Ys VIII details day one patch and DLC

PS Vita due out next Thursday, July 21 in Japan.

Falcom has released new Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana information and screenshots detailing the game’s PS Vita day one patch and downloadable content.

Get the information below.

■ Patch Ver. 1.01

Release Date: July 21

Downloading and installing Patch Ver. 1.01 of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana will make your gameplay experience even more pleasant and enjoyable.

(1) “Time Attack” Added

After you clear the game, you can enjoy a “Time Attack” mode where you can freely battle against bosses.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

(2) “Tips Viewing Feature” Added

During gameplay, you can view a great number of tips from your Adventure Journal.

(3) Downloadable Content Support

Support for downloadable content, the first of which will be released on July 21 alongside the game.

(4) Minor Bug Fixes, etc.

■ Downloadable Content

In addition to Patch Ver. 1.01, the first downloadable content will also be released on July 21.

Free Items

—Free Trial Set 1 (0 yen)

Lets you use the “Tempest’s Secret Medicine” which raises your character’s level by one at no charge.

—Free Trial Set 2 (0 yen)

A set of fruits useful for HP recovery (Cranberry Pie, Coconut Palm, Mango, and Dragontree Fruit).


—Pirates of the Absolute Boundary Costumes (300 yen each)

Lets you change the costumes of the player characters (Adol, Laxia, Sahad, Hummel, Ricotta, and Dana) into original design “Pirates of the Absolute Boundary” costumes.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana


—Feena / Lilia / Fact Dolls (100 yen each)

Equip dolls of Ys series characters Feena, Lilia, and Dark Fact to the player character’s arm.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

—Stylish Glasses Set (100 yen)

Equip the player character with three different styles of glasses (Amber Glass, Monocles, and Skull Patch).

—Stylish Sunglasses Set (100 yen)

Equip the player character with three different styles of sunglasses (Natural Gray, Black Crowned, and Lovely Heart).

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

—Ancient Mask Set (100 yen)

Equip the player character with ancient masks that appeared throughout the Ys series (Mask of the Sun, Mask of the Moon, and Mask of Eyes).

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana


Accessory sets and such with items useful for HP recovery or gaining an advantage in battle will also be released.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is due out for PS Vita in Japan on July 21 and for PlayStation 4 in 2017.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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