Falcom has released new character artwork and screenshots to show off Dina & Kuina in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana. These two lovely ladies are castaways from the Lombardia Passenger Liner.

Dina (voiced by Naomi Ohzora) is 18 years old. She’s the daughter of a trader and has an adventurous personality.

She was travelling on the Lombardia Passenger Liner for business reasons in the hope of finishing some tricky negotiations. Unfortunately due to the shipwreck she is now stuck on the Isle of Seiren.

Rather than letting herself get down about her business being put on indefinite hold she throws herself into her new life. She starts to manage the base’s materials and starts up a new business as a trade dealer.

After rescuing Dina you will be able to go to her and exchange the materials you have on hand for rarer and better quality materials.

Kuina (voiced by Shino Shimoji) is 10 years old with a very mischievous personality. Adol finds her wandering the Isle of Seiren by herself.

After joining the Drifting Village she spends her days playing with other young castaways. Details of her past are unknown, she seems to have been a guest onboard the Lombardia Passenger Liner but she’s wearing sailor clothes. There are also no signs of her parents.

Falcom has also released some details of the game’s quest system.

When in Drifting Village you can pay a visit to the bulletin board which is where all the various villagers put up their troubles as requests. By completing these requests you’ll gain rewards. If a quest is related to certain castaways then you may also increase the battle skills of certain characters.

Completing some requests can also result in the construction of new facilities in the village. So you’ll want to try to complete as many quests as you can!

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is due out in Japan on July 21. Are you excited yet? I know I am!

  • Lester Paredes

    Come one western localization announcement! Don’t let me down!