Ys VIII for PS4 details Dana’s Style Change system
posted on 02.02.17 at 02:42 AM EDT by (@salromano)
The "Iclucian," "Gratica," and "Luminous" styles.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

Falcom has released new information and screenshots from the upcoming PlayStation 4 version of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana introducing the new “Style Change” system for Dana, the action RPG’s second protagonist.

Get the information below.

■ Character

Dana (voiced by Saori Onishi)

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

“Fiery red hair…. Who was that person, I wonder?”

A mysterious, blue-haired girl who appears in Adol’s dreams. Contrary to her lovely appearance, her actions are often bold and imaginative, and can even surprise those around her.

She has never seen the Eresia continent, and seems to live in an area that possesses a very advanced civilization. Players will experience the life of this girl through Adol’s dreams, but…

■ New System: “Style Change”

In the PlayStation 4 version of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, Dana, who is playable in the Dana chapters of the game, can switch between three styles—“Iclucian,” “Gratica,” and “Luminous”—to enjoy a variety of actions.

Additionally, PlayStation 4-original dungeons with various gimmicks will appear in the Dana chapters. Players will use the unique abilities of each style to break through those gimmicks and clear the dungeon.

Iclucian (Water)

—Features

The default style and an almighty type with balanced attack power and speed. This style acquires a great amount of SP (Skill Points), and you can while excessively using skills during battle.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

—Skill Attack: “Mistral Blow”

A skill that strikes surrounding enemies with a rotating slash from Dana’s crescent blade. This skill is unleashed quickly and can be easily linked from a standard attack.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

—Special Abilities

Put out flames using the power of water.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

Gratica (Earth)

—Features

A power type that fights with high defense power and wide attack range. This style is slow-moving, and although its attacks are roundhouse swings, it has high stun value, so when you land a hit there’s a good chance you’ll stun the enemy.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

—Skill Attack: “Sourinbutou”

A great skill that, after dealing damage to surrounding enemies with a big, centrifugal force rotation, uplifts giant rocks from the ground to deal great damage to a wide range of enemies.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

—Special Ability

Destroy cracked walls. You can also move around in areas where movement is restricted, such as in places where strong wind is blowing.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

Luminous (Light)

—Features

A hit-and-away type that fights with overwhelming speed that surpasses the Iclucian style. Its defense power is considerably low, and many of its skills are peculiar. Since its Extra Gauge acquisition rate is increased, it can let out skills attacks one after the other, and exterminate enemies at once with Extra Skills.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

—Skill Attack: “Elemental Shoot”

A skill that converges your power to a single point and fires a super-speed beam of light. It has penetrating capability and exhibits tremendous power in battles against groups of smaller enemies.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

—Special Ability

See invisible objects. You can also melt ice using the power of light.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is due out for PlayStation 4 in Japan on May 25. If you missed it, catch 18 minutes of direct-feed gameplay here.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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