Ys IX features Adol at his oldest age yet (Update: Adol is the protagonist, magic items and adventuring gear abolished)

Development currently 50 percent complete.

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

Original 12/26/18 at 3:00 a.m.: The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu offers a few new details on the recently announced Ys IX: Monstrum Nox for PlayStation 4 via an interview with Falcom president and CEO Toshihiro Kondo.

Get the notable tidbits below.

  • The concept of the game is the subtitle “Monstrum Nox” (Monsters’ Night) itself.
  • The game’s setting, Baldeux, is a three-dimensional town with different elevations. Its outskirts include grasslands, forests, and ruins.
  • Set in an era after Ys Seven, Adol will appear at his oldest age in the series yet. His name as an adventurer is becoming known all over the world.
  • Party battles and simple controls return. Additionally, the game introduces supernatural actions that lean on the supernatural abilities possessed by Monstrum. Wall-running and moving as a shadow are also possible.
  • The new “Guild Operations” system is an expansion of Ys VIII‘s “Drifting Village” system.
  • The hooded woman equipped with artificial arms and legs is a major key to the game’s story.
  • Development is currently 50 percent complete.

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is due out for PlayStation 4 in 2019 in Japan.

Thanks, Hachima Kikou and Ryokutya2089.

Update 12/27/18 at 2:55 a.m.: More information has surfaced, via the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation, which also has an interview with Falcom president and CEO Toshihiro Kondo.

Here are the tidbits:

  • Adol is the protagonist.
  • Adol’s name has become known all over the world since Ys VI. The increase in the amount of people that know of Adol is one of the highlights of the game.
  • While there is a possibility that characters from past games will appear, they will serve a more minor role.
  • As for the reason Adol comes to the Prison City, it is highly likely he got wrapped up in something based on his previous behavior pattern.
  • The right arm of the woman in the key visual is artificial. She is a guide in this game. She is also the same woman that appeared on the countdown website.
  • There are characters that becamse non-human Monstrum for certain reasons.
  • The dream mentioned in the prologue is unrelated to Ys VIII‘s Dana dreams.
  • You can climb onto and move across rooftops.
  • You will be able to play as Monstrum during the course of the game.
  • There is also flying-esque floating, as well as aerial state actions.
  • Magic items have been abolished and will be consolidated into Supernatural Actions.
  • The adventuring gear that appeared in Ys VIII will also disappear. Since there are too many items and categories, the plan is to organize such elements together.
  • They would like map-making to stay. They also want to include fishing, but various elements have come up that are under consideration.

Thanks, Ryokutya2089.

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