XSEED Games has announced that they are going to be handling three new titles over the course of the year and will be showing them off at E3 2016. These titles are all indies, though one stands out a bit compared to the other two. First we have Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity, the second Touhou game to now be localized, for the PlayStation 4 where players will play as Remilia Scarlet, the Scarlet Devil vampire as well as her maid Sakuya Izayoi. Rather than play as a bullet hell title, this game is one that takes an action RPG approach with fast paced combat. Currently the company is aiming to have Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity released digitally for the PlayStation 4 sometime in the fall.
The title that stands out the most in this triple announcement comes in the form of WayForward’s Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. The company has announced that they will be publishing the title at retail and digitally on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Wii U sometime this fall. In the magical world of Sequin Land lives Shantae, a spirited young half-genie.
She has dedicated her life to defending her home of Scuttle Town from evil in all forms, and has been called upon again as pirates attack! Using her trademark Hair-Whip Attack and special ability to transform herself into various kinds of creatures by way of magical belly-dancing, she must fight her way through steamy jungles, ancient ruins, and stormy deserts to topple the villainous Barons behind each criminal caper, preparing for the ultimate showdown against her arch-nemesis: the bodacious buccaneer Risky Boots!
The third game announced for localization is called Exile’s End and will be released digitally for the PlayStation 4, PS VIta and Wii U later this summer. The title is set in the distant future where mega-corporation Ravenwood exists more as an interplanetary government than a company, controlling commerce and manipulating the economy with its own private army. So when its president’s son goes missing on a remote mining planet and all contact is lost, the company quickly dispatches a team of mercenaries to investigate.
Immediately upon their arrival in orbit, however, the team’s ship experiences an electrical failure and careens toward the surface. Numerous soldiers eject from the crashing ship via escape pods, but only one seems to make landfall relatively unscathed: an old, embittered private named Jameson. In his efforts to restore communications on the planet, he ends up discovering the remains of the mining colony and learns a truth far more sinister than he ever could have imagined.