Ys VIII for PS4 details hidden elements, benefits for Japanese PS Vita version buyers - Gematsu
Ys VIII for PS4 details hidden elements, benefits for Japanese PS Vita version buyers
posted on 02.23.17 at 12:57 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Additional dungeons, special accessories, and smaller parties.

Falcom has released new information and screenshots of the PlayStation 4 version of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, detailing the “hidden elements” available to players in their second playthrough, as well as bonuses available in the PlayStation 4 version for users who purchased the PS Vita version.

Get the details below.

■ “Hidden Elements” in the PlayStation 4 Version

The PlayStation 4 version of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana has hidden elements that don’t exist in the PS Vita version, including:

  • Additional dungeons for the Adol side
  • Attack attribute modification accessories
  • A feature to change the number of people in the party

Additional Adol Dungeons

After you clear the main story of Ys VIII and start your second playthrough, new dungeons will be unlocked on the Isle of Seiren for Adol and his party to take on.

Various formidable foes await in the areas closed out by the darkness. What awaits Adol and his party beyond that…?

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

“Attack Attribute” Modification Accessories

By clearing “certain conditions” on your second playthrough, you can obtain special accessories that can change the “Slash,” “Strike,” and “Shoot” attack attributes.

By using these accessories, you can organize a battle party with your favorite characters while maintaining the balance of battle.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

Change the Number of People in the Party

Also, by obtaining attack attribute modification accessories, you can set what is normally a three-person party to one-person or even two-person party. Travel alone as Adol, or adventure with your favorite combination of two characters. Customize your party to your own play style.

—Standard Party

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

—One-Person Party

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

—One-Person Party in Battle

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

■ Special DLC for Users who Purchased the PS Vita Version

Users who purchased the PS Vita version of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana in Japan will receive special downloadable content for use in the PlayStation 4 version. The downloadable content set will include items and accessories that will provide players an advantage in the early to middle parts of the game. And not only that, PS Vita version consumers will also be able to access the “attack attribute modification accessories” and “change the number of people in the party” features, normally accessible in the second playthrough, from the beginning of the game.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is due out for PlayStation 4 in Japan on May 25, and for PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PC in North America and Europe this fall. The PS Vita version is already available in Japan.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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