Falcom has releasd a new trailer for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana dubbed “The Explorers of Seiren,” which introduces characters Laxia, Sahad, Hummel, and Ricotta.
Here’s an overview of each character, via the game’s official website:
- Laxia – Daughter of the noble Roswell family from Garman, who was on the Lombardia. She attempts to act like a humble noble, but her inflated sense of pride and stubborn inclinations make it a fruitless effort. In Castaway Village, where all manner of social status and job classes mingle, she feels like a fish out of water, but she decides to utilize her knowledge about ancient organisms and wildlife to assist Adol.
- Sahad – A fisherman from Greek who is a dynamic, generous, and cheerful fellow. Laxia is often appalled by his frank and sometimes crude outbursts, but he is warm and sincere—even prone to crying when things get too emotional. He is highly knowledgeable about the sea and has his own philosophy about fishing. He has a family to get home to, which is why he decides to help Adol and escape the Isle of Seiren.
- Hummel – An enigmatic “Transporter” who goes rogue on the Isle of Seiren. He takes pride in his work and his serious personality causes him to fulfill any duty that is requested of him. He is also a stickler for cleanliness. He drifted ashore along with a package that he was in the midst of transporting, but keeps mum about both the package and the details of his transportation request. He possesses a new type of weapon called a “gun” that is described as a small-scale cannon.
- Ricotta – A girl who was living on the Isle of Seiren before Adol and the others found themselves there. Ricotta is innocent to a fault and well-versed in both the island’s geography and the Ancient Species. She gleaned all her other knowledge and vocabulary from documents and books that drifted to the island shore, so her language skills are sometimes lacking. She’s been waiting a long time for her father to return from his exploration of the island…
NIS America also revealed the “Day One Edition” for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, which is only available for PlayStation 4 and includes a five-track “Select Soundtrack” and 32-page, full-colored art booklet. Both the PlayStation 4 Day One Edition and standard edition PS Vita copies will include a reversible cover voted by fans.
Day One Edition
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is due out for PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PC on September 12 in North America and September 15 in Europe.
Watch the trailer below.