Ys X Nordics Details Heroine, Adol, Kondo Interview & More

Ahead of their issue releasing tomorrow, Famitsu has released a preview of information for Ys X Nordics. We have provided bullet points for this news drop.

  • Details about the red-head adventurer Adol, and the heroine, Carja (name might change)
  • Details of Cross Action in which two characters adventure together.
  • A Q&A interview with Toshihiro Kondo

We will be sure to update you all on any significant developments revealed throughout tomorrow’s Famitsu issue.

The artist behind Adol’s render toi8, has done work on Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE and I Am Setsuna.

High-quality renders and screenshots have been shared via Falcom’s official website:

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[Revenge Gauge]

When you guard against enemy attacks, you accumulate the Revenge Gauge. Once the gauge is filled up, you can release a powerful blow which, according to Kondo, can be two times or three times more potent than a normal attack, making it an important asset on enemies with high amounts of HP, such as bosses.

[Perfect Guard]

A new mechanic called Perfect Guard (or Just Guard) is introduced. By timing your button press exactly when an enemy’s attack hits, you will be able to guard, and while the foe is staggered, you can counterattack. Further, your damage output is increased.

Q: What are the conditions for learning Special Actions?

Kondo: We plan to have Special Actions learnable by opening treasure chests in the overworld, as well as triggering the required event in a cutscene where such action is needed, like using threads to leap over cliffs and using a board to dash through the overworld and so on.

Falcom community member Hansuke has translated select sections of the Famitsu:

The heroine named, Carja Varta, is the only daughter of the leader of the “Balta Navy,” an armed fleet of Normans. Despite of her looks, she wields her axe and shield fiercely in battle. She is feared among the inhabitants, and her title is Pirate Princess.

Special maneuvers can be unlocked via story scenes and exploration, allowing for environmental interaction. Further, in solo mode, the other character performs actions judged by their own discretion.

If you missed it, check out our announcement coverage of Ys X Nordics and the recent onslaught of new info via Famitsu. This entry will occur between Ys II and Memories of Celceta, making it the new third canonical entry in Adol Christin’s adventure logs. The gameplay has undergone a significant shakeup, with there only being two playable characters this time around. Unused Ys Seven concepts are being utilized in this outing, too. Ys X Nordics will allow players considerable explorative freedom, enabling naval travel with a recruitable crew and ship combat.

Ys X Nordics will launch in Japan for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 in 2023.

Ys: The Oath in Felghana Memoire will launch for Nintendo Switch on April 27, 2023, in Japan.

Ys: The Oath in Felghana Memoire on Nintendo Switch in Asia with Traditional Chinese and Korean language support on May 25, 2023.

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox will launch for PlayStation 5 on May 9, 2023, in North America and on May 12, 2023, in Europe. The title is currently available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. This incoming version will include all DLC with enhanced performance.

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