Shoebill is the latest character that Falcom is introducing us to for its upcoming RPG, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana.


Shoebill is a strange bird, she’s silent and spends a lot of her time remaining still like a statue. She moves in to the castaways village soon after they set it up. She’s a highly intelligent bird and has protected Ricotta from beasts since she was very young and taught her how to survive on the island.

Shoebill’s favourite food is fish from the Isle of Seiren’s coastal waters, which is very handy as Adol and his party has the ability to fish!

When by the water’s edge if you press up on the d-pad you’ll enter ‘fishing mode’. Use the left analogue stick to aim and then press circle to cast your line out. When a fish takes the bait you’ll need to press the circle button. A gauge appears at the top of the screen and when this is completely filled you will have successfully caught a fish!

Your other party members will also be able to fish and will be skilled in different ways. For example while Laxia is the least skilled character at fishing she has the greatest chance of catching a rare fish.

A word of warning though; Sometimes you may get more then you bargained for when you fish and pull a fearsome monster from the depths of the water!


Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is set to release on PS Vita on July 21st in Japan. Keep checking back to TVL for all the latest news on the upcoming RPG.

  • Ogerscherge

    Now that is a badass looking bird! 😀

  • tuan nghia vo

    when does it come to the west ?

  • Johnnie

    Hopefully the west gets a cool limited edition like 7 had.