Falcom revealed some key details in this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine by revealing that the Adol Christin who was said to look different from past games is actually the dark blue-haired character we’ve previously seen. [Thanks, Ryokutya2089.]
Adol Christin is described to have black hair with a tint of blue. He is said to have a cooler look in his face as well. After being labeled a suspect of a certain incident, Adol gets thrown into the Barduke prison. As shown in the above screenshot, Adol has lighter armor compared to previous entries.
Dogi, on the other hand, will play a bigger role in the entirety of Ys IX. He is said to have aged a bit in appearances.
There’s a new ability called “Way of the King – Crimson Line” that allows you to use teleportation to move, for example to go through thick walls, although it is suggested that the points of teleportation may be for fixed spots. You can teleport straight into enemies to knock them away and deal some damage.
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox releases for PlayStation 4 in Japan on September 26, 2019.