Santa Ana, CA (October 10, 2017) – Takuro Yamashita, President and CEO of NIS America, has released an official statement below regarding the localization of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA:
An apology from Takuro Yamashita, President and CEO of NIS America, Inc.
To All Customers of Ys VIII,
Thank you for all the feedback and support we have received since the launch of Ys VIII. It has come to my attention that the quality of the Ys VIII localization has not reached an acceptable level by our own standards, but most importantly by yours. As president of NIS America, Inc. I want to apologize to you personally for this grave error. This situation should not have happened – especially to a game as wonderful as Ys VIII and by a company that strives to deliver the very best customer experience in each title. We have begun internally to investigate the causes of this situation as well as to implement steps to ensure that a similar situation does not occur again.
As for Ys VIII itself, we will have a new translator and editor go over the entire localization to fix grammatical errors, typos, inconsistencies, and also to take a fresh look at the dialog and characterizations. For the script, where necessary, we will re-translate and re-edit the game including updating voicework to reflect these changes. We plan to have this work done by the end of November and will offer the updated localization free of charge for both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita versions of the game via patch. The Steam version of the game will include this localization in its initial release.
We humbly request your patience in this process.
Again, as the president and CEO of NIS America, Inc, I deeply apologize and vow to you that we will bring the quality of the localization of Ys VIII up to the high standards that it and you deserve. Please allow us this opportunity to restore your faith in NIS America, Inc.
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!
To learn more, visit: http://ysviii.com
Release Date (NA) : September 12, 2017
Release Date (EU) : September 15, 2017
PC Release Date : TBD
Platform : PS4, PS Vita, Windows
Genre : Action RPG
Player(s) : 1
Audio : English / Japanese
Text : English / French
ESRB/PEGI/USK/ACB : T/12/12/M
Publisher : NIS America, Inc.
Developer : Nihon Falcom Corporation
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About NIS America
In 2003, NIS America was established in Southern California to bring exciting, one-of-a-kind Japanese culture to North America. NIS America‘s team members devote themselves to the fans. Their respect for their fans is at the heart of everything they do. As an established entertainment publisher in the U.S., NIS America is committed to continuous growth and improvement.
NIS America is a subsidiary of Nippon Ichi Software, Inc., a Japanese company famous for its unique line of strategy RPGs with titles such as Disgaea and Phantom Brave. In keeping with its mission, NIS America also publishes other popular Japanese games including the Danganronpa series, and Grand Kingdom.
About Nihon Falcom
Falcom is a game developer founded in 1981 that has created many titles for consumer game platforms and boasts an extremely enthusiastic fanbase worldwide. Notable titles include the “Ys” series, the “Trails” series, and Tokyo Xanadu. Last July saw the release of the newest installment of the “Ys” series in Japan, “Ys VIII – Lacrimosa of DANA-” for PlayStation Vita. The PlayStation 4 version of the title will be released this May in Japan. Furthermore, the latest title in the “Trails” series, “Trails of Cold Steel III” is planned to be released this Autumn.