Today NIS America released some more information about Ys VIII Day One edition – or, the first-print run of PlayStation 4 copies in North America and Europe. The Day One edition will include a 5 track OST sampler (notably it is the same selection that was originally available as a pre-order bonus for the Vita version in Japan) as well as a 32-page art book detailing characters and the world of Ys VIII. I can’t say for certain, but the book appears to be the same art book that players that pre-ordered Ys VIII’s Japanese PlayStation 4 release would’ve received, too. Although the PlayStation Vita will receive a physical release at the same time as the PlayStation 4 version, the Day One edition will remain exclusive to the PS4.

In addition to today’s news regarding Ys VIII’s Day One edition, NIS America also announced the winner of the game’s reversible cover art contest. You can find some photos showcasing both the Day One edition as well as the reversible cover art below, near the bottom of the article. Finally, NIS America has released a new trailer detailing some of the playable characters – the noblewoman Laxia, the middle-aged fisherman Sahad, the enigmatic “transporter” Hummel, and the Seiren Island native Ricotta (as well as showcasing some of their English voice work), which you can find embedded below.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana releases on September 12th for PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 for North America, and Worldwide on PC. The title will be available on September 15th for consoles in Europe. Be sure to keep an eye out for our review in the coming weeks!

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Will you be picking up Ys VIII at launch, and if so, what platform? What do you think about the choice for the Ys VIII reversible cover art that was chosen for the game’s western release? What do you think of the Ys VIII Day One Edition? Share your thoughts in the comments below!


James Galizio

Staff Writer

I'm a writer for TechRaptor, technology and games in particular have been my passion my whole life, and to contribute to the industry has been my dream. If I'm not writing or working on other work, you can almost always find me playing some sort of game!