Today, during a panel hosted at PAX South in San Antonio, Texas, NIS America announced something that will please fans of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana playing on PC.
The announcement is one of those “effective immediately” as the game is getting a major update on PC today.
The update includes new improvements to visuals (including shadows, draw distance, and more), performance (frame rate), stbility, and inputs including revamped mouse and bindable keyboard controls.
On top of that, an experimental local co-op feature has been added to the game.
Speakng of the PC version, it’s currently 50% off on Steam.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, you can read our review and an official description:
Ys returns with a brand new adventure for the first time in 8 years! Adol awakens shipwrecked and stranded on a cursed island. There, he and the other shipwrecked passengers he rescues form a village to challenge fearsome beasts and mysterious ruins on the isolated island. Amidst this, Adol begins to dream of a mysterious blue-haired maiden living in an unknown world. Join Adol as he unravels the riddle of the cursed isle and the blue-haired maiden Dana in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA!
- An Epic Tale – Follow Adol on his latest adventure and uncover the mysteries of the cursed island.
- Party On! – Change your playable character on-the-fly as you battle ferocious foes in lightning-fast combat.
- Another Side – Unravel the mystery of the blue-haired maiden Dana through her unique gameplay sections.
- It Takes a Village! – Rescue your fellow shipwrecked passengers and bring them to your village where they will provide valuable services.
In the meanwhile, Nihon Falcom has already released Ys IX: Monstrum Nox for PS4 in Japan, but nothing has been mentioned for now about a long-overdue western release.