PS4 and PS Vita action RPG Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana hits Europe in 2017

That, plus 2017 releases for Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle, Tokyo Tattoo Girls and more revealed at NIS America press event

Hi everyone! Chris King from NIS America here to give you a complete list of all the PlayStation announcements we made at our annual press event in San Francisco.

We announced three new game localisations, release dates for Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, and two other games — and brand new content coming to Suda 51’s The Silver Case for PS4! Brace yourself — there’s a ton of news here!

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

PS4, PS Vita | Autumn 2017

We’re proud to announce our partnership with Nihon Falcom to bring the action RPG Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana to PS4 and PS Vita in Fall 2017! We’re also happy to share that the game will have dual audio (English and Japanese), as well as in-game text in English and French.

This will be the first brand-new Ys adventure in eight years! The story begins with Adol, shipwrecked and stranded on a cursed island. There, he and the other castaways establish a village to challenge fearsome beasts and explore mysterious ruins on the island. Amidst this, Adol begins to dream of a mysterious blue-haired maiden named Dana living in an unknown world. Join Adol as he unravels the riddle of the cursed isle and the blue-haired maiden in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana!

Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle

PS4, PS Vita (Digital) | Summer 2017

The latest and greatest Touhou game awaits with Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle, coming to PS4 and PS Vita (digital-only) in Summer 2017.

Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle is a fast-paced, one-on-one fighting game set on 3D square areas where your goal is to deplete your opponent’s life bar using a wide variety of bullet-hell patterns, melee attacks, and spell cards. You can also perform dashes, double-jumps, and mid-air dashes to avoid bullets and demoralise your opponent!

Tokyo Tattoo Girls

PS Vita | 2017

The strategy title Tokyo Tattoo Girls will be arriving on PS Vita in 2017! In this game, Tokyo has been devastated and some of the city’s survivors find themselves with mysterious yet powerful abilities bestowed upon them by colourful tattoos. The city has been divided into 23 wards, each controlled by a powerful group known as “Kumi”. Together, these Kumi form the “Union.”

As the player, you will choose a companion character who will help you defeat all of Tokyo’s 23 wards and escape the city. Develop your companion’s abilities by giving her powerful tattoos to defeat the “Union” and make your escape!

In addition, we officially revealed the release dates for all of the following PlayStation games:

Danganronpa V3: Killing Hamony will release on both PS4 and PS Vita on 29th September, 2017.

Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy will release on PS Vita on 19th May, 2017.

Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku! releases on PS4 and PS Vita (digital-only) on 9th June, 2017.

Last but not least, we announced that Suda 51’s The Silver Case for PS4 will include two brand-new chapters: “Yami”, which takes place several months after the last chapter and serves as a conclusion to the initial game, and “White Out Prologue,” which occurs afterward with a time leap, linking The Silver Case universe with Suda 51’s episodic sequel The Silver Case: Ward 25!

I really hope you’re excited for our lineup this year everyone, and thank you all for your support over the years.

If you’d like to check out the complete list of all the games we announced at our press event, visit our NISA blog. With that said, we’ll have much more information to share for these games soon, so stay tuned!

7 Author replies

Frrriick yes. A Ys on a bigger screen, so we can stream it easily.


It looks absolutely gorgeous on the PS4. You’re going to love it! Thanks, d00d.

I love you doods <3


Aw, dood…<3


Yes, yes, yes thank you very much for the support on the Vita dood! You guys are the best dood! A thousands of thanks and love from me to you dood!!!


The support goes both ways – without fans like you, we couldn’t bring them over. Ten thousand thanks and love from us to you, dood!

Awesome, you do realise that with Ys VIII, great game btw already finished it, you have set yourself up for a steep climb when it comes to the localisation? Xseed have done some great work with Falcom’s games and I do hope you continue the tradition with YsVIII :)


We most definitely will, Rildiz. I hope you look forward to playing the game…again!

Of course Chris. I always support my region and I mostly just import games from franchises I love so buying again is a no brainer in this scenario :)


What about YS Origins on ps4?


We’re not publishing that one, d00d! But I can’t wait for its release!

the vita is still getting the love from developers great job on the anncouncment


We’re doing our best to bring you the best! Thanks for the support =)

howboutthisthen 18 February, 2017 @ 19:26

I’m in for Ys VIII on Vita, thanks guys! Will we get a retail release or is it digital only here?


More news on that soon! …just kidding. Physical retail release is confirmed for both PS4 and PS Vita versions of Ys VIII. Thanks for the support!

So glad to hear this, I got the collectors for Memories of celceta, so this will be amazing! THANKS NIS!!


No 2 month gap between US and EU this time? As what happened with Trails of Cold Steel 2.


That question was aimed for Y’s VIII.



So much Vita love! Fantastic!

Any chance of getting the Ys VIII limited edition Vita hardware over here? Would be good to get some new models – sure lots of fans would pay top whack for it!

I love you NIS!

Thank you so much for the continues support for my favourite handheld of all time!


I will definitely buy the next Ys. Thank you so much for the Vita owners. RPG on Vita is such a great experience !

RustyTachikoma 21 February, 2017 @ 17:12

As an adult who mostly only manages to find some time to play on my commute thank you for the Vita support! A physical release is just icing on the cake! <3

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