazing??? More things to look forward in the story! Ｏ(≧∇≦)Ｏ
The game has three main attack attributes, like in Ys: VII and Ys: Memories of Celceta, but here in Ys: VIII, the three main attack attributes are “Slash,” “Hit,” and “Shoot.” Each type has their own characteristics. For example, you use Hit-type attacks against enemies who have tough shell-like attributes and Slash-type attacks for enemies with soft bodies.
Falcom’s recent release of new details and information about Ys: VIII was really nice because they’ve provided a more closer look of the game and characters with the new screenshots. The aforementioned characters that will help and accompany Adol in his new adventure are Raksha (Age:19, Weapon: Rapier) and Sahad (Age:41, Weapon: Anchor).
MmmmMmMM! ~ This is definitely one of my most anticipated games for this year. More money burn lah~ X__X
Below are the other screenshots from Falcom’s official website: (Falcom – Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana)