Ys IX: Monstrum Nox has been made official by developers Falcom, the game is headed to PS4 sometime in 2019 in Japan.
The game was previously teased as Project N.O.X, with many fans speculating to be a new Ys title which turned out to be true.
Falcom introduced the game’s story with the following blurb:
Who are the “Monstrum” that have appeared in the city? What is the secret behind “Prison City?” And what of that redheaded adventurer Adol Christin?
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is set in “Prison City”, a huge city in Baldeux, northeast of Esterior in the Gillia Eldlingen region, somewhat far from where the previous game took place. The game will have a dark tone as the game’s story unfolds mysterious hidden in the city and the unique people of the city called “Monstrum”. The “Monstrum” are said to have supernatural abilities and the world is the origin of the English word monster. Monstrum Nox also translates into “Night of the Monster”.
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox will bring back series signature battle style and exploration with new elements introduced the game’s new setting. Some of these include “Supernatural Actions” which are abilities of the Monstrum to explore certain areas of the field, “Guild Operations” and missions in Prison City and many more.
Below is part of the game’s prologue:
I became someone other than myself. Have you ever that kind of dream?
I think about myself in that dream. Is this me, or is this not me?
Are dreams reality, or are reality dreams? I’ve reached an awfully simple answer.
“Whichever is fine.”
Which is true—or which is not true. Both are reality.
– An excerpt from “Baldeux’s Cell”
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox has currently been only confirmed for a 2019 in Japan but we’re hopeful in a Western release soon. Thoughts on Ys IX: Monstrum Nox? Let us know in the comments below.