XSEED Games Confirms Time-Travel RPG Loop8: Summer of Gods Multiplatform Release for North America Spring 2023

Experience the Emotions of Ashihara’s Endless Summer in the First English-Voiced Trailer

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XSEED Games today announced that the original time-travel RPG Loop8: Summer of Gods will be released in North America this coming spring on Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Windows PC via Steam.


A coming-of-age adventure, Loop8: Summer of Gods follows protagonist Nini and his classmates as they try to defeat the Kegai, demonic entities who have forced humanity to the brink of extinction. Raised on a failed space station known as “Hope,” Nini returns to Earth to spend his summer in Ashihara, one of humanity’s last remaining sanctuaries. Gifted with “Demon Sight,” Nini can use his special connection to the gods to reset the world, with each loop allowing him and his allies to relive the 8th month over and over until they get it right…or the Kegai overwhelm them entirely.


The trailer released today features a first look at the game’s English voices, which will be offered in addition to the original Japanese voices, giving players a sneak peek at the captivating characters in the quaint town of Ashihara circa 1983.


The team behind Loop8: Summer of Gods includes senior producer Yoichi Miyaji (Lunar series, Grandia series), game designer Yuri Shibamura (Gunparade March, Touken Ranbu), character designers Shingo Adachi (Sword Art Online) and En Morikura (Kizuna Ai), concept artist Kitsuneiro (Amatsu Kitsune), mascot character designer Ryudai Murayama (Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin), and composer Noriyuki Iwadare (Ace Attorney series).


Details on retail plans for Loop8: Summer of Gods will be made available later.


KEY FEATURES


Choices That Can Change the World – Loop8’s emotion-driven AI system responds to every action and decision players make. Characters’ emotions and stories will vary greatly based on player choices, making each playthrough wholly unique.


A Beautiful Seaside Town Brimming with Mystery – A nostalgic and beautifully recreated snapshot of rural Japan circa 1983, Ashihara is home to a colorful cast of characters, each harboring their own secrets to uncover. Will players’ choices make them trusted allies…or mortal enemies?


Live an Ordinary Life, Fight Extraordinary Enemies – Build bonds with Ashihara’s residents while protecting the town from the ever-present threat of the Kegai, repeating the cycle to uncover how everyday actions impact battles in the Underworld, and vice versa.


Relive the Past to Alter the Future – Though the deadline for humanity’s extinction draws ever closer, Ashihara’s fate remains in your hands. Repeatedly return to the start of August, alter your actions, and see how they turn the tides of destiny across multiple endings.


Developed by SIEG Games together with Marvelous Inc. and published by XSEED Games, Loop8: Summer of Gods will release next spring. The game will be released on console platforms by publisher Marvelous Europe in Europe. The title has not yet been rated by the ESRB.


VIDEO: Loop8: Summer of Gods – Announcement Trailer

XSEED Games Releases Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle Legendary Edition on Nintendo Switch™

Strategic Card Battle RPG Receives Updated Digital Edition at a Reduced Price

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XSEED Games today launched Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle Legendary Edition, a special bundle containing the strategic card battle game and the “Mythical Cards Premium Pass + 10 Levels” downloadable content, digitally on Nintendo eShop for $29.99. The “Mythical Cards Premium Pass + 10 Levels” downloadable content allows players to unlock Mythical Cards, Card Sleeves, Rupies, and more as they level up their battle pass. The DLC also instantly grants players 10 levels toward the Mythical Cards Premium Pass.


In Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle, players take the role of a transfer student to Tensei Academy, where they are quickly introduced to the Shadowverse card game by their classmate, Hiro Ryugasaki. The new friends team up with Shadowverse club president (and only member) Rei on a quest to master the popular card battle game and protect the club from the threat of disbandment by winning the national championship. Throughout their adventures, players will be able to explore unique locations around the school and surrounding town, where events and encounters await in the least expected places. Team up with new friends, battle to become the national champions, and save the Shadowverse club from getting shut down!


Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle Legendary Edition Key Features:

  • Experience intensified for Nintendo Switch – New cards and deluxe battle animations unique to the Nintendo Switch version amp up the excitement for veteran and new players alike!
  • Electrifying one-on-one card battles – Use three types of cards to devise strategies and strive for victory. Become a master by skillfully playing cards, each with their own abilities, at the right time.
  • Create the ultimate deck – Build decks from seven different classes, each with their own unique strengths, cards, and abilities. With over 600 cards to collect, the possibilities are endless.
  • Play with friends or take on the world – Enjoy ranked matches, free matches, or lobby matches, and even get new cards and exchange deck codes in online play. Players can also challenge their friends through local wireless play.
  • A colorful cast of characters – Encounter familiar faces from the Shadowverse anime, as well as all-new characters! Players will deepen their connection with their friends as they complete quests and enjoy student life.

Developed by Cygames and published by XSEED Games in North America on the Nintendo Switch™ system, Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle Legendary Edition launched on Aug. 9, 2022. The game will also be released by publisher Marvelous Europe in Europe on Aug. 9, 2022. The title has been rated “T for Teen” on the Nintendo Switch™ system by the ESRB.


XSEED Games’ Genre-blending Zombie Title, DEADCRAFT, Breaks Loose on PC and Console Today

Play as Zombie-Human Hybrid Reid as He Farms, Crafts, and Fights His Way to Wasteland Justice

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XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that DEADCRAFT, a new simulation/action game developed by Marvelous’ First Studio, is now available on Windows PC via Steam, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, the Nintendo Switch™ system, and is supported through Smart Delivery on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. The digital-only title is available for $24.99 for the standard edition and $39.99 for the Deluxe Edition, which includes two DLC adventures, an exclusive costume, and an in-game item pack, with a 10% discount for the standard edition and 15% discount for the Deluxe Edition on all digital storefronts through May 29, 2022.


