Ys VIII to Receive Post-Launch Updates on Switch

NIS America has announced that it will be releasing free updates in the period following Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana’s launch on Nintendo Switch next week.  Four updates have been revealed with the details and expected release dates as follows:

  • Patch 1.01 — Fixes include adjustment to Nintendo Switch auto-sleep function, incorrect icons displaying, and text refinements.
    Confirmed release — June 26, 2018
  • Patch 1.02 — Addressing crash issues, some aesthetic issues, and text refinements.
    Expected release — Launch week
  • Patch 1.03 — Text refinements.
    Expected release — Week after launch
  • Patch 1.04 — Japanese voice implementation and aesthetic refinements during cutscenes.
    Expected release — Mid-July 2018

The latest title in Nihon Falcom’s long-running action RPG series, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana was initially released in North America and Europe for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2017, with an updated localisation released via patch in January 2018. A PC version version was released in April 2018 and, like the Switch version, features all the content from the PlayStation 4 version, plus the updated localisation. The Switch version is set to be released in North America on June 26, 2018, with the European release following on June 29, 2018.


Alex Fuller

Alex joined RPGamer in 2011 as a Previewer before moving onto Reviews, News Director, and Managing Editor. Became Acting Editor-in-Chief in 2018.

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