Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
Ys VIII date
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Nihon Falcom Corporation


Nihon Falcom Corporation

Release Date

July 21, 2016 (PSV), TBA 2017 (PS4)

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (イースVIII -Lacrimosa of DANA-) is an action role-playing game developed by the Japanese company Nihon Falcom and will be released for the PS Vita on July 21, 2016. The game will be released for the PS4 in 2017.

Its western localization was released on September 22, 2017 on both Playstation Vita and a limited edition series and items for the PS4.

The game has two playable characters: Adol Christin and Dana.

The game can also be played with the PS Vita TV system for digital and physical copy with no required updates to be downloaded.

Storyline Edit

The game covers Adol's adventures written in his Diary, "Periplus of the Gaete Sea", which is set 2 years before the events of the Ys Seven with Altago and Romun Empire still at war.

By the archipelagos of the Gaete Sea located in south of Greek, Adol is on a passenger ship called “The Lombardia” that is headed from Xandria to the continent of Eresia. He and Dogi were recruited as a crew for the ship in exchange for their boarding. The ships Captain, Captain Barbaros, told Adol a story of the Cursed Isle of Seiren where ships have vanished while passing its perimeters. However, on a rainy night when guests were welcomed on the ship at a feast, the Lombardia was attacked and sunk by a giant creature which Adol fought and failed to defeat. Adol then drifted ashore of the Isle of Seiren.

Curiosity aside Adol started to venture the mysterious island to search for other survivors and as destiny with him gets involved into solving the hidden secrets of the place.

Gameplay Edit

In Ys VIII, there are three main attack attributes of “Slash,” “Hit,” and “Shoot.” Each with their own characteristics, the damage will vary depending on enemy strengths and weaknesses.

Slash: Slash attacks are best used against enemies with soft bodies and can absorb impact hits.

Hit: Hit-type attribute are attacks that deal damage through impact. These are best used against enemies with tough shell-like attributes.

Shoot: Attack types with long reach to fight in mid to long-range battle. While they may not be as strong as Slash and Hit attacks, they’re able to hit zippy enemies with pinpoint accuracy.

Break: A new feature that revolves around hitting enemies with an attack of their attribute of weakness, causing them to enter a Break status. When in Break Status, the enemy becomes weak against all three attributes. Additionally, Break status can make monsters drop rare items, and also drop flying enemies, among other bonuses.

Flash Guard: By pressing a button to time against an enemy’s attack, you can activate the “Flash Guard.” When performed successfully, it’ll completely nullify all enemy attacks, and will also make all of the player character’s attacks into critical hits for a period of time.

Flash Move: A “Flash Move” activates when you perform an evasive action right before an enemy attack hits. When activated, it’ll temporarily put the enemy’s movement in slow motion.

Ys Series

Main Series

OriginI & II: Ancient Ys Vanished - The Final ChapterIII: The Oath in FelghanaIV: Memories of Celceta
V: Kefin, The Lost City of SandVI: The Ark of NapishtimSevenVIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

Replaced Games

Wanderers from YsMask of the SunThe Dawn of Ys


Legacy (Anime) – StrategyOnlineVs. Sora no Kiseki: Alternative Saga