Nippon Ichi Software and Nihon Falcom’s Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana will be the eighth main entry in the series, and introduces a few new characters. Naturally, the one character we all have questions about is the mysterious, eponymous Dana. And today’s trailer seeks to give us some more information about the mystical maiden. However, it just might leave you with more questions than answers.
So first, we’ll start with what we do know about the game going in.
As always we’re plying as Adol Chrstin, which should be a given but we’re going to list it separately anyhow because, well, I really don’t have a whole lot of info on this game for you. Adol is a passenger on a ship called “The Lombardia” in the archipelagos of the Goethe Sea south of Greece. He’s headed from Xandria to the continent of Eresia, however, the Lombardia is attacked and sunk by some manner of giant sea creature. When Adol wakes up, he is stranded on the shores of the cursed “Seiren Island,” and finds himself dreaming of a blue-haired woman named Dana. Meanwhile, he and the other shipwrecked passengers he rescues form a village, and naturally he ends up challenging fearsome beasts and exploring the mysterious ruins on the isolated island.
Despite already being out in Japan since July of 2016, that is all I have for you about the game’s plot.
And the official description for the new trailer doesn’t help much:
Meet Dana, a mysterious blue-haired maiden that Adol Christin dreams about while exploring the Isle of Seiren. Who is she and what is her purpose? Find out this fall in the greatest Action RPG of 2017, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA!
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA is the first Ys game in over eight years, and will make its western debut on PS4 and PC on September 12, 2017. You can watch the latest trailer below for more hints about the mysterious Dana.