Ys IX: Monstrum Nox PC update adds local co-op

NIS America and Nihon Falcom have released a new update for the PC version of Ys IX: Monstrum Nox that introduces local co-op support.

Using this feature, two players can play together in all areas where more than one character is available. Once the option is turned on in the settings, a second player can drop in and out by pressing “Start” or an equivalent button on any non-primary controller.

“Unlike Ys VIII, where co-op was mostly limited to combat, the second player is largely equivalent to the primary player in terms of capabilities in Ys IX, including movement and combat abilities, using Monstrum Gifts, discovering and triggering landmarks, enemies and events, opening chests, picking up collectibles, and initiating dialogue. Only interacting with menus and the map is restricted to player one,” a post on Steam explains.

This update also adds support for 16:10 and fixes the following issues:

  • Make sure that traps behave functionally the same at high framerates (>>60 FPS) as they do at the default framerate
  • Fix timing of fades after video playback before Grimwald battles
  • Fix spikes at Dry Moat Ruins boss not being shown with some settings
  • Fix crash on startup when no audio devices are available
  • Fix UI animation speed of Grimwald result screen at high FPS
  • Fix a long-standing bug causing NPCs to get stuck on some ceilings after wall run
  • Fix some English spelling issues

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is available now on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Stadia.

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