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 on the Greeger, an all-new immortal enemy threat, the game’s Mana level-up system, and more!
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VA: Risa Shimizu / Age: 23
“The princess’s big day—I wouldn’t miss it for the world!”
Feria is a resourceful fighter who leads the Balta Navy’s Third Fleet and is known as one of its “twin pillars”,alongside Gunnar, the chief warrior.
She is the right-hand man of Grimmson, the leader of the Balta Navy, and she also looks out for his only daughter, Karja.
She was not originally a Norman, but for various personal reasons, she decided to join the Balta Navy.
VA: Yuki Sakakihara / Age: 15
“Princess Karja, are you hurt?”
Ezer is a young boy who works as a chamberlain to the Bartas, Karja’s family. Despite his youth, he is polite and attentive,and he always puts his master Karja first.
Like Feria, he is not a native Norman, but seems to have emigrated from somewhere else...
VA: Tomoyo Takayanagi / Age: ???
“Nothing irritates me more than wasting time...”
A highly intelligent Greeger, Jord is a sadist who attacks the people of Obelia Bay and uses them like slaves.
She is furious with Karja for harming her with the power of Mana, stalking Adol and his friends like an evil shadow.
VA: Masahiro Ito / Age: ???
“You humans never cease to amuse me.
Yes, quite amusing, indeed!”
A highly intelligent Greeger, Lag seems to be interested in the culture and customs of humans. He sometimes appears before Adol and his friends to ask them strange questions.
Compared to Jord and Odr, Lag is less belligerent rather than simply aloof, making his true intentions difficult to discern.
VA: Kazuki Kyan / Age: ???
“Adol and Karja, be strong--
Then come and kill me.”
A highly intelligent Greeger, Odr is an incredible fighter among his kind. He is particularly interested in Adol and Karja, who use the power of Mana, and challenges them to battle.
He has high expectations for their progress, and he seems to encourage Karja in particular to grow as a warrior.
Immortal creatures that appear around Obelia Bay.
It is impossible to kill them, as their wounds heal instantly no matter what weapons are used to attack them. The only way to repel Greeger is to display overwhelming superiority in battle, making them lose their will to fight. That said, it is possible to inflict deep wounds upon them with Adol and Karja's Mana powers.
Many beast-like Greeger are known to exist, but there are also rumors of humanoid individuals with a high level of intelligence.
■Growth Trees: Release Line
In Ys X, Adol and Karja’s combat abilities can be enhanced by releasing the power of Mana via a special growth tree called the “Release Line”.
●Watch Adol & Karja grow by unleashing the power of Mana!
▼Release Line Flow
1) Level-up in battle and gain Mana points
2) Use Mana points to unlock “Spots” in the Release Line
*By unlocking Spots, you can acquire Adol/Karja-specific skills and crystals to be used in Solo Mode!
3) Plant “Mana Seeds” in the unlocked Spots
*“Mana Abilities” for battle are activated according to the Mana Seed’s lineage
4) Progress down the Release Line by leveling up and unlocking Spots
*By progressing down the Line, you can acquire exclusive skills for Dual Mode!
●Adol & Karja each have their own unique Release Lines!
Adol and Karja have separate Release Lines.
Use Mana points earned by leveling up to unlock their individual abilities.
▼4 Unique Mana Abilities
There are four different Mana Ability lineages that are activated with items called Mana Seeds.
Abilities from the same lineage can overlap, allowing you to customize your character by selecting multiple abilities in the “Valor” lineage for a strong attacker, or by selecting abilities in each lineage to create a solid all-rounder.
Valor: Attack-based abilities.
Raises damage inflicted & knockdown values.
Fortitude: Defense-based abilities.
Effects include reduced damage and increased speed of recovery from status effects.
Optimism: Raises the level of abilities other than attack/defense.
Effects include increased dash speed and extended skill chain activation time, etc.
Darkness: Abilities that come with pros and cons.
Effects include increased damage during status effects, increased critical rate when HP is low, etc.
●Multiple abilities triggered by Mana Seeds contain elements of three lineages!
Mana Abilities are activated according to the lineage of the Mana Seeds planted in the Release Line, and some Seeds belong to a special lineage called “Reverie”.
“Reverie” Mana Seeds contain Valor, Fortitude, and Optimism traits, and the abilities of each lineage can be combined with that of other Mana Seeds.
■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 “Greeger” 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
|Name||Ys X: Nordics|
Traditional Chinese Version
|Ys X: Nordics|
|Release Date||September 28, 2023 (scheduled)|
|MSRP||Adol 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:|
Package Standard Edition:
Digital Standard Edition:
*Requires Traditional Chinese game patch.
*Requires Korean game patch.
|Developer||NIHON FALCOM CORPORATION|
|Distributor||Clouded Leopard Entertainment Inc.|
|Copyright||© Nihon Falcom Corporation. All rights reserved.|
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