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Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Launches on PS5 in May 2023

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Key art featuring the core cast of Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

Publisher NIS America announced the release date of the PS5 version of Ys IX: Monstrum Nox. The US will receive the next-gen release on May 9, 2023. Europe will see this version on May 12, 2023. Finally, it will come to Australia on May 19, 2023.

The latest installment in the classic Ys series, Ys IX: Monstrum Nox sees Adol Christin in the prison city of Balduq. He becomes cursed and turned into a Monstrum, a being charged with exorcising monsters, and fights against a shadowy dimension overlapping into the real world.

In addition to the release date, NIS also added a character trailer, showing the PS5 version and its characters in action.

The next title in the Ys series, Ys X Nordics, was announced on the Nihon Falcom website. It will continue the story of Adol in the Oberia Gulf, an archipelago of islands attacked by the immortal Griga. Unraveling the mystery of the Griga will be the game’s core narrative, expected to be released in 2023.

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox was first released on PlayStation 4 on September 26, 2019 in Japan, before a worldwide release in February 2021 across multiple formats. It is available on the PlayStation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch worldwide. The Ys IX PS5 version will be released on May 9, 2023 in the US and May 12, 2023 in Europe. The special edition is available to preorder on the NIS America store.

Khai Trung Le
Khai is a contributing editor at Siliconera. Traditionally a physical sciences journalist, his games and culture writing can be found at Vice, Star Trek, and PocketGamer.biz among others.