Ys IX: Monstrum Nox details Boost, Extra Skill systems

Enter the Boost state to enhance your abilities.

Falcom has updated the official website for Ys IX: Monstrum Nox with new information and screenshots introducing the Boost and Extra Skill systems.

Get the details below.

■ Boost

By pressing R1 + L1 during battle, you will enter the “Boost” state, which enhances your character’s abilities for a fixed time.

In addition to granting buff effects such as increasing damage dealt and decreasing damage received in battle, Boost also grants other abilities such as increasing movement speed, attack speed, and combo attack count.

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

■ Extra Skill

By pressing R1 + L1 during a Boost, you can activate each character’s unique ultimate special attack.

These attacks possess tremendous ability, including ultra powerful and ultra wide-range attacks, but since using them will bring your Boost to an end, it is important to determine the proper timing to use it in battle.

Albion Strike (White Cat)

White Cat’s Extra Skill. She builds up all of her energy into her right fist, then drives straight forward into the enemy while spinning at high speed.

This Extra Skill creates a wide-range shockwave at the time of attack, which can also deal damage to nearby enemies.

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

Carnival Maiden (Doll)

Doll’s Extra Skill. She holds her sweep sword up to the sky, and generates countless slash attacks in the space in front of her.

Since the space where the slash attacks are generated is spread out both high and low, the attack can land multiple hits on even fast-moving, flying enemies.

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is due out for PlayStation 4 on September 26 in Japan.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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