Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana for the Nintendo Switch has received a release window, and it will be arriving in June in the West. It’s a year late compared to its PS4 counterpart, but better late than never right?
NIS America announced that the JRPG from Nihon Falcom will launch for the Nintendo Switch starting June 26th, 2018.
Ys VII: Lacrimosa of Dana came out back in September of 2017 for the PS4 and PS Vita. The game received some harsh criticisms from fans who recognized that the Western localization was not up to par with the original Japanese release. NIS America apologized and stated that they would fix the translation issues and offer a free patch for fans. To their credit, they did fix the issues.
On the upside NIS America didn’t censor the game, and they also claimed that they won’t be censoring the upcoming release of SNK Heroines for PS4 and Nintendo Switch. Even still, the localization was done quite poorly for Ys VIII, which is still a pretty big issue. This is especially considering that NIS failed to properly port the game to PC and had to hand off the porting duties to another company after running into memory leaks and FPS issues.
For the Nintendo Switch, NIS America announced that it will receive everything that was already available on the PS4 and PS Vita, but there will also be a Day One Adventurer’s Edition available containing a reversible cover, a foil pack of three character cards, and a double-sided poster containing a map of the Isle of Seiren on one side and Dana on the other.
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana will launch both physically and digitally for the Nintendo Switch come June 26th. The PC version of the game is still missing in action, but hopefully some news about it will surface soon.