With an official announcement, NIS America communicate that Ys IX: Monstrum Nox for PlayStation 4 is available in Europe, while it will arrive in Oceania on February 12. For the Nintendo Switch and PC versions, on the other hand, you will have to wait for the release for summer 2021.
Here is the launch trailer released by the Japanese company:
For all those who do not know the game specifically, here is a small summary of the story, in order to direct you in a possible purchase choice:
The famous adventurer Adol "the Red" Christin and his companion Dogi arrive in Balduq, a city annexed to the Roman Empire. While Adol is in prison, he meets a mysterious woman named Aprilis who transforms 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 that emerge from a dark dimension called Grimwald Nox, as well as unravel the mysteries of the Monstrum's curse and the truth behind the unrest within Balduq.
This instead is the list of the main features related to the gameplay:
- Feared Protectors - Play as one of six infamous Monstrums, each with their own unique gifts that bestow abilities such as climbing transparent walls or detecting hidden objects to protect the city from dark creatures.
- The world inside the walls - Explore the big city, accept missions to help citizens and enter the Grimwald Nox to defeat the threats to Balduq.
- Forces of the night - Familiar mechanics like Flash Dodge and Flash Guard let you outrun your enemies, while new additions like Boons and Boost Mode further increase your combat prowess.
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