Coming to Nintendo Switch™/PlayStation®5/PlayStation®4 Ys X: Nordics Introducing new characters, the Recapture Battle, & more!

 Clouded Leopard Entertainment Inc. (CEO: Yuen-Yuen Chen) is pleased to announce the release of Ys X: Nordics, the 35th anniversary title of Nihon Falcom, Ltd. (CEO: Toshihiro Kondo)’s acclaimed Ys action RPG series, for Nintendo Switch™/PlayStation®5/PlayStation®4 on Thursday, September 28, 2023. See below for a sneak peek into Grimmson, Pirate Princess Karja’s father and leader of the Balta Navy, Gunnar, the warrior chief, and the Recapture Battles, special in-game battles to rescue islands that has been taken over by Greegers (immortal enemies)!

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Grimmson Balta
VA: Kazuhiro Yamaji / Age: 40

“We Normans are always walking alongside death...
That’s what life is all about, no?”

Father of Karja and leader of the Balta Navy.
Grimmson is considered to be on par with the infamous One-Eyed Ladoc, in the Medo Sea.
He has both the charisma to unite a band of ruffians and the political savvy to resist the Romun Empire.
He can channel his rage into strength, making him an excellent fighter.
He is also the most powerful Mana user with excellent combat skills.


VA: Shuhei Sakaguchi / Age: 29

“I think it’s time you turned your attention to
the lives of your constituents, Princess.”

Gunnar serves as the chief warrior of the Balta Navy under Grimmson’s leadership.
He is a skilled warrior and leads the Balta Navy’s second fleet with calm and precise judgment.
A man of reason and order, Karja is a bit of a challenge for Gunnar, but like Feria, he monitors her growth as a fellow Norman.


VA: Kosuke Kobayashi / Age: ♂??

A well-fed raven that has been living on the island of Balta, the Balta Navy’s base, for quite some time.
He is curious and mischievous, but due to a legend that states that the god Harl watches over the world through the eyes of a raven, he is treated with great care by the Normans.


Flair Rall
VA: Keiichi Sonobe / Age: 47

“Being alive in this world is nothing short of a miracle to me.”

A doctor from Lance whom Adol met during his adventures in the ancient kingdom of Ys.
Despite appearances, Dr. Rall is a man of action who willing to venture outside his village to offer medical treatment, regardless of the risks.
He accompanies Adol on his journey in search of the original Celceta Flower seed, which is said to cure terminal illnesses, and helps Karnack’s clinic on his travels.


■The Recapture Battles

●Battle at sea & on land! Take back the islands from the Greegers!
In Obelia Bay, where the adventures of Ys X take place, there are islands scattered throughout the region that have been taken over by Greegers (immortal enemies).
If you discover an occupied island aboard the Sandras, you can approach it and engage in a special battle to take back the island.

▼Recapture Battle Flow
(1) Approach the Greeger-occupied island via the Sandras
(2) Commence naval battle via the Sandras
(3) While engaging enemy ships, destroy the “barrier pillars” set up around the island 
(4) The Greegers covering the entire island disappear, making it possible to land.
(5) Land with Adol & Karja, then commence a battle to attack the enemy base.
(6) Defeat the Greegers and retake the island by conquering the enemy base.

●Hype up your crew by clearing missions via naval battles!
In naval battles, your crew gets excited each time you clear a mission, making it easier to activate the "Recapture Battle Skills" for each character.
Furthermore, various bonuses will be awarded at the start of land battles depending on the excitement level built while at sea, giving Adol & Karja an extra advantage!

●Get rewards for successful recapture & explore the high seas with ease!
By defeating the Greegers and recapturing islands, you can obtain various rewards according to your rank.
In addition, recaptured islands can be used as quick-travel points. The areas around the islands will also be shown on your nautical charts, making it possible to explore Obelia Bay more efficiently.


■Hugill’s Messages

During the Sandras’s voyage, Hugill the raven sometimes delivers messages to Adol and his friends.
The content of the messages varies, including one from the Balta Navy to Adol & Karja, and others from people in various parts of Obelia Bay asking for help.

Depending on the message, it may be delivered at various locations in Obelia Bay during the adventure in the form of a quest that includes a sub-story.


■About Ys X: Nordics

Four years after the PlayStation®4 release of the action RPG Ys IX: Monstrum NOX in 2019, which received high acclaim from gamers around the world, Ys X: Nordics, the long-awaited latest installment commemorating the 35th anniversary of the Ys series, is coming to multiple platforms in 2023!

The story takes place in the northern sea Obelia Bay, a bay filled with countless islands of all sizes.
Adol Christin, a young adventurer who has explored the ancient kingdom of Ys, encounters two factions: the “Normans,” seafaring people known for their powerful warriors, and the “Greegers” a mysterious undead group that threatens the people of Obelia Bay.

The Ys IX battle system has undergone a major overhaul!
The all-new “Cross Action” system allows players to fight in two modes depending on the situation: a speedy solo mode in which the player controls gameplay supported by a partner who attacks automatically; and a dual mode in which two players simultaneously control a series of actions to engage in a turn-based battle against a powerful enemy!

In addition, for the first time in the series, Ys X allows players to become a ship’s captain!
This adds an exciting new element of challenge to the adventure, such as exploring vast regions of the ocean using nautical charts as guides, and sometimes challenging enemy ships to naval battles!
Plus, the game also features the all-new “Mana Actions” system, a special ability that greatly expands the freedom of the player in fields and dungeons.

Ys X: Nordics depicts a brand-new adventure in the northern sea Obelia Bay, featuring the young adventurer, Adol Christin, as its protagonist.
The team that brought you Ys VIII and Ys IX has done it again—make sure you don’t miss out on the latest installment of the Ys series!


Ys X: Nordics Product Details

NameYs X: Nordics
Traditional Chinese Version
Ys X: Nordics
Korean Version
GenreAction RPG
PlatformNintendo Switch™/PlayStation®5/PlayStation®4
Release DateSeptember 28, 2023 (scheduled)
MSRPAdol Christin Edition:
 $668 HKD / $2,530 NTD
Package Standard Edition:
 $468 HKD / $1,790 NTD
Digital Standard Edition:
 $468 HKD / $1,790 NTD
Adol Christin Edition:
 109,500 KRW
Package Standard Edition:
 79,200 KRW
Digital Standard Edition:
 79,200 KRW
SubtitlesTraditional Chinese
*Requires Traditional Chinese game patch.
*Requires Korean game patch.
DistributorClouded Leopard Entertainment Inc.
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Licensed to and published by Clouded Leopard Entertainment Inc.

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