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Ys X: Nordics English Release Announced

Ys X: Nordics English Release Announced

At 9:00 on February 14, 2024, fans of the Ys franchise received a pleasant surprise as the English video game publisher NIS America uploaded a trailer announcing that they would be releasing an English version of Ys X: Nordics!

Initially announced in 2022, Ys X: Nordics is the tenth game in the long-running Ys franchise of action-adventure games from the developer Falcom.

Ys X: Nordics sees series protagonist Adol Christin stranded in an archipelago of islands known as Obelia Bay. Players will take control of Adol and a new protagonist named Karja Balta as they fight mysterious beings known as the “Griegers”.

The game does away with the three-character party system of many playable characters from the last few Ys entries, focusing instead on players controlling just Adol and Karja. During battles, you will be able to switch between the fast-paced Solo Mode and the slower but stronger Combination Mode.

Exploration has been greatly expanded in Ys X, with many new movement options such as a grapple hook and a hoverboard for quick movement around the world.

In addition to this, players will be able to briefly control fast moving sail boats to move between the various islands of Obelia Bay, making the world feel slightly more alive.

When the game was released in Japan on September 23, 2023, English-speaking fans of the franchise prepared themselves for a long wait. As each game in the Ys franchise has historically taken years to be released worldwide.

To everyone’s surprise, though, we have gotten an English release announcement after a mere few months. While there is no exact release date, the English trailer clarifies that Ys fans will only have to wait until the Fall of 2024 to play the game!

Pre-orders are not currently available for Ys X: Nordics. The game will be launching for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC later this year. There is no current info on which PC storefront will host the game.

Based in Pennsylvania, USA, Skeith has been a gamer for over two decades now and has decided to take pen to paper about it. Capable of playing games at incredible speeds, you can rely on them to write about them in record time.
Skeith Ruch
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