During the New Game + Expo live stream earlier today, NIS America announced that the latest installation to the YS series YS IX: Monstrum Nox, will be coming to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam in 2021.
YS IX: Monstrum Nox is an action RPG where players can explore dungeons and wide open cities, accepts quests, help towns folk, fight enemies and improve their gear. Players will play as any of the six available Monstrums each armed with their own abilities and weapons to protect the city from shadowy creatures.
A summary of the game provided by NIS America can be found below:
Renowned adventurer Adol “the Red” Christin and his companion Dogi arrive at Balduq, a city annexed by the Romun Empire, only for Adol to be detained before setting foot inside. While imprisoned, he meets a mysterious woman named Aprilis who turns him into a Monstrum, a being with supernatural Gifts and the power to exorcise monsters. Now, Adol must ally with his fellow Monstrums to fend off the fearsome threats emerging from a shadowy dimension called the Grimwald Nox, as well as unravel the mysteries of the Monstrum curse, and the truth behind the unrest within Balduq.
- Feared Protectors – Play as any of the six notorious Monstrums, each with their own unique Gifts that grant abilities such as scaling sheer walls or detecting hidden objects to protect the city from shadowy creatures.
- The World Within the Walls – Explore the massive city, accept quests to aid the townsfolk, and enter the Grimwald Nox to vanquish the threats to Balduq.
- Strength of the Night – Familiar mechanics such as Flash Dodge and Flash Guard allow you to outmaneuver your foes、while new additions such as Gifts and Boost Mode further augment your ability to fight.
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox will be available on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam in 2021. The PlayStation 4 version will be the first to release with other platforms to follow.
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