YS VIII Domination Battle Playstation 4 Gameplay Footage

Falcom has released new info & a new footage for the upcoming Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana. The new footage introduces the games new domination mode, with info below to read from the developer:

■ New System: “Domination Battles”

“Domination Battles” are a new battle mode implemented in the PlayStation 4 version of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana.

■ Domination Battles: Invade the Enemy Base with the Castaways

As you progress through the main story, you’ll have the chance to invade the bases where the beasts of the Isle of Seiren have built their nests.

At these times, the player can freely select a mission to take on a special battle known as a “Domination Battle.”

Domination Battle Flow

(1) You can place “bonfires” inside the circles within the area. Bonfires weaken enemies in the area surrounding the bonfire, allowing you to fight at an advantage.

(2) There are several giant “enemy nests” setup within the area. Attack and destroy the enemy nests to stop the outbreak of beasts in the area.

(3) Repeat steps one and two while expanding the area that you control.

(4) If you destroy all of the enemy nests or a certain amount of time passes, the area boss will appear. Defeat the boss to win the battle.

(5) When the battle ends, you’ll obtain various bonus items depending on your score.

Bonfires Have a Direct Effect on Destroying Enemy Nests

Enemy nests have extremely high HP, and a lot of time would be needed to destroy them with standard attacks, but if a bonfire is nearby, you can receive support from the castaways and thus destroy the enemy nests in short time.

Watch Out for Bonfire Destruction

Bonfires have a level of durability, and enemies in the vicinity of the bonfire will attack it in order to destroy it.

If a bonfire is destroyed, its affect of weakening surrounding enemies will disappear, and you won’t receive support from the castaways, putting you at a disadvantage in the fight.

Non-Stop Battles

In the PS Vita version’s “Counter-Attack Battles,” intermediate results displayed for each wave, and during the results display there were no attacks from enemies, but Domination Battles continue non-stop even during the intermediate results display.

Pay attention, because your bonfires can be destroyed and bosses may swoop down on you while you’re looking at the intermediate results!

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is due to release for the PlayStation 4 in Japan on May 25th – with a PlayStation 4, PSVita & PC launch in North America and Europe later this year.

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