New Ys Game Is In Development; To Be Set After Lacrimosa Of Dana
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana has been released last year on PlayStation 4 and earlier this year on PC and Nintendo Switch. The game has received pretty much universal critical acclaim, and it seems like Nihon Falcom isn't resting on its laurels, as a new entry in the series is currently in development.
Speaking with French website ActuGaming, Nihon Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo confirmed that a brand new entry in the Ys series is in development and that it will be set after the events of Lacrimosa of Dana.
Regarding the Ys series, we are working on a new game. It will not be a remake but a brand new title. It will be about Adol and it will be right after the events of Ys VIII. I hope you will look forward to it.
While it may be disappointing for some that a remake of the fifth entry in the series may not be coming soon, it's definitely good news that Adol will soon embark on a new adventure.
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa Of Dana is one of the best entries in the series, perfecting the formula introduced in Ys SEVEN and bringing it to new heights.
It took years for Falcom to develop the perfect entry in the series, and with Ys VIII: Lacrimosa Of Dana, they finally managed to do so by refining the renewed story focus and gameplay mechanics introduced in Ys Seven without taking away what makes the series so enjoyable. With a well-executed, albeit not really original story, charming cast, fast paced battle system, engaging boss battles, tight challenge level and plenty of side-content, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa Of Dana is without a doubt the best entry in the series and one of the best action role-playing games released this year.
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa Of Dana is now out on PC, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.