Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Reveals More Of Its Story In New Trailer

A glimpse at the game on Switch.
A glimpse at the game on Switch. NIS AMERICA

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana hit both PlayStation 4 and PS Vita not long ago, but it's also headed for Nintendo Switch and PC. While the PC version is delayed once more and somewhat in limbo at the moment, the Switch version is expected to arrive soon. The RPG is planned for release this summer, and so far there doesn't seem to be anything in the way of its Switch debut.

In fact, publisher NIS America released a new story trailer for the upcoming game to get players hyped for what's to come. This iteration of the Ys series follows protagonist Adol Christin as he wakes up shipwrecked on a cursed island, where he and the rest of the passengers from the ship find dangerous monsters and some other strange ruins.

While Adol and the rest of the crew work together to make an island sanctuary, he begins dreaming of a young blue-haired maiden. You'll have to figure out who she is and what her purpose is as you explore the island, and everything (and everyone) who inhabits it. You'll also have to make sure you rescue every castaway while you're at it.

Recently, the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita versions of the game received a much-needed localization patch that resolved issues with the game's spotty and bizarre translation. NIS America also apologized for the delay of the PC version, which currently does not have a scheduled release date. If you preordered Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana via Steam, you can go ahead and request a full refund of whatever you’ve already invested in the game.

It's likely the Switch version will ship with the same patch already applied to the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita versions, so you won't have to deal with the frustrating and sometimes hilarious translations. It’s certainly a game that you’ll want to try out despite the issues it’s faced over the last few months. If you like traditional Japanese role-playing games, there’s also a plethora of Ys titles out there to go back and explore.

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