Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Confirmed For Nintendo Switch, Launches 2021 In The West

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Confirmed For Nintendo Switch, Launches 2021 In The West

It looks like fans of Ys VIII on Switch won’t have to miss out on the next entry of the series!

NIS America has confirmed that Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, which was previously announced exclusively for PS4, will also be heading to Nintendo switch in 2021! The game sees Adol waltzing into the annexed city of Balduq, only to be transformed into a cursed being known as a Monstrum. With his new powers, he’ll be fighting alongside other Monstrum to unravel the truth behind their curse!

We’ll report back as we hear more. In the meantime, check out the trailer (when it goes live) and synopsis below:


Renowned adventurer Adol “the Red” Christin and his companion Dogi arrive at Balduq, a city annexed by the Romun Empire, only for Adol to be detained before setting foot inside. While imprisoned, he meets a mysterious woman named Aprilis who turns him into a Monstrum, a being with supernatural Gifts and the power to exorcise monsters. Now, Adol must ally with his fellow Monstrums to fend off the fearsome threats emerging from a shadowy dimension called the Grimwald Nox, as well as unravel the mysteries of the Monstrum curse, and the truth behind the unrest within Balduq.

Key Features

  • Feared Protectors – Play as any of the six notorious Monstrums, each with their own unique Gifts that grant abilities such as scaling sheer walls or detecting hidden objects to protect the city from shadowy creatures.
  • The World Within the Walls – Explore the massive city, accept quests to aid the townsfolk, and enter the Grimwald Nox to vanquish the threats to Balduq.
  • Strength of the Night – Familiar mechanics such as Flash Dodge and Flash Guard allow you to outmaneuver your foes、while new additions such as Gifts and Boost Mode further augment your ability to fight.