In May, Ys 9: Monstrum Nox will bring the Battle to the PS5

The PS5 version of Ys IX: Monstrum Nox will launch on May 9 in North America and May 12 in Europe, according to publisher NIS America (as if the first half of the year needed an even busier schedule). It looks like there won’t be an upgrade option if you already possess Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana on PS4, which does put a damper on things. Must enjoy the current-gen edition.

If you’re new, the action RPG is still worthwhile to play. While we didn’t believe Ys IX was nearly as sharp as the aforementioned Ys VIII when it first came out on PS4, it still has some interesting ideas and a tremendously fluid battle system.

It’s also important to note that PS Plus Extra is now offering the PS4 version of Ys IX. If you’re a subscriber, you may download it straight away. It plays well at 60 frames per second on the PS5.

Have you ever played Ys IX? Will the PS5 version convince you to purchase it?