UPDATE: Ys X Nordics Reveals New Artwork

Developer Nihon Falcom has shared new artwork for their upcoming action JRPG, Ys X Nordics, via their official Twitter account. No specific context regarding this illustration was provided, though the company does emphasize that Thursday, March 9, 2023, will mark its 42nd anniversary.

Perhaps we’ll learn more about this new art tomorrow since Ys X Nordics is receiving further information in the upcoming Famitsu issue. And as is usually the case with Famitsu, you can be sure that we’ll provide coverage for it, so be on the lookout.

If you missed it, check out our announcement coverage of Ys X Nordics and the recent onslaught of new info via Famitsu. This entry will occur between Ys II and Memories of Celceta, making it the new third canonical entry in Adol Christin’s adventure logs. The gameplay has undergone a significant shakeup, with there only being two playable characters this time around. Unused Ys Seven concepts are being utilized in this outing, too. Ys X Nordics will allow players considerable explorative freedom, enabling naval travel with a recruitable crew and ship combat.

You can view the new Ys X Nordics illustration below:

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The full artwork has been shared below, with translations by our team’s Ryuji:

Port Town Karnak

A regional city located on the coast of Obelia Bay. Ispani people, as well as Normans, come and go from this city, forming a rather unique economic and cultural zone through trade.


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

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

Ys: The Oath in Felghana Memoire 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.

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