XSEED Line-Up For E3 2013 Revealed

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

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XSEED Games | LogoWith E3 arriving in less than a month, publishers are getting ready to show off their games for the upcoming expo. In the case of XSEED Games, the publisher has filled its E3 2013 line-up with a strong selection of games. XSEED has additionally revealed the release schedules for each major game, although their exact dates are still unknown.

Here is the list below, with information from the press release (Note: Images are not from the PR):

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  • Killer is Dead (PS3, 360 / Summer 2013) –Created by Goichi “Suda 51″ Suda, this highly anticipated original game is set in a not-so-distant alternate future similar to the world we know now. Players control an executioner named Mondo Zappa who wields a Japanese sword in his right hand while utilizing interchangeable weapons in his left artificial arm. His ultimate goal is to execute various heinous criminals scattered around the world and beyond. Completely unique visuals and outstanding stylish action come together to deliver an unprecedented gaming experience in Killer is Dead. The action title is being jointly developed by Kadokawa Games and Grasshopper Manufacture, with Suda 51 lending his trademark sense of style at the helm. [Note: Deep Silver is publishing this game for Europe]

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  • Ragnarok Odyssey Ace (PS3, PSV / Winter) – This new title in the popular Ragnarok Odyssey action RPG franchise brings players cross-platform play between PS3 and Vita as well as rich new content to explore. Developed by Game Arts, Ragnarok Odyssey Ace brings a new Tower of Yggdrasil dungeon that creates random dungeons with different rooms and enemy placement, a new battle system, and a plethora of new items and features. [Note: GungHo Online Entertainment America will publish the game in Europe]

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  • Rune Factory 4 (3DS / Summer 2013) – The first game in the Rune Factory simulation/role-playing series to be released on the Nintendo 3DS, Rune Factory 4 adds new romance options, the ability to select a male or female character at the game’s start, and endless crafting, farming and cooking opportunities. As Selphia’s prince or princess, players manage the village, explore the countryside with townsfolk, or tame monsters in the wild to become helpers in battle or in the fields.

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  • Valhalla Knights 3 (PSV / Fall 2013) – The fourth title published by XSEED Games in the popular Valhalla Knights action RPG series, Valhalla Knights 3 features a robust character creation system and brings multiplayer party-based combat to the PS Vita, with a Wi-Fi online option being added to the local ad-hoc option specifically for the North American version. Players can select from one of seven races and one of twenty job classes such as Fighter, Mage, Thief, Priest, Akatoki, or Archer, while also equipping two sub-jobs. Adventure with a custom party or brave the wilds alone while seamlessly engaging in real-time combat and earning skill points for upgrading and unlocking abilities unique to each job class.

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  • Ys: Memories of Celceta (PSV / Fall 2013) – An extensive reimagining of Ys IV, one of the only Ys games never before released in the West, this title puts more enemies on screen than ever before. Ys: Memories of Celceta features the largest, most non-linear overworld in Ys history, boasting superlative graphics and a triumphant evolution of the fast-paced gameplay that has made this series a timeless action RPG mainstay.

XSEED is also showing a group of mobile and PC games from the Marvelous Online branch. You can check the list below:

  • Ninja Warrior (iOS, Android) – based on the popular television acrobatics show of the same name.
  • Cross Horizon (iOS, Android) – an expansive action RPG that sends players into various dungeons to eliminate deadly monsters.
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine (Windows)
  • Battle Space (Browser)
  • Knights of the Sky (Browser)
  • Pandora Saga (Windows)

From violent stylized action games like Killer Is Dead, to expansive RPGs like Ys: Memories of Celceta or ValhallKnights 3, a charming action/farm-simulator like Rune Factory 4, and a group of mobile and browser-based games, XSEED’s selection of games looks very diverse.

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  • HeroOfGames16

    Ragnarok Odyssey Ace sounds interesting. However, I have no experience with that franchise, so… what can I expect of this game. Is it a Monster Hunter-esque game or does it have a plot and such?

    • Jonah Rosen

      I haven’t really played Monster Hunter myself, but from what I’ve heard from a few people who’ve played both, it kind of is Monster Hunter’esque. Also, the plot is essentially protect town from giants.

    • HeroOfGames16

      Reminds me of Attack on Titan…

  • Jonah Rosen

    I’m probably going to get every title announced here. I love the Ys Series and XSEED’s Translations of the series is the best ever. The first Ragnarok Odyssey for Vita was pretty great if not a tad bit hard for me, but I really like it non-the-less. I love Suda 51’s games, specifically No More Heroes, so I’m excited for Killer is Dead. And while I never played the older Valhalla Knights titles, I’m VERY interested in what I’ve seem so far of this title.

  • Still waiting for more Trails. I will wait forever if I have to.

    • Jonah Rosen

      Yeah, I want TitS (lol) 2nd chapter already, or at least one of the newer Legend of Heroes titles.

  • Shulknameholderthing

    Normally, I wouldn’t care. But after The Last Story, and Pandora’s Tower, they have my attention. As long as there’s more than one frame per second, ala TLS.

  • fruitspunch_samurai

    Thank you XSEED!

  • Tom

    Can XSEED do something about the localization of Final Fantasy Type-0 and Valkyria Chronicles 3?

  • Spookyryu

    I’m getting rune factory

  • Red

    so sad i cant get anything on this list besides killer is dead cause RPG’s are dead on the 360 🙁