Ys X: Nordics first launched for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Switch on September 28, 2023 in Japan and Asia.
The PC version will cost HK$468 / NT$1,790 / ₩79,200 for the standard edition, and HK$700 / NT$2,700 / ₩114,000 for the Digital Deluxe Edition.
Here is an overview of the game, via Clouded Leopard Entertainment:
■ Digital Deluxe Edition
The Digital Deluxe Edition for Ys X: Nordics includes all character costumes and attachment items that will be available for free on the Steam store after the official release date.
*Please note that early bird purchase bonus DLC and other consumable DLC are not included.
■ Early Bird Purchase Bonus
Purchases of the Digital Standard Edition and the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game on the Steam Store until 23:59 (JST) on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, will include the bonus downloadable content “Pikkard Lover,” Adol’s “Crimson Knight” costume, and Karja’s “Lazveli Hearts” costume, which will be available for download after purchase.
In addition, the main game will be available at a special 10 percent off price, from launch until 02:00 JST on Thursday, March 28, 2024. Don’t miss out!
- “Pikkard Lover” – A set of delightful costumes and accessories brought to you by the Pikkard-loving people of Obelia Bay. Wear in combination for maximum Pikkard cuteness!
- Adol’s “Crimson Knight” Costume – This dark costume is modeled after the legendary Monstrum, a monster that lives in the prison city. Along with the outfit, Adol’s hair color can also be changed to match.
- Karja’s “Lazveli Hearts” Costume – A bold restyling of Rosalind’s outfit, the Lazveli tavern’s very own promoter! This exclusive costume brings out Karja’s charm and is sure to capture the hearts of tavern regulars.
*Early purchase bonus downloadable content will be included for purchases made by 23:59 (JST) on Wednesday, March 27, 2024.
*Bonus end date / times may vary by region.
*May become available for purchase at a later date.
*Contents of bonus subject to change without notice.
■ About the PC Version
Exclusive Functions Added to the Steam Version!
The Steam version can be played on a 21:9 ultra-wide monitor or a Steam Deck 16:10 display, supporting 4K resolution and frame rates exceeding 60 frames per second* for a wider field of view and smoother motion.
*Resolutions and frame rates not supported by your monitor will not appear in the list of settings.
DirectX 12-Based Engine
The DirectX 12-based engine delivers improved performance and Intel® XeSS (Xe Super Sampling) support, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful world of Ys X at higher resolutions, and frame rates.
Simplified Chinese Subtitles Added!
More users than ever can join in the adventure!
■ About the Game
Ys X: Nordics, the long-awaited latest installment commemorating the 35th anniversary of the Ys series, is an all-new adventure set in Obelia Bay, in the northern sea, featuring the young adventurer, Adol Christin, as its protagonist!
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.
Watch the PC announcement trailer below. View a set of screenshtos at the gallery.
PC Announce Trailer