Falcom has announced Ys IX: Monstrum Nox for PlayStation 4. It will launch in 2019 in Japan.
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox takes place in Baldeux, which is northeast of Esterior in the Gllia Eldlingen region. Set in a huge city known as “Prison City,” a new adventure surrounding the mysteries hidden in the city will unfold alongside people called “Monstrum” who possess supernatural abilities.
Ys series trademarks such as speedy action (diverse skill attacks, free dashes, and jumps) and battles against giant bosses will return alongside numerous new elements connected to Ys IX‘s setting, including the use of “Supernatural Actions” of Monstrum to freely explore all areas of the field, “Guild Operations” in Prison City, and more.
Here is the official story blurb:
Who are the “Monstrum” that have appeared in the city? What is the secret behind “Prison City?” And what of that redheaded adventurer Adol Christin?
And here is the prologue:
I became someone other than myself. Have you ever that kind of dream?
I think about myself in that dream. Is this me, or is this not me?
Are dreams reality, or are reality dreams? I’ve reached an awfully simple answer.
“Whichever is fine.”
Which is true—or which is not true. Both are reality.
– An excerpt from “Baldeux’s Cell”