Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana English Novel Reveals Cover & Prices; 450 Pages Long, Digital Pre-Orders Available

Developer Nihon Falcom and Dragonwell Publishing have shared the official cover for the previously announced novelization of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana. Additionally, the book received a new synopsis.

UPDATE 4/18/2023: A hardcover version of the book has been confirmed.

You can view the quoted synopsis for the Lacrimosa of Dana novel written by author Anna Kashina below:

“When Adol Christin boards the passenger liner Lombardia for an easy voyage across the Gaete Sea, he has no idea this journey will land him
shipwrecked on the mysterious Seiren Island, home of an ancient curse that has plagued these waters for millennia.

Nor can he possibly imagine that this act of fate will throw him into a battle against primordial powers, set out to destroy the entire human race.

Joined by Dana, a powerful young woman from another era, as well as by a handful of the Lombardia survivors, Adol must save his species from extinction, or perish along with everyone he knows.

But even if he wins, there is no guarantee that he can ever attain the ultimate prize — a future with Dana.”

Further, pre-orders for the digital version of the story are now available for $7.95, with pre-orders of the physical paperback variation set to be listed soon for $29.95.

Digital pre-order links are listed below:

Dragonwell Publishing also revealed that Lacrimosa of Dana will be 450 pages long and released on October 18, 2023.

We’ll be sure to keep you all updated on this exciting novel adaption of one of our favorite JRPGs, such as when physical pre-orders go live. In case you missed it, check out our announcement coverage.

You can view the full cover for Lacrimosa of Dana below:

Lacrimosa of Dana Cover

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is available on PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC. If you missed it, check out our review of the native PlayStation 5 port.

Ys: The Oath in Felghana Memoire will launch for Nintendo Switch on April 27, 2023, in Japan.

Ys: The Oath in Felghana Memoire will launch on Nintendo Switch in Asia with Traditional Chinese and Korean language support on May 25, 2023.

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox will launch for PlayStation 5 on May 9, 2023, in North America and on May 12, 2023, in Europe. The title is currently available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. This incoming version will include all DLC with enhanced performance.

Ys X Nordics will launch in Japan for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 in 2023.

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