Ys VIII PC release coming December, NIS apologise for poor localisation


'We humbly request your patience in this process.'

It's been a rough few days for fans and staff in the Ys universe. Yesterday saw NIS America President Takuro Yamashita apologise for the disappointing localisation of new release Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, and today brings us the news that the PC release of said title is still delayed, pushed back to sometime in mid-December.

Yesterday's statement was released in response to criticism that the latest title in the decades-long RPG series featured poor translation, grammatical errors and some generally bad scriptwriting. NIS plan to re-translate the title, and even update some of the game's voiceover work, to better reflect the original intent of the writer's story and characterisations. These changes are expected to be implemented to the PS4 and PS Vita release by the end of November.

New news was also announced concerning the PC version of Ys VIII, which missed its original September release date. The PC port is now expected to launch on Steam sometime in mid-December. This delay will allow for gameplay improvements, bug fixes and the addition of the aforementioned narrative fixes.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is available now on PS4 and PS Vita though, clearly, you may want to hold off playing the RPG epic for another month.

Ys VIII apology [Official Site]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up



Chris Moyse
Chris MoyseAssociate Editor   gamer profile

Chris (Orochileona) has been playing video games since video games began.. still terrible at them though. Former Saturday Night Slam Master, rambles nostalgically like Abe Simpson. Mind like an ... more + disclosures


Also on destructoid: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana   (9)   From our database:

  • Ys VIII PC release coming December, NIS apologise for poor localisation - Chris Moyse
  • NIS America says it will fix Ys VIII's localization - Jordan Devore
  • Ys VIII gets a delay on PC, NIS offering refunds to anyone who is angry - Peter Glagowski
  • Review: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA - Red Veron
  • Ys VIII has a female protagonist - Kyle MacGregor Burleson
  • Ys VIII screenshots? Ys please! - Kyle MacGregor Burleson
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Falcom #PS Vita #PS4 #Role-Playing Games



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!