Ys X Nordics Launching 2023 for PS4, PS5 & Switch Japan

During their latest shareholder meeting, developer Nihon Falcom announced that Ys X will launch in 2023 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch.

If you missed it, check out everything we know about Ys X.

The following info originates from the official website.

From the moment we are born, we are free beings.
With no shackles to restrain us.

But as the years go on, as we grow older, we are bound by various forces.
And are gradually deprived of our freedom.

And then, one day, we yearn to return to what was once our freedom.

But…the truth is that we can always return there.

– Adol Christin (The Lost Paradise of the Northern People)

For the first time in the series, you can control a ship in Ys X! Explore vast ocean areas using nautical charts as a guide, or challenge enemy ships in naval battles, adding a new element to the joy of adventure that is the true appeal of the series!

Battles have two modes. The first is the fast-paced Solo Mode allows you to fight alone with your partner’s automatic attacks and support being controlled by the AI, while the Combo Mode allows players to control BOTH characters at the same time to fight against powerful enemies. Furthermore, the Cross Action system allows players to fight in one of the two modes depending on the situation!

Our story takes place in a place known as the Gulf of Obelia, a northern archipelago with countless islands of all sizes.

Adol Christin encounters the Norman marine tribe and an undead tribe that assaults others known as the Griegers. Just what are they…

Finally, the site mentions a mechanic known as the Mana Action. Nothing much is said about it other than the fact that it “greatly expands your freedom in the open fields and dungeons.”

Official screenshots were shared, viewable below:


If you missed it, check out our review of the native PlayStation 5 version of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana.

A native PlayStation 5 version of Ys IX: Monstrum Nox was announced for Spring 2023.

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