Nihon Falcom’s ‘Ys IX: Monstrum Nox’ Is Heading West In 2021

Take control of Adol Christin and wield the power of monsters in Ys IX: Monstrum Nox when it releases next year on consoles and PC.

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox


Today during the New Game Plus Expo, publisher NIS America announced that Nihon Falcom’s Ys IX: Monstrum Nox will be making it’s way to the PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC next year.

Initially released in Japan on September 26, 2019, Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is the ninth mainline entry in the long-running action RPG series. The game once again stars the fiery-haired swordsman Adol Christin who, after arriving with his companion Dogi at the Romun Empire-annexed city of Balduq, is captured and detained. While imprisoned, Adol meets the mysterious Aprilis, who uses her powers to transform him into a Monstrum – a creature who can exorcise monsters – to combat the threats originating from a dark dimension known as Grimwald Nox and unravel the city’s secrets.

You can find the game’s announcement trailer below:

Will you be diving into Ys IX: Monstrum Nox when it releases on consoles and PC next year? What are your thoughts on NISA once again localizing the latest entry in the Ys franchise? Be sure to let us know in the comments section.


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