Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Gets Major Surprise Update on PC Today; Includes Local Co-Op and More

Today, during a panel hosted at PAX South, NIS America announced something that will please fans of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana playing on PC.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

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!

Key Features:

  • 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.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is currently available for PS4, Nintendo Switch, PS Vita, and PC, while a port for iOS and Android is also coming.

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.

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Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.