Falcom has released new screenshots and details the Extra Skills of Dana’s style changes, nighttime exploration, and Gallery Mode in the PlayStation 4 version of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana.
Get the information below.
■ Extra Skills (Style Change Edition)
In the PlayStation 4 version of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, Dana can style change into three styles in addition to her default style—the “Iclucian,” “Gratica,” and “Luminous” styles. Dana can also trigger Extra Skills exclusive to those styles.
Extra Skills, which are the strongest special move each character possess, can be triggered by consuming the Extra Gauge, which is built up by landing standard skill attacks. Extra Skills are extremely powerful and possess tremendous capabilities, such as a super wide range attack, but since the Extra Gauge reduces to zero after use, deciding when to use it is important.
Iclucian Exclusive Extra Skill: “Hyouko Enbujin”
Annihilates surrounding enemies with a rotating attack using the crescent blade. After that, giant icicles appear in mid-air and continuously drop down onto ground enemies to deal big damage to a wide range of enemies.
Gratica Exclusive Extra Skill: “Genkou Hasaijin”
Blows away nearby enemies with a hammer attack, and traps enemies in giant stone pillars that rise from the ground. For the finishing blow, numerous meteorites rain down from the sky to destroy surrounding enemies.
Luminous Exclusive Skill: “Senkou Rengajin”
Dana approaches the enemies before her at top speed, and after unleashing an upheaval of continuous attacks with her katars, aims and shoots a beam of converged heat energy at the enemy to deal big damage.
■ System: Nighttime Exploration
From “Gendarme” to “Pangaia Great Plains,” you can explore some of the areas on the Isle of Seiren at night.
Not only are the enemy types completely different, enemy movement patterns also change to correspond to the nighttime period, so a different method of clearing these areas is required than would be during the day or evening.
When the Ancients are asleep, they will not do anything as long as you do not approach them, but if you make noise in their vicinity, they will rise in a fit of rage and attack the player.
Since there are more enemies out at night, you’ll be surrounded by Ancients in the blink of an eye if you lose focus.
■ System: Gallery Mode
From the title screen, you can enter Gallery Mode, which lets you view the event scenes, illustrations, and movies from in the game. There aren’t only main story event scenes, there are also favorability events for each character you can experience again. Image boards and in-game reflection scenes. You can also fully appreciate illustrations such as production image boards and in-game reflection scenes.
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is due out for PlayStation 4 in Japan on May 25, and for PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PC in North America and Europe this fall. The PS Vita version is already available in Japan.
View the screenshots at the gallery.