Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Officially Licensed Novel Releases in Fall 2023

    Falcom licenses a brand-new novel.

    Nihon Falcom and Dragonwell Publishing have announced an officially licensed Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana novel releases this fall. The upcoming novel celebrates 5 years since the launch of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana in the west. 

    The Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana novel adaptation is written by Anna Kashina, the award-winning writer of “The Majat Code” series. She’s a publisher author of seven fantasy novels and an avid fan of the Ys series. Currently, the new novel is targeting a October 2023 release.

    An exact release date will be announced later this year. Ys fans may learn more about the Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana novel by signing up to Dragonwell Publishing’s newsletter list. Stay tuned for more updates and sign-up for the official newsletter at the official website.

    Here’s a synopsis of the upcoming novel via Dragonwell Publishing:

    About Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

    When Adol Christin boards the passenger liner Lombardia for an easy voyage across the Gaete Sea, he has no idea this journey will land him shipwrecked on the mysterious Seiren Island, home of an ancient curse that has plagued these waters for millennia. Nor can he possibly imagine that this act of fate will throw him into a battle against primordial powers set out to destroy the entire human race. Joined by Dana, a powerful young woman from another era, as well as by a handful of the Lombardia survivors, Adol must save his species from extinction, or perish along with everyone he knows. But even if he wins, there is no guarantee that he can ever attain the ultimate prize — a future with Dana.

    Falcom fans may also look forward to more adventures with Adol Christin in Ys X: Nordics and Ys Memoire: The Oath in Felghana later this year. Ys Memoire: The Oath in Felghana releases first on April 27 for Nintendo Switch in Japan.

    Lastly, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is available now for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PlayStation Vita, and PC via Steam worldwide.

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    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected]

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