XSEED Games Announce Their E3 2017 Lineup

XSEED Games have announced their lineup of games for this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo.

Alongside the announcement comes the news that huge boob producer himself Kenichiro Takaki will be present at E3, complete with a fan-dedicated appearance on Thursday, June 15th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM Pacific.

“I’m very much looking forward to meeting fans of my work at E3 I never thought that the series would leave Japan when I created SENRAN KAGURA, but now that it has gained fans worldwide, I want to meet them and am so happy that Marvelous and E3 has allowed me to do just that,” Takaki said.

You can find their entire lineup below:

Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection

[Platform: Windows PC; Release: Summer 2017] – Originally released in Japan as Zwei II Plus and developed by acclaimed RPG developer Nihon Falcom, Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection is a charmingly presented action RPG featuring a unique food-based experience system, a colorful cast of characters, and a quirky, standalone narrative. When the haughty vampire princess Alwen du Moonbria saves the life of brash, treasure-hunting pilot Ragna Valentine in exchange for a blood contract, the unlikely duo must set off to recover Alwen’s stolen magic and usurped castle. The game’s real-time combat is tied to a unique leveling system that allows players to choose when to apply experience toward leveling up or whether they should save it for extra perks later on, and pets can fight alongside players to help take down some of the massive bosses encountered on this lengthy adventure through the land of Ilvard. Fans of vampires, treasure-hunting, fairies, ninjas, luchadores, cat-people, vintage airplanes, magic castles, robots, chickens that lay bombs, and more will find lots to love!

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

[Platform: PlayStation 4 and Windows PC; Release: 2018] – Developed by Edelweiss, the talented indie team behind the acclaimed shoot-’em-up Astebreed, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is a side-scrolling action platformer inspired by Japanese mythology that breaks up the action with rice growing sim gameplay. Players take on the role of Sakuna, a proud yet lonely harvest goddess who is banished to a dangerous island with a group of outcast humans. Sakuna tames the island by defeating demons using farm tools as weapons while chaining attacks with her “celestial scarf,” a magical item that allows her to grapple distant enemies and platforms. The game’s painstakingly researched story incorporates Japanese history and legend, with its heroine facing off against numerous types of demons great and small as she traverses detailed landscapes. In addition to serving as a love letter to Japanese mythology, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is an ode to the artistry of cultivating rice, and features an engrossing simulation of the craft behind the agriculture.

SENRAN KAGURA Peach Beach Splash

[Platform: PlayStation 4; Release: Summer 2017] – The summer of bouncy, high-flying hijinks continues for everyone’s favorite shinobi schoolgirls in the series’ latest entry and third-person splasher, SENRAN KAGURA Peach Beach Splash. Players will choose a team of five from the more than 30 girls available, outfit them with customizable weapons and abilities, and then lead them into lighthearted water gun battles in a variety of combat arenas. Players can also go online to join their friends and take on opposing teams in 5-on-5 battles as well as survival matches. Come on in; the water’s great!

Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star

[Platform: Nintendo Switch; Release: July 25, 2017 – Following a successful launch on the PlayStation®4 and “PSVita” systems, the Nintendo Switch version of Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star comes loaded with 35 previously-released paid DLC costumes along with an exclusive new Unshackled Bride outfit. Developed by Marvelous Inc. and expanding upon the extensive Fate universe with an original story from acclaimed series writer Kinoko Nasu (of Fate/stay night fame), Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star features playable characters from multiple Fate productions across three distinct narrative perspectives, delivering the series’ most legendary showdown yet in one action-packed title.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

[Platform: Nintendo Switch; Release: Summer 2017] – Following a successful launch on the PlayStation®4, “PSVita” and Wii U systems, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is headed to Nintendo Switch with new content as fresh as the open sea. The Nintendo Switch version of this hair-whipping action platformer comes packed with the game’s upcoming Risky Boots DLC, Pirate Queen’s Quest! In this salty new adventure, players take the role of Shantae’s arch nemesis Risky Boots, as she travels to the four corners of Sequin Land in search of components needed to deliver its destruction. New puzzles, new enemies, and all new gameplay aim to augment this already awesome adventure.


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  1. Hiecchi
    June 2, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Lets hope they will reveal a release date for Senran Kagura

  2. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    June 2, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Sakuna sounds very… Rice.

  3. Ebicentre
    June 2, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Am I the only one who’s kind of annoyed that the Marvelous website changed a while back, and you have to buy games through Amazon instead?

  4. Mea K
    Mea K
    June 2, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    I’ll buy at least two of these. Already have Fate and Shantae.

    Not too impressed with Switch players getting free DLC and exclusive content for The Umbral Star. Fuck early adopters, I guess.

    Good to see the Shantae DLC promises more than just another playable character. Should hopefully double the amount of content. Two or three of those doublings later it would finally achieve an acceptable game length, albeit spread out across multiple stories.

  5. AzureNova
    June 2, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Amazon has it listed for August 29th, and you can pre-order it.

  6. sanic
    June 2, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Wonder if theyll update people on the story of seasons dlc.

  7. Jigsy
    June 3, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Really? I haven’t seen it listed on Amazon. (Not the UK site, anyway.)

  8. Ninjagai
    June 3, 2017 at 9:24 am

    We need all Senran Kagura games on PC day 1.

  9. Loli de 42 Ex-Maridos
    Loli de 42 Ex-Maridos
    June 4, 2017 at 7:25 am

    SK, Fate, Shantae… my body’s BEEN ready!

  10. tccboss
    June 4, 2017 at 8:10 am

    The year E3 opens to the public is the year Takaki shows up for an autograph session. Why do I live so far from E3?

  11. patyos
    June 4, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Get your Body READY !!!