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Falcom debuted the first gameplay of Ys IX: Monstrum Nox during Dengeki Game Festival 2019, as well as shared a plethora of new details.

Get some of the details below (full list in source).

  • Maps are three-dimensional with different levels of elevation.
  • Jumping and vertical actions have increased.
  • 40 to 50 percent of the map is the city.
  • Monstrum means “monster,” and Nox means “night.” Combined, that means “Night of the Monsters.” As the title suggests, “night” is an important keyword.
  • The way Adol appears is different than before—he is in a significantly unusual form.
  • Each Monstrum has various actions, such as flying, running up walls, and more. You can reach various places by utilizing these actions.
  • Like past Ys titles, Ys IX has simple action that even novices and players not good at action games can enjoy.
  • There are various things Adol needs to do in order to live in the city. He will not be camping as he has in the past. Unlike Ys: The Oath in Felghana, the city itself is also where the adventure happens. “Guild Management” is one element that serves as a means for Adol to live in the city. Adol’s position is special and not the type of thing he can be proud of. He starts from the position of, “So now what?” It is one reason his appearance has yet to be revealed.
  • You can run up any wall.
  • You can generally travel to places seen in the distance.
  • As the largest city in the series yet, there is a ton of variation, from developing areas to slums.
  • The game uses the series’ traditional party system. You will advance while utilizing each Monstrum’s different abilities.
  • Since a Monstrum’s superhuman actions are shared across the party, you will not have to go through the trouble of switching between characters to use them.

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is due out for PlayStation 4 this fall in Japan

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Cant wait for 2020 release in the west ;p




    

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Cool, the only Ys I've ever played was the very first on the Sega Master System (and not that much) and the series has always been on my radar.



BraLoD said:
Cool, the only Ys I've ever played was the very first on the Sega Master System (and not that much) and the series has always been on my radar.

You should play the rest - its a great series.

Story isnt as strong as a Final Fantasy but the gameplay and music is great.

I played and finished so far....

Ys Origin (Steam/PC)
Ys I (Steam/PC)
Ys II (Steam/PC)
Ys Oath in Felghana (Steam/PC)

Going through Ys VI Ark of Naphitism (Steam/PC) right now.

I'm thinking about double dipping Ys Origin on PS4 in the future, its a good price tag (I think the lowest last sale was $7.99).


Going to get Ys Seven and Memories of Celceta on PC during the summer sale or winter sale later this year.



    

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This doesnt look very exciting tbqh

Though I wonder what Falcom could do on a bigger budget. SCEJA should really contract them on an action RPG.



Nice, such an underrated series.



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Looks empty, dull, unfinished, and, to put it mildly, like a PSVita game.



Metallox said:
Looks empty, dull, unfinished, and, to put it mildly, like a PSVita game.

Its likely a test build like a alpha/beta type of footage.

Actual trailer that will come out will show actual game environment.

I think this was a test video to see what the player can do in the world.



    

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Looks extremely dated graphically, I think I could find a 2006 game with better graphics. The city also looks very empty. Kind of sad that it will take PS5 releasing for some of these JP devs to finally release games with PS4 worthy graphics. The Tales series is another good example, this whole gen they have yet to release a Tales game with PS4 worthy graphics, which is sad because Tales of Vesperia on 360 looked great back in 2008, the series took a pretty big fall since then in terms of graphics. 

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I mean I love Ys, been playing since the PC Engine games but...man this does not look good so far. I hope this is like alpha footage or something. It looks like an early PS3 tech demo if not worse. The gameplay details are interesting though, how it is executed has yet to be seen but it sounds good on paper.



shikamaru317 said:

Looks extremely dated graphically, I think I could find a 2008 game with better graphics. The city also looks very empty. Kind of sad that it will take PS5 releasing for some of these JP devs to finally release games with PS4 worthy graphics. The Tales series is another good example, this whole gen they have yet to release a Tales game with PS4 worthy graphics, which is sad because Tales of Vesperia on 360 looked great back in 2008, the series took a pretty big fall since then in terms of graphics. 

Both series are low budget and yet sustainable due to how much they sell. That is also the reason why there's at least one entry (remake, remaster, port, or a new title) for each series almost every year.



    

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