Ys X Nordics Coming West Fall 2024

Ys X Nordics Coming West Fall 2024

Publisher NIS America has announced that the latest entry of the Ys franchise, Ys X Nordics, will arrive in the West in Fall 2024 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store. Fans can expect English and Japanese audio and English and French text. The PC release will also feature language options for Japanese text.

Durante’s team, PH3 GmbH, which worked on other Falcom titles, has been confirmed as the team working on the Steam port.

Ys X Nordics occurs after the events of Ys II but before the events of Ys: Memories of Celceta, making it protagonist Adol Christin’s new third canonical adventure. While traveling to Obelia Gulf with Dogi and Dr. Flair after Adol’s heroic debut in Esteria and the island of Ys, they encounter two factions, the Normans and the Griegr. The former are warriors who roam the seas, while the latter are a seemingly immortal threat. Adol and Karja Balta of the Norman tribe end up uniting their efforts to uncover the history of Obelia Gulf and the conflict taking shape within.

Ys X Nordics boasts new combat features, finally moving past the party system seen throughout Ys Seven, Ys: Memories of Celceta, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, and Ys IX: Monstrum Nox. One of the new mechanics is the Cross Action System, letting players swap between controlling Adol and Karja at a moment’s notice. Further, their combative efforts can become conjoined as they build up the Revenge Gauge to dish out powerful attacks at the cost of slower movement speed.

Another new feature is Mana, enabling various avenues of movement throughout the world, including grappling, sliding, creating new platforms, and uncovering hidden treasures. Moreover, players can anticipate sailing with the Sandras, encouraging exploration of uncharted islands, and engaging in naval battles, which are all firsts for the Ys series.

The game’s Deluxe Edition is viewable below, but it is not yet available for pre-order. A limited edition is also in the works.

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Ys Memoire: The Oath in Felghana will be released for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in Japan on May 23, 2024. This port has been available on Nintendo Switch in Japan.

Multiple Ys projects are in the works right now, and they’re not “new.”

In case you missed it, check out our review of the Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana novelization, written by Anna Kashina and published by Dragonwell Publishing.

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