During a press released in the Japanese language yesterday, developer Falcom announced that its RPG Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is coming to the Android platform under a global launch. Apart from that, though, not a lot of information has been revealed.

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The action-RPG Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is coming to mobile

There is no planned release date, so we can’t say for sure as to when this mobile port is actually coming. Still, a lot of RPG fans are surely going to be excited about the news. After all, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is among the better action RPGs that we got in the past couple of years, so it will undoubtedly be a welcome addition to the Play Store when it does arrive, whenever that might be.

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A pretty solid title

Originally launched in 2016 on PlayStation Vita, the game soon made its way to PS4 in May 2017 and later to PC and Nintendo Switch last year.  All of the ports across the different platforms worked pretty well, so we have reasons to hope that the Android version will perform just as good.

One thing about the upcoming release that worries a lot of people is how good the controls will be. Even when using a controller, Ys VIII is already a challenging action game when using a controller, so one has to wonder how the action-oriented gameplay will transfer to the touchscreen.

We'll have to wait and see how the controls will turn out

Hopefully, this Android port will come with full controller support to combat any wonkiness that players might encounter when using touch-based controls. In any case, we have little information to work with at the moment, so it’s still too soon to say anything. Right now, the best course of action is to sit back and wait to see how the game will turn out. Stay tuned for more updates!