Kondo explains how fans will see an “unexpected” Adol Christin in Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, details the different Monstrum characters

Nihon Falcom President and Ys IX: Monstrum Nox director Toshihiro Kondo recently sat down for an interview where he explained how fans will get to see a different Adol Christin in the latest game in the series.

Falcom revealed Ys IX: Monstrum Nox in late December last year. The game takes place Ys Seven making it the latest chronologically.

Below is a brand new detailed image released just now by Falcom that references the different Monstrum characters mentioned in the interview below:

Kondo sat down with Japanese magazine Dengeki Playstation (via) where he talked a bit about the game’s characters including the protagonist Adol Christin and the different Monstrums. Below are the interesting tidbits from the interview.

  • The Adol featured in Ys IX: Monstrum Nox will be different to the Adol fans of the series are used to. A lot about him including his appearance will surprise people.
  • The City of Baldeux is full of mysterious and tells a story that only a prison can tell.
  • The city is the biggest setting seen in the Ys series so far with varied characteristics.
  • The Monstrum featured front and center in the image above in the skirt and hood moves in an unexpected way. Pay some attention to how her leg is.
  • The Monstrum with the pink hair wears animal themed equipment which could hint at something.
  • The Monstrum with the blonde hair is brash and confident. Focus on the feathers on his shoulders.
  • You might be able to discover something new if you compared the girl with the lantern with the countdown image.
  • The Monstrum with the long coat is swift and also has a animal theme of some sort.

You can check out the referenced countdown image here.

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is currently slated for a PS4 releases sometime during in 2019 in Japan. The game was around 50% completed when Falcom gave an update back in late December last year, so the game is still a bit far off. We’re really optimistic for a Western release too, which hopefully shouldn’t take long.

In related Falcom news, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III was confirmed for a Western release just recently. The game which is up for pre-order right now, is being localized by NISA with help from the original localization team.

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