The latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation has outed the Japanese release date and some new character details for Ys VIII.

While the PlayStation 4 version has been delayed into 2017, you can expect to see Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana hit PlayStation Vita July 21st in Japan – just over four months from now.

In addition to that release date announcement we also hear of two new characters; Ricotta – a whipmace-wielding 12-year-old, and Hummel – a bayonet-boasting 24-year-old.

Check them out below;

So now that the Japanese release date is settled, and we’ve taken a look at those characters… where’s XSEED with the localization announcement? 😛