Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana will be out in just a few days, bringing the series’ fun, action RPG gameplay to many Nintendo fans for the first time. Indeed, we absolutely loved the game for our review, though there were a few noticeable bumps that hindered the gameplay experience a bit, with things like text issues and poor translation breaking the immersion. Fortunately, NIS America has been quick to respond to the criticisms, and has laid out a plan for a few upcoming patches over the coming weeks and months.

Most notably, the text issues will be cleared up with the next update, and further, minor adjustments will be made in the next couple updates until July, when the Japanese voice tracks will be worked in. Here’s the full roadmap thus far:

Thank you for your support and excitement for Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA for Nintendo Switch. We wanted to outline the schedule for the upcoming patches, which we previously had communicated were coming soon, to address known text refinements and other issues. Due to the worldwide release of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA, optimization was the top priority during development, and continues to be our focus.

Patch v1.01

Short Description: Fixes include adjustment to Nintendo Switch auto-sleep function, incorrect icons displaying, and text refinements.

Current Status: Ready for Launch

Actual Live Date: June 26

Patch v1.02

Short Description: Addressing crash issues, some aesthetic issues, and text refinements.

Current Status: Testing Round 2

Expected Live Date: Launch week

Patch v1.03

Short Description: Text refinements.

Current Status: Testing Round 1

Expected Live Date: Week after launch

Patch v1.04

Short Description: Japanese Voice Implementation and aesthetic refinements during cutscenes.

Current Status: Testing Round 1

Expected Live Date: Mid July 2018

If you are unsure what the statuses mean, you can see the Status workflow written below:

• Planning

• Development

• Testing Round 1

• Testing Round 2

• Ready for Launch

We will continue to update this schedule as new information comes in, and intend to keep this information as clear as possible while we implement these planned patches. Thank you again for your support.

What do you think? Will you be picking up Ys: VIII? Have you played previous entries? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

[via nisamerica.com]