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At its press event tonight, NIS America provided an update on Ys VIII for Switch. This version’s content is based on the PlayStation 4 version of the game and will feature the Deserted Pirate costumes, the Tropic Swimwear costumes, “Laxia’s Eternian Scholar,” as well as six other cosmetic DLC. NIS America will share further information about Ys VIII on Switch “at a later date.”

Those who purchase Ys VIII on day one will receive three collectible cards and a miniature map that doubles as a poster. NIS America is also planning a contest in which fans can choose the reversible cover.

We have a new trailer for Ys VIII below, along with an overview for the action RPG.

Thanks to some assistance from Nippon Ichi, Ys VIII is coming to Switch. It should be out sometime this summer.

When Ys VIII originally launched in the west, it unfortunately had some localization issues. NIS America has since redone practically the entire game, including the script, item names, terminology, monster names, and graphical text. The game also received a full re-recording of voiced dialogue.

The good news is that the Switch version of Ys VIII shouldn’t be plagued by any problems. NIS America has said that the patch distributed on other platforms this week will be built into the cartridge. You won’t have to download anything extra for the game’s localization.


How Ys VIII ended up on Switch

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This week, it was revealed during the Nintendo Direct Mini that Ys VIII is coming to Switch this summer. It’s a pretty big deal since Falcom’s series hasn’t appeared on a Nintendo platform in quite some time – it’s primarily been a PlayStation franchise as of late.

Interestingly, the Switch version of Ys VIII is not actually being handled by Falcom directly. NIS America is publishing the game in North America, while parent company Nippon Ichi will release it in Japan.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana trailer

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Following up on today’s news from the Nintendo Direct Mini, NIS America has prepared a Switch trailer for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana. Watch it below.

NIS America is preparing a special release for Ys VIII on Switch. Players can now pre-order the Ys VIII Limited Edition.

It includes the following:

• Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA for Nintendo Switch
• “The Codex of Adol Christin: Periplus of the Goethe Sea Writing Materials” Hardcover Book
• Softcover Art Book
• Official Soundtrack
• Mistilteinn replica letter opener
• Collector’s Box

You can pre-order the full set from NIS America here. Pricing is set at $100.

NIS America has sent out a fact sheet for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana on Switch. Continue on below for more information about the game.

Despite Switch’s success, The Legend of Heroes and Ys developer Falcom isn’t quite ready to commit to Switch. Speaking with MCV, as published in one of the magazine’s latest issues, president Toshihiro Kondo indicated that the company is adopting more of a wait-and-see approach. 

Kondo explained that “there’s still no positive guarantee that the fan base that would play Falcom games are on the Switch yet.”

Gurumin 3D is only available on the eShop at the moment. If a new Kickstarter campaign goes well, however, the game could see a physical release.

Mastiff is preparing a Kickstarter campaign for physical versions of Kickstarter. The company is planning all sorts of tiers and rewards, ranging from $1 (access to updates) all the way up to $500 with a digital 3DS key, physical PC copy, t-shirt, button and sticker set, and more.

As for a physical 3DS edition, it will be included as a stretch goal. There’s no word yet on the initial funding target or the 3DS goal. More details should be shared in the near future.

Source: Mastiff PR

You may know Falcom for its work on the The Legend of Heroes series. The company has also worked on the long running Ys franchise. While Falcom hasn’t done too much with Nintendo platforms and they aren’t exactly running to Switch, they are keeping an open mind when it comes to supporting the platform.

Falcom president Toshiro Kondo mentioned to USgamer that Switch is an “extremely Nintendo-like” platform. He also noted that the team isn’t working on any games for the system currently, but added: “Should someone on staff bring up an interesting idea or something, we’d be more than happy to entertain it and develop a game for Switch.”

Kondo was also asked if Switch can fill the gap left by the PlayStation Vita. He had this to say:

“I guess you’d say genre of games in Japan called Otome games which are games made for girls and right now they’re heavily concentrated on the Vita. Should those games not go to Switch, then there’s really no reason for their fans to purchase it.”


Way back when Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure came out on PSP many years ago, it did see a physical release. But for the game’s latest versions (including 3DS), it was only made available digitally.

Mastiff could be changing this in the future. On Twitter, the publisher is gauging interest in a Kickstarter campaign that would feature a physical 3DS version as a stretch goal. If you’re interested, be sure to let the company know.


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