XSEED Games will showcase a total of five Switch games at E3 2019. Three of these games have just been announced for Nintendo's hybrid platform.
Here's what you can expect: BurgerTime Party!, Heroland, Rune Factory 4 Special, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin and Senran Kagura: Peach Ball. In addition to this, XSEED also has "a grand new title" to reveal in the coming days. This will be for a mystery game and will be displayed alongside the previously-mentioned titles. Below are more details about the playable Switch games expected to be on show:
BurgerTime Party! is the first of the three new games. It is being developed by G-Mode and is due out fall 2019. This title is said to be a "tasty reimagining" of Data East's 1982 arcade release. Here's a synopsis:
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 two to four friends cooperate as cooks or compete as cuisine across 100-plus stages that will keep the fun from getting stale long past Mr. Hot Dog’s expiration date. Now, let’s get cooking!
Up next is Heroland - another new announcement for Switch. It's developed by FuRyu and is due out this year. There's a lot of talent involved in this upcoming release, including individuals who previously worked on titles such as Mother 3, Fantasy Life and Legend of Mana.
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!
Rune Factory 4 Special
Rune Factory 4 Special is one we already knew about and is due out later this year. It's being developed by Hakamara and Marvelous Inc. You can find out more about it in our previous post.
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin
In addition to a PC and PlayStation 4 release, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin will now be released on the Switch as well. It is created by Edelweiss and arrives this winter. Below is the description and above is the E3 2018 trailer:
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruincombines 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.
Senran Kagura: Peach Ball
Lastly, we have Senran Kagura: Peach Ball - originally announced for the west in April. This game is being developed by Honey Parade Games and Marvelous Inc and will be available on 9th July.
Are you looking forward to finding out more about each of these games during E3 2019? What do you think the mysterious game could be? Tell us below.