Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo shared the latest on their upcoming action RPG Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana in an interview in this week’s issue of Dengeki PlayStation. [Thanks, Game Jouhou.]
According to Kondo, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana will take about 40 hours of gameplay time for an average play from start to finish. The game will get additional content with a day 1 patch that will add “Boss Time Attack” and “Loading Screen Tips.”
As far as DLC goes, the “Pirates of the Distant Sea” costumes will be available for six characters including Dana which will go for 300 yen each and Attachment Item DLCs for 100 yen each. There will also be other free DLCs on the release date.
Dengeki PlayStation gave it the score of 90/95/90/90, saying that it’s traditional story is one that brings excitement, menu operability is a plus, its map information is very convenient, battles are smooth, dashes are speedy, and the warp is useful.
On the other hand, camera controls might require a little getting used to, the load time for zoning can be long at times, and you don’t really get to see your allies get involved much in fights against small fry monsters, were some of the critical points about the game.
The above video should give you an idea how the game plays.
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana will release in Japan on July 21, 2016 for PlayStation Vita. The PlayStation 4 version will release in 2017.