Falcom president and CEO Toshihiro Kondo shared more tidbits on Ys IX: Monstrum Nox in an interview in the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation, including more details on its setting and Adol Christin.
Here are highlights from the interview with Toshihiro Kondo:
- Adol is the protagonist of Ys IX.
- Adol’s name had become known around the world following Ys VI.
- The increased number of people who know about Adol is one of the main highlights.
- There’s a chance we’ll see characters from past titles make an appearance, but if they do it would be for minor roles.
- As for why Adol arrives in Prison City, given his past record, there’s a good chance he fell under his usual pattern of action. [Laughs]
- The right arm of the woman on the key visual is an artificial arm. She’s also the same woman from the countdown site.
- There are some characters who become Monstrum that are no longer human, due to certain reasons.
- The “dream” mentioned in the prologue is unrelated to the dream of Dana in Ys VIII.
- You can get on top of roofs and run on top to travel.
- During the game you’ll also get to take control of Monstrum.
- There are actions such as floating that is close to flying and other flight actions.
- Previously you adventured using Magic Items but this has been abolished in favor of supernatural abilities.
- The adventure items from Ys VIII will also be gone. The reason for that is because there would be too many items and categories, so one of the goals is to do a little rearranging.
- I’d like to keep map-making. I’d also like to add fishing, but all kinds of things have come up and are under consideration.