Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA coming to Switch in 2018

by Oliver BrandtJanuary 11, 2018

Nintendo sprung a (very large) Mini Direct on us tonight, and amongst the big names (lookin’ at you Funky Kong) was a look at something nobody even considered might be coming to Switch.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA is an action RPG game from Nihon Falcom, a Japanese developer that hasn’t made a game for a Nintendo console since the Super Famicom in 1995, and it’s officially coming to the Switch. Previously released on the PS4 and Vita, Ys VIII follows the story of an adventurer named Adol, who becomes shipwrecked on a mysterious island and has to fight for his survival.

The game is scheduled to release in the US Summer of 2018, which is Winter for us in the southern hemisphere. You can read the description below, or scroll past it to watch the trailer.

Ys returns with a brand-new adventure for the first time in 8 years!

Adol awakens shipwrecked and stranded on a cursed island. There, he and the other shipwrecked passengers he rescues form a village to challenge fearsome beasts and mysterious ruins on the isolated island. Amidst this, Adol begins to dream of a mysterious blue-haired maiden living in an unknown world. Join Adol as he unravels the riddle of the cursed isle and the blue-haired maiden Dana in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA.


  • An Epic Tale: Follow Adol and his companions on his latest adventure to uncover the mysteries of the cursed island.
  • Another Side: Unravel the mystery of the blue-haired maiden Dana through her own unique gameplay segments.
  • It Takes a Village: Rescue your fellow shipwrecked passengers and bring them to your village where they will provide valuable services.
  • Party On: Switch characters on the fly as you battle ferocious foes in lightning-fast combat.

Note: If the video does not skip to the correct section, the timestamp is at 5:28.

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Oliver Brandt
Digital game collector, impulse spender, and news editor. I write reviews and report on cool Nintendo stuff. Also the number one Minecraft guy on the team. Mine Cart Madness is the worst thing to happen to video games.

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