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New art work

 

 

And new story bit

 

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox takes place in Baldeux, which is northeast of Esterior in the Gllia Eldlingen region. Set in a huge city known as “Prison City,” a new adventure surrounding the mysteries hidden in the city will unfold alongside people called “Monstrum” who possess supernatural abilities. 

Screenshot of the game (more in link)



    

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Switch sales don't seem that different overall in Japan tbh. 30k (Switch) vs 80k (PS4) but the first figure is half a year vs the second being one year and a half. Honestly just seems like they dont have the resources to make a simultaneous port release, either that or they assessed the situation and found going with the PS4 only to be more cost effective and more important (which it is).



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Ys 8 was the first game in the series I ever played, and that's because it came to Switch. I thought Ys 8 was excellent, so while I don't want to clog up this announcement thread with "pls come to Switch", I do have to join the chorus of people hoping this game makes it to more formats. Good news for Ys fans and PS4 owners, though.



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fatslob-:O said:
twintail said:
Wonder if NISA will try get a port for Switch done again.

Was honestly surprised they didn't announce it for the Switch from the get-go considering the last game in the franchise got a Switch port and it's crucial market is Japan ...

Actually, Japan was the market the Switch version was doing worst according to VGC-data:

http://www.vgchartz.com/tools/game_comparison.php?reg=Japan&ending=Cumulative&game%5B%5D=Ys+VIII%3A+Lacrimosa+of+Dana+%28PS4%29+%5B159956%5D&game%5B%5D=Ys+VIII%3A+Lacrimosa+of+Dana+%28NS%29+%5B220632%5D&game%5B%5D=Ys+VIII%3A+Lacrimosa+of+Dana+%28PSV%29+%5B126892%5D&game%5B%5D=

http://www.vgchartz.com/tools/game_comparison.php?reg=Europe&ending=Cumulative&game%5B%5D=Ys+VIII%3A+Lacrimosa+of+Dana+%28PS4%29+%5B159956%5D&game%5B%5D=Ys+VIII%3A+Lacrimosa+of+Dana+%28NS%29+%5B220632%5D&game%5B%5D=Ys+VIII%3A+Lacrimosa+of+Dana+%28PSV%29+%5B126892%5D&game%5B%5D=

http://www.vgchartz.com/tools/game_comparison.php?reg=USA&ending=Cumulative&game%5B%5D=Ys+VIII%3A+Lacrimosa+of+Dana+%28PS4%29+%5B159956%5D&game%5B%5D=Ys+VIII%3A+Lacrimosa+of+Dana+%28NS%29+%5B220632%5D&game%5B%5D=Ys+VIII%3A+Lacrimosa+of+Dana+%28PSV%29+%5B126892%5D&game%5B%5D=

But Japan was also the region with the best PSV-sales for the game (outselling the PS4 version). As the new game has no PSV version it is an interesting question, if these sales would go to PS4 or Switch or both at the same rate. So yeah, I would've expected a Switch version from the get go, simply to test how this changed situation pans out. But probably Falcom simply has no Switch expertise in house and the publisher (NIS again?) decides about a possible port.



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Blood_Tears said:
Makes sense since Ys VIII sold poorly on the Switch. Maybe they'll port this one after a year as well but nice addition for the PS4. Falcom knows where their fanbase is for these games, much like the Trails games. Sony and Falcom have a pretty good relationship and history with these types of franchises.

Poorly in japan, worldwide it sold pretty fine. And it was a late port, a same-day release would look a bit different. Also this time there will probably no PSV-version.



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I think Ys VIII was a nice game and I look forward to the next installment. Will probably take some time though, until it reaches western shores.



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Mnementh said:

Actually, Japan was the market the Switch version was doing worst according to VGC-data:

http://www.vgchartz.com/tools/game_comparison.php?reg=Japan&ending=Cumulative&game%5B%5D=Ys+VIII%3A+Lacrimosa+of+Dana+%28PS4%29+%5B159956%5D&game%5B%5D=Ys+VIII%3A+Lacrimosa+of+Dana+%28NS%29+%5B220632%5D&game%5B%5D=Ys+VIII%3A+Lacrimosa+of+Dana+%28PSV%29+%5B126892%5D&game%5B%5D=

http://www.vgchartz.com/tools/game_comparison.php?reg=Europe&ending=Cumulative&game%5B%5D=Ys+VIII%3A+Lacrimosa+of+Dana+%28PS4%29+%5B159956%5D&game%5B%5D=Ys+VIII%3A+Lacrimosa+of+Dana+%28NS%29+%5B220632%5D&game%5B%5D=Ys+VIII%3A+Lacrimosa+of+Dana+%28PSV%29+%5B126892%5D&game%5B%5D=

http://www.vgchartz.com/tools/game_comparison.php?reg=USA&ending=Cumulative&game%5B%5D=Ys+VIII%3A+Lacrimosa+of+Dana+%28PS4%29+%5B159956%5D&game%5B%5D=Ys+VIII%3A+Lacrimosa+of+Dana+%28NS%29+%5B220632%5D&game%5B%5D=Ys+VIII%3A+Lacrimosa+of+Dana+%28PSV%29+%5B126892%5D&game%5B%5D=

But Japan was also the region with the best PSV-sales for the game (outselling the PS4 version). As the new game has no PSV version it is an interesting question, if these sales would go to PS4 or Switch or both at the same rate. So yeah, I would've expected a Switch version from the get go, simply to test how this changed situation pans out. But probably Falcom simply has no Switch expertise in house and the publisher (NIS again?) decides about a possible port.

I meant that Japan was a crucial market for the game franchise itself and a no simultaneous release on the Switch (if they ever decide to release it on the system) is eyebrow raising worthy ... 

Since the game is probably releasing on PS4 first and is the obvious successor host for many of Vita's games when most of the fans probably own a PS4 as well, I'd imagine it'd be more productive to get the game soon than to wait possibly months down the line for a portable version of the game so PS4 will probably come out on top down to the staggered release schedule if any ...



Really looking forward to this. It should see some big or huge graphical and mechanical upgrades over Ys8 which was primarily designed for Vita.