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Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Update Reveals New Characters and Japanese Limited Edition
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06.05.19 - 11:24 PM

We have quite the Monstrum update for Ys IX! The latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation and the game's official website revealed a myriad of new details, most notably in regards to three new characters. Each character is a Monstrum, a person with supernatural abilities that may come in handy in and out of battles.

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox | Raging Bull

First up, we have Raging Bull, a Monstrum who is as powerful as she is cheerful. She lugs around a huge war hammer, which she uses to break enemies' guards and destroy walls outside of battles. She has a strong sense of justice, though there are rumors that she might have some relatives inside of Baldeux, the Prison City.

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox | Renegade

The next Monstrum we have is Renegade. Named after his strange outfit, Renegade is a quiet and pessimistic man who is rarely seen in public. He wields a staff that shoots projectiles. In terms of his Monstrum ability, he can melt into shadows to go through hard to reach areas or in order to avoid enemy detection.

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox | Dol

Last but not least, we have Dol. Created by a craftsman, little is known about her. Her movement is unnatural, leaving it uncertain whether she is a Monstrum or a doll. Her Third Eye ability allows her to see hidden items, such as treasure chests and hidden paths. She wants to meet Adol for some reason.

You can check out the Monstrum abilities of Raging Bull, Renegade, and Dol in the videos below:

The Japanese release of Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is receiving quite the limited edition. For 9,800 yen, you get three bonuses with the Limited Quantity Collector's Box. These include:

  • A light novel titled Ys IX: Prequel Story: The Lost Dragon Sword. Follow Adol and Dogi before they venture to the Prison City. A blacksmith seeks the adventurers' help in finding Caliocerion, a famous sword that holds the power of a mysterious gem.

  • A set of wanted posters of the Monstrum you meet in the game along with Adol. There are seven in all and might possibly help you in the game.

  • Ys IX Original Soundtrack Mini [Code: Black] includes songs from various environments throughout the game. The box also allows room for the [Code: Red] soundtrack, which is a battle-based bonus soundtrack that comes with every first-print copy of the game.

If you are still craving more Ys IX, check out our updated gallery for new screenshots and art work!

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox releases in Japan on September 26th for PlayStation 4. Check back at RPGFan for more news about the game!