NISA In Europe Meets NIS America (Interview) Part 1

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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA 

Release Date: 29th June 2018

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch™
Purchase the Standard/Limited Edition here

How did the idea of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA on Nintendo Switch come about?

AC: Both Nihon Falcom and us, having worked together, thought that Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA on the Nintendo Switch would be good fit on the console.

TY: With Nihon Falcom being a company with very much limited manpower, we decided to lend our help with the porting of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA to the Nintendo Switch. This was possible due to how we have a very good working relationship with them.

As this is the first Ys game on a Nintendo system in a while, what can newcomers who’d never played Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA except on the switch version?

AC: Nintendo Switch owners can expect fast paced gameplay that’s pretty much unrivalled from any other game on the platform. They also have the ability to have the best of both worlds by being able to play in TV Mode and Handheld mode on the go.

Would players that have enjoyed Zelda or Xenoblade on Switch enjoy Ys VIII?

AC: Absolutely!

AJ: Although very different from those games, superficially you might say they look similar. They all have a common core, which is a Japanese take on adventure, youth and working together to solve problems, so I think that anybody who enjoyed Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Zelda: Breath of Wild will find a lot to love with Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA as well.

Can you share any information about new features in the Switch version? Will they be exclusive to the Switch?

AC: There are no new features per se, however the main draw of this version would be it has all the content from the PS4 version, as well as cosmetic DLC from the PS Vita and PS4 versions.

Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory

Release Date: 1st June 2018

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch™
Purchase the Standard /Limited Edition here.

This game looks like an interest blend of action and strategy for an RPG? Would it appeal to fans of Dragon’s Crown, Odin Sphere or Grand Kingdom?


AJ: Ahh yes . . . it’s a bit more fast paced than Grand Kingdom, in terms of strategic elements it’s more reflexive when it comes to planning out attacks for characters, or waiting for them to refill their gauge to block, so it kind of plays like a fighting game, but it definitely has a lot of strategy and resembles the feel of a game like Grand Kingdom or Odin’s Sphere. 

Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory is a collection made up of a VITA and a PS4 game.  Is there any extra content over and above this?


AJ: Yes, so there’s going to be extra stages, characters and even Japanese audio available for the game, so there’s definitely going to be a lot of new content for this title. 

This game features two story lines on opposite sides of war. Are there any differences in terms of gameplay for the two sides?  

The campaigns are different, but it’s not just the story it's basically two different games in their own right.   

How does switching between the two story lines work?

You can select any of the two story lines from the start.


Check out the latest Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory - New Content Trailer with footage of the new stages, bosses, and characters for the Switch version of this title.