XSEED Games Announces a Motley Quartet of PC, Console, and VR Titles For 2018

 XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that they will be publishing an exciting array of third-party titles this year as part of their commitment to diversifying their lineup and thrilling their fans. Following their previous announcement of four Marvelous games, these additional offerings include returning titles coming to new platforms and brand new genres alike, including the very first VR release for the publisher. Currently slated for release in 2018, XSEED Games will be bringing Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient to Windows PC, Gal Metal to Nintendo Switch™, Gungrave VR to PlayStation®VR for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity to Steam.
Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient – Windows PC
Brand New Setting, Same Creepy Atmosphere
This time it’s not an otherworldly elementary school, but a quarantined hospital full of bloodthirsty zombies, supernatural monsters, and scornful shades.
Unique Cast with Some Familiar Names
Features an all new set of dramatis personae, yet still rewards series fans by tying back into the Heavenly Host arc with a few familiar names.
More Interactive Environment than Ever Before
Items can be equipped and used directly on the environment to solve puzzles, or held and used in protagonist Ayame’s hands for a variety of purposes. Ayame can also hide in cabinets to evade foes.
Original Indie Team’s Return to PC
The same team responsible for the 2008 Windows PC edition of Corpse Party is back! Features top-down 3D graphics with dynamic lighting, 360° control, emotional Japanese voice-acting, and one of series composer Mao Hamamoto’s moodiest soundtracks to date.
Gal Metal – Nintendo Switch
Jam Any Way You’d Like
A new spin on traditional music gameplay, Gal Metal lets the player create their own drumlines based on over a dozen beats. Practice the beats after school and wrack up unique combos to blow the invading aliens away in live performances!
Unique Storytelling
Divided into episodes ending in climactic concerts, the lighthearted story unfolds in text messages and animated manga panels that are read right-to-left for an authentically Japanese experience.
Be an After-School Specialist
Between performances to take out the pesky aliens, there’s ordinary school life as well. Improve skills and friendships by doing part-time jobs, hanging out with friends, and jamming in the club room.
Show Your True Mettle/Metal
Simple-to-learn gameplay allows players who master the beats to create complex performances. How much metal power can you score?
Gungrave VR – PS VR
Multiple Perspectives to Master
Fight through intense levels that are set to either free-moving third-person mode or first-person mode (both stationary and mobile). Each perspective offers new challenges.
A Legendary Pedigree
Gungrave VR showcases the return of character designer Yasuhiro Nightow (Trigun), with the original Gungrave designers at Red Entertainment as advisers. Grave and Mika’s designs have been given a thorough upgrade after 14 long years!
Broad Language Support
Fully-voiced in English and Japanese with text support for English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese.
Kick Their Ass!
Play on any of three difficulty levels: Normal, Hard, and Kick-Ass. Are you hardcore enough to take down the Orgmen in Kick-Ass mode?
Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity – Steam
Acclaimed Indie Title Flies to PC, Better than Ever
The indie-made title that gained a following for its high-speed action and impressive art direction returns to PC with 4k compatibility and a new “Bullet Hell” mode to challenge veterans and newbies alike.
Two Characters for Twice the Adventure
Choose to play as the titular vampire, Remilia Scarlet, or her devoted maid, Sakuya Izayoi. Each offers a different way to play with unique mechanics.
Familiar Friends and Fearsome Foes
Fans of the Touhou series will find themselves right at home, as the game is packed with fan-favorite characters and intense boss battles that fill the screen with projectiles in a manner worthy of the renowned Touhou ‘king of bullet hell’ pedigree.
Action and RPG in Equal Measure
Contains all the combat, platforming, and boss fights of an action game, alongside experience and equipment systems that allow players to level up and unlock special skills and magic to customize their experience.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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