Xseed to Localize Five More Games, Including Killer is Dead


-Greg Livingston

On the heels of its Pandora’s Tower announcement, Xseed revealed that it has five more games in the pipeline.

Ys I & II Chronicles+ - Windows PC (Steam) – February

An action RPG developed by Falcom. An enhanced remake of Ancient Ys Vanished: Omen and Ancient Ys Vanished: The Final Chapter, telling a story that spans both games. These titles popularized a fast-paced bump-n-run style of action RPG combat.

Killer is Dead – Playstation 3, Xbox 360 – Summer 2013

An action game developed by Kadokawa Games and Grasshopper Manufacture. Killer is Dead features a protagonist with a sword in one hand and “interchangeable weapons in his left artificial arm.” The press release promises that this title contains Suda51’s “trademark sense of style.”

Rune Factory 4 – 3DS – Summer 2013

A farm sim/dungeon crawler developed by Natsume. This entry “adds new romance options, the ability to select a male or female character at the game’s start, and has endless crafting, farming and cooking opportunities.”

Valhalla Knights 3 – Vita – Fall 2013

An RPG developed by K2. Featuring real-time combat and parties as large as seven members, with seven races and 20 classes. Each member may hold two sub-jobs as well.

Ys: Memories of Celceta – Vita – Fall 2013

An action RPG developed by Falcom. Ys IV was never released here in the States, and here we have a “reimagining of (and pseudo-sequel to)” it. The game promises “more enemies on screen than ever before,” “the largest, most non-linear overworld in Ys history,” and “fast-paced gameplay.”