Yesterday, XSEED revealed their E3 2019 line-up, which includes a couple of new games for the Nintendo Switch: Heroland (localisation of Work x Work), BurgerTime Party! (localisation) and Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin!
There’s also a “grand new announcement” in the next few days, but it’s not clear whether it will be a Nintendo Switch title or not.
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin (out this Winter)
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is a game that was previously announced for PlayStation 4 and PC, and is now also releasing on Nintendo Switch.
This enthralling title from Edelweiss, the two-man team behind acclaimed indie darling Astebreed (2014 in NA and EU), Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin combines side-scrolling action with deep crafting and farming simulation. Players take on the role of Sakuna, a spoiled harvest goddess banished to a dangerous island with a group of outcast humans. As she explores the beautiful, forbidding environments of the island, she will also find a home in a mountain village, proving herself worthy of her title by harvesting rice and bettering the lives of humans. In addition to being a fresh take on Japanese mythology and a love letter to action games, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is an ode to rice and an engrossing simulation of the craft behind the agriculture.
Heroland (out this year)
Released as Work x Work in Japan, Heroland is headed to North America later this year.
Put on your nostalgia goggles for this single-player RPG about a theme park where guests can explore dungeons, beat up baddies, and become legendary heroes—while the player assists from the sidelines as a tour guide! Released in Japan as WORK x WORK, this tale of princes and pixels is told by over 20 quirky characters, including overzealous knights, an irascible otter, and… *checks notes* man-eating broccoli? When the Dark Lord’s monsters are also your coworkers, it’s hard to draw the line between work and play! Directed by Takahiro Yamane (Fantasy Life), written by Nobuyuki Inoue (Legend of Mana), set in a colorful 2D world created by Nobuhiro Imagawa (MOTHER 3, Legend of Mana), and jam-packed with Tsukasa Masuko’s (Shin Megami Tensei) whimsical tunes, this adventure is one that cannot be forgotten!
BurgerTime Party! (out this Fall)
Announced for Japan earlier this year, BurgerTime Party! is headed to North America this Fall.
Chef Peter Pepper and the Food Foes return to serve up a fresh look and tons of new gameplay in this tasty reimagining of Data East’s 1982 arcade classic! After firing up the grill for some action, new modes and items will have modern chefs thinking outside of the bun to solve bite-sized puzzles like crumbling floors, oil spills, and freezing ladders, all while evading edible enemies both old and new. Local multiplayer lets 2-4 friends cooperate as cooks or compete as cuisine across 100+ stages that will keep the fun from getting stale long past Mr. Hot Dog’s expiration date. Now, let’s get cooking!
Rune Factory 4 Special (out this year)
XSEED re-confirmed that Rune Factory 4 Special is headed to North America later this year (Japan is getting it on July 25th).
Experience the world-famous fantasy farming adventure like never before, with HD graphics in fully remastered form. The joys of growing crops, catching fish, and raising monsters await players old and new, while seasoned explorers will be delighted to discover an updated opening movie. Other farm-fresh features include Newlywed mode, which introduces special episodes about living the married life and new in-game cutscenes. Additionally, an even higher difficulty mode for expert players to take on a challenge that’s truly worthy of their skills.
Senran Kagura Peach Ball (out on July 9th)
XSEED re-confirmed that Senran Kagura Peach Ball comes out on July 9th in North America.
The genre-spanning SENRAN KAGURA series takes on a new challenge: Pinball! Work as an assistant to Haruka as she tries to cure her fellow shinobi with the mysterious powers of the Peach Ball after they are exposed to an experimental substance that drives them absolutely wild. Plunge into this new adventure and flip, bump, spin, or ricochet the Peach Ball to return the shinobi to their normal selves. With customizable tables, special minigames, a full story mode and the return of fan-favorite features including Diorama Mode and the Dressing Room, this is one of the hottest pinball games yet.
The Upcoming Games page has been updated with the new games and release dates/windows!
Source: XSEED PR