A pleasant surprise awaits you on PSN if you are a fan of Nihon Falcom’s long-running Ys franchise. A demo of the upcoming entry, Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, is out now, so you can download it now for a test before it launches on February 2.
Ys IX follows our red-haired hero Adol as he gains supernatural abilities and the power to exorcise monsters. During his adventure, he will meet other people with these abilities who all have their own specialties to help you get through town and use in battle. Each party member has its own affinity for strike, slash, or piece attacks, allowing you to switch to the most effective depending on the situation. Ys VIII’s flash moves and flash guards will also return for bonuses for blocking and dodging at the right time.
You can experience the PS4 demo, which can also be downloaded on the PS5. Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is also coming to Switch and PC, but we’re currently not sure if we’ll see a demo for those before the game’s release.