Get shipwrecked with some new Ys VIII screenshots


When sailing goes wrong

It almost feels like it was yesterday when Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana's key details were revealed to the public, as my experience with the series has changed from then. Right now, I was able to go through a majority of the canon Ys games, with Celceta, Kefin, and Seven being the only ones I haven't touched yet. Thanks to this journey, I'm now officially a fan of the franchise. With more new images for the next title washing up in front of us, the gang at Falcom continues to make us smile.

In regards to the timeframe when Adol ends up in the Seiren Islands, he ended up getting stranded there after the ship he was on got attacked by a large sea creature. Since the ship called "The Lombardy" was going from Xandria to Eresia, this event happened right after Ys V: Kefin, The Lost City of Sand. Considering that the Red-haired Swordsman is 21 years old in this installment, this means that it takes place before Ys VI: The Arc of Napishtim.

Because of this situation, one of the game's Drifting Village system's purpose is for Adol to build a place for the surviving passengers to live in, along with protecting them from the beings known as the "Ancients." With the area sharing aspects with primitive lands, everyone has to deal with some new breeds of creatures and events that are connected to an ancient civilization. Also, Adol ends up having a dream about a blue-haired girl, which seems to be a key aspect that's likely related to the land's history.

Based on my time with the series, something tells me that the large creature could be a manmade monstrosity; however, its origin could be the result of evolving in a place that no one has touched, so we'll just have to wait and see. Depending on how the story plays out, I have a feeling that the blue-haired girl might be a party member that joins Adol later on. That, or she's only playable in Adol's dream sequences.

Since the game's main course is still set for this summer on the PS4 and Vita, there's a chance that a certain inevitable announcement will hit shores before the year is over.

[via Gematsu]

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