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oprainfall Week in Gaming: Sept 3 – 9

While we here at Operation Rainfall love covering the latest in gaming news and sharing our reviews of titles new and classic, we also just enjoy playing games in our downtime. So with that, sit back, relax, and check out what the oprainfall gaming crew have been up to this week! [gallery type="slideshow" link="file" ids="341796,341798,341797"] This week I decided to finally continue my playthrough of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana. One
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NGPX: NIS America Announces Various Ports

NIS America's latest NIS Classics collection, aren't the only ports they announced today during NGPX. They've also announced that the Fallen Legion games will be headed to PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC sometime this summer. And also, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA is headed to PS5 during fall. Down below you'll find the announcement trailers for these ports with some included game info from the NGPX site.
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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Major Update & Sale

  A major new update has just been released for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA. The improvements to this exciting adventure include graphics, performance, input, and UI. They have also even added in an experimental new local co-op feature! The game is also on sale 50% off to celebrate. You can find a full breakdown of the changes at the steam community page for the game. Here is the rundown
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NIS America Removes Ys VIII Free DLC from eShop

The long-winding saga of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana's localization woes continue. NIS America recently pulled all of the free DLC for the game on the Nintendo Switch from the eShop. The reason? Some users reported that it was crashing their game. The issue occurred while the game checked for the DLC and launch patch at the start. NIS America pulled the DLC and is currently working on patch 1.03
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The Definitive Edition of Ys VIII Arrives on Nintendo Switch

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA, the Definitive Edition, is now available on the Nintendo Switch. This edition comes with all of the content that came with the original release on the PlayStation 4, and the 18 pieces of cosmetic DLC from the Vita and PS4 releases. PRESS EMAIL The Definitive Edition of Ys VIII Arrives on Nintendo Switch! We're happy to announce that Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA is out now
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First Round Of Ys VIII Switch Patch Notes Detail Multiple Fixes

NIS America has detailed a series of patches for the Nintendo Switch version of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA. Owing to a worldwide launch starting June 26th, the JRPG port launched in an incomplete state, including an unfinished translation effort (with examples spotted by Twitter user KiraSSG). The first of four primary patches for the Switch version of Ys VIII will begin rolling out on June 26th and paced out into
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PR: Nintendo Download for 6/21/18

Well, I'm back from E3, and what a wild ride that was! There were lots of tremendous titles on display there, and my only regret is that I wasn't able to play more coming out for Switch or 3DS. But thankfully that's what the Nintendo Download is all about, finding great new games to play. Let's see what today has in store, shall we? Normally, I could give two shits
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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Comes to PC Next Week

It has been announced that Ys VIII: Lacrimos of DANA will be coming to PC very soon. If you decide on getting the game when it launches, some DLC will be free for the first week. These are Adol's Adventure Essentials, a digital mini art book, and a digital soundtrack sampler. If you aren't familiar with the game here's a description from the game's Steam page.  "Ys returns with a
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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Comes with Lots of Bonus DLC on the Switch

  NIS America has announced that Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA will launching with a ton of bonus DLC on the the Nintendo Switch. This DLC includes costumes, clings and more. Here is a full list of freebies: Items for All Characters: • Deserted Pirate Costume • Hug Hug Pals: Feena, Lilia, and Dark • Stylish Glasses (x 6) • Ancient Masks: (x 3) Items for Adol, Laxia, Ricotta, and
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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Arrives on Nintendo Switch This June

NIS America has recently announced that the latest Ys adventure, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA, arrives on Nintendo Switch on June 26, 2018 in North America and June 29, 2018 in Europe. They have also released a new trailer which you can check out below. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nguF2OcalQ&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=NISA+Press&utm_campaign=51b583dffb-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_19e6c84aa6-51b583dffb-152517485[/embed] The Nintendo Switch™ edition of the game comes with content from both the PS4 and PS Vita versions. In addition, the Day One Adventurer's
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Ys VIII Switch Version Japanese Release Date Announced

