Just four months following the initial announcement, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana on PS5 has a proper release date. That date, according to publisher NIS America, is November 15, 2022 in North America. Europe gets its version on November 18, 2022, and Oceania gets its on November 25, 2022.
In addition to the PS5 port, NIS America is also selling a limited edition physical release of Ys VIII. The physical edition is available via NIS America’s online store. It contains an art book, a “Journal of Adol Christin” book, a soundtrack of “Seiren Songs”, a steelbook case, and a 24″ x 17″ poster of the game. Check out pre-order options at this page.
NIS America also uploaded a story trailer for Ys VIII on PS5 to promote the release.
The story trailer shows off the graphics as seen in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana for PS5. Environmental and character models remain largely the same as seen in earlier releases of the game. The story is also unchanged. Longtime Ys protagonist Adol Christin is shipwrecked on the cursed Isle of Seiren, after his passenger ship is sunk. He’s also haunted by dreams from the past, of a mysterious girl named Dana Iclucia. Adol must survive the island’s dangers, as well as explore the mystery behind the stranding of both Adol and his fellow castaways.
Other than PS5, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is available on numerous platforms. It originally released on the PS Vita in 2016 in Japan, and made its way to the PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC, and even Google Stadia. Mobile ports are also in the works.
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana comes to PS5 in November 2022. It is available on the PS4, Switch, PC and Google Stadia.