With the Japanese release of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana due out soon, Falcom is releasing more and more new information. They’ve just released a load more screenshots and artwork for some of the new characters. Check it out below!

Master Kong (Osu) is a large and very strong monkey who taught Ricotta how to fight and hunt beasts. He can’t speak human language but is just as intelligent as one and can freely comunicate with Ricotta.

He is quite prideful and also obsessive about good manners. He loves ripe mangos and if Adol brings them to him as gifts then Master Kong is sure to offer training to Adol as a thank you. Master Kong is a very formidable foe with high offensive and defensive power. If you manage to win the battles against him then you’ll acquire a powerful skill for each character.


Kilgore (voiced by Daisuke Kishio) is a private clinician from the Romun Empire. He’s the only doctor in Drifting Village and can make recovery items for you if you give him the right materials.


Kahran (voiced by Naoki Tatsuta) is a noble from the Romun Empire. While not much has been revealed about him so far it is known that he will be a bit of a trouble maker.

Alison (voiced by Yuki Nagaku) is a tailor who gets shipwrecked together with her husband. She is a sickly woman and relies on Adol to help her get reunited with her husband.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is due out in Japan on July 21. Keep checking back to The Vita Lounge for all the latest updates!