Let’s welcome Raksha and Sahad to the gang.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is set to release in Japan this summer and ahead of the release we have been given details of two new characters for the action RPG. This latest reveals comes courtesy of Dengeki PlayStation, which firstly introduced the character…

Raksha – Age: 19

She is the daughter of the nobel Roswell family of Garman. As a noble she is generally a polite person, though she is rather confused with the lifestyle of the Drifting Village. She is of upmost importance to Adol, as she has a strong knowledge of ancient ruins, plants and animals. Quick in battle with a good reach, she is unfortunately unable to target a large number of enemies at once. This does mean she struggles when surrounded.

Next up we have:

Sahad – Age: 41

A fisherman from the Greek area, you’ll be unsurprised to hear that his prefer weapon of choice is an anchor. He has a loveable personality, with his key aim being to return to his hometown where his family is waiting.

As well as these two new faces, we were also given details on the games attack system. Attacks have three attributes: “Slash”, “Shoot” and “Strike”. If you successfully attack an enemies weak point, they’ll “break” and all attributes will damage it.

The developers of Ys VIII also commented on the attack system, informing readers that they will be incorporating the PS Vita touchscreen for the games “Break System”. They also mention that similarities can be taken from Tokyo Xanadu’s jump action and the ability to switch between characters, although the main difference will be that all your characters will be visible on screen for this game.

For those unfamiliar with the concept of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, the game centres around an adventurer name Adol who has written many “Adventure Journals” detailing his exploits.

For this game, Adol is on a passenger ship called The Lombardia, headed from Xandria to the continent of Eresia. The ship is attacked by a giant creature and sinks. Adol washes ashore on a cursed island, known as Seiren Island.

During the game Adol will help out other castaways and survivors and will build a base on the island. When he sleeps he’ll dream of a mysterious pale girl.

Keep checking back to TVL for all the latest of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana.

  • zelduck

    western release?

    • Chizu

      I think thats pretty much assured. Ys is falcoms biggest franchise in the west and they’re on such good terms with Xseed. Just don’t expect it any time soon. :v