NIS America Inc. has launched a demo for Ys IX: Monstrum Nox in the West. It’s playable on the PS4 and PS5 through backwards compatibility.

“Take a glimpse into the mysterious city of Balduq with this Ys IX: Monstrum Nox demo,” reads an official description. “Choose between one of two key locations to explore, and experiment with the brand-new Gifts and Monstrums before your full adventure begins.” The full recreation, which is already out in Japan, is about to launch in the West on February 2nd.

Ys IX follows the story of Adol “the Red” Christin and his companion Dogi, who arrive at Balduq and find yourself getting detained. During his detention, a lady named Aprilis turns Adol right into a Monstrum with particular powers. Together with different Monstrums, Adol has to battle forces from a “shadowy dimension,” and uncover the thriller behind the curse and the fact about unrest inside Balduq.

Key options are as follows:

  • Feared Protectors – Play as any of the six infamous Monstrums, every with their very own distinctive Gifts that grant skills comparable to scaling sheer partitions or detecting hidden objects to guard the metropolis from shadowy creatures.
  • The World Within the Walls – Explore the large metropolis, settle for quests to assist the townsfolk, and enter the Grimwald Nox to conquer the threats to Balduq.
  • Strength of the Night – Familiar mechanics comparable to Flash Dodge and Flash Guard assist you to outmaneuver your foes whereas new additions comparable to Gifts and Boost Mode additional increase your capability to battle.