Marvelous Europe to Bring New and Revitalised Franchises to Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®4 withi
Swords, Magic, Burgers, Heroes and Farming Adventures Await!
Tunbridge Wells, England – 1st August 2019 – Marvelous Europe, in partnership with XSEED Games / Marvelous USA, Inc., have today announced an exciting and diverse line-up of titles that will be published in Europe and Australia for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 within the next year.
This exceptional release line-up includes remastered fan-favourite Rune Factory 4 Special, enhanced indie insanity with Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition, a reimagined retro classic in the form of BurgerTime Party!, and exhilarating new franchises Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, Heroland and Granblue Fantasy: Versus.
In addition to this expansive line-up of titles Marvelous Europe are also excited to confirm that Granblue Fantasy: Versus will be playable at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, which is open to the public between the 20th and 24th August 2019, on the PlayStation booth in Hall 7. In addition to the current roster, the newly announced character, Percival, will be playable in this demo.
Further information on each of these titles can be found below:
Granblue Fantasy: Versus (PlayStation 4 - Arcade Fighter)
In Granblue Fantasy: Versus, power, skill, and spirit collide in a quest to find the true champion of the ring, with multiple characters from the Granblue Fantasy universe making an appearance.
Starting with Gran, the protagonist of Granblue Fantasy, who travels the skies with his winged companion Vyrn and a mysterious girl, Lyria, who saved his life. Other characters include Katalina, an ex-imperial knight sworn to protect those she holds dear; Charlotta, the virtuous captain of the Lumiel Order of Holy Knights; Lancelot, a dual-wielding master swordsman; and lastly, Ferry, a ghost with a whip and spectral pets.
Developed by Arc System Works and CyGames and published in Europe by Marvelous Europe Limited, Granblue Fantasy: Versus is in development for the PlayStation 4.
Rune Factory 4 Special (Nintendo Switch – RPG Simulation)
Experience the world-famous fantasy farming adventure like never before, with gorgeous 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.
Developed by Marvelous Inc and published in Europe by Marvelous Europe Limited, Rune Factory 4 Special is in development for release this Winter on the Nintendo Switch.
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC – Action/Simulation)
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 agriculture.
Created by Edelweiss and published in Europe by Marvelous Europe Limited, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is currently in development for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC via Steam.
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition (PlayStation 4, Windows PC - Action)
Travis Touchdown wanders into the game world and embarks on a rampage of epic proportions. Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition features previously released DLC and improved High Definition visuals for the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC (via Steam). Beam Katana in hand, slice and dice through a variety of game worlds, then square up to the boss at the end of each game!
Several years after No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, Travis is living his best life in a trailer in the American south, along with his pet cat Jeane. The open air, absolute freedom and plenty of video games…what more could an otaku assassin want? That is until Badman, the father of Travis’ past opponent Bad Girl, shows up to exact revenge for Travis’ role in her demise!
During the ensuing battle, things go horribly wrong and the two are sucked into the Death Drive Mk II – a legendary gaming console that plays games using mysterious objects known as Death Balls. It’s said that collecting all six Death Balls – and beating the games that they contain – will grant the successful player one wish…Now Travis and Badman must put aside their differences, team up and fight their way through several game worlds in a bid to gain that elusive wish, exterminating every last Bug as they go.
Developed by Grasshopper Manufacture and Marvelous Inc, Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition will be published in Europe for PlayStation 4 by Marvelous Europe Limited releasing on 17th October 2019. Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition will also be published for Windows PC via Steam worldwide by Marvelous Inc and by XSEED Games / Marvelous USA, Inc. and for PlayStation 4 within North America, on the 17th October 2019.
BurgerTime Party! (Nintendo Switch – Retro Action)
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!
BurgerTime Party! features 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 the 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!
Developed by G-MODE and published in Europe by Marvelous Europe Limited, BurgerTime Party! is in development for an Autumn 2019 release on Nintendo Switch.
Heroland (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 – RPG)
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 notesman-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!
Developed by FuRyu and published in Europe by Marvelous Europe Limited, Heroland is in development for an Autumn 2019 release on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.
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About Marvelous Europe Founded in April 2012, Marvelous Europe is the European based publishing operation of Marvelous Inc., overseeing operations for all European territories as well as South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East. Marvelous Europe has been responsible for publishing games across various platforms, including mobile, handheld, consoles and PC. Marvelous Europe is a 100% wholly-owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Marvelous Inc., a publicly-traded company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
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About XSEED Games: XSEED Games is the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marvelous Inc., which is a publicly traded company listed in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Formed in 2004 and located in Torrance, California, XSEED Games publishes interactive entertainment content for PC and consoles from the Marvelous portfolio as well as from a wide variety of third-party partners. Whether it’s Marvelous properties such as STORY OF SEASONS (Bokujo Monogatari), SENRAN KAGURA, and Rune Factory, or third-party titles such as the Corpse Party, AKIBA’S TRIP, or The Legend of Heroes: Trails series, XSEED Games has grown its reputation among gamers with its critically acclaimed localizations and commitment to fans, remaining ever dedicated to its “indie spirit, player-first” approach.