Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is an action role-playing game
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Game Release
- Tuesday, 26 June 2018 12:00 AM
- Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan
Passing the archipelagos of the Gaete Sea located south of mainland Greek, Adol is on a passenger ship called “Lombardia” that is headed from Xandria to the continent of Eresia. However, the ship is attacked and sunk by a giant creature, and when Adol wakes up, he realizes he landed on the shore of a cursed island known as Seiren Island. On his search for other survivors, he teams up with the noblewoman Laxia and fisherman Sahad to help his fellow castaways to survive and find a way to get off the island. At the same time, he wants to find out what lies behind his dreams about Dana, a mysterious girl, who obviously has a connection to Seiren Island and Adol's fate.
Adol's party is soon expanded to include Hummel, a transporter who was a passenger on the Lombardia, and Ricotta, a resident of Seiren Island. While exploring the island for additional castaways, Laxia notes the creatures on the island are unlike anything known to the outside world. Citing her father's academic research, she concludes that the monsters are an extinct group of animals known as "ancient species." Further exploration in the north of the island leads the group to the ruins of an ancient civilization known as Eternia, who's residents possessed a power known as essence. It is here where Dana, the woman from Adol's mysterious dreams, wakes from her sleep, telling the group she is the last of the Eternians, but does not know why as she is suffering from amnesia.
The castaways begin to build a ship to escape the island, however, Adol's party continues to explore the island from clues on what sank the Lombardia. After research into the matter, it is discovered that an ancient species known as Okeanos was responsible for the sinking of their ship, as it has historically attacked ships since before Dana's time. The castaways band together and defeat Okeanos, allowing for safe travel in the surrounding sea. However, questions surrounding the ancient species and Dana's situation lead the group to continue to explore the island. By doing this, Dana begins to slowly regain her memories. She discovers that multiple meteorites crashed into Eternia long ago, killing many people and triggering events akin to a nuclear winter which led to the extinction of Eternians. This event was brought forth by a process called the "Lacrimosa", which triggers an extinction event after the primary species on earth has run it's course. During each extinction event, one member of the species is chosen to survive and become an eternal "protector of evolution," one who watches over the Lacrimosa and ensures the process is successfully carried out. Dana was chosen to be the protector representing Eternians, however she resisted and put herself in a sleep until the next extinction event. Dana awoke as the next extinction event has begun; the extinction of humans, to be accomplished through the revival of ancient species.
With Dana's help, Adol's crew becomes the first group to resist the Lacrimosa, ending the process and ensuring the continued survival of the human race. However, stopping the Lacrimosa does not go as planned, and the world begins to collapse. Dana uses her essence to disrupt the end of the world, but dies in the process. Shortly thereafter, while mourning the loss of Dana, the goddess of the world, Maia, makes an appearance, telling the group that Dana's sacrifice has led her to become the Goddess of Evolution, tasked with watching over the world. Dana and the other protectors appear; Dana wishes goodbye to Adol's group, while the other Protectors inform Adol the Lacrimosa may still need to be used in the future to prevent the world from collapsing. After the Protectors and Goddess' disappear, the castaways finish construction of their ship and sail home, parting ways and returning to their normal lives.
CreatedWednesday, 25 April 2018