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Update (10/9/23): It looks like Ys VIII: The Lacrimosa of Dana will release on October 18th, 2023 — you can place your pre-order for Kindle on Amazon (for $7.95) today and it will be auto-delivered to your device on release day.



Despite its relatively simple shipwrecked hero premise, Ys VIII: The Lacrimosa of Dana deals with some heavy themes as its story progresses, especially upon the introduction of the titular heroine Dana.

Now that story is getting retold in novel form, courtesy of writer Anna Kashina, known for her “The Majat Code” series.

The Ys VIII: The Lacrimosa of Dana novel will release digitally and as a paperback in October 2023! As for the game, it’s available across multiple platforms now, including the Nintendo Switch.

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Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.