E3 2019: XSEED Announces Robust E3 LineupA new title reveal has also been teased!06.06.19 - 11:09 PM
XSEED Games has announced its diverse lineup of games for next week's E3 event, and with such a wide range of incredible games, fans surely won't be disappointed. From the first look at the Nintendo Switch version of Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin to an upgraded version of Akiba's Trip heading to PlayStation 4, and more, we have all of the details you need to know right here.
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, an action/simulation title from Edelweiss, will enchant players with its blend of side-scrolling action and farming simulation on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC when it launches this winter. In this unique love letter to both rice and Japanese mythology, players will take over the role of a spoiled harvest goddess, Sakuna, who has been banished to an island with a group of outcast humans. Finding a home in the mountains, Sakuna earns her title as she harvests rice and betters the lives of the island's human inhabitants. Fight demons and other mythological creatures as you cultivate a deep appreciation for agriculture when Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin arrives later this year.
In Heroland, released in Japan as WORK x WORK, players will experience a retro-inspired single-player RPG set in a theme park where guests can explore dungeons, defeat enemies, and become legendary heroes — while the player assists from the sidelines as a tour guide. This unique 2D tale from FuRyu Entertainment is forged by a cast of over 20 quirky characters ranging from an overzealous knight to man-eating broccoli. With RPG royalty helming the project, from director Takahiro Yamane of Fantasy Life, writer Nobuyuki Inoue from Legend of Mana, composer Tsukasa Masuko, and set in a colorful world from Nobuhiro Imagawa, of Mother 3 and Legend of Mana fame, this game is shaping up to be an unforgettable adventure when it launches later in 2019 for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.
Return to Akihabara, Tokyo's otaku outpost, in the newly upgraded Akiba's Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed. Experience a faithful recreation of Akihabara, circa 2012, as you expose vampiric creatures called Shadow Souls by freeing them from their cottony confinements in this "strip action RPG." Experience the signature beat-'em-up, strip-'em-down gameplay of the original entry, releasing for the first time in the West, with a brand new game engine and upgraded visuals on PlayStation 4 and PC!
The beloved fantasy farming adventure returns when Rune Factory 4 Special comes to Nintendo Switch later in 2019. Experience the joys of fishing, farming, and raising monsters in glorious HD. New additions like expanded difficulty settings and Newlywed mode, a feature which delves deeper into married life and adds new in-game cutscenes, are exclusive to this remastered adventure.
Finally, Senran Kagura Peach Ball will put a new spin on a gaming staple — Pinball! Playing as an assistant to Haruka, players will attempt to return the other shinobi to their former selves with the healing properties of the Peach Ball after they are exposed to an experimental substance which drives them wild. With customizable tables, plenty of minigames, a full story mode, and the return of fan-favorite modes like Diorama Mode and the Dressing Room, Senran Kagura Peach Ball is one hot pinball title fans won't want to miss when it ricochets onto Nintendo Switch and PC on July 9th.
Additionally, a "grand new title" has also been teased for a reveal during E3, so stay tuned for more as we get it. With a heaping helping of unique content on the way from XSEED Games, fans attending E3 will want to be on hand to go hands-on, while others will want to keep it locked to RPGFan for the latest on these releases and more!