Horror-adventure, action-cooking ninjas, stripping vampires, farm simulation – XSEED E3 Line Up

Gare – Monday, June 9, 2014 12:39 PM
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XSEED, known in the west as the uncrowned champions of brining niche Japanese titles to the west, have just announced a new lineup of upcoming titles: among them are the PC version of Corpse Party, Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit, as well as Brandish: The Dark Revenant, which is more or less the black sheep of the bunch. But more on that later.

Corpse Party

First we have Corpse Party, a title that may ring some bells for PSP owners: the horror-adventure title deals with a group of high school students who end up as the victims of a series of grisly murders, with the player – naturally – trying to shed some light on the mystery surrounding said murders. The game originally started off as an indie title for PC, and was later ported to PSP. XSEED has not yet commented on when the PC version would be available for purchase. Trailer

Senran Kagura

Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit is a heavy contender for one of the most risqué games on the PS Vita. In terms of gameplay, it’s primarily a rhythm game spinoff to the 3DS original, Senran Kagura Burst that primary focuses on cooking and scantily-clad female ninjas. A recipe for success, no doubt. And while we’re at Senran Kagura, XSEED will be bringing the similarly PS Vita-exclusive Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus to E3 this year (already announced earlier this year), a Dynasty Warriors-esque spinoff featuring the same characters as the original, as well as several newcomers added to the roster. You heard it right – two spinoffs in the same year.

Brandish: The Dark Revenant

The next game on the list is quite possibly the biggest surprise of them all – not necessarily for its title, but rather the platform it’s appearing on. Brandish: The Dark Revenant will be launching on PSP, XSEED announced. We have to wonder how risky it is to release a game in or around 2014 for a console that’s practically already run its course in the west, but far be it from us to complain – if anything, this only shows XSEED’s admirable mindset regarding localization and bringing titles to a wider audience. The game itself will be a fantasy-themed dungeon crawler, with players controlling their hero from a top-down perspective as they explore countless floors, snatch up loot and eliminate monsters – as it should be. No specific release date has been mentioned regarding the title just yet – we do know, however, that it will be available as a digital download.

Story of Seasons, Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed

A number of previously-announced games will also make an appearance on the show floor, XSEED announced: these will be Story of Seasons for the 3DS (a localized version of the new Harvest Moon game), as well as Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed, an adventure game for PS3, PS4 and Vita that takes place in Akihabara, one of the most famous shopping districts of Tokyo.

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