The DEADCRAFT Deluxe Edition includes two DLC packs, “It Came from the Junkyard” and “Jessie’s Wasteland Wares,” both of which will arrive in the coming month. “It Came from the Junkyard” pits Reid against a monstrous new threat named Revenant. In “Jessie’s Wasteland Wares,” players will step into the shoes of eccentric nurse Jessie as she sets up shop to raise funds for her beloved lady Duna. Both DLC packs will be available individually for $7.99 each.


Additionally, the Deluxe Edition includes a “Shinobi Outfit” costume exclusive to this version of the game and a Resource Pack featuring a handful of in-game resources to help players survive their early escapades in the treacherous wasteland.


Stare in wild wonder as the half-human, half-zombie protagonist Reid slices through foes on a quest for righteous vengeance! Wield his inhuman zombie powers to fend off enemies while searching the wasteland for answers to what happened to the only man he could trust. Build fantastical new armaments, conjure curious concoctions, or even grow and harvest zombie soldiers to stand by Reid’s side against whatever the apocalypse throws at him. Throughout his adventures Reid will need to take advantage of the strength his zombie side can provide in combat while taking care to maintain what little humanity he has left to stay in the good-graces of the locals…or not, and fully embrace his inner-zombie to shake down the inhabitants. It’s a dangerous world, and in order to stay alive Reid must take full advantage of the dead!


DEADCRAFT is the newest deadly and daring game from Marvelous’ First Studio, creators of DAEMON X MACHINA. As if a hail of meteors reducing earth to a barren wasteland wasn’t bad enough, the devastation released a mysterious virus that resurrected the dead. Ravaged by fire from the sky and the dead below, only a fraction of the human population remains, largely clustered into small outposts where power-hungry opportunists capitalize on the chaos. A rare survivor of exposure to the virus, part-zombie Reid is captured by the twisted Nebron, leader of the Ark. After escaping from the torture table into the surrounding wasteland, Reid is determined to return to the city and exact some apocalyptic justice.


Developed by Marvelous’ First Studio and published in North America by XSEED Games, DEADCRAFT launched on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and the Nintendo Switch™ and worldwide on PC via Steam on May 19. The title is published in Europe on all console platforms by Marvelous Europe. The PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and the Nintendo Switch™ releases of the game have been rated “M for Mature” by the ESRB; the PC release has not been rated.


VIDEO: DEADCRAFT – Launch Trailer

XSEED Games to Launch AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed in North America on July 20

XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed, will be launching in North America on July 20 for the Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC via Steam, GoG and The Humble Store by Humble Bundle. The “debriefing action RPG” where players must expose vampires to the sun, arrives with a physical Day 1 ‘10th Anniversary Edition’ currently available for pre-order for the PS4™ system and Nintendo Switch on the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers for a MSRP $49.99. The base game will be available digitally on all three platforms for $39.99,  while digital deluxe editions are also available on PS4™ and PC for $49.99. The fully remastered version of the first AKIBA’S TRIP title, never before released in the West, is celebrating the 10th anniversary since its original 2011 release in Japan and will include dual Japanese and English audio options.

Return to an accurately modeled Akihabara circa 2011, Japan’s famous electric town, and explore the bustling streets and back alleys of this otaku paradise. But beware the seedy underworld lurking in the shadows! After finding his missing friend unconscious and bleeding in an alley, young otaku Nanashi is attacked by a sinister figure straight out of a horror manga and left to die. As he lays dying, a mysterious young lady offers him some of her blood, both saving his life and changing it forever.

Now a Shadow Soul, one of the very creatures that attacked him and his friend, he’s been imbued with superhuman strength and stamina…and a deadly weakness to sunlight. Caught up in a world of supernatural politics, Nanashi must contend with NIRO, a covert agency dedicated to hunting down paranormal threats, and the family of Shadow Souls, a group of inhuman monsters. It’s up to him and his friends, the self-styled ‘Akiba Freedom Fighters’ to preserve the peace of Akihabara and prevent an all-out war from tearing the town apart.

The ‘10th Anniversary Edition’ includes:

  • Retail edition of the game
  • Custom box with exclusive art
  • Softcover artbook with over 96 pages of illustrations, commemorative short story, and concept artwork from the AKIBA’S TRIP series
  • Original Soundtrack of 47 songs on 2 CDs

The digital deluxe edition for PS4™ system includes:

  • AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed game
  • 47-track digital soundtrack
  • Exclusive PS4™ system theme
  • Set of 10 avatars

The digital deluxe edition for Steam includes:

  • AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed game
  • 47-track digital soundtrack
  • Digital version of the 96-page artbook

Developed by ACQUIRE Corp. and to be published for the Nintendo Switch™ system and PS4™ system in North America and globally on Windows PC by XSEED Games, AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed will launch in North America on July 20. The title will be released in Europe by publisher Marvelous Europe on July 23, and in Japan by ACQUIRE Corp. as AKIBA’S TRIP: First Memory on May 20. The limited ‘10th Anniversary’ retail version of the game on the Nintendo Switch™ and PS4™ system is available for pre-order on the XSEED Games Store and participating retailers, and the base game will be available digitally on all platforms at launch priced at $39.99. The title has been rated “M for Mature” by the ESRB for all platforms. More information can be found at the game’s official website: http://www.akibastrip.com/hellbound/.

Video: AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed – Launch Date Announcement Trailer