Ys VIII details Cashew, boss monsters

Plus, Falcom releases second TV spot.

Falcom has released new Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana information and screenshots detailing Cashew, the latest castaway, some of the boss monsters Adol and company will face on the Isle of Seiren.

Get the information below.

■ Characters

Cashew (voiced by Yukinori Okubata)

“A dependable captain that commands a giant ship—my goal is to be just like Captain Barbaros.”

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A refreshingly good young man and Lombardia passenger liner sailor who respects Captain Barbaros from the bottom of his heart.

Although it was only for a short period of time, he worked together with Adol and Dogi, who were abord the ship as a temporary sailors, and got to know the existence of “adventurers.”

His age is near that of Adol’s, and during the voyage he looks after his work and cares for him like a brother, but after the ship sinks, his whereabouts become unknown.

■ The Giant Bosses of the Isle of Seiren

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is set on the Isle of Seiren, where youll encounter large creatures and unknown beings known as Ancients. Today, we’ll look at a few of the giant bosses you’ll face.

Clarion, “The Hermit of the Silent Forest”

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

A “huge creature” living in the forest of the Isle of Seiren.

It overwhelms its prey with its long tongue, and can create a shockwave that follows its enemy by flapping the wings on its back. It has several tricky techniques, such as a charge attack it lets out after tempting the enemy into a corner.

When it’s in a pinch its body color will change to blend in with the environment, allowing it to escape the enemy’s field of vision and making him a troublesome opponent not dealt with by ordinary means for Adol and company.

Giasban, “The Ancient Ruler of the Sky”

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A large “ancient” believed to live at the large cliff edge at the heart of the Isle of Seiren.

It soars the sky freely with its large wings, and can burn its opponents with the disastrous flames it breathes from its mouth.

It can perform direct attacks with both its winged arms and beak, as well as swoop down on and crush its enemy from above, thrust into them with its super speed, and shoot bullets of fire from a long range, making it a formidable foe for Adol and company.

Carveros, “The Guard of the Great Academic Center”

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A “guardian” who has become one with a giant wall in order to keep intruders at bay.

While it doesn’t move its body, it unleashes a variety of attacks on its enemy until they’re completely destroyed with its extendible head that protrudes from the wall.

On both sides of its head are two guard heads that move around to protect it from any kind of physical attack. They stop intruders in their tracks at a distance with limitless blasts shots and freezing cold beam attacks.

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.

As an added bonus, watch a new TV spot below.

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