Coming to Nintendo Switch™/PlayStation®5/PlayStation®4 Ys X: Nordics Introducing the Sandras and her crew!

 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 the characters comprising the Sandras’s crew, Runestones, monuments that allow players to learn the history of Obelia Bay’s past, as well as the fishing mini game!

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Momina Yvelise
VA: Riko Kohara

“Leif... Don’t be reckless, okay?”

A strong woman who runs a street stall in the town of Karnack.
She has a kind personality and a good reputation among her neighbors, but she is also rather pessimistic, at times causing concern to the people around her.
She is always worried about her son, Leif, who keeps his distance from his family and does not come near his parents’ house. 


Romes Carpent
VA: Masayuki Fujibuchi

“Ahahaha! Anyone who interferes with our business is evil!”

He is the chairman of the Carpent Company, the most prestigious trading company in Obelia Bay.
His great business prowess has helped him build the most powerful company in Obelia Bay in just a single generation, and he intends to raise his son Cruz to one day take over the business.
He tends to see trouble as a business opportunity, and sometimes gets into arguments with Cruz over how he should conduct himself as a businessman.


Joel Asrad
VA: Yoshito Yasuhara

“We are alive... That is one certainty in this uncertain world.”

A doctor who runs the Asrad Clinic in the city.
He has solid medical knowledge and skills, and with his daughter Mirabelle has been serving the people for many years.
He seems to be an avid fisherman, and even goes fishing while on duty. He is often chastised by Mirabelle for this.


VA: Aguri Onishi

“...I’m not trying to get chummy with the Karnack locals.”

An innocent looking boy who lives alone in the town of Karnack.
He does not have a good impression of the town’s inhabitants, and is always grumpy when spoken to,
complaining about Karnack.
He seems to be more interested in marine life than most people, and for some reason, he offers to conduct a survey of the Obelia Bay area... 


VA: Kenichi Mine

“Heheh, screw up once and your whole ship’ll go under
without so much as a peep.”

A veteran shipwright in the Balta Navy.
Though cynical and stern-looking, Urval is a skilled craftsman who is in charge of maintaining the Norman ships that are anchored at Balta Island.
He also maintains the Sandras, captained by Adol and Karja, and eventually bonds with Cruz, who yearns to become a shipwright himself. 



Huge stone monuments left behind by the ancestors of the maritime people, the Normans, depicting their achievements and major events.
Runestones are scattered throughout Obelia Bay, and the stories they contain can be read by Adol and Karja using their Mana power.
Discover more about Karja and the Balta Navy’s origins by taking a glimpse into Obelia Bay’s past, as told by the Normans who sought new lands, then plundered and invaded them.

●Mana Seeds obtained via resonance with Runestones
When reading the stories within the Runestones in each location, Mana Seeds are obtained through the resonance of Mana power.
Mana Seeds are needed to learn abilities in Adol & Karja's growth system, the Release Line, so you can boost your selected character’s traits by exploring Obelia Bay and discovering more Runestones.


■Fishing & Tuna Fishing

Adol or Karja can fish in the field, in dungeons, etc.—wherever you see the shadow of a fish on the water’s surface. Select your bait and location, then get ready to land the big one!
When you get a Hit!, the Fishing Gauge will appear at the top of the screen. Max it out to reel in your catch!

▼Tuna Fishing
During your voyage aboard the Sandras, fishing spots may randomly appear at various locations in Obelia Bay.
By approaching these spots, you can try your hand at deep-sea tuna fishing onboard the ship, in addition to regular fishing from land.

●Support increases your success rate!
While fishing and/or tuna fishing, the support gauge is filled by successfully completing actions displayed onscreen!
Activating support when the gauge is at maximum will trigger a cooperative effect with your friends and greatly increase your success rate!

●Earn fishing rewards!
Fish caught during fishing/tuna fishing events will be recorded in your adventure logbook.
Report your catches to Joel, who loves fishing, and you might earn some new equipment for your efforts!


■All Aboard the Sandras!

When a new member joins the Sandras’s crew, the ship’s basic performance is increased according to the character’s personality.
In some cases, characters with certain special skills and knowledge will join the crew, which will add shop functions in place of town and merchant ships, and in other cases, special events and quests will occur by having them aboard the ship!

▼Momina & Romes
When Momina, who runs a street stall, and Romes, chairman of the Carpenter Company, become crew members, they open a temporary store onboard.
At Momina’s shop, you can purchase various recovery medicines and recipes for making lunch boxes, which are indispensable for adventures. At the Carpent Company, you can purchase weapons, armor, and tactical tomes that boost cross action performance.

When Joel, who loves fishing, joins the crew, it unlocks the tuna fishing ability while at sea.
In addition, by reporting Adol & Karja’s catches to Joel, you can earn various rewards.

Ashley, a young boy living alone in Karnack, has an uncanny interest in marine life.
By making him a member of the ship’s crew, an exclusive quest will be unlocked, allowing him to investigate marine life throughout Obelia Bay.
Completion of these quests will flesh out your nautical charts, which may lead to even more quests...?


■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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