This week's issue of Weekly Famitsu has revealed that the Switch version of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana launches on 28th June in Japan. Furthermore, the port will include most of the game's DLC that is already available on other formats separately. Currently, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is available on PS4 and PS Vita worldwide. The PC version of Ys VIII will launch this April, while the Switch version
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YS VIII: LACRIMOSA OF DANA Exclusive Switch Content

Another announcement from NIS America from their event tonight is about Ys VIII: Lacrimosaof DANA. This one will be released for the Switch in NA and EU in 2018. This will be based on the PlayStation 4 version of the game, but have Switch exclusive content. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEhNMINURII [gallery type="thumbnails" ids="254724,254725,254726"] PRESS RELEASE NIS America is proud to announce Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA will be released for Nintendo Switch™ for North
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Nintendo Direct Mini Pops This Morning With Switch Announcements

Nintendo dropped a much-anticipated Nintendo Direct Mini this morning without any warning but following much teasing. This Direct Mini was focused on Nintendo Switch and offered a deluge of ports, downloadable content, and new games. https://youtu.be/a_u7g5BlfiY The Direct kicked off with The World Ends With You: Final Remix, a remaster of the cult classic DS action RPG a decade after its US release. On top of the core game, a
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NIS America Posts Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Localization Update

NIS America has posted an update on the Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Localization patch. Hello everyone, Alan here with your weekly update. I’m writing today’s entry from the voice recording studio! We completed the script for the voiced lines on Monday and did a complete read of the lines to check for flow and consistency. (That was the picture that graced the blog from last week.) As we go through
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REVIEW: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA

Title Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Developer Falcom Publisher NIS America Release Date September 12, 2017 Genre JRPG Platform PlayStation 4 Age Rating ESRB T for Teen Official Website The longer a series of games seeks to remain viable, the more it will have to change over time. That is a general rule in video games, but changes can be fraught with risk.  Sometimes the changes can serve to reinvigorate
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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA PC Release Will be Delayed

NIS America has previously announced that the Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA for PC will release in tandem with the PlayStation 4 and Vita version in North American on September 12, 2017. They however announced today that they have delayed the title for continued efforts to improve on the gameplay quality. They have said that they will continue to update on the status of the PC version while the the
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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Exclusive Content Trailer and Demo

Today NIS America has released a trailer showing off the exclusive content found in the PlayStation 4 and Steam releases of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA. This content includes: a new difficulty, Inferno mode, more story bits from Dana’s past, new dungeons, new monsters, and two new forms for Dana, Luminous & Gratika, that changes her battle costume. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH_ODcNc3Qo&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=NISA+Press&utm_campaign=e07269da30-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_08_29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_19e6c84aa6-e07269da30-128004185 A demo for the game has also been released on the PlayStation 4.
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INTERVIEW: Toshiro Kondo – President of Nihon Falcom

The Ys franchise is one that is quite dear to many old school gamers, especially to those who followed Japanese PC game development. The franchise started on NEC's PC-8801 back in 1987 and other than Ys V: Lost Kefin, Kingdom of Sand, Ys Strategy, and  Ys: Memories of Celceta (except in China), every release has had a PC release of some kind. In fact, Nihon Falcom primarily develops PC titles. This has led
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E3: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA – An Island Adventure Comes to the PS4

AUTHOR'S NOTE: The images featured here are not from the demo and are from a developmental build of the game. [caption id="attachment_239651" align="aligncenter" width="610"] The newest entry in the Ys franchise is coming West. However, some people aren't happy about that it seems.[/caption] When Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA was announced by NIS America during their February Press event, the internet community was pretty divided. On one hand, many fans
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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Headed Westward This September

  NIS America have announced Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA will be coming West on September 15. Players can get their copy on the PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita either physical or digital, as well as via Steam. Featuring dual audio, and in game text in French and English we return with a brand new adventure. Adol wakes shipwrecked and stranded. Stranded on a cursed island of course! He and other