Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA official artwork without logo

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA is an upcoming action-RPG and the long-awaited eight installment of the highly enjoyable Ys series. While it has been available in Japan for quite a while now, soon it will be marking the hopefully triumphant return of the Ys series to the west after an eight-year-long hiatus!

Instead of the usual pre-order nonsense the develops have opted to go with the much more pleasant early adopter bonus. Everyone who grabs Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA within the first week of launch will be given a couple of pieces of cosmetic DLC and some in-game goodies. And as an additional bonus, the developers have also made a portion of the official soundtrack available for free, as well as a mini digital art book to peruse while waiting for the release date. If you're interested in all of the details you will find the fairly brief announcement post over here.

You can expect to see Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA on September 12th for the PC, while the PS4 and PS Vita versions will arrive on September 15th. I have no idea why the PlayStation versions are being delayed, but I must admit I'm quite shocked to see that the PC is actually getting a multi-platform release first!

If you would like to learn more about Ys VIII and its characters I would recommend heading over to either the official website or Steam. And finally, here's one of the trailers to hopefully give you an idea of what the western version will look and sound like: