By Josh Speer / June 20th, 2018
Sekai Project is known in the industry for the wide library of Visual Novel games they help bring to the West, such as Nekopara, The Fruit of Grisaia, Clannad and much more. They even have done the occasional off brand game such as Rabi-Ribi, a crazy Metroidvania. But one thing Sekai Project wasn’t known for was bringing games to the Nintendo Switch, but that’s about to change. While one title was released a bit under the radar, called A Magical High School Girl, a bit of a dungeon crawler with spell crafting elements, there’s even more on the horizon. Which brings me to the new division of Sekai Project, called simply Sekai Games. They are focusing on bringing all sorts of content to the Switch, from VNs to mecha games and more. Their missions statement sums it up pretty well:
Sekai Games’ sole focus will be to deliver a wide variety of video game genres worldwide to all major console marketplaces. From our rich selection of Japanese adventure games to our very own in-house developed new IPs, the vast selection of unique titles will surely color up the game collections of fans from around the world.
With more interactivity and communication with fans via social media, live streaming, and developer interaction, Sekai Games wants to further establish the bond between creators and consumers.
To get a taste of what’s to come, just keep reading for a summary of their latest titles.
System: Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4
Release Date: November 2018
A princess named Selphine and her Royal Guard Ritona make an escape from a brutal assault that’s devastated their homeland of Rughzenhaide, and the story is coming to the Nintendo Switch™!
As the two mysteriously teleport to a forest with vegetation not native to the surroundings of Rughzenhaide, they must venture into an unknown land. The atmosphere is heavy and no sign of life can be found, which is particularly unusual for such a lush forest. Something is odd about this land – something is amiss – but Selphine and Ritona are too startled to notice the obvious right away.
Heralded as one of the greatest visual novels of recent times, the fault series has seen incredible success around the world thanks to the incredibly strong cast of female characters, world-building with an incredible attention to detail, and a perfect blend of genres for one of the most thrilling stories you’ll ever experience! With a strong narrative and incredible artwork, fault will be one of the most beautiful looking adventures to ever grace the Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®4.
System: Nintendo Switch™, PC
Release Date: Summer 2019
Fight to defend the planet in M.A.S.S. Builder, an action-packed game with tons of player customization and strategy. Construct a Mechanical Assault Skeleton Suit or M.A.S.S. that matches your playstyle and take to the battlefield to help save humanity. Every aspect of your M.A.S.S. is fully customizable, so you can design your suit to your exact tastes.
When the world comes under attack from a hostile alien race known as the Quarks, all of humanity must join together to fight back. You take on the role of the leader of a mercenary company, with a squad of trusted companions who will assist you in your battle against the Quarks. Pick your favorite equipment to take to the fight, with nearly 40 different custom armor parts and a variety of weapon types.
M.A.S.S. Builder is the first game to be released by Thai game development team Vermillion Digital, though the creators are all veterans of the industry. This game is sure to please fans of shooters and sci-fi stories, and offers lots of replayability with different weapon combinations and strategies.
System: Nintendo Switch™, PC
Release Date: February 2019
──That summer, I met the mermaid you…
Our protagonist lives out in the city, but one summer decides to return to his rural hometown where he once again meets his childhood friend, Ion… who is now a mermaid!? Soon after, he also meets Petakko, a mermaid who has lost her memory and Rin, a priestess who looks after mermaids but also has a split personality.
It is these encounters that bring our protagonist in contact with the legend surrounding mermaids. Together with Ion, who is at the center of this mysterious legend, as well as Petakko and Rin, our protagonist’s strange summer vacation begins…
My Girlfriend is a Mermaid!? features multiple choices and endings that add to the value of this heartwarming story. With additional content and updates such as Live2D animation, this game will make a wonderful addition to the Nintendo Switch™ library.
Amazing talent is involved with the game, as the three heroines are voiced by voice actresses Fuchigami Mai, Suzaki Aya and Kageyama Risa.
System: Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4, PC
Release Date: TBA
Joe Marshall, a cop trained by the masters in Japan in the arts of the samurai, has recently transferred to Los Angeles from San Diego on a mission to take down the evil Japanese crime syndicate “The Katanas”. With a police force unable to curb the rising crime and destruction put upon the men, women, and children of Los Angeles, Joe Marshall takes on The Katanas.
Samurai Cop: The Game is designed to play as if it truly was a game for the classic Nintendo Entertainment System™. With beat ’em up style gameplay, pixel graphics based on the technical limitation of the hardware, and music by typical composers of the era.
Do you like what you see? Would you like to play with what you see? Bingo! Samurai Cop: The Game is the jumbo-jet of retro brawling video games. The star of the original film, Matt Hannon, is closely overseeing the project.
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