Falcom revealed in this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine that their upcoming PS4 and PS Vita action RPG Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana will have an additional protagonist to go with Adol. [Thanks, Hachima.]
The character in question is “Dana,” the mysterious blue-haired girl that appears in Adol’s sleep. While Adol dreams, he’ll get to relive her life and experience it for himself. Dana is said to have more power and speed than the veteran hero Adol.
As an interesting twist, what happens in Dana’s story while Adol experiences in his dreams will influence what happens in his own adventure. Again, Adol’s existence seems to be recognized in Dana’s part of the story, so actions that Adol takes will also influence Dana’s story.
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana will release in Japan in summer 2016 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.