Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is heading to Switch

Posted March 24, 2018 by John Little in Announcements, Articles, Gaming News, News, Nintendo Switch, Release Date, Trailers

Brilliant news for Switch owners as the delightful Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana has been announced for launch on Switch in Europe later in June.

The game was an excellent return for the long running action RPG series, featuring a great amount of content in fittingly flashy, fast paced action style.

It received great reviews on release back in July 2016, along with our glowing review here.

The story follows series’ regular Adol as he finds himself shipwrecked on a mysterious island.

You spend the game fighting the dangerous creatures, looking for survivors and trying to find a way to escape – discovering more about this hostile place as you go.

What impressed me most about the game, aside from being consistently charming and enjoyable all the way to the end, was the wealth of content on offer.

From building a base, to conducting raids on creature outposts, to exploring for items and gear and completing side quests, when you think the game has given all it can, it introduces something new.

Along with this announcement comes a trailer for the game’s secret/not so secret second protagonist Dana, which you can watch below.

The game will release on the 29th of June, and I would encourage Switch players with a fondness for action RPGs to give this a shot.


John Little
John Little

I started gaming with the release of the PS1 - Crash Bandicoot and Ridge Racer Revolution being the first 'real' games I ever set eyes on - and have been enthralled with the medium ever since. I particularly love strategy and horror games, the sort offered by titles such as Total War and Silent Hill, though I also have a soft spot for a good RPG. I studied Journalism at university in the hopes of progressing into writing about games. You'll most likely find me covering indie games as I'm always on the look out for interesting little titles, and generally I stick to the PC and PS4 platforms. I'm not interested in MMOs or really any kind of online game, and I have an unusual and frankly worryingly expensive obsession with collecting gaming guide books, but aside from that I like to think I'm a well rounded average gamer. Find me on twitter @JohnLittle29

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