E3 2018: Daemon X Machina Customization and Gameplay Details

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

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Daemon X Machina

During Nintendo Treehouse’s live stream yesterday, Marvelous debuted roughly 30 minutes of gameplay for their mech Switch game, Daemon X Machina. Kenichiro Tsukuda, producer of several Armored Core games, walked them through the demo.

Several interesting tidbits came up during the demonstration. For one, you have the ability to customize your mech pilot. Choosing either male or female, you can customize several aspects of their face and hair style, though they promised more options would be available in the final game.

Also, you will be able to customize your mech, called Arsenal in the game, with various armor and weapon loadouts. While on missions, you can find graffiti in the environment and unlock color schemes for your Arsenal.

Artistically, the game uses color to signify important moments. In the demo, the color red was used to foreshadow a boss fight.

Lastly, Daemon X Machina‘s gameplay emphasizes procuring weapons on the battlefield. Defeating enemies gains you access to their weapons, which you can bring back with you from your missions. Along with machine guns and bazookas, the demo also featured stealing a sword from an enemy. Not only enemies, but you can use other objects in the environment, such as cars and steel beams from old buildings.

The demonstration had its rough moments, but Marvelous has plenty of time to polish Daemon X Machina until it releases for Nintendo Switch in 2019.

About Tyler Trosper

Tyler Trosper graduated Ball State University with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Professional Writing. Originally joining Operation Rainfall as an anime news writer, he also writes gaming news and dabbles in reviews. His one true love in life is Xenosaga, and he prays daily for a fourth game.