New tips An excellent free Japanese RPG on Nintendo Switch, how to take advantage of the offer?
Nintendo is not among the publishers that definitely offer relatively recent games to gamers. But recently, the firm has been regularly offering full games for trial, as well as retro titles as part of the Nintendo Switch Online subscription and Additional Pack.
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, an excellent JRPG to discover!
South Nintendo Switch, the Kyoto firm regularly offers players who subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online to take advantage of the Games on Trial program which, as its name suggests, makes fairly recent games available to the public, downloadable and playable for a limited time. Games like Spelunky 2, Mario + The Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Stardew Valley, Monster Hunter Rise or Dragon Quest Builders 2 have been part of this program, allowing players to discover them at no extra cost.
The next game that will integrate the program is none other than Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, an excellent JRPG developed by Falcom and published by NIS. The title was released in 2016 on PS Vita, in 2017 on PS4, then in 2018 on PC and Nintendo Switch. During our test, we highlighted the excellence of the fights, an always surprising exploration, a varied bestiary and bosses, as well as endearing characters.
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa de Dana recounts the story of Adol, apparently the only being to have survived a terrible shipwreck. He will have to find the other castaways, then map the mysterious island on which they are. But on top of that, Adol co-stars with Dana, a character existing in a dream world that we explore when Adol is resting. Obviously, actions performed in each world affect the other, and it’s up to players to uncover the secrets behind this bridge between worlds.
Starting today, players who subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online can go to the eShoplook for the page of Ys VIII Lacrimosa of Dana, and download the game. Make sure you have an active account and subscriptionotherwise you can’t do anything. Don’t hesitate to use the search engine offered in Nintendo’s online store, as the games are sometimes difficult to find.
If you are not asked to associate any payment method, you have followed the procedure in the right way. Once the 15.14 GB of the title downloadedyou will notice that you can’t throw it and that’s normalso don’t panic!
The download is only available in anticipation of the trial offer, which will start on August 18. Then you will have a week, until August 26to play the game as much as possible, which leaves time to know if it is made for you or not. After the trial period ends, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana will find its selling price in dematerialized form, i.e. €59.99.