At NIS press event 2017 one of the games announced was YS VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA.
The series itself is an adventure game where you explore the world and battle enemies in real-time very Zelda like in terms of its origins but splitting off to do its own thing. In NIS’s own words:
About the game: Ys returns with a brand new adventure for the first time in 8 years! Adol awakens shipwrecked and stranded on a cursed island. There, he and the other shipwrecked passengers he rescues form a village to challenge fearsome beasts and mysterious ruins on the isolated island. Amidst this, Adol begins to dream of a mysterious blue-haired maiden living in an unknown world. Join Adol as he unravels the riddle of the cursed isle and the blue-haired maiden Dana in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana!
- An Epic Tale – Follow Adol on his latest adventure and uncover the mysteries of the cursed island.
- Party On! – Change your playable character on-the-fly as you battle ferocious foes in lighting-fast combat.
- Another Side – Unravel the mystery of the blue-haired maiden Dana through her unique gameplay sections.
- It Takes a Village! – Rescue your fellow shipwrecked passengers and bring them to your village where they will provide valuable services.
Some of the screenshots make this look like a game I could definitely pick up and play. How about you? The game is slated to release Fall 2017 on PS4 PS Vita and Steam look forward to it.