Ys VIII details Dina, Kuina, and Drifting Village Quests

Meeting the latest pair to join the Drifting Village.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

Falcom has released new Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana information and screenshots detailing castaway villagers Dina and Kuina, as well as the game’s Drifting Village Quests system.

Get the information below.

■ Characters

Dina (voiced by Naomi Ohzora)

“Don’t make fun of Dina-sama’s utter gutsiness and commercial spirit!”

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

18 years old. A reckless and cheerful young trader girl.

She was aboard the Lombardia Passenger Liner headed towards an important business discussion, but was unluckily involved in the shipwreck accident and washed ashore the Isle of Seiren.

Instead of just being depressed about her business negotiations going down the train, she works frantically to regain her earnings, making the best use of her business abilities to manage the bases’s materials and starts a business on the unpopulated island as a trade dealer.

By rescuing Dina, a “Trading Post” will open in the Drifting Village. At the Trading Post, you can exchange the materials you have on hand to obtain even rarer and more superior materials.

Kuina (voiced by Shino Shimoji)

“Hehe, target spotted ahead! Advance at full speed!”

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

10 years old. A very young and innocent girl who has been wandering the Isle of Seiren by herself.

She seems to be considerably mischievous, and after joining the Drifting Village, tends to tease Adol and Dogi, and spends her days playing with the castaways.

She appears to be one of the guests that was aboard the Lombardia Passenger Liner, but why is she wearing sailor clothes? And where are her parents? Further details about her are unknown.

■ System

Drifting Village Quests

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

In the Drifting Village, where the castaways you rescued are gathered, a bulletin board is set up where the Lombardia’s captain and its castaways put up their troubles as requests, which Adol and his party can take on as quests.

In addition to obtaining rewards by completing the request, if a quest is connected to a certain castaway, there are also cases where the battle potential of a character will be increased during Counter-Attack Battles.

Additionally, quests may result in the construction of new facilities in the Drifting Village, as well as changes in the residential area.

There are also quests that activate by rescuing a specific castaway.

—[Quest Example #1: Make a Curtain]

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

Laxia, so that she can live with peace of mind in the Drifting Village, puts in a request that a curtain be put up within the cave.

By hearing out the opinion of the tailor Alison, Adol finds that she can make a curtain if she had some soft, fibrous material and goes in search of a “soft quality fiber” material.

—[Quest Example #2: Eggs Delivery]

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

Hummel comes across a huge egg that unexpectedly washes ashore the beach of the Drifting Village.

Thinking that the egg might something of the Ancient’s that poses a threat to the castaways, Hummel attempts to return the egg to its original location, and requests Adol’s cooperation in climbing the “Great Stone Pillar Wind Cave,” but…

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

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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