The California-based publisher Sekai Project is best known for bringing popular Asian content to the west such as visual novels, manga, and indie games, but a new initiative within the company has now been introduced with a heavy focus on console gaming.
This new area of the company is called Sekai Games and, amazingly, it has already got a whopping five games for Switch either on the way, or very recently released. Sekai Games has already teased a few future surprises on top of this list, but until then, let's take a look through the five that have already been officially confirmed.
A Magical High School Girl
Developer: illuCallab | Release Date: 7th June 2018 | Price: $14.99
A Magical High School Girl is a roguelike RPG with a personal twist, as the magic takes the shape of your input. Based on the name you give each spell, various properties are applied to the magic, leading to an interesting mix of elements and an endless source of experimentation.
You play as Akari, a magical girl lost in a world full of monsters. With each step and turn, the monsters come closer, meaning you must find the best strategy to hold your own. Throughout this world, a large assortment of comical situations, adorable characters, and vicious battles awaits you.
Developer: Alice in Dissonance | Release Date: November 2018 | Price: TBA
fault is the story of a princess named Selphine and her Royal Guard Ritona, as the pair make an escape from a brutal assault that’s devastated their homeland of Rughzenhaide.
The atmosphere is thick and heavy and no sign of life can be found, which is particularly unusual for the natural forest environment. Sign of life isn't the only thing missing though - something is odd about this land, something is amiss, but Selphine and Ritona are too startled to notice the obvious.
Developer: Vermillion Digital | Release Date: Summer 2019 | Price: TBA
Fight to defend the planet in M.A.S.S. Builder, an action-packed game with tons of player customisation and strategy. Construct a Mechanical Assault Skeleton Suit, or M.A.S.S. that suits your playstyle and take to the battlefield to help save humanity. Every aspect of your M.A.S.S. is fully customisable, so you can design your suit to your exact tastes.
When the world comes under attack from a hostile alien race known as the Quarks, all of humanity must join together to fight back. You take on the role of the leader of a mercenary company, with a squad of trusted companions who will assist you in your battle against the quarks. Pick your favourite equipment to take to the fight, with nearly 40 different custom armour parts and a variety of weapon types.
My Girlfriend is a Mermaid!?
Developer: Cosen | Release Date: February 2019 | Price: TBA
The game's protagonist lives out in the city, but one summer decides to return to his rural hometown. It is there he once again meets his childhood friend, Ion... who is now a mermaid!? Soon after this he also meets Petakko, another mermaid who has lost her memory, and Rin, a priestess who looks after mermaids but also has a split personality. These encounters bring our protagonist in contact with the legend surrounding mermaids, andt ogether with Ion, our protagonist's strange summer vacation begins...
Samurai Cop: The Game
Developer: Sekai Games | Release Date: TBA | Price: TBA
Joe Marshall, a cop trained by the masters in Japan in the arts of the samurai, has recently transferred to Los Angeles from San Diego on a mission to take down the evil Japanese crime syndicate "The Katanas". With a police force unable to curb the rising crime and destruction put upon the men, women and children of Los Angeles, it is up to Joe alone to take them on.
This is a game that asks "what if Samurai Cop got an official game tie in after its release in 1991?" Samurai Cop: The Game is designed to play as if it was truly a game for the classic Nintendo Entertainment System, with beat-'em-up style gameplay, pixel graphics based on the technical limitation of the hardware, and music by classic composers of the era.
So there we have it - five new games, all for Switch, one of which is available to download right now.
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