Publisher XSEED Games announced their lineup of titles that will be playable during the 2018 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) from June 12 to 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.
With an emphasis on their console lineup, XSEED Games will offer games of all types including new virtual reality and handheld as well as remasters and indie gems.
“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. Here is a list of the games that XSEED will be showcasing this year and a little tidbit about them. If you’re looking for more information on these games or something else, XSEED can be found online at www.xseedgames.com. They can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.
Fate/Extella Link [PS4]
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.
Gal Metal [Nintendo Switch]
Gal Metal is a rhythm game designed for Nintendo Switch that turns each Joy-Con™ into a drumstick. 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.
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin [PS4]
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.
Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal [PS4]
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!
Freedom Planet [Nintendo Switch]
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.
Travis is a graduate of SUNY Fredonia with a BA in journalism. He has had a passion for gaming ever since he played Pokémon Red Version and Donkey Kong 64. Some of his all-time favorite titles include Halo Reach, Spec Ops: The Line and Fallout: New Vegas. In his free time, Travis enjoys making a hot mess of himself and making situations awkward. Finger guns and puns are his specialties.