Falcom has released new information and screenshots from the upcoming PlayStation 4 version of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana introducing the new “Style Change” system for Dana, the action RPG’s second protagonist.
Get the information below.
Dana (voiced by Saori Onishi)
“Fiery red hair…. Who was that person, I wonder?”
A mysterious, blue-haired girl who appears in Adol’s dreams. Contrary to her lovely appearance, her actions are often bold and imaginative, and can even surprise those around her.
She has never seen the Eresia continent, and seems to live in an area that possesses a very advanced civilization. Players will experience the life of this girl through Adol’s dreams, but…
■ New System: “Style Change”
In the PlayStation 4 version of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, Dana, who is playable in the Dana chapters of the game, can switch between three styles—“Iclucian,” “Gratica,” and “Luminous”—to enjoy a variety of actions.
Additionally, PlayStation 4-original dungeons with various gimmicks will appear in the Dana chapters. Players will use the unique abilities of each style to break through those gimmicks and clear the dungeon.
The default style and an almighty type with balanced attack power and speed. This style acquires a great amount of SP (Skill Points), and you can while excessively using skills during battle.
—Skill Attack: “Mistral Blow”
A skill that strikes surrounding enemies with a rotating slash from Dana’s crescent blade. This skill is unleashed quickly and can be easily linked from a standard attack.
Put out flames using the power of water.
A power type that fights with high defense power and wide attack range. This style is slow-moving, and although its attacks are roundhouse swings, it has high stun value, so when you land a hit there’s a good chance you’ll stun the enemy.
—Skill Attack: “Sourinbutou”
A great skill that, after dealing damage to surrounding enemies with a big, centrifugal force rotation, uplifts giant rocks from the ground to deal great damage to a wide range of enemies.
Destroy cracked walls. You can also move around in areas where movement is restricted, such as in places where strong wind is blowing.
A hit-and-away type that fights with overwhelming speed that surpasses the Iclucian style. Its defense power is considerably low, and many of its skills are peculiar. Since its Extra Gauge acquisition rate is increased, it can let out skills attacks one after the other, and exterminate enemies at once with Extra Skills.
—Skill Attack: “Elemental Shoot”
A skill that converges your power to a single point and fires a super-speed beam of light. It has penetrating capability and exhibits tremendous power in battles against groups of smaller enemies.
See invisible objects. You can also melt ice using the power of light.
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is due out for PlayStation 4 in Japan on May 25. If you missed it, catch 18 minutes of direct-feed gameplay here.
View the screenshots at the gallery.