The PlayStation 5 version of action RPG Ys IX: Monstrum Nox will launch on May 9 in North America and May 12 in Europe, publisher NIS America and developer Falcom announced. It will include all previously released cosmetic downloadable content.
Pre-orders for the Limited Edition are still available via NIS America Online Store for $89.99, which includes a copy of the game, official soundtrack CD, prequel short novel “The Lost Sword,” art card collection, 200-piece puzzle, and collector’s box.
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox first launched for PlayStation 4 on September 26, 2019 in Japan, followed by February 2, 2021 in North America and February 5, 2021 in Europe. PC and Stadia versions launched worldwide on July 6, 2021, as well as Switch in North Americ on the same date. The Switch version launched in Europe on July 9, 2021 and Japan on September 9, 2021.
Here is an overview of the game, via NIS America:
Renowned adventurer Adol “the Red” Christin and his companion Dogi arrive at Balduq, a city annexed by the Romun Empire, only for Adol to be detained before their adventure can begin. While imprisoned, Adol meets a mysterious woman named Aprilis who turns him into a Monstrum—a being with supernatural Gifts and the power to exorcize monsters.
Now, Adol must team up with his fellow Monstrums to fend off the fearsome threats emerging from the shadowy dimension known as the Grimwald Nox, unravel the mysteries of the Monstrum curse, and discover the truth behind the unrest within Balduq. Join Adol in this iteration of the Ys series coming to PlayStation 5.
- Feared Protectors – Play as any of the six notorious Monstrums, each with their own unique Gifts that grant abilities such as scaling sheer walls or detecting hidden objects to protect the city from shadowy creatures.
- The World Within the Walls – Explore the massive city, accept quests to aid the townsfolk, and enter the Grimwald Nox to vanquish the threats to Balduq.
- Strength of the Night – Familiar mechanics such as Flash Dodge and Flash Guard allow you to outmaneuver your foes, while new additions such as Gifts and Boost Mode further augment your ability to fight.
Watch a new trailer below.