XSEED Games PAX East lineup includes Rune Factory 4 Special, Ys, Sakuna, and Granblue Fantasy: Versus


Anime Apocalypse

Anime game lovin’ publisher XSEED will be showing off its wares at PAX East in Boston this weekend, giving attendees the chance to check out some of the gorgeous-looking new releases.

Rune Factory 4 Special is the Nintendo Switch remake of 2012 3DS title, and features all of the farming, crop-growing, animal-rearing and marital strife of the original. New features in dual audio support for English and Japanese language, an all-new “Newlywed” mode, and a higher difficulty option for anime farming pros. The western localisation of Rune Factory 4 Special is available right now, having launched just this week.

Also at PAX is RPG Ys: Memories of Celceta. This 2012 PS Vita remake tells the story of a young man, Adol Christin, who is tasked with mapping the dangerous and mystical Forests of Celceta. Obviously, this job leads to dramatic adventures, friendly and not-so-friendly encounters, and a helluva lot of fighting. Ys: Memories of Celcta will launch on PS4 sometime in 2020.

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is a cute-looking adventure title that blends farming simulation with platforming action. Players take on the role of the titular Sakuna, a troubled harvest goddess who must help the inhabitants of Hinoe Island fend off armies of demons while simultaneously facilitating the growth of a struggling rice crop. Destructoid’s CJ Andriessen checked the game out at E3 last summer, and you can find his thoughts right here.

Finally, XSEED will also be demoing its awesome fighting title Granblue Fantasy: Versus. Already available in Japan, (where it had a very impressive debut), this one-on-one fighter has turned heads due to its charismatic cast of characters and absolutely stunning art design. Granblue Fantasy: Versus launches in North America on March 3 and in Europe on March 27.

PAX East takes place at the Boston Convention Center between February 27 and March 1.