XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced the robust lineup of multi-platform titles that will be playable during the 2018 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) from June 12 – 14 in Los Angeles. The company is also excited to announce that they will be the North American publisher for the indie hit Freedom Planet on Nintendo Switch later this year. E3 attendees will have a chance to meet Gal Metal Producer Tak Fujii and SENRAN KAGURA Producer Kenichiro Takaki during the show and should keep their eyes on the XSEED Games Facebook and Twitter pages for more details!
With an emphasis on their console lineup, XSEED Games will offer experiences of all types including new VR and handheld titles, remastered editions of fan favorites, and indie gems. Action fans will get their first hands-on with the upcoming English installment in the Fate series, Fate/EXTELLA LINK, which builds upon the previous installment with more playable heroes and a new story. They can then try out the remake of the first entry in the SENRAN KAGURA franchise, SENRAN KAGURA Burst Re:Newal, rebuilt from the ground up for modern consoles in full 3D. This can also be followed by sampling the latest version of the indie darling Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin. All of these titles will be playable on the show floor via the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. The publisher’s first VR title, Gungrave VR, will also be on display, showing off its gunslinging action on PlayStation VR for PS4 system. And finally, for fans who prefer to game on the go, the freeform rhythm title Gal Metal and the indie sensation Freedom Planet will be playable for the first time on Nintendo Switch.
“We’re looking forward to seeing our industry friends and awesome fans again at this year’s E3,” said Shinichi Suzuki, President & CEO of Marvelous USA. “We have a fantastic multiplatform lineup with fan favorites ‘Fate/EXTELLA’, ‘Sakuna’, and ‘Senran Kagura’ returning, and are extremely excited to introduce games from our newest partners with ‘Gal Metal’, ‘Gungrave VR’, and ‘Freedom Planet’. We hope attendees will all find something that excites them and encourage everyone to stop by!”
XSEED Games will be located in the West Hall, Booth #4700. The following titles have not yet been rated by the ESRB unless stated otherwise.
About Fate/EXTELLA LINK [PlayStation 4 System Playable]
Picking up where the story ended in Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star, Fate/EXTELLA LINK expands the roster of playable Servants with 10 legendary heroes added to the original selection of 16. These newly added Servants hail from other entries in the Fate series and include the likes of Astolfo, Scàthach, and Francis Drake. The high-speed action gameplay of Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star returns with improved visuals and new battle mechanics in both single-player and an added multiplayer mode supporting 4-on-4 online battles on PlayStation 4 system. Players will also be able to move freely around their new base camp—a medieval cathedral suspended in the sky—and interact with Servants to build bonds with them.
Developed by Marvelous and slated for publishing in North America on PS4 system and PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system by XSEED Games, Fate/EXTELLA LINK will release this winter both digitally and physically on PS4 system and digitally on “PS Vita” system. More release details will be shared at a future time. This title has not been rated by the ESRB.
About Gungrave VR [PlayStation VR Playable]
In Gungrave VR, players take control of Grave with his iconic set of dual guns, Cerberus, and will have to master different playstyles to take down the various foes that stand in his way. Levels consist either of free-moving third-person gameplay or first-person action that includes both stationary and mobile sections, offering players a variety of modes to help put them in the shoes of the resurrected Millennion agent himself. With an array of shooting attacks, close-range strikes using Grave’s coffin, Bullet Time, and more, Gungrave VR brings an authentic Gungrave experience to virtual reality for the very first time.
Gungrave VR will be published for PlayStation VR on PlayStation 4 system by XSEED Games digitally and at retail in Fall 2018. For more details as they’re announced, please keep an eye on XSEED Games’ social media channels via Facebook and Twitter. This title has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
About Gal Metal [Nintendo Switch Playable]
Gal Metal is a rhythm game designed for Nintendo Switch that turns each Joy-Con into a drum stick. Players will take hold of the Joy-Cons to rock along with the music as they create their own complex performances and rack up millions of points using personal free-form drum lines based on over a dozen different beats. With Nintendo Switch™ Pro Controller support on offer as well, players will be able to choose how they want to jam and earn metal power to use against nefarious alien invaders in this uniquely adlib-friendly rhythm experience.
Gal Metal will be published for Nintendo Switch by XSEED Games physically and digitally in Fall 2018. For more details as they’re announced, please keep an eye on XSEED Games’ social media channels via Facebook and Twitter. This title has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
About Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin [PlayStation 4 System Playable]
In Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, players take on the role of Sakuna, a proud yet lonely harvest goddess who is banished to a dangerous island with a group of outcast humans. Sakuna tames the island by defeating demons using farm tools as weapons while also making ample use of her “celestial scarf,” a magical item that allows her to grapple distant enemies and platforms. Along the way, she establishes a home in a mountain village, which serves as a base of operations for crafting weapons and cooking food. Additionally, as a harvest goddess, she grows rice by following a detailed process that encompasses everything from planting to harvesting. Through this process, across each of the four seasons, she’s able to improve the harvest and hone her battle skills alike.
Created by Edelweiss and published in North America by XSEED Games, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is in development for the PS4 system and Windows PC in North America. This title has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
About SENRAN KAGURA Burst Re:Newal [PlayStation 4 System Playable]
SENRAN KAGURA Burst Re:Newal brings the original Nintendo 3DS release’s classic 2.5D action to modern hardware with a full 3D remake and a fresh retelling of the tale that started it all. This fast-paced brawler will provide updated combat mechanics and character models, as well as the new Burst mode for a voluptuous visual feast! The series’ popular Dressing Room mode continues to see expansion too, with a wealth of new outfits and options that allow players to customize their favorite girls’ looks and styles. With additional DLC episodes that will reveal new details of Yumi and Miyabi’s histories prior to meeting Asuka and Homura, SENRAN KAGURA Burst Re:Newal delivers an authentic recreation of the original game while ensuring that series fans will have plenty of new content to look forward to!
Developed by HONEY?PARADE GAMES, Inc. and slated for publishing on PS4 system and Windows PC, SENRAN KAGURA Burst Re:Newal will release this fall both digitally and physically on PS4 system and digitally on Windows PC. More release details will be shared at a future time. This title has not been rated by the ESRB.
About Freedom Planet [Nintendo Switch Playable]
Freedom Planet is a fast-paced combat-driven platform adventure that pits a spunky dragon girl and her friends against hostile foreign powers and alien attack forces. There’s trouble around every turn, from insects to giant robots to sheer explosive destruction, but players will have a variety of special fighting abilities at their disposal to blast through more than a dozen massive, nonlinear stages. The campaign may be played through as Lilac, Carol, or the unlockable Milla, each of whom has completely unique gameplay mechanics, an altered story mode in which the selected character takes the lead, and even a few of her own unique stages.
Developed by GalaxyTrail and slated for publishing on Nintendo Switch by XSEED Games, Freedom Planet will release this fall digitally on Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch. More information on the game can be found at http://freedomplanetgame.com/. The Nintendo Switch version of this title has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
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