Ys VIII details shared consciousness, presents, and notes

What you do in Dana's world could affect the layout of Adol's.

Falcom has released new Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana information and screenshots detailing the shared consciousness of dual protagonists Adol and Dana, Present Events, and T’s Notes and Pirate Notes.

Get the information below.

■ Shared Consciousness

In Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, there are two protagonists: the adventurer Adol and the mysterious girl Dana, whose shared consciousness will let you travel between two worlds.

How It Works

—(1) First, find an embellished floating crystal pillar.

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—(2) Next, while controlling Adol, interact with the crystal pillar.

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—(3) Adol and Dana share a single consciousness, and now you’ll be in Dana’s world.

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—(4) Explore Dana’s world.

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—(5) When you reach another consciousness share point, you can return to Adol’s world.

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Does Dana’s actions affect Adol’s story?

The actions Dana takes in her world will have some impact on The Isle of Seiren, which is the setting for Adol’s adventure.

For instance, when you return to Adol’s side, roads that should be impassable can become passable and somehow the terrain of The Isle of Seiren changes. Depending on Dana’s actions, new paths for Adol’s exploration team may even open up.

—A new route appears in Adol’s world.

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—Off to the new area.

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■ Present Events

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

In the Drifting Village, which acts as the player’s base on the Isle of Seiren, players can give special items called “Present Items.”

There are various items that can be given based on the personality and tastes of each character, such as a “strong drink” for the drinker Dogi, “soap” for the fastidious Hummel, or “plant seeds” for Little Paro.

By giving presents, you can trigger special events with each of the castaways, as well as increase the player character’s stats and strengthen the castaway characters’ support skills.

■ T’s Notes and Pirate Notes

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

While exploring the island, you’ll come across notes left behind by a mysterious character named “T” who seemingly explored the island in the past, as well as notes from pirates who seemingly disembarked on the island long ago.

Each note you find will only have a fragment of information on it, but at times you’ll obtain information useful to Adol and company’s exploration.

By combining T’s Notes and Pirate Notes and analyzing their contents, you might discover hints that will help you escape the Isle of Seiren.

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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