Loop8: Summer of Gods delayed to June in Japan, release date for Europe and North America, new trailer and JP boxart revealed

Bad news for players looking forward to Loop8: Summer of Gods. Marvelous have just announced that their “juvenile RPG” (first announced during the Nintendo Direct in February 2022) has been delayed. It was originally slated for a March 16th release in Japan, but it’s been moved back to June 1st instead. With this delay, the developers are planning to further improve the quality of the game.

In Europe and North America, Loop8: Summer of Gods will launch just a few days later, on June 6th. Several editions will be available:

  • Standard Edition: $49.99
  • Celestial Edition: $69.99

Here’s the contents of the Celestial Edition:

To celebrate the announcement, XSEED and Marvelous shared a brand new trailer for the game:

To coincide with the announcement, the publisher has released a new video tour of Ashihara and its residents circa August 1983, the fateful month over which the game takes place. Ashihara holds many mysteries for players to discover, all while they defend the town from the ever-present threat of the monstrous Kegai.

And here’s some additional details for the game, along with some fresh screenshots:

A coming-of-age adventure, Loop8: Summer of Gods follows protagonist Nini and his classmates as they try to defeat the Kegai, demonic entities who have forced humanity to the brink of extinction. Raised on a failed space station known as “Hope,” Nini returns to Earth to spend his summer in Ashihara, one of humanity’s last remaining sanctuaries. Gifted with “Demon Sight,” Nini can use his special connection to the gods to reset the world, with each loop allowing him and his allies to relive the 8th month over and over until they get it right…or the Kegai overwhelm them entirely.

And finally, here’s the Japanese boxart:

Loop8: Summer of Gods (Switch) comes out on June 1st in Japan, and june 6th in Europe and North America.

Source: 4Gamer / XSEED PR (31/01/2023)


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