In the months leading to the release of Loop8: Summer of Gods in Japan, Marvelous are planning to share some details and screenshots for this “juvenile RPG” via social media. And in this post, you will find all the details and screenshots in one place. Naturally, we will make sure to update this post as soon as new content is shared, so keep checking back!
Here’s the latest set of screenshots for the game, courtesy of 4Gamer:
Marvelous has shared an overview trailer for Loop8: Summer of Gods (in Japanese):
XSEED has shared a gameplay walkthrough video for Loop8: Summer of Gods:
XSEED Games shared a guided gameplay tour for Loop8: Summer of Gods, offering fans a deep look at the unique mechanics and systems that define their upcoming coming-of-age RPG. In the narrated video, the publisher walks viewers through interactions with some of the residents of Ashihara, and how those relationships factor into both the narrative and gameplay, culminating in a battle against one of the monstrous Kegai that threatens the countryside town.
Starting today, Loop8: Summer of Gods is available for digital pre-order in Japan. Marvelous have revealed the bonus you get by getting the digital version of the game: a Sports Mix Outfit for Machina.
Here’s what it looks like:
And here’s profiles for the main characters of the game:
In Loop8: Summer of Gods, the relationships you build with the other characters are your strength. Unlike traditional RPGs, there’s no levels in this game. Your strength in battle is determined by the relationships you built during the Daily Life segments, as well as your daily training. The various actions and choices you make during those segment will greatly affect the outcome of your battles against the Kegai.
The first step in building relationships is to sort out your own feelings… and those of others. Nini’s eyes really are something else: they can not only see through the disguises of the Kegai, they also allow him to take a peek into the heart of others. During conversations, he can see how the characters feel, allowing you to move relationships in the direction you want.
During the Daily Life segments of the game, you will be tasked with an important mission: uncover the human hosts used by the Kegai (the demonic entities that have forced humanity to the brink of extinction).
Among the various characters living in town, there are “hosts”: humans possessed by the Kegai. You have to pay close attention to even the most minute of changes to your daily life to uncover them, and prepare for the inevitable confrontation. To do so, you have to make full use of the time loops.
There are as many relationships as there are people. In Loop8, it’s not just you who has relationships with the other characters, said characters also have relationships of their own! And those can evolve in many different ways without you even noticing, leading to various situations.
What to do, and with whom? At some points in the game, you will be asked what you want to do. You can offer suggestions based on your desired actions and feelings. Characters will react differently based on the choice you made, with their actions and their relationships evolving accordingly.
The Carrel System (official spelling TBC!) also impacts the various Events. Those change every time you play, with the characters present, the location, and the time of day impacting how they play out.
For the first update, we get some details about the Carrel System (official spelling TBC!), which allows you experience the raw emotions of the characters. Just like in real life, the characters do not behave or talk the same way depending on the mood, their desires, and their relationship with the other characters.
Loop8: Summer of Gods (Switch) comes out on March 16th in Japan. No release date for Europe and North America yet, but the game is slated for a Spring 2023 release in those two regions.
Source: Marvelous (Twitter)