The character introductions are coming thick and fast now for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana. Today, we have details and artwork for Griselda & Austin.


Griselda (voiced by Naomi Ohzora) is one of the Romun Empire’s nobility. In fact if you’ve played Ys: Memories of Celceta then you may remember her as the Governor-General of Celceta. Three years ago she gave Adol the task of surveying the dangerous land of Celceta. She was still governing Celceta when Adol left so it’s not yet known why and how she got to the Isle of Seiren.

Austin (voiced by Daisuke Kishio) is a young noble man from Gllia. He adores art, everything from paintings to playwriting and sculptures.


He’s a bit narcissistic and seems to believe that he is special and different to other people. In fact he gallantly dashes to the rescue when Adol and his party get surrounded by beasts… unfortunately for him it doesn’t go quite as he imagined…

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is due out in Japan on July 21 and unfortunately we’re still waiting for confirmation of a Western release. Keep checking back to The Vita Lounge for all the latest updates!

  • Oliver

    I love these particular character intros b/c they show off the gorgeous watercolour-esque artwork and it’s an effort to flesh the characters out more so they don’t get lost in a sea of characters which I’m guessing this game has plenty of. Will definitely keep an eye out for the artbook.