From Falcom‘s Ys IX: Monstrum Nox official website we can get a closer look with White Cat and Hawk, more likely to their backgrounds and specialization. There are also “Heaven’s Run” and giant wings abilities, the Prison City, Barduke, and its areas, more other details, screenshots, and videos.
Becoming someone other than yourself. Ever have one of those dreams?
In this dream, I think—Is this me, or is it not me?
Is the dream reality, or is it reality that’s a dream? I’ve reached an awfully simple answer to that.
“Does it really matter which is which?”
It’s not about which is real. They’re both real.
-Excerpt from a Barduke prison cell
Battle Style: Martial Arts
White Cat is a Monstrum and a thief of the Prison City, Barduke, who steals from the rich and gives to the poor living in the slums. She frequently communicates with the residents of the city, and shows a flashy performance when she jumps about in the city. She specializes in speedy attacks using her flexible cat-like body.
Battle Style: Dual Blades
A Monstrum who kills in the city, known as “Heaven’s Justice.” He has a drinking problem, and often gets himself in trouble by starting fights with all kinds of battle enthusiasts. He’ll be the least cooperative of the Monstrum that appear in Barduke, and they say that his behavior causes trouble to the other Monstrum.
“Heaven’s Run” is an ability that allows you to run up walls and other vertical surfaces. This allows you to discover new routes in some dungeons, and you can even find some surprises by climbing up the higher parts of the city.
By using giant wings, this ability allows you to glide in the air for a period of time. You can reach farther distances by gliding from higher areas, so there are all kinds of ways to use it. During battle, it can be used to evade enemy attacks, or as a tricky move to jump enemies from above.
The above video shows us more of The Prison City, Barduke, and its areas.