PS5 version includes all previous cosmetic DLC from PS4/Vita versions
NIS America began streaming on Monday a trailer for Nihon Falcom’s Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, the latest entry in the Ys role-playing game series, and it reveals that the game will launch for PlayStation 5 in spring 2023.
The PS5 version will include all previous cosmetic DLC from the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita versions.
The limited edition of the game includes a soundtrack CD, reverse cover sheet, a hardcover art book, “The Lost Sword” Ys IX prequel short novel, The Crimson King figure, art card collection, 200-piece puzzle, and a box.
NIS America describes the game’s story:
Renowned adventurer Adol Christin is cursed by a mysterious woman and becomes a Monstrum, a powerful being who can exorcise monsters. To escape from the city of Balduq, he must ally with five other Monstrum, each with their own unique Gifts, and stop the Grimwald Nox, a shadowy dimension that threatens to seep into the real world.
The game launched for PS4 in Japan in September 2019.
The series’ familiar action role-playing game mechanics, such as free movement and jumping, and battles against giant bosses, return for the game. Players are able to use the “supernatural action” abilities of various Monstrum to explore levels. Players are also able to conduct “Guild Management” in the prison city.