Ys IX introduces new characters, unique attack skills

Ys IX: Monstrum NOX

The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu introduces new characters and the unique attack skills of each playable character in Ys IX: Monstrum Nox.

Here are the notable tidbits:


  • Aprilis (voiced by Haruka Michii) – A mysterious hooded woman. The pilot for Adol and the Monstrum. She has a deep connection to Nox (night).
  • Parkes (voiced by Kenyu Horiuchi) – A man imprisoned next to Adol. While he is a reliable cooperator, he has not shown his true nature.

Other Characters

  • Cara – A merchant.
  • Kirisha – Cara’s younger sister. Someone steals her sales. Unexpected developments await.
  • Rish – He is the one who taught Cara and Kirisha how to be merchants. His methods are tough, however.
  • Shantae – This game’s drag queen character. She understands the circumstances surrounding the Empire and church very well. As the bar manager, she will help Adol in various ways. “Dogi-chan’s muscles… they’re so dreamy!”
  • Yufa – The bar waitress. She is a quirky and soothing character who is considerably upfront. The mole beneath her eye is her charm point.

Unique Attack Skills of Each Playable Character

  • Hawk: “Carnage Lancer” – A long thrust with laser beam-like reach.
  • White Cat: “Wild Scratch” – A two-hit attack that starts with a dive at the enemy.
  • Doll: “Gensou Ranbu” – A three-hit attack: a thrust, spinning slash, and finally an explosion.
  • Renegade: “Dark Inferno” – Generates a sphere before you that sucks up and damages the enemy. You can also use other skills while it is active.
  • Raging Bull: “Stampede” – A charge attack accompanied by a shockwave.

As long as the required SP is available, all attack techniques can be comboed with skills.

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is due out for PlayStation 4 on September 26 in Japan.

Thanks, Ryokutya2089, Games Talk, and @NihonFalcom.

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