During the New Game Plus Expo, a trailer for Ys IX: Monstrum Nox was shown off. A new installment in the beloved franchise is finally officially making its way West after releasing in Japan late last year. There's still a bit of a wait, however, as Ys IX won't be coming until sometime next year.
The storied franchise continues in this new entry, and while there's a bit of a wait for Ys IX, there's plenty of other games in the series to try out if you're interested. For those unaware, Ys has been around for over 30 years now, featuring classic action RPG combat that has of course evolved a lot over that time.
The long-running series follows the story of Adol Christin, an adventurer who is always on the move. The franchise spans a large world where Adol is driven by that desire of adventure and need to help those who may be in trouble. In a sense, it's a classic fantasy story that's been going for quite some time now.
In Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, Adol is accused of being responsible for the disappearance of a military fleet and is thrown in prison. Of course, it's more than just a prison. At the same time this is going on, beings known as Monstrum begin to appear and everyone in the area is concerned about them. They're an unknown group with mysterious powers, some using them for good, and others for their own ends.
So, Ys IX is all about proving Adol's innocence and getting to the bottom of what exactly the Monstrum are. If you're ready to jump into this classic series, you can find just about any of them on a platform of your choosing.
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch in 2021.