NIS America announced that starting next week on April 16th, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana would finally launch for PC gamers.
Both the PC and Nintendo Switch versions of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana were expected with the launch of the game last year for the PS4 and PS Vita, but the game was delayed for the former two platforms while the latter two platforms suffered from poor localization efforts from NIS America.
NIS America spent the next couple of months redoing and fixing up the localization of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana after fans complained. They issued a free patch in January for PS4 and PS Vita owners, allowing them to experience the localization the way it was supposed to be from the start.
However, NIS America also had to announce delays for the PC release of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana due to memory leaks and a lack of proper know-how with dealing with optimizing the game’s performance for PC hardware. The outfit had to bring another port house to help with the PC version of the game, and eventually they managed to get a handle on things.
PC gamers will be able to play the title starting next Monday on April 16th, where the game will be available from Steam and GOG.com. During the first week of launch some of the DLC will be free, including Adol’s Adventure Essentials, the digital mini art book, a digital soundtrack sampler, and Laxia’s super sexy Eternian Scholar costume.
We’ll see how well NIS America handles the Switch port when it becomes available this summer. In the meantime, PC gamers can look to get their hands on the game next week and we’ll get an idea as to how well the localization process went with NIS America outsourcing the PC version in order to minimize some of the performance roadblocks they ran into.