Ys VIII introduces Kilgore, Kahran, Alison, more

New details and images from Dengeki PlayStation.

The latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation has new details on Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, introducing new castaways, facilities, and systems.

Get the information below.

■ Characters

Kilgore (voiced by Daisuke Kishio)

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

32 years old. A private clinician from the Romun Empire. He handles medicine compounding in the Drifting Village Clinic, and is its only doctor. He can make recovery items if you give him empty bottles and materials.

Kahran (voiced by Naoki Tatsuta)

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

52 years old. A noble from the Romun Empire. He’s an always domineering seed of trouble. He’s isolated from everyone around him, but still has a role in the story.

Alison (voiced by Yuki Nagaku)

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

23 years old. A sickly tailor who gets wrapped up in the shipwreck together with her husband. She is a powerless woman from the Greek area who relies on Adol to be reunited with her husband.

■ System

Counter-Attack Battles

As you advance the story, the Drifting Village will be attacked by the island’s beasts. While Adol can participate in these Counter-Attack Battles, it’s also possible to leave them in the hands of the villagers. During these fights, players must protect the village walls from being torn down. Outside of Adol, the beasts also must deal with a group led by Dogi that fights in special cases.

Practice Battles

Once you clear a Counter-Attack Battle, you can play it again and earn rewards based on your rank.

Drifting Village Facility Expansion

  • Medical Clinic – Constructed when you rescue Kilgore. In addition to treating castaways, it is also a place where medicine is compounded.
  • Tailor – Constructed when you rescue Alison. It is used for attire-related activities.
  • Defense Facilities – You can use the materials you obtain on the island to fortify the Drifting Village’s defenses.

Skill Training

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

By doing one-on-one battle and winning against a great ape known as “Master Kong,” a highly intelligent beast of the Isle of Seiren who refers to your island-born party member Ricotta as “mother,” you can learn new skills. Generally each character can only learn one skill from Master Kong, but out of all the skills, these are on the pretty advanced side. The first time, a quest will show you Master Kong’s location, and if you have a “Ripe Mango” item, you can train with him. Starting from the second time you have to rely on hints to find him, and if defeat him with each character, it triggers an event.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is due out for PS Vita in Japan on July 21 and for PlayStation 4 in 2017.

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