Falcom has released some new details and screenshots for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana. This time we have some information on the present system and information about the game’s dual protagonists Adol and Dana and their shared consciousness which allows the player to travel between two worlds.

Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it?!

During Adol’s travels he’ll occasionally come across crystal pillars. When he touches one of them you’ll find yourself in Dana’s world. While in Dana’s world if you touch another ‘conscious point’ you can return back to Adol’s world.

The actions that Dana takes in her world will have a real impact on the Isle of Seiren including opening up new paths and areas for Adol and his group to explore.


When Adol is in the castaway’s Drifting Village you can give special presents to other characters. By getting to know the various characters in the game you’ll learn the various tastes and preferences of people. For example Dogi likes strong drinks and Little Paro likes plant seeds.

By giving them presents you can trigger special events as well as learning new skills and increasing your statistics.


While Adol is travelling round the Isle of Seiren you’ll come across notes which have been left behind by “T” who seems to have been an explorer in the past. You’ll also find notes from pirates that disembarked on the island long ago.

All of the notes will only have a small fragment of information on them but some of the information will be useful to Adol.

By combining the information from T and the pirates you’ll discover hints that could help you escape the Isle of Seiren.


Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is due out in Japan on July 21.