XSEED GAMES TO PUBLISH CLASSIC NIHON FALCOM TITLE XANADU NEXT; HD VERSIONS OF FAN FAVORITES LITTLE KING’S STORY AND SENRAN KAGURA SHINOVI VERSUS
PC Gamers Rejoice as Long-awaited Falcom Classic and Two Former Console-Exclusive Hit Titles Come to Windows PC in 2016
Torrance, Calif. – (October 16, 2015) – XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced three new legacy titles coming to Windows PC. The critically acclaimed Wii title Little King’s Story, and SENRAN KAGURA SHINOVI VERSUS – previously a PlayStation®Vita exclusive – will receive high-definition upgrades for their respective Windows PC releases, with the classic Nihon Falcom title Xanadu Next seeing its Western debut to round out an exciting glimpse of what’s in store for 2016.
“Our commitment has always been to bring fans the games that they want to play, and we definitely want to show PC gamers as much love as we possibly can. With these announcements, I think we’ve made strides in both of those endeavors,” said Executive Vice President Ken Berry at Marvelous USA. “We jumped at the chance to publish two of our formerly console-exclusive titles on PC, as well as the highly-anticipated Xanadu Next, which we’re confident that Nihon Falcom fans and newcomers alike will adore.”
Little King’s Story
Designed and developed originally for Wii, Little King’s Story is headed to PC in all its glory, improved with true HD fidelity. Experience the story of Corobo, a young boy that stumbles across a crown with a mysterious power to charm any person and make them follow any order. Proclaimed the new king of his village, Corobo begins his efforts to turn his home into the best kingdom ever.
Little King’s Story combines life simulation and real-time strategy with ample adventure elements and an enchanting storyline. Every NPC (Non-Playable Character) in the village has his/her own personality, and players can command these townspeople to do various tasks, from digging for treasure to breaking down obstacles between areas. Unite surrounding rival kingdoms under one flag to become the best king in the world! Little King’s Story is scheduled for release on Windows PC through various digital distribution platforms in early 2016.
SENRAN KAGURA SHINOVI VERSUS
The lovely shinobi girls from the SENRAN KAGURA series also get an HD makeover in a port of SENRAN KAGURA SHINOVI VERSUS. Initially released on PS®Vita, SHINOVI VERSUS follows the events that took place in SENRAN KAGURA Burst, revisiting the rivalry between the students of the Hanzō National Academy and their sworn enemies at Hebijo Clandestine Girls’ Academy, the latter of which have now gone underground and formed a mercenary group known as Homura’s Crimson Squad. Both sides must also contend with two new sets of enemies: the students from the exceptionally strict Gessen Girls’ Academy, as well as the new generation of Hebijo students who seek to dominate all rivals.
Fan-favorite elements such as massive mid-air combos, Secret Ninja Techniques and clothes-ripping action will now be presented in full HD with this PC update of SENRAN KAGURA SHINOVI VERSUS. Each of the four schools gets its own unique narrative, and the original Japanese voice-overs pair with full English subtitles to bring each girl’s distinct personality and storyline to life. With 20 playable characters, each featuring her own diverse fighting style and palette of special skills, players will have to master a vast array of abilities as they set forth upon the Path of the Shinobi. SENRAN KAGURA SHINOVI VERSUS is scheduled for release on Windows PC in Summer 2016.
Xanadu Next is an exploration-centric action RPG from Nihon Falcom, the acclaimed creators of the Ys and The Legend of Heroes RPG franchises. A late entry in their immensely popular Dragon Slayer series and a spiritual follow-up to the late ‘80s cult classic Faxanadu, Xanadu Next puts the player in the shoes of a gravely injured knight given a new lease on life through ancient magic, who must now seek a legendary sword called “Dragon Slayer” to ensure his survival.
Set on the medieval Europe-inspired Harlech Island, players will explore the many different and interconnected environments of the world around them while battling vicious enemies in real-time, utilizing various skills attached to the many weapons they find along the way. Through a variety of ability-enhancing items that allow access to new areas, “Guardians” that grant passive effects, stat customization with the ability to level-down for point redistribution and more, the multitude of mysteries surrounding the ancient land of Xanadu are waiting to be unraveled. Xanadu Next is scheduled for release on Windows PC in Spring 2016.
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