Ys X Nordics Reveals New Commercial & Gameplay + Character Screenshots

Developer Nihon Falcom has published a new trailer for their upcoming action JRPG Ys X Nordics. The video is only half a minute long, but quite a bit is jam-packed here, between character scenes of Carja and Adol, as well as a variety of on-foot and ship combat sequences. The company also announced that first-print copies of the game will provide a Ride-Along Pikkard Plushie attachment and Pikkard suit.

Ys X Nordics 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.

Special maneuvers can be unlocked via story scenes and exploration, allowing for environmental interaction. Further, in solo mode, the character you’re not controlling performs actions judged by their own discretion. Adol will be controlling a ship for combat and island hopping, too.

UPDATE 6/16/2023: Falcom has shared a new clip:

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.

PlayStation Blog Japan shared new screenshots, viewable below:

The box art has been unveiled, though it’s uncertain if it’s final:

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Pre-ordering the game from Falcom’s shop will provide an Adol STOP! Drifting Ashore Pin:


You can view the Ys X Nordics commercial below:

Ys X Nordics will launch in Japan for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch on September 28, 2023.

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