GOG announced today that Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA will be available as a DRM-free download via its storefront at launch. While previous English PC releases in the Ys series have been made available on GOG, and are even on sale right now, they were all published by XSEED Games, whereas the latest entry is being published by NIS America. Fortunately, the latter company has opted to keep the tradition going.
Much like the Steam version of the game, those who purchase the GOG version by September 19th will be given three free DLC: Adol’s Adventure Essentials, a digital mini art book, and a digital soundtrack sampler. The game will be available for pre-order on Steam starting September 5th, but it was not noted whether the GOG version will also be made available for pre-order at that time.
You can find more information about the upcoming GOG release of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA on the GOG store page.