Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

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Ys IX: Monstrum Nox
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox cover
Developers
Nihon Falcom
Windows Engine Software
Windows PH3 Games
Publishers
NIS America
Release dates
Windows July 6, 2021
Reception
OpenCritic 82
IGDB 85
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres ARPG, Hack and slash
Art styles Anime
Themes Fantasy
Series Ys
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox on HowLongToBeat
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox on IGDB
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox guide on StrategyWiki
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox on MobyGames
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox on Wikipedia
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Ys Eternal 1998
Ys II Eternal 2000
Ys I II Complete 2001
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Ys: The Oath in Felghana 2005
Ys Origin 2006
Ys Online: The Call of Solum 2009
Ys I & II Chronicles+ 2009
Ys Seven 2012
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Ys: Memories of Celceta 2018
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox 2021

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is a single-player third-person ARPG game in the Ys series originally released in 2020 for PlayStation 4.

It was developed by Nihon Falcom, while the PC port was handled by Engine Software and PH3 Games. The game was published by NIS America on multiple storefronts on July 6, 2021.

A demo of the game was made available on June 16, 2021 for players to try out the game prior to release.[1]

General information

Publisher Discord server
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM details are not known
Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
The game can be launched without Steam running.[2]
Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows

Monetization[edit]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Consumable Bundle A bundle of consumables.
Available with the ultimate edition.
Windows
Bonus Costumes and Items Outfits for the characters and some early items.
Available with the deluxe or ultimate edition.
Windows
Monstrum Troupe Bundle Outfits for the characters.
Available with the deluxe or ultimate edition.
Windows
Attachments Bundle 30 attachments, self-assertion panels, headwear, and weapons.
Available with the deluxe or ultimate edition.
Windows
Melodies of the Macabre A 5 song mini soundtrack.
Available for free during the first week of release.
Windows
Chains and Chansons Official Digital Soundtrack A 15 song soundtrack.
Available with the deluxe or ultimate edition during the first week of release.
Windows
Monstrum Memoirs A 20 page mini artbook.
Available for free during the first week of release.
Windows
Nails in the Coffin Digital Art Book & Ys IX Prequel: The Lost Sword Short Novel An artbook and short novel.
Available with the deluxe or ultimate edition during the first week of release.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Ys9\settings.xml
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1351630/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Falcom\Ys9\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1351630/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

Video[edit]

Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
[3]
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ scaling. FMVs are pillarboxed to 16:9 aspect ratio.[4][3]
4K Ultra HD
[3]
Field of view (FOV)
Slider with 21 positions.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Exclusive Fullscreen also available.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Off, Medium, High.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
On/Off toggle for FXAA. SSAA from 0.5x to 2.0x.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Choice of 30, 60, 120 or 144 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Ray tracing
Color blind mode
Accessible from Game settings. Protanopia, Deuteranopia, Tritanopia.

Input[edit]

Camera settings
Camera settings
Game settings
Game settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Horizontal and vertical speed sliders with 21 positions.
Setting also affects controller input.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Horizontal Camera can also be inverted. Setting also affects controller input.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Skills and camera movement cannot be remapped.
Controller sensitivity
Horizontal and vertical speed sliders with 21 positions.
Setting also affects mouse input.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Horizontal Camera can also be inverted. Setting also affects mouse input.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Also Stadia Controller.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Language settings
Language settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
BGM, SE, Voice.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Text speed option for slow, normal, fast and instant.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Japanese

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio libogg, Vorbis

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-2100 3.10 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1351630/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1351630) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Demo, Release Date 16 June 2021 – 17:00:17 UTC - last accessed on 2021-07-07
  2. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2021-07-07
    Launched the game while Steam was not running. The game did not start up Steam and instantly started up.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Ys IX on PC - Behind the Scenes - last accessed on 2021-07-07
  4. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2021-07-07
    Checked the pre rendered video files which are only available at 1080p/16:9.